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Can you operate a screwdriver?
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Can you operate a screwdriver?
Can you not be a smart ass?
    
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Haha!
Well...when someone watches me assemble their PC, they usually say something like, "Wow, I can't believe how easy that is. I could have done that. Why am I paying you?"

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Can you not be a smart ass?
Not being a smart-ass. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can do it. Hell half the new cases out there now have screwless, plastic clips so you don't even need a screwdriver...
Edited by damric - 8/21/11 at 10:08am
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That hard drive is 5400RPM. You forgot the power supply too (if there's one included in that case, I wouldn't go with it).
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Yeah, Damric is very serious, a phillips head screw driver is all it takes. And avoid carpet if at all possible.

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That hard drive is 5400RPM.
Yeah but it has a fantastic GB/price ratio and since our OP was originally looking at a pre-built computer I'm sure he won't mind (No offense OP, I personally don't care for 5400 vs. 7200 RPM and I'm not aware if you do or not). If you do mind, you can step down 500 gigs to the F3 which is 1TB 7200RPM. That will actually be a little cheaper as well, but 500 gigs is a lot of storage to sacrifice. I personally can not say whether or not the speed jump from 5400 RPM to 7200 RPM is it worth it, I've only been on 7200 RPM drives and I'm a patient person none the less.
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Newegg combo deals are good for beginners, But more expensive than getting all the parts on your own. Do you have a Microcenter around you? I can help you out picking out the parts you want easily if u live near a microcenter.
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Yeah but it has a fantastic GB/price ratio and since our OP was originally looking at a pre-built computer I'm sure he won't mind (No offense OP, I personally don't care for 5400 vs. 7200 RPM and I'm not aware if you do or not). If you do mind, you can step down 500 gigs to the F3 which is 1TB 7200RPM.
Then step down to a 1TB or something. 5400RPM drives are for notebooks and storage, not gaming and workstations. That build may be better than the prebuilt PC, but I still wouldn't touch a 5400RPM drive as a primary drive.
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Is it really that bad going from 5400 to 7200 RPM? And yeah, I mentioned that the F3 is a 1TB 7200RPM drive in my response.

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Newegg combo deals are good for beginners, But more expensive than getting all the parts on your own. Do you have a Microcenter around you? I can help you out picking out the parts you want easily if u live near a microcenter.
I don't know about you, but the Micro Center near me is horribly over priced. The Phenom II X4 965 was $170 before it went on a quick sale at Micro Center where as new egg's price for it is $130 and they even have a $15 off promo code for it right now.
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post #19 of 30
I'd personally skimp more on the AM3 processor, and go for something like the 925 for $90.

I'd also get an HD 6850 instead of the 6870, more performance per dollar and overclocks to 6870 performance with ease.

Take those saved dollars and get the Gigabyte UD3 mobo instead. This way you can add another GPU if you want to upgrade and do some serious Bulldozer overclocking when the time comes.

Definitely don't get a 5400RPM drive. That would drive me insane
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Here is a Budget rig that I quickly put together for $570. I should last you about 2 ~ 4 years at the most. Sorry for the pics, my screen is just too damn small.

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