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December 24, 2009 1:16:54 AM

I've built a number of computers over the years but havn't been keeping up to date on things in the last year or two. Let me know what you think of this part list. I'm not attached to any brand. I don't care AMD/Intel. I just want the best for the least $$.

Thoughts?

Rosewill ATX Mid Tower $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0 Ghz $166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD 500GB $56
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GA-MA770 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA Geforce 9800 GTX+ $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Purepower 500W $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 4GB DDR2 SDRAM $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $631

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December 24, 2009 2:45:17 AM

NO to DDR2 and that too at this price range...
$40 more will get you this config...
X4 955 + ASUS 785G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

HDD - This Samsung F3 500GB is a better one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - Why you want a old card ?
HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - this is a better one and is modular too...
OCZ Mod 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - Comes with free shipping and is far better for less(Including the shipping cost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD - No to IDE drives...go for SATA - Thinner cable less clutter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $672 | $637 Including rebates...
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December 24, 2009 2:53:52 AM

Banli said:
I've built a number of computers over the years but havn't been keeping up to date on things in the last year or two. Let me know what you think of this part list. I'm not attached to any brand. I don't care AMD/Intel. I just want the best for the least $$.

Thoughts?

Rosewill ATX Mid Tower $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0 Ghz $166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD 500GB $56
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GA-MA770 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA Geforce 9800 GTX+ $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Purepower 500W $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 4GB DDR2 SDRAM $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $631


Your hdd is slow, try the Seagate 7200.12 or the Samsung f3. They use single 500gb platters, this allows them to run faster, cooler, and quieter than other hdds.

Your using ddr2 which is in the process of being discontinued. You should use ddr3 in any new build, as its the same price and it will allow you to upgrade your cpu in the future.

The GTS 250 is a bit stronger than the 9800+, and its $20 cheaper.

And I wouldn't trust that psu, look at Antec, Corsair, or OCZ instead.
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December 25, 2009 8:14:42 AM

After taking into account a number of suggestions I have a revised build below.

Thoughts? I'm sticking to the rosewill case because it's cheap and I've used it a number of times before and never had problems.

Rosewill ATX Mid Tower $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2 Ghz $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus 785G $75 (after combo discount w/ proc)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 5770 $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Enermax 500W $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 4GB DDR3 SDRAM $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Liteon $30 Optical
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 25, 2009 8:47:11 AM

Banli said:
After taking into account a number of suggestions I have a revised build below.

Thoughts? I'm sticking to the rosewill case because it's cheap and I've used it a number of times before and never had problems.

Rosewill ATX Mid Tower $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2 Ghz $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus 785G $75 (after combo discount w/ proc)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon HD 5770 $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Enermax 500W $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 4GB DDR3 SDRAM $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Liteon $30 Optical
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Everything is fine except the psu, you may want to look at this combo:

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$80 with combo discount


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December 25, 2009 9:19:36 AM

biggest bang for the buck is either the athlon ii x4 or i5 750 imo, either go nuts on the video card or the cpu
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December 25, 2009 9:22:26 AM

glaex said:
biggest bang for the buck is either the athlon ii x4 or i5 750 imo, either go nuts on the video card or the cpu


What are you talking about? The 955 is cheaper than an i5, and it can be used on much cheaper mobos. In gaming the 620 is mediocre, compared to any Phenom II cpu.
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