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November 19, 2010 1:36:17 PM

Need some help guys got an initial list just need some refinements.

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of this month

Budget Range: $600 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Software Development, Internet(emails and stuff like that)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor(1920x1080), speakers, OS, Case (plan on purchasing the mini p180 so build must be micro ATX)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Plan on AMD x4 and like ATI, but would consider NVidia GPU

Overclocking: Maybe, not much, but maybe the CPU just slightly. nothing i would need a phenom for.

SLI or Crossfire: No, since the budget isnt really that great for a 2 x PCIe Mobo

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 21.5 inch

Additional Comments: The mini p180 has good cable management, and it seems to have decent air flow, but the cooler and quieter the better. Also would like the PSU to be modular. Also I know the 8Gb of RAM is overkill, but i would like to have it to help run some of the programs i write more quickly, if you really dont think i need it give me plenty of reasons to purchase only 4Gb.

Here are some parts i have picked out:
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM
Mobo: ASRock 890GM PRO3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 991770
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R685D5-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready

This puts me over by about 20 dollars, and i really dont have the extra money. so if the cost could be cut a little that would be great.

Let me know what you think and give me some ideas.
Thanks all.
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November 19, 2010 3:06:19 PM

Why are you recommending a 520W PSU? You want at least 550 just for the vid card alone man, and he's getting a 6850, christ, at least a 650W

Corsair 650HX - http://goo.gl/NS8uK
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November 19, 2010 3:09:50 PM

Okay so i like both of your Mobos. I also like the PSU's.
Now is the big question, which mobo and PSU would suit me better if in a year i would go up to a x6 and maybe upgrade the GPU as well?
I would like to keep those options open.

The Mobo i am leaning towards is the AS Rock, but i am actually looking at the OCZ PSU because it might serve better if i were to upgrade in the future.

What do you guys think?

Thanks for the help so far.
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November 19, 2010 3:11:13 PM

reaper2794 said:
Why are you recommending a 520W PSU? You want at least 550 just for the vid card alone man, and he's getting a 6850, christ, at least a 650W

Corsair 650HX - http://goo.gl/NS8uK


The 6850 is not really power hungry and that PSU is out of my budget.
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November 19, 2010 3:19:27 PM

I was just looking up some other PSU's and what do you guys think of this one?
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V
Has really good reviews and it is 600w for possible future upgrades?

I dont know a lot about PSU's except you need to buy a good one.
So is CoolerMaster a good brand?

Sorry for posting so much is such a short period of time. I am on my hour break between classes and am really excited to build a new computer. :bounce: 
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November 19, 2010 3:53:34 PM

Here's a trial build with what you want except not a modular PSU and with a GTX460 1GB GPU for $604, not counting any rebates.

$273 before rebate- GTX460 1GB, AthlonII x4 640
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$159 before rebate- Asus 880G with 850 SB and a Corsair 650w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$115 G.Skill 2x4GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$55 Samsung HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$604, all with free shipping, then an additional $20 in rebates.

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November 19, 2010 4:17:47 PM

$590AR
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November 19, 2010 4:33:39 PM

Batchuka: what's the fascination with the 925 model of the Phenom II this week? I'd rather get the Phenom II X3 740 ($89) and a Kingwin 1264 ($25) CPU cooler, or an Athlon II X4 645 ($125) as much faster options than the 2.8 GHz 945.
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November 19, 2010 4:37:19 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
Batchuka: what's the fascination with the 925 model of the Phenom II this week? I'd rather get the Phenom II X3 740 ($89) and a Kingwin 1264 ($25) CPU cooler, or an Athlon II X4 645 ($125) as much faster options than the 2.8 GHz 945.



Actually even if one is alien to OC you could pick it up later and even software OC are viable these days and nope i would rate the $99 Propus 640 and $73 Rana 445 as better buys vs those two u mentioned - 945 is clocked 3ghz actually while 925 has dropped to $119 a couple of hours ago :lol:  Kingwin 1264 is also out of stock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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November 19, 2010 11:18:51 PM

So here is what i am planning on ordering and it looks like it will be ordered tomorrow night.

Let me know if there is anything you think i should change, and if you think so please give me a good reason as to why.


1 x AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W
1 x ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G
2 x Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
1 x COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V

and 1 x Gigabyte hd 6850, it is out of stock right now, but i will just live with the integrated graphics until it is available again.



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