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New System $775 Max

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June 2, 2010 9:56:10 PM
HD Radeon 5770 + Antec EarthWatts 650 80Plus
MSI 890GXM-G65 + Phenom II x2 555 BE
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB + Antec 902
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB

Total: $775

Here is what I want:

1. I will not give up the Phenom II x2 555 BE
2. I still want it cheaper, however I don't want to give up performance.
3. I would like a motherboard that is not mATX, even though this one is good.
4. I want USB 3.0 and SATAIII (not the kind when two or more VGA are installed are non-existant)
5. I want to have good overclocking abilities, not nessessarally as good as the FX series, but good nonetheless.
6. I will not accept anything below 80Plus certified.
7. Everything else is acceptable to change.

I understand that I am picky, I'm trying for the best value for my money though, if you could help me with this it would be awesome.

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June 3, 2010 3:43:39 AM

$750 AR including ship featuring

1. The only 870 with 8x/8x CF capability..technically a 890X but ya hehe
2. True X4 in 955BE
3. 80+ near legend Corsair 750W :p 
4. Ya the usual bells/whistles SATA/USB III
5. Free HDMI cable wee~

June 3, 2010 3:48:46 AM

What did the HDMI come with?
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June 3, 2010 3:54:12 AM

For limited period with that 955BE chip
June 3, 2010 9:28:31 AM

sorry for the late reply, lack of sleep led me to fall right asleep after work, my friend doesnt want to settle for anything without a side window however, i do like a lot of what you put up i've limited it down to this

the HDMI cable is accually free like you said, it just doesnt show it for some reason. how do you get your images uploaded, they are a lot better than mine.
June 3, 2010 11:54:41 AM

Haha ok casings are a very personal thang ^^ I take a SS and trim via Paint
June 3, 2010 11:01:00 PM

ok so im trying to make it cheaper still and it has all come down to the case... she wants Orange LED's the only case i know of that offers that is the xigmatek midguard, and it is cheaper than this setup with the same HDD, however, only by about 8 dollars.

I personally love the NZXT M59, i could buy new fans for it but it would be more expensive, so here is my question.

does anyone know of a case that has orange led's that is cheaper than the xigmatek, or does anyone know of a case that is cheaper than the NZXT but still a great case (offering at least 4 fan slots), or do you think i should just take one of the two above, or maybe just stick with the one i already have on the list?
June 4, 2010 12:56:10 AM

With the build Batuchka posted earlier would it be required to have a separate cpu cooler assuming you wanted to do some slight overclocking? Or would you be limited to stock speeds?
June 4, 2010 12:58:00 AM

no im getting a hyper212+ but that isn't added into the cost.
June 4, 2010 1:33:06 AM

Ok, final look at everything.

Xigmatek MIDGARD-W $44.99 from newegg $20 shipping

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Nippon Labs 6 ft. USB 3.0 A Male to B Male Cable Model USB3-6AB
-$15.00 Instant
-$4.99 Combo


SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
-$30.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK
-$15.00 Instant
-$25.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


Seagate 7200.12 500GB $42 free shipping (Computech international Inc.)

Windows 7 Home Premium $92 free shipping (SuperBiiz)

Total Cost: $753.29
full price of everything: $933.29

anything else to add/ subtract?

ah, I just realized if anyone didn't notice as far as optical drives go I am covered.
June 5, 2010 2:55:32 AM

Best answer selected by Requiemsallure.
June 5, 2010 2:57:37 AM

another 5 dollars was knocked off of all of this today so the end price was $747.03 today.

thank you all for your help especially for the 870 extreme3 recommendation.