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July 24, 2011 10:00:49 PM

It's been ages since I did a build from scratch--need all cables, optical drive, everything--and I'd like confirmation that everything in this goes together reasonably before I buy it. We were looking for a distinctly sub-$500 build after shipping and tax (CA), kinda hoping it would come out lower than this but c'est la vie. Ability to run 1080p movies without a hitch and maybe some puttering about in AutoCAD were the only real requirements. If I'm missing any reasonably cuttable corners here, advice to that effect would be great too. Everything's on Newegg, though I did check Amazon and TigerDirect to no avail.

Case: $30, Rosewill R101-P-BK
PSU: $40, Antec Green EA-380D 380W
Motherboard: $50, Open Box ASUS M4A78LT-M AM3
CPU: $85, AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz AM3 95W w/Thermaltake A4022 92mm CPU Cooler
Memory: $30, G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333
HDD: $60, Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
Graphics card: $60, GIGABYTE GV-R567D3-1GI Radeon HD 5670 1GB
Wired: $ 7, Rosewill RC-402
Wireless: $22, AZiO AWD102N
Optical: $19, Samsung CD/DVD SH-222AB
2xSATA cables, $7

$20 S&H
$30 tax
$470 total

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July 24, 2011 10:07:44 PM

Other than using the samsung spinpoint F3 1TB instead, which is the same $59.99, i think you are pretty much there.
Generally you don't need an athlon x4 for things, but at 85 it's pretty much a steal.

Generally I would advice against the open box mobo's. But it does save you a few bucks.
Maybe it will work for this as you also added the 2 sata cables.
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July 25, 2011 3:15:25 AM

rvilkman said:
Other than using the samsung spinpoint F3 1TB instead, which is the same $59.99, i think you are pretty much there.
Generally you don't need an athlon x4 for things, but at 85 it's pretty much a steal.

Generally I would advice against the open box mobo's. But it does save you a few bucks.
Maybe it will work for this as you also added the 2 sata cables.


Is the Samsung better than the Seagate? Seagate's got better transfer speeds, doesn't it?

Does anyone have any experience with Newegg's Open Box stuff? It saves me $20, is it not worth the risk?
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August 15, 2012 11:37:25 PM

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