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November 22, 2009 10:19:44 PM

Greetings one and all at Tomshardware.
As you may have deduced from the message title I plan on building a computer whose components amalgamate to an approximate cost of $750.
I will be buying exclusively from Newegg.com.

System Usage from most to least important: gaming, everything else.

I already have a monitor with speakers so that will do for now. Although I plan on buying seperate speakers eventualy.

First and foremost I plan on overclocking the processor, but may may overclock the gpu aswell.

As for the memory, I am aware that athlonII's are only capable of utilizing dual channel DDr3 memory at speeds of up tp 1066 mhz, but I plan on upgrading to amd's six core Am3 proc when that comes out, so when that time comes I'll already have memory that it can fully utilize.

Also the video card comes with a Dvi to VGA adaptor hence the purchasing of a VGA cable, as that is my monitor's lone imput.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well there it is. Everything i need to fully participate in the digital age. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank You.

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November 22, 2009 10:41:00 PM

Unfortunately it seems I've forgotten to include any general descriptions of the parts I've provided link to. Well, here they are:


CPU: Athlon x4 2.6 ghz
GPU: XFX 1gb radeon hd 4870
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P
PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250 gb
RAM: Gskill 4gb ddr3 1600 mhz (2x2gb)
Disc drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model OEM
Case: COOLER MASTER ELITE Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OS: widows 7 home premium 64-bit 1 pack.
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November 22, 2009 10:43:04 PM

lol and the HDD: western digital caviar blue 250 gigabyte
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November 22, 2009 11:14:34 PM

Sonic-Boom: thanks. hopfully it will be in stock by black friday, which when i plan on purchasing
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November 22, 2009 11:23:10 PM

Hmm HD 4890 and a pair of CL7 1333? +1 on Samsung F3 500 if in stock hehe
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November 22, 2009 11:50:26 PM

Thank u for your kind words but if faced with a game like GTA4 dual cores would be bullied a wee bit As a 'playa's' chip i.e unlocking/clocking it is awesome though
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November 23, 2009 12:03:32 AM

its just something cheap and good quality untill he plans on moving up to the bigger am3.

Not knowing which games he will be planning on playing, we can't really duel over what cpu to buy.
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November 23, 2009 12:08:44 AM

fullmetall said:
its just something cheap and good quality untill he plans on moving up to the am3.

Not knowing which games he will be planning on playing, we can't really duel over what cpu to buy.



I do plan on upgrading to that six core, but in all likleyhood not at its launch. so i definately want to be somewhat future-proof with my current build.
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November 23, 2009 4:11:44 AM

Well as of right now here are the changes I've made to my projected purchase-

mobo+win 7 now in combo deal

Athlon x4 now in combo with Gskill 1333 CL 7 RAM=

About $15 cheaper than previous configuration.

Thats just great.
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November 23, 2009 4:25:12 AM

cool
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November 23, 2009 7:52:05 PM

If the 4890 is over budget, get the 5770, closeish in performance and new tech. Will run 1080 med-high.
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November 24, 2009 2:42:27 AM

mr trasistor said:
Well as of right now here are the changes I've made to my projected purchase-

mobo+win 7 now in combo deal

Athlon x4 now in combo with Gskill 1333 CL 7 RAM=

About $15 cheaper than previous configuration.

Thats just great.


Good for you and enjoy your new rig ^^
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November 24, 2009 4:05:17 AM

batuchka said:
Good for you and enjoy your new rig ^^



I certainly expect to. maybe ill spend the extra fifteen dollars or so on a celebratory pizza.

but in any case that 4890 that youve been recconmending to people for thier builds is actually part of a combo deal with a $20.00 Roswill angled hdmi cable (literal description)-for a discount of none other than $20. thought that was pretty nifty.
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