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This will be my first build, I am ordering this build tomorrow and hope to be uploading a full log on Monday. I would have tried to save more money, but the idea for this build is to be the cheapest while keeping ALL black, including PCB. (Case Interior will be painted white if steel looks undesirable)

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870
AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor
TOPOWER GAPS-500MX 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive

Total= $579.10 After Shipping
Total Money Saved = $94.50

See the attachment for discount details.

What do you guys think? I know the Athlon is a huge step, but mind you I will be swapping with the new FX line.

Edited by Conner - 7/20/11 at 10:15pm
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Why don't you just wait a couple of months instead of wasting money on a dual core?
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Yes, Saaaave.

What is your current rigs specs, perhaps we could suggest way's to upgrade it for now to hold you down for a bit?
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Why don't you just wait a couple of months instead of wasting money on a dual core?
I currently use a single core 2.0ghz sempron
Nvidia 256mb ddr ram 400mhz core 866mhz mem 666mhz shader
3gb ddr2 333mhz ram
160gb hdd

I was going to buy AM3 in January until I heard about AM3+. Now that the mobos are out I MUST! upgrade.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948 buy this 6870

i have no idea abt ur PSU , but r u sure its a good unit ??
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948 buy this 6870

i have no idea abt ur PSU , but r u sure its a good unit ??
I'm sure it will be. If its not DOA it should work fine, and based on the permanent price change I will be able to RMA a DOA PSU for one of the many of this kind they have in stock.
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I'm sure it will be. If its not DOA it should work fine, and based on the permanent price change I will be able to RMA a DOA PSU for one of the many of this kind they have in stock.
COOL then

EDIT : everything other than CPU and PSU r perfect xD
Edited by sunnyFTW - 7/20/11 at 10:45pm
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I'm sure it will be. If its not DOA it should work fine, and based on the permanent price change I will be able to RMA a DOA PSU for one of the many of this kind they have in stock.
PSU is absolutely the worst piece of hardware to skimp out on. If it dies, it can and will take some of your hardware with it.

Use this guide to determine your wattage requirements, then follow the link at the bottom to the recommended PSU thread and buy something from that list in your price and wattage requirements.
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COOL then

EDIT : everything other than CPU and PSU r perfect xD
PSU May turn out to be a great success, you never know. But yes ofcourse the CPU sucks but an upgrade in a month or so, AND I will have a spare to do Subzero in the winter.
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PSU is absolutely the worst piece of hardware to skimp out on. If it dies, it can and will take some of your hardware with it.

Use this guide to determine your wattage requirements, then follow the link at the bottom to the recommended PSU thread and buy something from that list in your price and wattage requirements.
I have proper wattage requirements.

Oh well, I have $650 on my budget, may as well get another PSU
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