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March 17, 2010 3:16:04 PM

I'ld like you guys to go through some of these builds and help me come up with the best custom builds from each.

Please tyy and keep the budget under $700

Build 1: Athlon Build
https://www.ewiz.com/system_conf.php?preid=83

Build 2: Phenom build
https://www.ewiz.com/system_conf.php?preid=84

Build 3: Phenom build
https://www.ewiz.com/system_conf.php?preid=73

Just post the links of your finished builds (by clicking "Add to Cart" when through).


Any help will be appreciated.

March 17, 2010 3:35:35 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Custom builders aren't a great idea. You're paying a lot more for a lot less. Here's a great under $700 build:

CPU/Mobo: X4 635 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $230 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
GPU: HD 5770 $150 after rebate
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $125
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23

Total: $698.



Your ld is quite OK.

The only problem is that i a limited to online shops that offer international shipping. :(  :( 

Plus i save a bit more from this site by custom building, rather than purchasing individual parts.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 17, 2010 3:45:05 PM

Where are you located? There are plenty of good component retailers around, and you could probably find the same parts at those sites.

And you don't save money buying a prebuilt. You lose money. Try putting all of that into whatever custom builder's site you want, and I guarantee that's it's more than $700. I'm gussing closer to $900-1,000...
March 17, 2010 4:04:27 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Where are you located? There are plenty of good component retailers around, and you could probably find the same parts at those sites.

And you don't save money buying a prebuilt. You lose money. Try putting all of that into whatever custom builder's site you want, and I guarantee that's it's more than $700. I'm gussing closer to $900-1,000...



I'm in Keya, Africa.

I checked sout some South Africa sites, found that it costs more to buy from them than to buy from the US + shipping.

I thought ewiz.com offers a great custoom building system at good prices. The rig i assembled from them cost me a little less than purchasing all the same individual parts from Newegg.com.


Try it and see.
a b 4 Gaming
March 17, 2010 4:14:04 PM

I get $667, but without the extra fans that come with the Illusion version, USB 3/SATA III board, the newer X4 635, CL 7 RAM, and a 5770. Adjusting those differences:

Case: $15
CPU: $20
Mobo: $20
RAM: $10
GPU: $20

Total: $752.
March 17, 2010 4:20:10 PM

MadAdmiral said:
I get $667, but without the extra fans that come with the Illusion version, USB 3/SATA III board, the newer X4 635, CL 7 RAM, and a 5770. Adjusting those differences:

Case: $15
CPU: $20
Mobo: $20
RAM: $10
GPU: $20

Total: $752.


Huh.... i see! :cry:  :cry: 


Still like i said, my options are limited.
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