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My $700 build. Thoughts and opinions.

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July 8, 2011 3:06:19 AM

Hi.
My friend is wanting to get a new pc for about $750 (Australian, and since we get taxed on these things more than most consider it like a 5-600 dollar build) The main use being for games and internet

anyway using a website called skycomp I came up with the following build.


Antec Three Hundred Tower Gaming Case - Black, NO PSU


$67.00

Corsair CX-600v2 600W ATX Power Supply,80 PLUS, 120mm fan, 2x PCI-E, 6x SATA, 4x Molex,

$96.00

ASROCK P67 EXTREME4 P67 B3 4xDDR3 3xPCIex16 GBL RAID SATA3 1394a

Model: MBDASRP6701C | Item No: 244544
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$171.00

Corsair 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB) PC-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3 RAM, 2x240-pin DIMMs, Non ECC Unbuffered, 9-9

Model: CMP4GX3M2A1600C9 | Item No: 210179
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$71.00

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD6850 1GB 256Bit GDDR5 PCIE 2*DVI HDMI DSP DX11

$169.00

INTEL CPU CORE i3 2100/3.10GHz/3MB CACHE/LGA1155 BX80623I32100

$132.00

WESTERN DIGITAL WD5000AVDS 500GB 32MB 7200RPM SATA2 WD AV-GP

$60.00



Anyway, I was going to go a 5850 as I've heard they perform slightly better and they're slightly cheaper, but in 12 months time he might want to purchase a second 6850 and go crossfire and by then I'm thinking that the 5xxx series might be a little harder to come by.
So yeah. Thoughts? Advice etc.

Cheers.
July 8, 2011 3:07:42 AM

Also. I am aware of the contradiction between the thread title and the content within.
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July 8, 2011 3:12:39 AM

TBH, I would go with the AMD Phenom II x4 955, It's cheaper and 4 core...There is barely any difference in the processing power PER CORE, therefore the AMD wins because it has 4

EDIT: You need to choose different RAM because it's a 1.65V RAM while Intel LGA1155 uses 1.5V
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