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The time has come for me to build a new PC. I explored upgrading the current rig I have now but found out that it just isn't worth it.

Due to my current financial situation I'm going to have to spread the build over three months or so buying part by part but in the end I want to have something that is going to be worth it.

I think the best place to start out is the mobo. I want to leave the option open for going X-fire but that would just be an added bonus a bit down the line after I have the PC up and running.

I was looking at this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157262

I would like to keep it under $200 but I know this is an important component just like the rest of them so I don't want to be cheap.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.. like I said I'm wide open for any recommendations..
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post #2 of 15
Hello, I always heard you should try to buy all your parts within a month. You don't want to have your parts sitting around for too long. If there's a really really good deal on something than yeah pick it up but why not save until you can purchase all?
post #3 of 15
For a board that will support Bulldozer and has SLI/Crossfire compabilities go for the Gigabyte 990xa-ud3 which goes around 145$ without rebates. That's a good place to start, but yes get all your parts within a month.
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by greenhold View Post
For a board that will support Bulldozer and has SLI/Crossfire compabilities go for the Gigabyte 990xa-ud3 which goes around 145$ without rebates. That's a good place to start, but yes get all your parts within a month.
That is the mobo I recommend as well. Get your parts together. If you sit on them too long and one doesn't work, you can't just exchange, you have to rma with the manufacturer and that takes much longer.
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post #5 of 15
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This one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128510

Everything is going to end up sitting around longer for a month, most likely 2-3 months. I'm not in a huge rush or I won't be impatient if I have to work out some kind return to the manufacturer. I have a half way decent system right now but this will be the only option I have if I want to have a new one.

Basically if the only issue would be a chance of having to wait even longer then I'm fine with that.
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post #6 of 15
3 Months after I ordered the machine in my sig rig, the price of the GPU had dropped $50, and the price of the CPU had dropped ~$10, I could have bought higher quality RAM for the same price.

If you want to buy some components now and some later, make sure you start with things like the DVD burner, case, PSU, and perhaps HD (not solid state). Those components have much more steady prices through time. Buy your CPU/GPU/MOBO/RAM all at the same time. Those components are constantly moving on performance and price points. If you want 3 months, maybe you'll be picking up a bulldozer build instead of a Phenom build anyways.
     
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by mdocod View Post
3 Months after I ordered the machine in my sig rig, the price of the GPU had dropped $50, and the price of the CPU had dropped ~$10, I could have bought higher quality RAM for the same price.

If you want to buy some components now and some later, make sure you start with things like the DVD burner, case, PSU, and perhaps HD (not solid state). Those components have much more steady prices through time. Buy your CPU/GPU/MOBO/RAM all at the same time. Those components are constantly moving on performance and price points. If you want 3 months, maybe you'll be picking up a bulldozer build instead of a Phenom build anyways.
Ok, that makes sense. I still won't be able to buy all those componenets at once but instead of spreading it out over three months I can buy the components you mentioned in a month or so.

What do you guys think about this case?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

As far as the PSU goes I really have no idea what I should start looking at. I'm ready to order the case and if the price of the PSU isn't too high I'll just order that as well.
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post #8 of 15
why dont you just save the money until you can afford to buy it in one big purchase?
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AllyOmega View Post
why dont you just save the money until you can afford to buy it in one big purchase?
It's just not an option.

Anyone have an opinion on the case or a recommended PS?
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by gotskil View Post
Ok, that makes sense. I still won't be able to buy all those componenets at once but instead of spreading it out over three months I can buy the components you mentioned in a month or so.

What do you guys think about this case?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

As far as the PSU goes I really have no idea what I should start looking at. I'm ready to order the case and if the price of the PSU isn't too high I'll just order that as well.
Hard to say on PSU because even you don't know what GPU's you may end up with.

That's the cheapest i've seen the Antec 900 (inc MIR and promo code) so that's pretty nice but the 900 is not a good case. You can make it work though, but you will want to make some cutouts! (Has awful cable management)

mdocod's 100% right, Glad you are now looking at a case and thinking about PSU than getting a motherboard.
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