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there's a $10 promo code out on the x3 445 right now
post #42 of 46
What about windows7? Does that count? It's 100 bucks... for OEM disc.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASrock z68 extreme4 XFX radeon hd 6950 1gb corsair vengeance 8 gb (2x4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
sata3 7200 rpm 2 tb w/ ssd cache windows 7 64bit random stuff. does 1080=good nuff corsair hx750 
Case
corsair graphite 600t ^^ 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASrock z68 extreme4 XFX radeon hd 6950 1gb corsair vengeance 8 gb (2x4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
sata3 7200 rpm 2 tb w/ ssd cache windows 7 64bit random stuff. does 1080=good nuff corsair hx750 
Case
corsair graphite 600t ^^ 
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post #43 of 46
Haven't noticed it. Looks like your best deal
The OP has stated he plans to run Kubuntu Linux in place of Windows 7.
post #44 of 46
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Looking like this right now. Pretty much XD's suggestions. I opted for a few things that were a dollar or two more to minimize the amount of shippers

Case/PSU: Broadway Com Corp 1243MA-BLACK Glossy black Steel ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 500W Power Suppl $28

HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
$43

CPU/heatsink AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor $65

RAM CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop $31



MOBO ASRock A770DE+ Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/ AMD 770/ DDR2/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard $57 shipped superbizz'

Will probably run linux for now to save money

I have mouse, keyboard, and can borrow an old monitor for the time being (I'm on my roomate's old computer from the late 90s that somehow works)


am I going far too cheap on the case/PSU combo?

Still need a passable graphics card. Is the $100 (after mail in rebate ) SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 you suggested the cheapest I can go and still have a computer able to run the lowish-requirement games I play?

coming in at $270 pre GPU
Edited by 6Eleven - 8/21/11 at 3:23pm
post #45 of 46
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This motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157202
ASRock N68-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
, $40

and this gpu:

ZOTAC ZT-40503-10L GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0

$85 after mail in rebate

making progress or more bad ideas?
Edited by 6Eleven - 8/21/11 at 4:12pm
post #46 of 46
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am I going far too cheap on the case/PSU combo?

i strongly reccomend getting a PSU that is 80+ Certified. all of the money you put in this rig is at the mercy of your PSU. If you get some cheap knockoff it may deliver the power you want, but it may not, worse yet, it could supply "dirty power", voltage spikes and other undesirable qualities too. while the 80+ cert is for power efficiency it generally means that the maker is using better quality components and is at least remotely concerned with the integrity of its products.

Reputable PSU makers include (but not limited to):
Corsair
Antec
Thermaltake
CoolerMaster
SeaSonicUSA

Most PSU makers (including those on this list) actually have them build by other companies like Delta Electronics and just slap their name on it. Delta makes good equipment though. Its just a matter of buying a brand that is concerned about its image in this instance.
    
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I think it's a vacuum tube Silicone, mostly Provided by Jackson Pollack 640k 
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