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January 4, 2010 12:13:41 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about 1 month BUDGET RANGE: $816.00 or under After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming,school work, thensurfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tiger direct COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use AMD processor in a mid tower case

OVERCLOCKING: I have no clue if it is good or bad or even how to do it. so i need some help with that.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: As long as it fits my budget and is flat screen i don't care.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a relatively quiet machine with windows 7 home premium. I also need a wireless adapter preferably n.

I tried finding my own parts from newegg but i don't really know what the heck i am doing. Once i have the parts though, i can put it together
a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 7:26:48 AM
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January 4, 2010 9:13:33 AM

I've also been looking at cases, granted the pricepoint is there but I personally think that's an ugly case.

I think I would rather have an Antec 300 or a CoolerMaster Centurion 590. Both around the $75 (after shipping) mark.
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January 4, 2010 6:09:59 PM

Personally I like the antec 200 even better and it's usually even cheaper ($29 AR here at the local Fry's this weekend) - but cases are very subjective.
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January 4, 2010 6:17:47 PM

Thank you all so much for your help. I took your ideas and changed it up a little thought and i want to know what you think. For the proccesor instead of that one is this one ok?
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz . It is 2 more GHz per core

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

For power supply 500 watt seems a little low so i was looking at this

Diablotek PHD Series PHD650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Finally i am not entirely sure about the case. If i keep it, i need suggestions about what fans to get for it, but if i don't keep the 45 dollar case this is the case i was looking at.
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So please tell me what you think. Thanks again.
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January 4, 2010 8:05:44 PM

:wahoo: 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 8:37:23 PM

This is what I can get for $800.... doesn't have all you need...... missing a good 22" monitor.

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

I'll try for something a little cheaper and edit this but you get what you pay for.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 8:52:35 PM

Ok, so here's an update....... $771.94..... If I screwed up somebody let me know.

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

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

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

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

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

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


You can swap out the tri core for a quad but get something with a lot of L3 cache.... not those new processors with none at all.... will help in gaming.
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January 4, 2010 9:43:30 PM

I like mine better
I have one with everything. I do like the monitor better though
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 10:02:11 PM

Why do you want a processor with no cache on it ? They might as well put a 939 label on it. Stop trying to cut corners by being CHEAP. Both you power supplies are crap. You didn't leave yourself room for upgrades. You obviously don't know what you're doing but I don't have to live with it, you do. Good luck.
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January 4, 2010 10:05:27 PM

Well i am sorry that i am 13 and don't have money to make an amazing computer. What is wrong with l2 cache?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 10:19:44 PM

One, where I come from kids don't have $813 to spend on anything. YOU came here looking for advice. I worked off of YOUR suggestions and put together a darn good computer for the money you said you had to spend. If you think... with all your experience that you made better choices so be it.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 10:44:44 PM

And I forgot...... the samung 500g hard drive mentioned above and the operating system puts you over the budget........ about another $150 worth.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 11:48:44 PM
a b 4 Gaming
January 5, 2010 2:23:13 AM

@samdsox That PSU that you have linked is not a good quality one...NO Active PFC - NO good PSU...
Go with the one I have listed or the Corsair...The 500W that I had listed will be more reliable than the 650W that you had listed...And $20 for .2GHz increase is not worth it...You can easily set the spped to 2.8GHz yourself by using the softwares that comes with the mobo or in BIOS...

And as for the mobo, Yes even that MSI is good...
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January 5, 2010 10:05:01 AM

okay
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a b 4 Gaming
January 6, 2010 2:23:26 AM

^ That is good...some suggestions...
PSU - The StealthExtreme PSU is fine, but seems to fail after 1 or 2 years...
Go with this...Has modular cabling too...
OCZ Mod PRO 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.directron.com/ocz600mxsp.html?gsear=1

And the case...Check out this one...
NZXT M59...It seems to be a very good case and they have used this here at TOM's for thier SBM...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-own-pc,2503-2...
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January 6, 2010 10:31:39 PM
a b 4 Gaming
January 6, 2010 10:47:31 PM

I still think the power supply is junk. The operating system... there's a link on neweggs' site that has it for $89 today only I think. If that's the operating system you want and don't yet want anything else BUY IT NOW!!!! I think it has free shipping also... and it will never go bad so no warranty stuff to worry about. I think I saw one of those 5770 with free shipping didn't I...????

HERE....... BUY THIS NOW>>>>> for $89 with this promo code EMCLMLS58

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/latest/index-landi...
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a b 4 Gaming
January 7, 2010 5:04:42 AM

go read my last post ( suggestions ) on your brothers post.
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