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April 18, 2011 10:26:19 PM

Hi everyone,
im thinking about a making a pc for $600 ($650 including fans and speakers).

PURPOSE - Gaming,3D designing, surfing internet.

KNOWLEDGE - my knowledge about computers is good but this is my first build on my own.

PARTS NOT NEEDED - keyboard, mouse, moniter 1600x1200.

PREFERENCE - AMD because of there price to performance ratio. But i can look on some intels too.

BUDGET - maximum $600 after rebates.

MY CHOICE -


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LG CD/DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP21 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136222
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$19.99


Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case Fully Black Powdered Interior VM30001W2Z
Item #: N82E16811133179
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$49.99


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148697
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-$5.00 Instant


$59.99


MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130290
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-$5.00 Instant


$69.99


XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150505
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate



$174.99

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
Item #: N82E16817153136
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-$25.00 Instant


$89.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231310
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$40.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
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$139.99


Thermaltake AF0032 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835106149
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$8.99
Subtotal: $654.91

I KNOW THIS IS A LITTLE OFF MY BUDGET BUT I INCLUDED THE FAN. REBATE IS NOT THERE TOO.

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. ANYTHING WHICH IS NOT NOT COMPATIBLE BECAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST BUILD.

PREFERRED WEBSITE TO ORDER - AMAZON BECAUSE OF NO TAX.

THANKS


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April 18, 2011 10:27:48 PM

OVERCLOCKING: YES

CROSSFIRE/SLI: MAYBE IN FUTURE.
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April 19, 2011 1:27:07 AM

TBH Taran, your build does you a lot more justice than Martins.

Your editing/designing the quad would come in handy. Granted it wouldn't be as fast as a Sandy Bridge chip but you know.

If you'd like, you could click into my siggy for the 600$ build. It'll give you a bit more umph with 2 cores, but not sure how it'd work out in 3D design.
i3 2100 vs 955
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=88
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April 19, 2011 2:31:41 AM

here's my $600 suggestion:


i5-2500 + 4 GB RAM + Free Game: $246.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HIS HD 6850 + Free Game: $164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

AS Rock H61-VS: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hitachi 500 GB HDD: $38.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek 400W 80+ Bronze PSU: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG 24x DVD burner: $18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill R218 Case: $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


total $599.88

a 2500 will devastate any AMD chip even the hexacores, its also much better than the i3-2100 dual-core
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April 19, 2011 3:14:42 AM

^ OP Plans to play games as well Screwy. APU on the 2500 would do nothing in gaming. Even the 6450's on the higher end Llano's "destroy" it.
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April 19, 2011 3:48:06 AM

im more into gaming. i got the total upto $600 with the same parts at tigerdirect. i plan to overclock it too. I have heard that x4 955 BE are beast at overclocking and give you a nice performance.
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April 19, 2011 3:50:13 AM

The psu in Screwysqrl build is too weak. I plan to crossfire in future, so i may look at about 700w one.
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April 19, 2011 4:10:19 AM

^ Actually, that's old information. The 2500K is best for overclocking, but is 90$ more than your CPU budget. 955 can reach 4.0-4.2ghz at most. But the 2500K can reach up to 5ghz+. Your looking at a 700-800 dollar budget with that though.

600w is good enough for 6850 Crossfiring.
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April 19, 2011 1:32:22 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 + ASUS M4A87TD EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB + CORSAIR Builder Series CX600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA + HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
XFX HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$606.93 (before $30 rebates)
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April 19, 2011 1:48:32 PM

aznshinobi said:
^ Actually, that's old information. The 2500K is best for overclocking, but is 90$ more than your CPU budget. 955 can reach 4.0-4.2ghz at most. But the 2500K can reach up to 5ghz+. Your looking at a 700-800 dollar budget with that though.

600w is good enough for 6850 Crossfiring.



you must have missed that I have a 2500 (not K) and a 6850?
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April 19, 2011 3:30:11 PM

finally, i5 2500k build at $640 with a gtx460. same case, corsair 600w psu, 4gb corsair ram, and rest the same.
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April 19, 2011 11:30:21 PM

Ohhhh I see Screwy, sorry about that.

That CX600 would not supply enough power for an overclocked 2500K and Crossfire 6850. That CX600 at most is a 500 watter in reality. The only actual solid PSU I've seen from the CX lineup really is the CX430 Screwy recommends sometimes.

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