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Sub $600 gaming system w/ monitor =D how did i do? thoughts?

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February 18, 2011 11:58:40 AM

Well here it is, gaming on a budget is kinda hard sometimes! Let me know how I did =D

AMD Phenom II x2 560 3.3 ghz new off ebay $92
MSI 880GM-E43 New from directron $80
Samsung 22x Sata dvd burner $18
Silverstone SST-SG02B-F case $65
Corsair PC-10666 2x2 gig DDR3 off ebay $26
Raidmax 620w modular power supply ebay $33
Powercolar Radeon 4890 1 gig card ebay $78
Dell 21.5 inch LED 1080P LCD $140
Random shipping charges $35

Total $567

The thing that made it the hardest is that i'm military stationed in japan so finding people that would ship reasonably here was hard....new egg is a joke when it comes to shipping here =(

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February 18, 2011 12:07:57 PM

bloodstorm69 said:
..new egg is a joke when it comes to shipping here
Not as big a joke as that Raidmax PSU.
And the yolk is on you.
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February 18, 2011 12:24:55 PM

i agree...thats the only part i'm worried about, i'll prob get rid of it locally and find a 500w antec or somethin, when i bought the raidmax one on ebay i bid before i read reviews or really checked up on it much.
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February 18, 2011 12:32:39 PM

If you're not able to find anything on a unit you find locally you can always hop over into the CPU & Components Forum and ask around there.

Apart from the PSU you did good on everything else.
Have you tried unlocking any extra cores on the CPU yet?
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February 18, 2011 12:37:24 PM

not yet, just finished ordering the last few parts, and for the PSU i have listened to reason and just ordered a Antec Earthwatts EA-500 D, found it for $50, so i will wait for it to show up so i don't blow up my computer with the cheap raidmax one. I'm really hoping i can unlock a couple cores, if not i'll still overclock it =D
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February 18, 2011 12:52:49 PM

Unlocked cores can sometimes be unstable during overclocking.
But you'll never know till you try.

You could get lucky 3 times. Once for each core to unlock and the 3rd time to have it be stable during overclocking.
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