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New build revision... any good?

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December 31, 2010 12:14:14 PM

hey guys i have a new revision to my build just wonder what what u guys think... i mostly do browsing, downloading, music and streaming movies to my ps3 (sometimes 720p or 1080p)

PSU - $76.99

Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CPU - $80.99

AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz

Mainboard + Ram combo - $158.99

the reason i picked this mobo is for the upgrade potential.

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333

for a grand total of $378 after taxes and shipping

i think the price isnt too bad, anyone ahve any advice on how to save another $20 - $50?

thanks again
DJRCB

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December 31, 2010 12:19:11 PM

you could prob shave off another $30 if you find slightly older mainboard that does not support USB3/SATA 6 GB/sec.....
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December 31, 2010 12:23:43 PM

yeah, i picked this one mainly cuz of the usb3 and sata3 just so in a couple years or whenever i can just drop a new processor in like x4,x6 and still be current with usb3 and sata3 and maybe even do a basic CrossFireX setup without having to upgrade the mobo..
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December 31, 2010 1:04:47 PM

That is a good build! Hard to save more money.
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December 31, 2010 2:32:40 PM

To shed a little bit of money you could go for the Asrock 870 extreme. It has all of the same features you are looking for, for a lower price tag.
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