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I have been out of the pc loop for awhile so not to sure what's good and what's bad but now that it's. Summer I'm gonna build something new so I'll have around $400 all I need is the CPU, motherboard, ram, video card just the main parts


Thanks, zach
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550,i3,p67 DONE!
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I wouldn't consider a $400 build "good", but what Greek said would be decent.
I would save a bit more for longer lasting parts.
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post #4 of 7
I'm really bad with sticking to a budget but here's what I got:

CPU: Intel i3 2100

Mobo: MSI p67

RAM: Corsair XMS 4GB

GPU: Nvidia GTX 550 EVGA

Comes to $406

Edit: changed 450 to 550
Edited by WALSRU - 6/13/11 at 2:51pm
   
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post #5 of 7
are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

M4A88TD-V EVO/U Socket AM3 880G ATX AMD with the x4 965 for $190 is a great combo


PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD3-1600-X8 $49/29ar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178265
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

M4A88TD-V EVO/U Socket AM3 880G ATX AMD with the x4 965 for $190 is a great combo


PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD3-1600-X8 $49/29ar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178265
thanks and ones right down the street what would a good quad build cost new becuase some parts I will buy some parts used to get the best bang for my buck
post #7 of 7
for the entire system, $600 should leave a little head room

before rebates
board+cpu $200
case $50
hdd $50
dvd $20
ram $50
psu $75
gpu $150

and maybe get $50-75 in rebates
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