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September 18, 2011 12:55:26 AM

Hi I'm just asking you guys if you like the build
I spent a lot of time on it and has an SSD
Here you go

Case
Coolermaster Haf 912
50$

GPU
Asus HD 6870 Direct CUII
180$

RAM
G.SKILL 8GB XL Ripjaw X 1333Mhz
45$

SSD
Crucial M4 C400 60GB
110$

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
50$

CPU
Intel Core i3 2100
115$

ODD
Asus 24X DVD Burner OEM
20$

Motherboard
Biostar TH67B USB 3 SATA Revision 3
80$

Power Supply
Antec Earthwatts 430 Watt 80 Plus Bronze
60$

Total: 710$ Before Tax

Tell Me if I can Get a better SSD for a similar price
(None of that Vertex 3 Stuff)
September 18, 2011 1:16:07 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-faqs-build-...

Um, im not really going to give much advice, but, most people are going to tell you to go with an AMD quad core instead of the dual core i3.

They'll probaly say biostar isnt reliable and to change the motherboard

And posting links for us to click is much easier then copying and pasting the name into newegg.

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September 18, 2011 1:24:26 AM
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At a budget of $700, an SSD is usually not recommended. However, you seemed to manage to fit it in. Good job. Just don't forget the OS. The build seems like a solid mid-end/ somewhat high-end (but not by much) build. At that price range, you cannot get any better than the Crucial M4. I honestly would have gotten 4GB of RAM @1600MHz for $30 from Crucial (and it's $10 off, so you only pay $20):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 18, 2011 1:26:56 AM

JustLiveYourLife said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-faqs-build-...

Um, im not really going to give much advice, but, most people are going to tell you to go with an AMD quad core instead of the dual core i3.

They'll probaly say biostar isnt reliable and to change the motherboard

And posting links for us to click is much easier then copying and pasting the name into newegg.


Usually, Biostar isn't recommended, but the board he chose out seems promising and well-built. The dual core i3 will allow for an upgrade path to the higher-end SBs (and I believe IB as well). As surprising as it is, a SB dual core i3 performs at par if not better than an X4 955 when it comes to gaming. When it comes to programs like video encoding and stuff like that, AMD wins because of the extra cores it has to offer.
September 18, 2011 1:40:52 AM

I was planning on Pir**ing windows
Sorry about the Mr. gates
September 18, 2011 1:44:57 AM

If you want to get the best gaming performance switch out the SSD ($110 less) for a

i5-2400 ($65 more).
switch to a 6950 ($30 more) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Earthwatts 650 (same price after rebate) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The final price should come out to be roughly the same.

The SSD will make the OS boot fast and a few games (whatever fits in 30GB) load faster, but ultimately once the game starts it doesn't make much of a difference.

This is of course assuming you are buying from newegg.
September 18, 2011 1:48:38 AM

SSD w/a $700 budget for a gaming build = FAIL

You load up Windows a few seconds quicker to get your arse handed to you in a game because your struggling with FPS = lag. That's what it comes down to.

i5 2300 / i5 2400 will own on games and they are quads which own dual cores in regards to gaming.

560ti > 6870. The 560ti o/c's like no other gpu out there atm.

September 18, 2011 2:14:44 AM

To you who are saying no SsD in a 700$
Build, I actually agree
I just posted this for those who are desperate for an SSD
And have a tight budget
But otherwise
An SSD in a 700$ build does =FAIL
September 29, 2011 1:26:04 AM

Best answer selected by PoplicoMan.
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