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Best Bang for a ~$600 Budget?

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January 31, 2010 5:37:17 PM

Hello, I'm trying to get the best bang for my buck with a $600 or so budget. I have a lineup created on newegg which I may be ordering today, but would greatly appreciate any feedback and suggestions regarding it and possible alternatives... so here's what I have:

P/S Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $59.99

Case NZXT BETA EVO Classic Series CS-NT-BETA-EVO Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $59.99
LOGISYS Computer CF120BL 120mm BLUE 4 LED LED Case Fan - (x2) - $15.98

DVD Burner Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - $24.99

HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 - $89.99

CPU / MOBO AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX630WFGIBOX
BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - (CPU and MOBO are Combo'd) - $178.98

RAM A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K - $89.99

GPU SAPPHIRE 100286L Radeon HD 4860 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $129.99

Subtotal: $649.30 + $5.99 Shipping (-$15 promo code + $30 MIR's) = Total: $610.29 after rebates


I've been a longtime fan of the site and community and often search the forums for answers, and today I finally registered so I could share this build and hopefully get some feedback on it... so please let me know what you think! I have the monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse already... Pretty sure I didn't leave anything out, let me know if I did, thanks! :pt1cable: 

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January 31, 2010 7:20:57 PM

if you can invest more at a better mb, you might wanna try and unlock the hidden core and maybe get a quad at the price of triple.
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February 3, 2010 7:40:00 PM

Thank you for the suggestions daggs. I went with everything I picked out originally and received the cases, case fans, power supplies and memory today... everything else comes tomorrow. I'll have to slap the UPS man for writing "garage" in the shipping log when actually he just threw all the boxes in a pile in the middle of the driveway... lol
February 7, 2010 7:47:30 AM

thought I don't understand why you've decided to get a less better system that costs more then the one I've gave you, it's your call, good luck and enjoy your new box.
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