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Just a couple of things (same things, but cheaper prices):

GSkill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 2x2GB - $27.99 Free Shipping
Corsair Vengence DDR3-1600 2x4GB - $51.99 Free Shipping (would match the board better, and be better for future use)
Phenom II x4 955 BE - $119.99 - $15 Instant Rebate (promo code) Free Shipping
Corsair CX430 - $44.99 + 1.99 Shipping ($10 MIR)
PNY GTX460 1GB Recertified - $104.99 + 7.98 shipping
Junkyard
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HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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Junkyard
(18 items)
 
NAStradamous
(12 items)
 
HTPC01
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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post #42 of 45
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot to everyone who helped out. Especially pioneerisloud. I think I have the final list now. Cant wait to get building!
post #43 of 45
Sounds good, but for the sake of the upcoming AMD FX series processor release (about a week from now - in fact some stores are already taking pre-orders) I suggest you wait. The AMD FX-4100 will be available in the ~$120 range.
post #44 of 45
Thread Starter 
This build most likely wont start until past that point so if prices and performance are good ill be sure to change it to BD
post #45 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by MinitroN View Post
It's locked in at a speed faster than a 4.0ghz Phenom II.
BF3 runs better on PHII X4 than dualcore i3.

I think this particular engine (reguardless of the state of the beta) is a good indicator of the direction where performance is needed in current and future games, Mainly In the gpu and supporting roles. Your i3 is capable of higher peak frames, but the X4 keeps the minimum FPS higher ( when instances occur where more cores are beneficial, like falling buildings and other non-gpu physics simulated well, physics. ) resulting in a smoother overall experience.

More OT Edit:

I think your final priceup is more than acceptable. It looks to be a well rounded machine to me. If I had a slightly better gpu I'd be where I want to be, which is what you have priced up. :]

Might I mention, AM3+ cpu's are supposed to be socket compatible with AM3 Motherboards given the proper bios updates. I dont see intels next cpu fitting this generation of socket, do you?
Edited by Xinoxide - 10/5/11 at 9:24pm
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