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Need help/advice on <$800 Budget PC

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November 12, 2011 3:54:50 PM

All suggestions welcome. If you do not like any of my suggestions, I am fine with that, just post your owns and tell me why yours is better. Thanks for the help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Preferably before the end of this year.

Budget Range: Preferably less than $800 after rebate.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: programming ,surfing the internet, gaming

Parts Not Required: None.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None. I use amazon and newegg because I don't know much on sites where I can get parts, so if you know any, feel free to suggest.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Any parts that are known for having high success rate/low failure rates and are good price for the parts.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not.

Monitor Resolution: No preference.

Additional Comments: Not really picky about that parts. I will be using it mostly for everyday use such as programming, surfing the internet, playing games, etc. Please include a wireless card. I will/would like to run Linux along side Windows as I will be programming alot in Linux. Make sure you keep it under $800, preferably ALOT less. No lagg is very important. All suggestions welcome. The more suggestions, the better. Include any preferring if possible, if not, that is fine.

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November 13, 2011 12:40:37 AM

Need some suggestions soon.
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November 13, 2011 12:56:41 AM

Tower

Phenom II x 4 955 $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock AM3+ Motherboard $93
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Case $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate 500gb Barracuda $90
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...

Lg DVD burner $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX430 $37
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TP-Link Wireless Adapter $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PowerColer 6770 $100 after rebates.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.skill Ripjaws 4gb $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Peripherals

Monitor $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard and Mouse combo $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech Speakers $13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Software

Windows 7 64bit OEM $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$801 after rebates and shipping.

If you really want to get under $800. The only thing you need to change is the motherboard to this one below.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it will bring down the prices to $763

BUT if you do that, you lose an upgrade path to Piledriver ( Next gen CPUs of AMD CPUs.)
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November 13, 2011 2:21:01 AM

How reliable are those parts? If you could improve the parts, what would you upgrade and upgrade into what?

All other suggestions are still welcome.
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November 13, 2011 2:52:44 AM

How good of graphics do you need (what types of games will you use it to play?)
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November 13, 2011 3:56:00 AM

TheRedStorm said:
How good of graphics do you need (what types of games will you use it to play?)

I dont play games that often vut I want it to be able to function well if I decide to play more often. Games such as sc2.
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November 13, 2011 11:09:29 AM

lhui5484 said:
How reliable are those parts? If you could improve the parts, what would you upgrade and upgrade into what?

All other suggestions are still welcome.


ATI 6870.
Corsair CX600 ( so that you can go with any single card available)
Ram to 8gb Dual channel.


The 6770 is pretty good for SC2 though.
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November 14, 2011 4:43:03 PM

cutebeans said:
ATI 6870.
Corsair CX600 ( so that you can go with any single card available)
Ram to 8gb Dual channel.


The 6770 is pretty good for SC2 though.


Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into these.

As always, all suggestions are welcome. The more different combinations/choices, the better I can understand how things work.
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November 15, 2011 12:45:41 AM

Good luck then! If you could jump up your budget abit that would be great.
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