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August 9, 2010 1:58:05 AM

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 months

BUDGET RANGE:700-800, including shipping and before any rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (mostly very modern MMOs, some RPGs), video viewing/storage, web usage

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Monitor. DVD burner, keyboard and mouse CAN be cannibalised, but would rather keep old PC for Linux or to give as hand-me-down

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: pricewatch, newegg, wherever is least expensive after shipping

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD for value, but reliable & Inexpensive is the goal

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but only slightly (upping a 955 to match a 965, for instance)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, with rare exceptions, single card solution is usually better at a given price point

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: system should run very cool, current system is a space heater. New system should have improvements over my 2008 C2D, DDR2, HD4850 system.


I've posted a couple times before, but I think I've got this finalized, Build is in ~2 months because that is when I expect a windfall to show up. It has to buy this system and a replacement washer & dryer, thus the prices chosen. The system should be able to run most thing at high quality into 2012 or 2013. Basically what I'll do with i t from here is tweaks from price changes, unless someone has strong suggestions.
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Motherboard: AS Rock AMD770 chipset $59.99
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-processors-CrossFireX-moth...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 955BE: $72.90
http://www.portatech.com/catalog/viewitem.asp?ID=27216&...

I'll be overclocking it slightly from 3.2 to 3.4 GHz to match the 965, and will research higher levels

GPU + PSU Combo: Geforce GTX 460 1GB and 600W Power supply: $ 269.98 (249 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM: 4 GB G.Skill DDR3 1333. $88.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case Plus OS: Rosewill Challenger, Win 7 Home Premium: $129.98
http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3463938-10521304?URL=http%...

Add 2 more Blue LED 120mm case fans: $13.00
http://www.amazon.com/Syba-Connectland-CL-COO68009-Cool...

HDD: Seagate 1 TB: $59.99
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch_v3.asp?px=PW&scrit...


$694.83
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Optional Parts:

Cheap DVD Burner:: $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$712.82
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Cheap, but comfy, Keyboard: $13.97 (incl shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cheap, functional mouse: $4.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$731.78
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Optional Mem upgrade: +2 GB RAM (2x 1GB), .Same make/speed as above: $51.99

I know systems use 3-4 gb in most games, But I have a habit of having huge numbers of open windows. More can only help


$783.77

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August 9, 2010 7:46:53 PM

bump.

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