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August 29, 2010 7:20:47 PM

hi everyone i was wondering what you guys thought of this build. i know i'm missing a few items but i just want to know if this was a good build for under $700. I'm also unsure if all items are compatible with eachother. If you have any advice on how to improve this build, please let me know.

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $69.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$54.99

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - $99.99

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - $59.99

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV4GX3M2A1333C9
$84.99

Gigabtye 1GB 5770 + X4 955 - $302.98

Total - $696 after shipping

Free game is also included. ("Blacklight: Tango Down")
August 30, 2010 12:29:59 AM

cool thanks for the list of combos. one thing though, my x4 955 and my 5770 is a combo. is it worth it changing this combo to the one you have with the mobo?
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August 30, 2010 12:47:21 AM

timmehxd said:
cool thanks for the list of combos. one thing though, my x4 955 and my 5770 is a combo. is it worth it changing this combo to the one you have with the mobo?


Just add the card seperate :) 

This one is $150 after $20 mail in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 30, 2010 2:19:07 AM

ok so instead of the dvd+ power supply combo i went with the power supply + 5770. i'll just reuse the dvd burner from my old pc. Total came to $602 after MIR and shipping. There aren't any compatibility issues are there?

Thanks for the help mario
August 30, 2010 11:38:29 AM

timmehxd said:
ok so instead of the dvd+ power supply combo i went with the power supply + 5770. i'll just reuse the dvd burner from my old pc. Total came to $602 after MIR and shipping. There aren't any compatibility issues are there?

Thanks for the help mario


Nope, everything is compatible. if your DVD burner requires an IDE connection, it might be worth spending $20 on a new sata dvd burner, for cable management/better airflow sake, it's up to you.
August 30, 2010 11:57:22 AM

1 quick thing, you should get the latest bios for your motherboard from the asus site. Also, your motherboard might read the ram you got at 1333 mhz instead of 1600 mhz. You're going to have to manually set the timings in bios. This thread should help you out on that if you need it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274783-30-skill-memeo...
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