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$1006 System Build. Everything Best Bang For Buck?

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April 10, 2010 8:08:25 PM

Okay so I'm cutting grass for money. Making $1400 a month and have money to burn. Always wanted to build my own killer gaming rig. This is what I have and I am very pleased with it. I would really appreciate it if you guys could take a look at it and tell me if I have the most bang for my buck.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month

BUDGET RANGE: $800-$1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies, Surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS (using windows 7 64 Bit.... the real copy, with a illegal product number, still getting all the updates. could this mess my new system up or not?)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD cpu (must be a phenom BE)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

CROSSFIRE: Yes in the future. ( I know my current motherboard does not support that so I need your help to swap it out but still stay in the price range.)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I really would like to cross fire this system. Also the motherboard that you guys swap out has to be able to unlock the AMD Phenoms 3 and 4 cores.



And here it is.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



I would also like to know why the prices of DDR2 ram are so high now, when a year ago they were really low.

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April 10, 2010 9:49:59 PM

Couple of Changes:
  • MOBO: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3
  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 435
  • RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
  • Hard Drive:Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
  • GPU: XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB

    DDR2 prices have gone up because they are no longer being produced as manufacturer's are moving to DDR3 only.
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    April 10, 2010 10:00:18 PM

    i can't see your build because of some problem with andozer and my computer. don;t know so don't ask. the only thing i aggree with for techmo is ram and mobo and hardd drive. with your money get 955 be and a 5850. thats about 160 + 315= 475 and about 500 to get your samsung f3 50 bucks. ram 115 dollars, mobo 125 at the most and a cheap case that works. 23 dollars for your burner and about 40 for your wireless card. oh and 100 for psu. if i did my math right that should come out to about 1000 bucks.

    ps don't forget to abuse combos!!!
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    April 11, 2010 1:09:27 AM

    Did you read the customer reviews on Newegg for the DVD burner. If not, you certainly should!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    April 11, 2010 12:32:34 PM

    I said i would like a Phenome cpu
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    April 18, 2010 1:31:45 AM

    Best answer selected by Eg Lawns.
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