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October 5, 2009 8:29:48 AM

Hey Guys (New to this forum so forgive my current post) I'm looking to open a cafe in my area (Caribbean).

Starting off pcs would be 12

I've been looking at the
x4 phenoms and the 4870s
But I dont want the budget for each pc to pass 600us$ thanks in advance will edit with my config in a bit.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: by the end of this month (october 2009) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 500-600)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming,Surfing the Internet,Microsoft word misc programs.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard/mouse,case and psu)



PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (New egg,tigerdirect) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Trinidad

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: I would like to use the amd phenom x4 I have no personal pref of mobo trying to future proof the machines so they last at least 2 years)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1440x900,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: One thing the psu is outside of the budget since I will be buying them separately what PSU would you also reccomend.

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October 5, 2009 8:43:20 AM

Sorry about that I am currently editing my first post like I said once again sorry mate.
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October 5, 2009 8:44:53 AM

^ Ohh no probs... :) 
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October 5, 2009 9:31:25 AM

Here is a config -
I would suggest you to take a look at the AMD X3 720...It would be as good as the X4 for gaming and you could easily save $50 on the CPU alone...

CPU
EDIT - Fixed the link
X3 720 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Samsung F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card -
XFX HD-487A-YWFC Radeon HD 4870 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or the 1GB version...

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

Monitor -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 5, 2009 9:45:46 AM

An alternate for the RAM - Doesnt come with heat spreaders, but should do the job...
.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the reason why I choose DDR3 route is because the price difference now between DDR2 and DDR3 is very close and you will be able to reuse the DDR3 RAM even if you rebuild the PCs...

And as for the graphic card, you can even drop down to HD 4850...But might have to turn down the settings for some of the current and future games...But should be able to handle any games out there at that resolution...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 5, 2009 11:36:54 AM

Thanks alot! I'm really looking at that build very nice.
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