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May 3, 2010 1:05:37 AM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:ASAP BUDGET RANGE: about 600ish After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:nexus 1000v for 60 day trial(thats why 8 gigs of ram) after that vmware and just regular usage. no gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, anything you guys suggest.(the cheaper the better) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, (i think)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

my dad is using this build and is set on using it for nexus 1000v 60 day trial and wants 8 gigs of ram because of it(i think it is a waste,but its his money) integrated graphics will be fine because he isn't doing any gaming.

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Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
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$26.99


Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811147112
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$29.99
$24.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$54.99


CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139008
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-$15.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$64.99
$49.99


A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-2G
Item #: N82E16820211410
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$209.98
($104.99 each)


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128397
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-$15.00 Combo
$249.98
$234.98
Subtotal: $601.92
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thats what i have for him so far. Tell me what you think

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May 3, 2010 1:06:40 AM

haven't bought anything yet, i meant thats what i am thinking of for him.
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May 3, 2010 6:55:27 PM

thanks for the quick reply gkay. i am changing it to that
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May 3, 2010 8:31:42 PM

bump just want one or two more opinions-thanks
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May 4, 2010 4:05:59 AM

^ Well I do have an another suggestion...
Why not try out the Athlon II X4 ? The Athlon and the Phenoms dont differ much in general performance...Just check this review...you would get what am trying to say...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-l3-cache,241...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
but its your call though...

And you can save $5 with this PSU...it is equally good...
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 4, 2010 4:11:40 AM

I agree with gkay's suggestion regarding the Athlon II, however I just wanted to point out something that the casual observer may fail to notice in that review - the Phenom II is underclocked to 2.6GHz.
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May 4, 2010 4:30:06 AM

^ Ya...but the newer Athlons are clocked higher...So I dont think that would be an issue either...
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May 4, 2010 4:32:07 AM

^ Agree. Just trying to prevent a misunderstanding :) 
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May 4, 2010 4:35:04 AM

Here's the AnandTech CPU Bench comparison of them, sometimes the Phenom II whens by a fair amount, but quite often it is very close, and in many cases the Athlon II actually wins out! This is even in spite of the Athlon II running at 2.9GHz.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/122?vs=88
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May 4, 2010 4:36:43 AM

^ Yup you are right...I dint feel the need to say that before because the Athlon that I had linked was clocked at 2.9GHz...But its correct that the OP knows...
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May 4, 2010 7:27:12 PM

never mind on this message.
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May 4, 2010 11:55:21 PM

ok this is final build we are almost ready to buy, we just want atleast one more opinion before hitting the buy button. Thank you gkay09 for all you suggestions so far.


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$19.99


Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811147112
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$29.99
$24.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$54.99


Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
Item #: N82E16817371033
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$15.00 Instant
$59.99
$44.99


A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-2G
Item #: N82E16820211410
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$203.98
($101.99 each)


AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model ADX635WFGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103702
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3 AM3 AMD 785G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128432
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-$15.00 Combo
$214.98
$199.98
Subtotal: $548.92
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Shipping: $19.66


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May 5, 2010 4:27:13 AM

^ Hey change back the PSU to the Corsair -
10% off w/ promo code 400wsave, ends 5/10
$49.99
($34.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Card )
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So would come to about $30 after rebates and the promo code...

And the RAM - This Corsair is cheaper and can do better timings...As for quality, Corsair anytime...
CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
$94.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And good luck with the build...
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May 5, 2010 10:14:13 AM

ok taking you suggestions, but where can i find a good to change the memory in the bios. neither my dad or i knows how to overclock or mess around in the bios comfartabely enough.
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