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June 9, 2010 6:56:11 AM

Hello!

I could really use some help :pt1cable: 

I have a thread that I created earlier Here and it explains a few different things I am interested in while building my PC.

I have decided (not too strongly, can be convinced otherwise) on a few different items that I would like in my PC of around $700.


HD

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
$79.99

MOBO

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
-$15.00 Instant
$109.99
$94.99


COMBO

Power Supply
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817341022

DVD/CD Burner
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289

-$20.00 Instant
-$19.99 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$104.98
$64.99

COMBO

GPU
HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
Item #: N82E16814161330

Case
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119196
-$10.00 Instant
-$40.00 Combo
$409.98
$359.98


COMBO

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808

Memory
OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK
Item #: N82E16820227558

-$30.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$299.98
$239.98



Subtotal: $839.93 (Without Shipping($20) && $20 Mail in Rebate

My biggest question here is how do I make this $839.93 turn into $739.93 or in other words make this about $100 cheaper. Any promotional codes or buying strats anyone know out there? Should I edit the build and if so what can I skimp on? Thanks a lot for the help ahead of time!

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June 9, 2010 7:15:39 AM

I'd say that youve improved on the build overall and saved yourself some money into the bargain, :) 
Mobo's the same chipset, Processors better although black edits are aimed at Clockers, as your not intending on that you could choose a cheaper quad maybe.
Look forward to seeing it built though man :) 
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June 9, 2010 9:02:07 AM

I strongly suggest getting 2 or 3 gb's of RAM instead of four , that could save you up to 70 bucks i recon. Also there are some very 4XXX range cards that rightfully challenge the 5xxx series. I will look into that for you.
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June 9, 2010 2:11:19 PM

Thanks for the help and Ideas guys!

@Proximon I can't do the CM because of the current processor combo and also the case I already chose is fairly cheap with that combo.

@Moto I will look into a cheaper quad, if you have a link don't hesitate :)  Thanks also!

@rolfmaomachi I think I want to stick with 4, reason being, I would feel silly reverting to the amount my current laptop has (3). Ha ha And it's faster! Although I am interested in what you come up with. :) 

What do you guys think about down grading the GPU at all considering that combo with my case is almost $400, and when I look at the cart that is what pops and says DANG. Let me know what you think.

Edit :: I was looking at the AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition for a possible cheaper Processor because it is $25 cheaper and comes with $10 gift card. Although with the current combo I have with my processor and memory, I am not sure it will get any better lol. Check this combo out of the AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition and a MOBO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thanks again,

Shockem
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June 9, 2010 3:09:52 PM

rolfmaomachizlin said:
thats what i had suggested, downgrading to the 4xxx series is still way more than enough power, will you game on it?

Here is my suggestion.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hey THANKS A LOT! for looking into the GPUs because I don't know exactly what to look for to get the best bang for my buck. Although, I found this GPU if you wouldn't mind taking a look and comparing between the one you posted and this. I see that the only downside to the one I suggested was 128-bit as opposed to 256-bit for the memory interface. If anyone could explain exactly what the memory interface's role in the card is I would be very grateful [I do understand hardware/software jargon :)  ]

P.S - I wouldn't mind the GPU being anywhere from $150-$200 but the cheaper and quality the better. Also if you just want to point me in the direction of an article on GPUs that would be fine. THANKS GUYS :bounce: 

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June 9, 2010 3:15:54 PM

All hail the front page!!! :p 
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics-card-radeon,revi...
pops up every month :) 
The 5770 you found is a good card though, I'm buying two soon although I'm going for the Sapphire ones, they vent heat out the rear of the case.
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June 9, 2010 3:33:54 PM

Thanks to moto I found this GPU. It is 129.99 and it seems to compare with these other two we are talking about, the only weakness would be the 700 MHZ clock as opposed to 750 and 850. Is this a huge problem for my needs?

Thanks again for all the help guys, :bounce: 

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June 9, 2010 4:27:05 PM

It seems to be based on a 5750, a slightly lower card as you picked up,
the clock speeds a fair bit lower, and I read that Xfx cards can have heating issues hence my decision to go for one that vents out the back,
One thing you will find is that different manufacturers use the same chipset I.E. a 5770 is basically a 5770 whether its Xfx, Sapphire, or joe bloggs cards etc, but each company tweaks the basic setup to make theirs a little different, As I said I'm sticking with Sapphire for my other halfs build and for my own upgrade too,mainly because of the venting on them and yes, The 850 clock one will perform slightly better than the 750.
hope this helps a bit man
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June 9, 2010 4:38:45 PM

According to your preferences moto I found these sapphires and His GPU. Please let me know which you think would be best :D 

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100284VXL Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

HIS H575Q1GD Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 9, 2010 6:24:38 PM

UPDATE

Case

XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811208009
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$54.98
$34.98


HD

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$79.99


MOBO

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$15.00 Instant
$109.99
$94.99


GPU

XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150448
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$139.99
$129.99


PSU/CD-DVD Burner Combo

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817341022
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
-$19.99 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$104.98
$64.99


Processor/Memory Combo

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK
Item #: N82E16820227558
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$319.98
$259.98


Free Flash Drive!!
OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G
Item #: N82E16820227331
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$15.99 Saving
$15.99
$0.00


Free HDMI Cables!!
Rosewill - Pellucid HD Series Swivel HDMI cable (10 FEET)
Item #: N82E16882021125
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
-$19.99 Saving
$34.99
$0.00


Subtotal: $664.92

Grand Total: $686.52 (Shipping) -- Also $30 Mail in rebate W00T :na:  So that covers shipping and then some.. o yaaaa $656.52

If anyone could notify me if they know of any promotional codes that could apply or and buying strats that will make this cheaper LET ME KNOW PLEASE!! haha

Also if you have a better recommendation for GPU LMK!

Thanks! :bounce: 
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June 16, 2010 5:10:02 AM

Best answer selected by Shockem.
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June 19, 2010 9:34:35 PM

Thanks for best answer man, Sorry my response has been delayed but I've been afk for a week,
Moto
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