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MSI is fine if you don't overclock
My point still isn't this site called OVERCLOCK.NET for a reason
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Im still surprised they managed to keep the build under $300...
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sad thing is when i got get one in jan.. It wont be there lol
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You could build a pretty decent system if you just hang around the OCN for sale section and get some stuff used.
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post #15 of 23
Neither. The TigerDirect PC still has pisspoor parts selection and quality for price. The other I believe is your current PC, which you want to move on from.

beating both in a moment...
Edited by xd_1771 - 7/16/11 at 3:25pm
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Neither. Both PCs have pisspoor parts selection and quality for price.
Prebuilts and DIY combo deals are often a really bad idea.

beating them both in a moment...
Ic, Well then What do you think would be Good system. for 400$ hmm
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This one is just for the sake of making a better deal than one of Tigerdirect's terrible combo deals

AMD Phenom II x3 720 + Thermaltake 92mm basic cooler - $80 shipped both
ASRock 880G motherboard - $45 shipped (open box)
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 - $65, $40 AR [buy.com]
Seagate LP 1.5TB HDD + Samsung DVD drive - $77 shipped both
Pixxo small form factor case and PSU - $28 + shipping [Meritline]
NEWCUSTOMER10 code - $10 off
Total cost: $285 plus shipping before rebates; $260 plus shipping after rebates
400Mhz faster AMD Phenom II x3 plus 880G chipset with full HD acceleration and better AM3 proecssor support, 8GB of DDR3-1600, 1.5TB HDD space and small form factor for the SAME price/BETTER price before rebates; yeah never buy these DIY combo deals >_>


And now for my real suggestion at $400:

AMD Socket FM1/Llano based PC:
AMD A8 3850/HD 6550D + Biostar TA75M+ - $220 + shipping
2x2GB G.Skill NQ DDR3-1600 - $34 shipped after promo [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $55 shipped [superbiiz]
Samsung DVD - $18 shipped
Coolermaster Elite case + Coolermaster Elite 460W PSU (great budget PSU) - $50 + $10 shipping
Quad core and AMD Radeon HD 6530D graphics: $377 plus shipping (under $20)
This may be better for expandability as more APUs will be released with full compatibility on FM1 socket, with better CPU & GPU cores, however this may not give you as much power as the setup I have outlined below (though the only CPU upgrade you can initiate will cost at least $200)

AMD Socket AM3+/Phenom II based PC: (more powerful graphics)
AMD Phenom II x4 925 + Thermaltake 92mm basic cooler - $95 shipped both
Gigaybte AM3+ 760G - $65 + shipping, $55 AR (no wait rebate!)
Galaxy GTS 450 - $110, $70 AR [Microcenter] (no wait rebate!)
Avexir 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $20 after promo shipped! [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $55 shipped [superbiiz]
Samsung DVD - $18 shipped
Coolermaster Elite case + Coolermaster Elite 460W PSU (great budget PSU) - $50 + $10 shipping
AMD Phenom II + GTS 450, best for gaming
Total cost before rebates: $427 plus shipping
Total cost after 9 days (rebate checks returned): $391 plus shipping
If you don't like rebates you could swap out the GTS 450 for a weaker card and still get better performance than an AMD Llano setup

Done in not so much time as I thought, since I've been making suggestions all day that pretty much use the same parts over and over again
Note that you may be able to save cash by reusing a DVD drive, perhaps reusing the HDD
Edited by xd_1771 - 7/20/11 at 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
This one is just for the sake of making a better deal than one of Tigerdirect's terrible combo deals

AMD Phenom II x3 720 + Thermaltake 92mm basic cooler - $80 shipped both
ASRock 880G motherboard - $45 shipped (open box)
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 - $65, $40 AR [buy.com]
Seagate LP 1.5TB HDD + Samsung DVD drive - $77 shipped both
Pixxo small form factor case and PSU - $28 + shipping [Meritline]
NEWCUSTOMER10 code - $10 off
Total cost: $285 plus shipping before rebates; $260 plus shipping after rebates
400Mhz faster AMD Phenom II x3 plus 880G chipset with full HD acceleration and better AM3 proecssor support, 8GB of DDR3-1600, 1.5TB HDD space and small form factor for the SAME price/BETTER price before rebates; yeah never buy these DIY combo deals >_>


And now for my real suggestion at $400:

AMD Socket FM1/Llano based PC:
AMD A8 3850/HD 6550D + Biostar TA75M+ - $220 + shipping
2x2GB G.Skill NQ DDR3-1600 - $34 shipped after promo [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $55 shipped [superbiiz]
Samsung DVD - $18 shipped
Coolermaster Elite case + Coolermaster Elite 460W PSU (great budget PSU) - $50 + $10 shipping
Quad core and AMD Radeon HD 6530D graphics: $377 plus shipping (under $20)
This may be better for expandability as more APUs will be released with full compatibility on FM1 socket, with better CPU & GPU cores, however this may not give you as much power as the setup I have outlined below (though the only CPU upgrade you can initiate will cost at least $200)

AMD Socket AM3+/Phenom II based PC: (more powerful graphics)
AMD Phenom II x4 925 + Thermaltake 92mm basic cooler - $95 shipped both
Gigaybte AM3+ 760G - $65 + shipping, $55 AR (no wait rebate!)
Galaxy GTS 450 - $110, $70 AR [Microcenter] (no wait rebate!)
2x2GB G.Skill NQ DDR3-1600 - $34 shipped after promo [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $55 shipped [superbiiz]
Samsung DVD - $18 shipped
Coolermaster Elite case + Coolermaster Elite 460W PSU (great budget PSU) - $50 + $10 shipping
AMD Phenom II + GTS 450, best for gaming
Total cost before rebates: $427 plus shipping
Total cost after 9 days (rebate checks returned): $391 plus shipping
If you don't like rebates you could swap out the GTS 450 for a weaker card and still get better performance than an AMD Llano setup

That third build looks great. Excellent performance with tons of room to upgrade in the future (AM3+).
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post #19 of 23
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awesome.. I guess I know who to go to when jan comes around.. to get a nice setup
post #20 of 23
I noticed you are in Missouri. That means you may be able to pick up that GTS 450 in store (though they will ship it to you) and you may be able to take advantage of this CPU + motherboard deal. There's a store in St. Louis/Brentwood.

If you're not going to buy till January, there will be way better products out by then, i.e. the FX Series CPU. Note that by then most Phenom II CPUs will not be sold, which means you may be forced into an AMD APU setup as I have outlined, which has less graphics capability.
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