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Final build, please check. ordering today! help find monitor.

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September 2, 2010 7:38:50 AM

This is my final build. I am also getting a 1.4 HDMI cable (a dollar more than 1.3) that i am planning to run from GPU to the monitor.



I already got HDD - Spinpoint F3.

I am planning to OC and hopefully unlock a core or two on that CPU. No plans to SLI. Main purpose for this built is to browse web( i have up to 20 tabs open at a time) while having couple non-demanding programs running and may be a game like SC2 or alike. Am i missing out on any better deals/combos? I would like to keep it under 500, since i have to get a monitor as well and my total budget is 700.

Also, keyboard, mouse, speakers are not needed. I am still looking for OS (win 7), but that can wait...

I need a monitor that i would like to purchase from a retailer such as amazon.con or similar (the reason why is that they do not charge sales tax/monitor fee that California has). the budget for the monitor is 220usd. 1920x1080-1200 with HDMI, 2-5ms, LED or not does not matter.

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September 2, 2010 8:01:45 AM
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I like the ones from ASUS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If that is too much, look at the 22in models. There's a great deal with a promo code:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But the ones with the ring stand are winning a lot of awards right now.
If you can find those on Amazon, go for it.

One word of warning, that mobo even though it has 870 in the model name, it is actually an older AMD 770 chipset. Not bad for an older chipset, but it lacks some of the newer features like SATA 3 and USB 3.0. If it were me, I'd pay the extra 10 bucks or whatever.

Otherwise I think you have some nice combos and a promising build.
GL
buzznut
September 2, 2010 8:09:28 AM

buzznut said:
I like the ones from ASUS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If that is too much, look at the 22in models. There's a great deal with a promo code:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But the ones with the ring stand are winning a lot of awards right now.
If you can find those on Amazon, go for it.

One word of warning, that mobo even though it has 870 in the model name, it is actually an older AMD 770 chipset. Not bad for an older chipset, but it lacks some of the newer features like SATA 3 and USB 3.0. If it were me, I'd pay the extra 10 bucks or whatever.

Otherwise I think you have some nice combos and a promising build.
GL
buzznut


Thanks, can you link me to the extra 10bucks for usb3.0 and sata3? The cheapest i found was for 99.99, which is $30 difference just for those 2 features.
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September 2, 2010 9:06:46 AM

bump! i am about to buy this.
September 2, 2010 6:55:17 PM

bump
September 2, 2010 7:36:53 PM

Your build is fine. Any other upgrades would bump your cost up by too much probably, ie slightly better case (lancool pc-k62), psu (xfx/corsair 650), gfx card (460 1gb), or mobo.
September 2, 2010 7:55:04 PM

Just bought everything. Now the only thing left is the monitor within 220dollar range.
September 2, 2010 9:46:15 PM

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