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Need Help building a Triple Core system for 600ish

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August 13, 2009 8:28:14 AM

Hey im havin some trouble putting together a good build. So i was wondering if you could show me what to get :) 


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In a few days

BUDGET RANGE: 600-650ish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Multitasking---- Recording and producing Music, gaming, audio, internet, applications (microsoft word etc...)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or whatever has best deals....

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to have a system built around the Amd 720 Tri core. My LCD monitor will be 23inchs

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Crossfire---probably in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: preferably a pretty quiet computer. I want to be able to play all games at high or highest.


thank you in advance :) 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...










August 13, 2009 8:51:46 AM

Well if you going to be multitasking and doing lots of audio manipulating your going to want a quad. A quad core is way faster at this type of computing and can handle multitasking way better.
August 13, 2009 9:17:35 AM

The question is are you going to game and encode at the same time if so the triple core wont be to your liking. If you are going to do one at a time then the tri core will game as good as a quad but it wont encode like one. And what games do you play that helps determine the graphics card.
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August 13, 2009 9:44:32 AM

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail
Model #:HDZ720WFGIBOX -119.00

Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory with LEDs ... - Retail -79.99

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XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail -119.99

Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:A7DA-S 3.0 -124.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:WD6401AALS -74.99

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:Three Hundred -59.95

and add 26.00 for a burner of your choice.

Total:677.89 with a dvd burner
If you wanted a quad
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail

Total with a quadcore:728.88

I think that you will be happy with either, Just depends on if you are going to game more or work more.
August 13, 2009 11:10:17 AM

Fret not! Quad and game even under $600ish hehe Went with the new 95W TDP 945 instead of the older 125W TDP one :p 
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