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February 17, 2010 6:23:17 PM

Hey! Do you think this is a good deal? Or should I try to get dual channel? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1403...

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February 17, 2010 6:35:23 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Isn't a good deal. Have CL9 and the recomended for DDR3 is CL7 or CL8.
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February 17, 2010 6:46:55 PM

Well, you need check the CL and voltage of the memory. Also, personally, is better buy the RAM from sites like newegg.com

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February 17, 2010 7:03:05 PM

I know.. it's just I only have $160 and I'm planning to spend $57 of that on a CPU.

$103

Then $40-50 on a case.

$60

Then I want to have some money in case something goes wrong. Here is my build:

Optical Drives: 2 Philips DVD Optical Drives - Free
HDD: 250 GB Samsung SATA HDD - Free
160 GB Seagate Barracuda SATA HDD - Free
PSU: Antec Neopower 550 Watt - Free
GPU: Radeon X1950 Pro - Free
Radeon X1900 - Free
MOBO: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO - $75 (Got a sweet deal)
CPU: AM3 Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz - $50 (sweet deal ;) )
RAM: It's a mystery
Case: RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB - $40

So, I still need to spend $90, so I'll have about $70 left over... wow I should find 4gb for that price!
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February 17, 2010 7:15:40 PM

Like I personal advice, don't spend your money now. Save a little more and build the rig in a future months.
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February 17, 2010 7:25:17 PM

What's wrong with it now?
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February 17, 2010 7:29:00 PM

The GPU isn't good for the rig. And with a little more money you can get a good rig, with a quad-core and a 5770
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February 17, 2010 7:33:07 PM

True... just to let you know where I'm coming from:

1) I am using this machine for maybe some light gaming - older games, and mostly internet.
2) The GPUs were free. I was not planning on upgrading at all, my dad just gave them to me. And I'll crossfire.
3) I don't think I need a quad core.
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February 17, 2010 7:43:42 PM

So, the rig isn't for play the last games?
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February 17, 2010 7:44:32 PM

Yes, that is right.
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February 17, 2010 10:02:40 PM

I agree on the purchase saint19 offered on the RAM. But personally I HIGHLYYY recommend you save your money to get the parts you need without the hassle. buying cheap parts off ebay will give u nothing but grief.

Your best bet is to grow a little bit of patience, save for a bit longer, and buy your parts off newegg so you are insured quality. Remember that patience is golden, and the longer you wait, the more money you will save. Computer parts' prices drop FAST. waiting even a month can save you a lot of money.
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February 17, 2010 11:09:58 PM

Umm I have everything but RAM. I know I can wait and the prices will drop, but right now, I want to gather all my parts in case something doesn't work, so I can fix what is wrong before it's too late.
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February 18, 2010 2:38:46 AM

Good, purchase your components and enjoy your rig.
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