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post #1 of 7
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I need an all around computer (excluding gaming) without keyboard/mouse , monitor .

budget under 500 (under a dual core is no good) . Newegg accepted , because i'm in the States now .

all nice sugesstions welcome , and rewarded .
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Crucial BX100 250 Western Digital Caviar Black Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro X64 / OpenSUSE 13,2 
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CrossOver LED-P 2560x1440 60hz S-IPS 27" Microsoft N.E.K 4000 CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 1000W Chieftech AEGIS Full tower 
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Llano A6 3400m Lenovo Torpedo A55/A60M 54CN18WW Radeon HD 6520G Radeon HD 6650M 
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i5 2500K @4.5Ghz ASRock P67 PRO3 B3 PNY Quadro M4000 Kingston HyperX 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial BX100 250 Western Digital Caviar Black Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro X64 / OpenSUSE 13,2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
CrossOver LED-P 2560x1440 60hz S-IPS 27" Microsoft N.E.K 4000 CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 1000W Chieftech AEGIS Full tower 
MouseAudio
CM Storm Reaper ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Llano A6 3400m Lenovo Torpedo A55/A60M 54CN18WW Radeon HD 6520G Radeon HD 6650M 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OEM Lenovo DDR 1333  Hitachi 750GB CD/DVD/DL/RW burner Stock laptop cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 x64 Pro 15.6' LED 1366X768 Onboard 6Cell battery 
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post #2 of 7
newegg has really nice and cheap kits u can buy

this is cheapest dual core intel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.719525

just needs a hdd

or quad core amd with 1tb hdd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.722603
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I7 6700k Asus Z170 Pro Gaming gtx 980 ti evga SC 8gigs Corsair 3200 
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256 Gb Crucial SSDs X2 junk dvdr xspc custom loop Windows10 64 But 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX evo 2 2560x1440 oc96hz +Samsung S23a950d 1... Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament edition evga 1000w  Corsair 600T 
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Razer Naga 2014 Razer Goliathus Razer kraken 7.1/ 2.1 stereo speaker set up 
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256 Gb Crucial SSDs X2 junk dvdr xspc custom loop Windows10 64 But 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX evo 2 2560x1440 oc96hz +Samsung S23a950d 1... Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament edition evga 1000w  Corsair 600T 
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post #3 of 7
ohh and heres a link to the diy combos if u wanna look thru and spend a little extra

http://www.newegg.com/Store/MasterCo...tyle_combo.jpg
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I7 6700k Asus Z170 Pro Gaming gtx 980 ti evga SC 8gigs Corsair 3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256 Gb Crucial SSDs X2 junk dvdr xspc custom loop Windows10 64 But 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX evo 2 2560x1440 oc96hz +Samsung S23a950d 1... Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament edition evga 1000w  Corsair 600T 
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256 Gb Crucial SSDs X2 junk dvdr xspc custom loop Windows10 64 But 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX evo 2 2560x1440 oc96hz +Samsung S23a950d 1... Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament edition evga 1000w  Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga 2014 Razer Goliathus Razer kraken 7.1/ 2.1 stereo speaker set up 
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post #4 of 7
Hmm, before we chomp into parts lists tell us about what you want to do with it. How many monitors? What are your memory needs? How do you like to work (Do you multitask like a maniac or pretty much surf the web and update spread sheets?) How many add on cards do you use and what are they? Do you want complete silence or are you one of those people who enjoys fan noise? (Yes they do exist)

Give us a feel for what you need. Typically speaking on cheap work boards I recommend an APU now and lots of memory to cover multitasking. But if you need multiple monitors some other options can be desired.
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FX-8350 5.1Ghz Asus 990FX Sabertooth XFX 7950 Mushkin Enhanced 2x8G 11/11/11/30 - 2400Mhz 
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SSD:2xM4 120Gb // 2x640Gb Black Win7 Ultimate 64b Corsair K90 Enermax Revo85+ 1020W 
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SSD:2xM4 120Gb // 2x640Gb Black Win7 Ultimate 64b Corsair K90 Enermax Revo85+ 1020W 
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by ORL View Post
Hmm, before we chomp into parts lists tell us about what you want to do with it. How many monitors? What are your memory needs? How do you like to work (Do you multitask like a maniac or pretty much surf the web and update spread sheets?) How many add on cards do you use and what are they? Do you want complete silence or are you one of those people who enjoys fan noise? (Yes they do exist)

Give us a feel for what you need. Typically speaking on cheap work boards I recommend an APU now and lots of memory to cover multitasking. But if you need multiple monitors some other options can be desired.
1 monitor , and video out for a 42" hdtv
mainly a work pc , and multimedia(films , music etc.)
Blue Bridge
(14 items)
 
Mobile Fortress
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @4.5Ghz ASRock P67 PRO3 B3 PNY Quadro M4000 Kingston HyperX 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial BX100 250 Western Digital Caviar Black Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro X64 / OpenSUSE 13,2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
CrossOver LED-P 2560x1440 60hz S-IPS 27" Microsoft N.E.K 4000 CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 1000W Chieftech AEGIS Full tower 
MouseAudio
CM Storm Reaper ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Llano A6 3400m Lenovo Torpedo A55/A60M 54CN18WW Radeon HD 6520G Radeon HD 6650M 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OEM Lenovo DDR 1333  Hitachi 750GB CD/DVD/DL/RW burner Stock laptop cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 x64 Pro 15.6' LED 1366X768 Onboard 6Cell battery 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Multi touch touchpad + a CM Storm Reaper Realtek Lossless audio Wacom CTH470 digitizer 
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Blue Bridge
(14 items)
 
Mobile Fortress
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @4.5Ghz ASRock P67 PRO3 B3 PNY Quadro M4000 Kingston HyperX 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial BX100 250 Western Digital Caviar Black Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro X64 / OpenSUSE 13,2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
CrossOver LED-P 2560x1440 60hz S-IPS 27" Microsoft N.E.K 4000 CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 1000W Chieftech AEGIS Full tower 
MouseAudio
CM Storm Reaper ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Llano A6 3400m Lenovo Torpedo A55/A60M 54CN18WW Radeon HD 6520G Radeon HD 6650M 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OEM Lenovo DDR 1333  Hitachi 750GB CD/DVD/DL/RW burner Stock laptop cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 x64 Pro 15.6' LED 1366X768 Onboard 6Cell battery 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Multi touch touchpad + a CM Storm Reaper Realtek Lossless audio Wacom CTH470 digitizer 
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post #6 of 7
i just made a for sale thread you might be interested in.
http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...89gtd-pro.html
always changing
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m4 128  wd 1tb black noctua u9s win7 64 
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benq 2420z corsair  coolermaster v650 rosewell neutron 
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rival 300 razer  corsair sp2500 
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m4 128  wd 1tb black noctua u9s win7 64 
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benq 2420z corsair  coolermaster v650 rosewell neutron 
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevevace2 View Post
ohh and heres a link to the diy combos if u wanna look thru and spend a little extra

http://www.newegg.com/Store/MasterCo...tyle_combo.jpg
Do not buy those DIY supercombos, they are ripoffs. See below

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevevace2 View Post
No. These parts, selected individually using mostly deals from OCN's online deals section, form a better deal:

Phenom II x4 925 - $92 + $8 shipping [Superbiiz]
Biostar A880G+ + 2x2GB Patriot DDR3-1600 - $78 shipped both [Newegg]
Samsung F3 1TB - $46 shipped [see link]
iMicro case + 400W PSU + keyboard + mouse + speakers - $38 shipped [Superbiiz]
Use code DRAPER10 on Superbiiz and NEWCUSTOMER10 on Newegg for $20 off

Cost of the Newegg Athlon II x4 Supercombo - $235 + $20.69 shipping (shipping really is that expensive, go check!) - $255.68 shipped
My combination effortlessly beats the supercombo all around in quality for $252 shipped without the use of NEWCUSTOMER10, and $242 shipped with the use of it.

For $13.68 less, you get a Phenom II x4 with the full 6MB L3 cache (which will make up for the 200Mhz speed loss), an 880G chipset motherboard with full HD playback capability (missing from 760G chipset), 2x2GB of dual channel DDR3-1600 memory, one of the fastest 1TB 7200RPM HDD on the market (as opposed to the slower 5900RPM), a PSU that is much better (okay, maybe not that much, but from personal experience I don't consider that Logisys 480W [an overrated 200W] ready for any modern system), a keyboard, a mouse, and speakers. You are paying less for not only more parts, but better quality parts. All around.

The Supercombo on the other hand gives you an Athlon II x4 with no L3 cache, a 760G chipset mobo with no full HD playback capability, crippled memory setup (single channel for no less cost), a slow 5900RPM HDD, a PSU that is absolutely unsuitable for any modern application, and no keyboard, mouse and speakers, for MORE COST. Buying that supercombo would be paying more for not only less parts, but worse parts all around. A.K.A. rip-off.

Never buy supercombos.

Note that the prices of certain items at the time of beating compared to now may not match.

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On topic now, for $500 build options, have a look at this:

$350-450 budget - Socket FM1 - The Ninja - quad core APU, overclocking ready, SFF case, HD 6550D, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, OPTION-64GB SSD
NEWCUSTOMER10 coupon - $10 off [Newegg]
DRAPER10 coupon - $10 off [Superbiiz]

Without SSD: $341 shipped
With SSD: $446 shipped

If you need an OS in the budget, get the without SSD build and use this deal to get Windows 7 x64 here for $87 shipped.
Edited by xd_1771 - 10/3/11 at 9:53pm
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