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Give me your opinion on this $400 build

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October 23, 2010 1:29:10 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-build-a-p...

I plan to use it for internet, watching movies, music, word processing and Warcraft 3, Call of DUtY: Modern warfare 2 and Counter strike source. I already have a 1440 by 900 monitor.

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October 23, 2010 2:05:20 AM

You could do better, with Combos you can squeeze a 4850, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB drive in there.

Athlon X3 + Biostar 880G AM3 board: $115 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Radeon HD4850: $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate 500GB: $39
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX430: $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin 4GB DDR3: $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill uATX case: $23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $382 ($347 AR)
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October 23, 2010 2:20:36 AM

You can get this case/PSU combo for the same price ($65) with promo code EMCZYZX86. The PSU had plenty of power for an HD5670 card (I have the same PSU powering mine).

Antec NSK 4482B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For $7.98 more than their CPU/mobo you can get this QUAD-core/790GX combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$142.98
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October 23, 2010 4:16:01 PM

would the quad core be better in the long run?
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October 23, 2010 4:35:44 PM

fpsblue said:
would the quad core be better in the long run?

Not really, when the triple core gets outdated for gaming, it would be time for a platform upgrade anyways.
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October 23, 2010 5:08:31 PM

Timop said:
Not really, when the triple core gets outdated for gaming, it would be time for a platform upgrade anyways.

How about the PSU + Case. The corsair psu has bad feedback. Should i go with the antec case and psu that the Dougie Fresh posted?
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October 23, 2010 5:15:16 PM

fpsblue said:
How about the PSU + Case. The corsair psu has bad feedback. Should i go with the antec case and psu that the Dougie Fresh posted?

The CX430 is a good PSU, the feedback is bad only because its a worse product compared to its predecessor, the CX400, which is 80Plus rated. I doubt half of the reviewers actually bought that thing.

At only $25AR, its a nice buy.

The Antec isn't a bad buy though, coming down to only $20 for the case. It is larger however, but as a result you can save a couple of buck by switching to a cheaper ATX Mobo.
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