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Onboard Graphics AMD build, Please give me your advise.

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October 23, 2010 7:48:15 PM

I have been looking to build a system for about a year. I was going to buy last Black Friday, but here I am still looking. By the time I get a system in my cart at NewEgg and try to make a decision all of the good combos are gone! Call me indecisive when it comes to spending money and that would be a kind way of describing me....but this time for sure!

I want to go with a motherboard with onboard graphics and maybe get a graphics card if I feel the need. In the future I would want to add a blue ray player when the prices get lower!

Please give me your opinion of the build in my cart.

1. Is everything compatible?
2. Does everything look like good brands? Any better suggestions?
3. Am I missing something that is needed to make this thing a complete computer (I have keyboard and mouse)


Ray

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Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week....My computer needs replaced!


Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, watching movies, VERY limited gaming


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Large Case...I like the blue lights!


Overclocking: Maybe, but probably not


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Mother board with built in graphics for now. Maybe a graphics card later if needed.

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In my cart at NewEgg:

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (I really like this case..lots of fans..looks good) $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb and OCZ Fatality 550W Power supply ( Is this a good power supply for the price? ) Combo Price $114.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI and Windows 7 Home Premium. Combo Price $189.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

AMD Athlon II X3 Rana 3.1 and Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Combo Price $124.98
(Cheap combo price...but is this ram good enough or should I look at another brand?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

LITE-ON Black DVD writer ( I have had good luck with Lite-On brand drives is the reason I chose this one) $21.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P ( I want a monitor around 24" and this one has good reviews) $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL ....... $691.91
Shipping ........$9.83
Promo Codes -16.00
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* TOTAL * $685.74

There are also $35 in mail in rebates...but I don't want to count them as they may not actually appear!
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Please give me your input on this build, I really need to order a computer very soon...maybe tomorrow or first of the week so I don't have to make more decisions on combo prices. You can tell I like the discounts!



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October 24, 2010 7:41:51 AM

The specs look fine but for the $$ you could get better performance at a lower price point

Tower @ $374AR


23" LCD $150 Free Ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$524AR in total
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October 24, 2010 3:34:20 PM

batuchka

I like the case/memory combo you have listed. Actually the NZXT M59 was one of the cases that I liked, but did not have as many fans as the Destroyer. I probably do not need all of the fans with the lowly system that I am shooting for.

Your build does not have Windows 7.

The Biostar mother board is kind of scary...not really a great brand. Have you had any experience with that board? I do like the price with the upgraded Phenom X4 processor.

Thank you for taking the time to put up a different build...something for me to think about!

Ray
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October 24, 2010 5:48:56 PM

1. Yes M59 has options for more fans if u see fit
2. Unlike many here, i actually worked with almost all/most brands so yes its good to go for it's price point/features but not suggesting u treat it like a $150+ board and expect it to clock out of the box like one hehe
3. You are welcomed ^^
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October 31, 2010 12:42:40 AM

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