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June 27, 2010 9:38:55 PM

hey guys i need a new computer and have a budget of 1050.


What it will be used for:

gaming (eve and call of duty)
surfing the internet and checking email
AND BEING ON TOMS HARDWARE!!

what i would like to see:
windows 7 64 bit
at least 4 gigs of ram
the new AMD thuban hexacore

Not needed:
screen
mouse or keyboard
speakers or headset

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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 2:26:26 PM

Hexcores are useless for gaming. They perform worse than the X4 955.

What resolution is your monitor? That makes a huge difference in what I'd recommend...

Here's what I recommend:

CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $235 after rebate (with a free game)
RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
GPU: HD 5870 $351 (with 10% promo code until 6/30)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55
PSU/Case: Antec 900 and TruePower 750W $165 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $19
OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $100

Total: $1,035

EDIT: Adjusted the price for the promo code
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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 2:36:56 PM

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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 2:39:51 PM

Also, here's a slightly better case/PSU combo. Better case IMO, better PSU and comes out a little less.

Element G and Toughpower 775XT $155 after MIR

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

Also, the promo code on the 5870 makes it only $351, so Mad's build is actullay under budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 2:53:18 PM

I don't believe that Thermaltake's PSU is better. And I personally think the Element G looks like crap. That gigantic knob just doesn't look right. Also, I'm a huge fan of the flexibility the 900 gives you in regards to the internal/external bays.

I keep forgetting about that damn promo code...
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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 3:08:37 PM

Jonny Guru rated the new Thermaltake 775tx actually better than the Corsair XT line, in terms of actual functioanlity.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The only place they found a fault was in the butt ugly appearance =p

edit: The toughpower line and Corsair 750/850TX are actually both made by Channel Wells and rebranded respectively.

I've got rigs using HAF 922 and Element G. I've also built rigs for others using 902, 900 and 1200's. All those cases are great.

The Element G does offer more features and similar quality as the 902 though, which given it's current cost, makes it a better buy IMO. Looks, though is completely subjective ^^
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a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2010 4:45:05 PM

Fair enough on the review. I just tend to itch when Thermaltake PSUs are mentioned...

I personally think the $10 difference in prices would be worth it for the Antec. Plus, given how long it takes to get rebates and the likelihood of getting them, the $20 cheaper purchase price of the Antec with $30 less in rebates isn't a bad exchange.
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June 28, 2010 7:47:14 PM

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