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$750 Build What Do You Think

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November 25, 2010 1:33:02 AM

I will be getting and building a new Pc on christmas but i will start buying components this weekend. It will be used for daily use/video editing/and some gaming. I am trying to get as much value for my money as i can and so far i have gotten my build down to around $750-$780. With black friday deals it will be around $750 or lower. These are the components i have picked, tell me what you think.

CPU Phenom II X4 955 BE / MOBO ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU XFX HD 5850 / PSU XFX XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case NZXT M59 / OS Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory Gskill Ripsaw DDR3 10666 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 25, 2010 2:59:07 AM

Don't like the core of your build. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... is a better idea. If you want to crossfire, there is a similar combo for $30 more (check the processers combos), still a better deal then your initial combo, but I would pass on it, to heck with crossfire, it's $30, crossfire usually ends in a "should i upgrade?" debate anyways. 2.8 vs 3.2ghz is big for gaming though, but you can buy a heatsink fan and overclock your way to glorious savings.

Case, HDD, ram? OK, but fills me with an overwhelming sense of "meh", see if anybody can beat that on black friday.

GPU/PSU? XFX makes quality PSUs, and that is a good price, but XFX gpus, and I HAVE read about their 5850s specifically, are pieces of poop. PCBs are as low quality as they can get while still being functional, support is bad, you will have to save a fair bit of money for me to consider it worth it. Try to find another deal.
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November 25, 2010 3:25:29 AM

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Don't like the core of your build. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.559887 is a better idea.
.... 925 vs 955.... You can't OC a 925...?


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GPU/PSU? XFX makes quality PSUs, and that is a good price, but XFX gpus, and I HAVE read about their 5850s specifically, are pieces of poop. PCBs are as low quality as they can get while still being functional, support is bad, you will have to save a fair bit of money for me to consider it worth it. Try to find another deal.
On the contrare, the 5830s of XFX are pretty good...
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November 25, 2010 4:15:11 AM

Get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead of the Seagate.

Stick with the 955
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November 25, 2010 5:27:40 AM

Ahh missed that, yeah, get the spinpoint :) 
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November 25, 2010 8:33:53 PM

If not wanting to count on rebates, use this instead of the listed GPU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite.... If you plan to upgrade this system more after you build it, get this instead of an SSD and upgrade the SSD in a month or two http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite.... Do not skip the SSD - it's just behind ram when it comes to cost efficient upgrades.

Total is $569.91 $509.91 AR, and needs the $225 GPU (note the $15 off deal on the website) that batchuka suggested earlier. Although I'm too lazy to change my build now - I would also pick the nxzt gamma over the rosewill blackbone that has been been cut off on my build.

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