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NEW PC BUILD FOR $700

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May 17, 2010 5:26:50 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now

BUDGET RANGE: $700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Music (Beat production on Fruity Loops)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Video Card, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, CD Drive,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: anything reliable

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 or 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just need something to run smooth and fast.

More about : build 700

May 17, 2010 5:52:57 AM

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz - $204.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 - $89.99 ($79.99 after rebate), $2.99 shipping (May need to flash BIOS to F3D IIRC for this to work)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX400W 400W PSU - $49.99 ($39.99 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion - $59.99, $9.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost = $597.92 rebates and shipping included

If you need Windows 7 then just add $99.99 on top of that and you're still within your budget, by exactly $2.09. :) 

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May 17, 2010 6:05:09 AM

Lmeow said:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz - $204.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 - $89.99 ($79.99 after rebate), $2.99 shipping (May need to flash BIOS to F3D IIRC for this to work)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX400W 400W PSU - $49.99 ($39.99 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion - $59.99, $9.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost = $597.92 rebates and shipping included

If you need Windows 7 then just add $99.99 on top of that and you're still within your budget, by exactly $2.09. :) 



thanks dude

(May need to flash BIOS to F3D IIRC for this to work)

i dont know how to do that...and i dont know what it means
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May 17, 2010 6:34:26 AM

It simply means that you'll have to update the BIOS on the motherboard to the latest version. Normally it should come with the latest BIOS, but if it doesn't you can either ask GIGABYTE to flash it or just buy a different motherboard which does support it - the 890GX and FX chipsets should.
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May 17, 2010 2:11:18 PM

Would this work as a cheap gaming build as well?
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May 17, 2010 11:32:38 PM

If you were going to do it as a gaming build, you'd need a better video card. Maybe instead of the six core chip, pick up an Athlon II x3 or x4 and get a 5670 or better.
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May 18, 2010 12:57:59 AM

That and pickup a 500w+ psu.
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