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October 8, 2009 5:27:09 AM

*** ing up, with the ability to play a game here or there--mount and blade, or left4dead.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Totals at 302 USD. I made this list with price being the primary factor. To the best of my knowledge, everything is compatable, and it is the cheapest build I could find within reasonable performance expectations. Please note that the GPU isn't the exact one I have, but it's the closest one I could find on Newegg.

If there are any glaring problems, or if I could get a better build for around the same price, please let me know!



October 8, 2009 6:09:57 AM

I wouldn't go with AM2 anymore, maybe save a little bit more and get an AM3 setup.
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October 8, 2009 6:17:00 AM

Just few suggestions...

1. CPU - Just $2 more can get you a better CPU - X2 240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. RAM - Corsair - Cheaper and faster
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. PSU - Corsair 400CX - After Mail-In-Rebates, would be cheaper than that thermaltake and as for quality, is far better...

4. Maybe this mobo - Would have good BIOS options and is next gen compared to that board...So I think its well worth the extra $10
ASRock A780LM AM2+/AM2 AMD RS780L (760G)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 8, 2009 6:22:18 AM

So far as I can tell, the mobo you suggested, gkay, doesn't support AM3 CPU's, can you suggest a mobo that does for near the same price? If you can I'll gladly consider the CPU you suggested, and as for the RAM, it seems like the far superior option.
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October 8, 2009 2:11:48 PM

Aight, with all the modifications, the grand total comes to 272 dollars, not bad for the price! Now lets hope nothing's DOA. Thanks for the help guys!
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