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September 22, 2011 12:48:37 AM

So I want to make a pc under 600$ already have an atx case I just need the insides of the pc and windows 7 64 bit,let me know if you think any changes need to be made or if you have a suggestion.

Purchase Date: I would like to buy this week
 
Budget Range: 500-600
 
System Usage:making music (virtual dj), gaming (tf2), surfing the internet, watching movies online
 
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, Speakers, case
 
Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com
 
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD cpu but intel wont be shunned & Asus mobo (if amd CPU then am3+ socket)
 
Overclocking: Maybe
 
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
 
Monitor resolution: 1600x1200
 
Additional Comments: I would like a mostly quiet PC

This is what I have

Cpu: Amd x6 1100t
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: asus M5a99x evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics: His radeon 4670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: adata 4 GB (2x2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Psu: corsaire enthusiast series tx750 v2 (750w)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Os: windows 7 99$
September 22, 2011 3:06:03 AM

Thank you any suggestions?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
September 22, 2011 3:23:50 AM

955 + Windows 7 64bit $207
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Antec 650w $60 ($20 MIR Remember $60 is after promo: EMCKAHK22)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Extreme4 970 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Lite-on DVD drive + Seagate 500GB $58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
XFX 6850 $150 ($30 MIR + Free Game)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Team 4GB DDR3 1333 $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $609 before rebates.

You get a way better card still keeping the ability to CF.
September 22, 2011 5:19:16 PM

aznshinobi said:
955 + Windows 7 64bit $207
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Antec 650w $60 ($20 MIR Remember $60 is after promo: EMCKAHK22)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Extreme4 970 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Lite-on DVD drive + Seagate 500GB $58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
XFX 6850 $150 ($30 MIR + Free Game)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Team 4GB DDR3 1333 $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $609 before rebates.

You get a way better card still keeping the ability to CF.


+1 I see rainbows!
September 22, 2011 10:21:51 PM

aznshinobi said:
955 + Windows 7 64bit $207
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Antec 650w $60 ($20 MIR Remember $60 is after promo: EMCKAHK22)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Extreme4 970 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Lite-on DVD drive + Seagate 500GB $58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
XFX 6850 $150 ($30 MIR + Free Game)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Team 4GB DDR3 1333 $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $609 before rebates.

You get a way better card still keeping the ability to CF.


If I were to bump up the total price from 600$ to 690$ what should I upgrade
a b B Homebuilt system
September 22, 2011 11:01:18 PM

Alternative approach (what I would do): Start with $350 HP refurb i5-2400 or i5-2500 from here (www.ubid.com) (i don't work for or with them, I do buy there). Add the power supply and video given above ($60+$150) total is less than $500. If you buy an HP from ubid make sure it has an HP warantee, not some third party slop. That gets you an HP refurb, not a used POS.

re "I were to bump up the total price from 600$ to 690$ what should I upgrade": At $700 plus for new components I'd move from AMD to intel and keep the same video. Or buy a $185 GTX 560 or $240 HD 6950 1 GB for the AMD build vs. the $150 6850.

If you don't have a good mouse then throw that in too. Good mice are nice.
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
September 22, 2011 11:04:26 PM

vaughn911 said:
If I were to bump up the total price from 600$ to 690$ what should I upgrade


I'd say keep the same build but either add an extra 500GB HD for RAID 0 (or an inexpensive 64GB SSD like the Crucial M4 or OCZ Solid 3) and get a good CPU cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212.
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
September 23, 2011 12:11:09 AM

^ Kinda agree. Don't RAID HDDs, it's not really needed since speeds don't increase too much in real application. The M4 or Solid 3 would be a better buy.
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