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DVD
Case
Hard Drive
Mobo
Gpu
Psu
Ram
Cpu

+Win7 gets to about $540, so I've kinda broken the budget a little. But this is the best I could come up with from what I know. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Anything I can skimp on would be nice to know.

General use, some MMO (Rift, I think?), and that's probably about it. No overclocking or anything.
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I don't like the GPU, apart from that looks good!
 
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If you want just marginally better performance on the gpu, go with an Ati Radeon 5750 for $9 more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131372


Benchmark comparison: http://www.hwcompare.com/1317/geforce-gts-250-1gb-vs-radeon-hd-5750-1gb/
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Yeah, you're telling me. Bit of google said it performed better than the 5670, and I'm kinda trying to keep as close to the budget as I can.

It's for a friend's wife..She's running some like e6000something with an 8400 GS.
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Originally Posted by Drybones5;13503831 
If you want just marginally better performance on the gpu, go with an Ati Radeon 5750 for $9 more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131372


Benchmark comparison: http://www.hwcompare.com/1317/geforce-gts-250-1gb-vs-radeon-hd-5750-1gb/

Only issue with that is..the $99 is sold out, and the next I could find was $107.
Edited by Vocality - 5/14/11 at 1:21pm
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Originally Posted by Vocality;13503839 
Yeah, you're telling me. Bit of google said it performed better than the 5670, and I'm kinda trying to keep as close to the budget as I can.

It's for a friend's wife..She's running some like e6000something with an 8400 GS.



Only issue with that is..the $99 is sold out, and the next I could find was $107.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 - $99 in stock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125380


Benchmarked higher than a 5750

http://www.hwcompare.com/1312/geforce-gtx-260-vs-radeon-hd-5750-1gb/


+ it looks better than that 5750 card lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Drybones5;13503920 
Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 - $99 in stock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125380

Thanks! That's much better.

With that card and changing the mobo to this. Could combo it with the cpu and get $16 discount.

Down to $533 shipped..
post #7 of 16
If you are willing to risk refurbished - Evga B-Stock still has the GTX460 768mb for $90 shipped.

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20
Edited by BinaryDemon - 5/14/11 at 1:43pm
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Good build, but there are some things I would revise. First, you should change the Power Supply to a Xigmatek NRP-PC402. It has better internals than the Rosewill and should have higher efficiency. It'll deliver more power more reliably. That, and it costs $15 less. You can get the same Hard Drive for $5 less on [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-3-5-Inch-Internal-WD5000AAKX/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305407921&sr=8-1"]Amazon[/ame], too. The recommendation made for the GTX 260 is excellent, and you should definitely use it in the build. It's almost as fast as a Radeon HD 5770.

That's all I'd change, really.
    
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post #9 of 16
Maybe consider the 555BE instead for CPU. Has l3 cache and fairly decent chance of unlocking to x3 or x4. Even as x2, for your use would likely perform better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846
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Originally Posted by dihartnell;13504547 
Maybe consider the 555BE instead for CPU. Has l3 cache and fairly decent chance of unlocking to x3 or x4. Even as x2, for your use would likely perform better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846

No, NO! Do not do this. There's only around a 60% chance of unlocking cores on the Phenom II X2, and because it's a dual-core (even though it has L3 cache), it will perform a lot slower. Most games from 2009 to now take advantage of three cores but not four. Tom's Hardware did an article on this some months ago.
    
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