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September 30, 2010 12:52:11 PM

Only one combo and no coupons applied yet so I am sure I can beat the $801 Price

All Items are from newegg

OS will be Win 7 64Bit (I already own)

System will be for gaming and browsing SC2 Eq2 and Diablo 3 when it comes out.

Looking for input on my items below


ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor $129
(2) EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $129
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 $59
ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard $79
Intel Pentium E6600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor $84
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ $89

Combo
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $112

Total $801
September 30, 2010 1:15:42 PM

you can save $1 by getting this x3 445 with asus m4a785TD-V evo AM3 motherboard combo.

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

it will still be able to do SLI/crossfire on this motherboard plus you now have a triple core processor @3.1ghz.

since its an am3 motherboard it uses ddr3 ram, this is a pretty good cheap option. g skill ripjaws 4gb (2x2gb) ddr3 1333mhz ram for $77.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or maybe you want kingston valueram 4gb (2x2gb) ddr3 1333mhz ram for $78.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i think you should go for a single gpu for now. this $170 gtx 460 768mb ram will do well for 1680x1050 resolution of the monitor you have chosen. there is always the opportunity to add an extra one later aswell if you want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 30, 2010 5:04:06 PM

After doing some research i was under the impression that the CPU I had selected would out perform the X3 in most apps and only the X4 would have beaten my CPU I guess I could swing an X4 955 if I go to the GTX 460 or a single 5770 card but the GTS 450's scale very well in SLI and the price will be comming down even more here shortly.
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September 30, 2010 5:35:27 PM

Not cheaper but better:

GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 + AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 + NZXT M59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$797.91 before the rebates.
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September 30, 2010 7:58:35 PM

For the price would it make more since to go with the AMD Athlon II X4 640 it scores 3,385 on your second link? or even drop to a single 5770 and get the X4 955
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September 30, 2010 8:55:41 PM

if you want the x4 640 you could go for this, $199.98 for cpu and asus motherboard.

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

slightly more expensive x4 640 and gigabyte motherboard.

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

this is also a good gigabyte motherboard and x4 640 combo, price is also $199.98

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

you could still get the gtx460. x4 640 and msi cyclone gtx 460 combo at $254.98

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

to save some money you could for the HD5770 like you said. gigabyte 5770 and x4 640 for $229.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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September 30, 2010 9:43:58 PM

Basically I want the fastest I can get for that price while I am not a huge fan of AMD I can use them in a nut shell if I go intel I would use Nvidia if I go AMD I would use ATI they just seem to work better that way. I know you can SLI some boards that don't have the NF200 chip by hacking the bios but I just want a stable system

What about this board

ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
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October 1, 2010 7:53:52 AM

If you're looking to build a cheap machine and still be using technology that came out in the last 3 years, there is no way you should be going with Intel. There's nothing wrong with AMD. I use them in just about everything I build these days because the only difference I notice is that the price is about 30-40% cheaper for the same performance.
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October 1, 2010 12:52:14 PM


What do you all think of this one ?


LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor

ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

Subtotal: $791.92
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October 1, 2010 1:32:27 PM

OK, let's do this again:

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Athlon II X4 645 + Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + Rosewill Blackbone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$806.91
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October 1, 2010 5:42:41 PM

mosox said:
OK, let's do this again:

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Athlon II X4 645 + Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + Rosewill Blackbone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$806.91



I am not discounting your efforts and research I am just thinking the parts I put together have a bit more going for them, the monitor is smaller but faster, the HD is 1TB just asking if anyone have issues with the parts I picked, I do thank you for your input.
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October 1, 2010 6:01:44 PM

capt_taco said:
If you're looking to build a cheap machine and still be using technology that came out in the last 3 years, there is no way you should be going with Intel. There's nothing wrong with AMD. I use them in just about everything I build these days because the only difference I notice is that the price is about 30-40% cheaper for the same performance.



I openly admit I am an Intel SNOB AMD Burned me twice so I am leery to try them again

Once back in the win 95 days I installed SP1 and my AMD machine went KABOOM had to reinstall (found out later at that time SP1 didn't work with AMD) and again about 5 years ago I have to turn on one core of my DUAL core AMD system anytime I wanted to play EQ otherwise it would studder and lock (well not turn off just bind afinity to a single core)

I am willing to give them a second shot but they better step up to the plate bigtime.
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October 1, 2010 7:47:32 PM

a x4 645 with a gtx 460 1gb will give around 10fps more in games then a x4 640 with a 5770. his monitor might have more latency but its higher resolution.
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October 4, 2010 12:59:08 PM

Best answer selected by belezeebub.
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October 8, 2010 3:36:42 PM

I am Ordering your config with a few minor changes I went with a 650W PS by antec, went with a 980a Chipset Motherboard (in case I want to go SLI later) and the GTX 465 still came in just under 800.

thank you


mosox said:
OK, let's do this again:

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Athlon II X4 645 + Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA + Rosewill Blackbone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$806.91

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