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post #21 of 30
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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
If you can overclock, definitely go with his idea. Thats some high end board right there.
post #22 of 30
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I looked up the price of that computer by the name you gave us, it was $559 on Circuit city, so I went to the egg and threw this together for $556, and you can take off $25 instantly with promo codes and another $20 with an MIR on the GPU:



Building a computer is really pretty easy, I can link you to a video that will go through every step you need to know.

Here you go;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
and where is the PSU?

add this
amd phenom x4 965 155$
with corsair 500watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.707875

sapphire radeon 6850 154$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 59$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145304
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Yea I'd start with at least a 6870/GTX560 Ti level GPU if not better, and the 955 if you can't pay a little more and build 2500K. If you're saving money by going AMD on the CPU, spend the extra on SSD or a better graphics card if gaming is the sole purpose of this thing.
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post #24 of 30
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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

agree with all of this. that gigabyte board is killer for features/price
    
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post #25 of 30
1. Create OCN account
2. Ask for advice on pre-built system
3. ???
4. Profit

Seriously dude, this is a site where people try to squeeze all they can out of systems. A pre-built computer is never going to be recommended to you on OCN because you can build more for less. If you don't like the advice we give you, go ask what they think on Circuit City's website.

The only thing I would say is scary as a newbie assembling a computer is putting the processor in the socket and applying TIM properly. Plenty of videos on Youtube to instruct you though.
post #26 of 30
ok so

Phenom II 925 +Xigmatek Loki combo $108
HD 6850 for $155 and has a $15 rebate and 5 promotional freebies per year.
Gigabyte 990FX UD3 $150

Antec Earthwatts 650W $55 with promo code.
CM HAF 912 $55 shipped and $10 rebate
2x2 GB Gskill DDR3 1600 CAS7 $55

That's $578 for a very upgradeable and very overclockable core system that is about 10x better than ibuypooperpc. You'll also get $25 in rebates some day but your girlfriend will probably steal them and tell you they got lost in the mail ><

You'll need to cannibalize a HDD, DVD, and Windows, otherwise that will run you ~$150 more for descent new ones.
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post #27 of 30
I'd find a used graphics card on this site for cheaper better than a 5570. If you scavange here, or look on newegg for open box deals you'll find better for a good price. my2cents
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post #28 of 30
Build your own.. -.- God, that computer is awful.
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post #29 of 30
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and where is the PSU?
Ugh... Always forget one part... Thanks.
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post #30 of 30
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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.
The hard drive is one of the biggest bottlenecks in the modern PC, from booting, to loading (during startup and games), to transfers, to random seeks and operations. A 5400RPM drive is unacceptable when a 7200RPM drive is available. 5400RPM drives are there for the space and storage (and power savings in notebooks) as a secondary drive where you will tolerate the slower speed. It is not meant as a primary drive.

Given that this is being built from the ground up as a new "home" for his interest in PCs and gaming, that 1TB will probably be plenty for a while to come. If he needs space in the future, wait until then. A second drive can always be added (and likely for cheaper) when he needs it, but he'd never be able to increase that drive's rotational speed once he gets it and it slows his whole experience down.

So, yeah, I know you were just helping him get the most for his money, but I'd say getting the most would be trading that space for the performance. Price per GB isn't all it's about.
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Ugh... Always forget one part... Thanks.
Ha, I mentioned this on the last page.
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