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case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156233

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103885

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148699

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231193

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186205

VIDEO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133394

Power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182199

discount mountain for win7 ($86)

dvd: $20

this cost me like $520, any suggestions are appreciated and i promise this is the last time i ask a stupid question like this (which i find my self to frequently)

im aware that this is the cpu section but this has a much higher traffic flow so...
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1 Change the RAM to a 1600mhz RAM. Llano LOVES high speed RAM.

Also lower the psu to the Rosewill green series 430w.

Edit: Get one of these cases also:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146059

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146058

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146076

Edit: Get this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148473

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157277
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What resolution is this going to be running on?
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make a good point with ram, but i plan on oc'ing as much as i can on the cpu and vid card running xfire so i want good stability on the power side.
    
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ibage: as of right now, im not sure. i believe ill just reuse a 1280x??? i have in my basement

as in gameplay, i want to do whatever the system lets me comfortably play, even if it means minimum everything.
    
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why get an apu if your on an extreme budget? get an athlon ii or phenom ii
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The APU's aren't very good price vs performance compared to the 955 and lower end Athlon X4's.

CF currently has problems in the game, unsure how well the cpu will do with large maps, large amounts of players, and physics.
    
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Swap the RAM to dual channel at least DDR3-1600. You may be losing as much as half the performance by going with single channel generic RAM. Llano APU is extremely sensitive to memory bandwidth.
Edited by xd_1771 - 10/8/11 at 4:01pm
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why get an apu if your on an extreme budget? get an athlon ii or phenom ii
well, dual graphics actually helps on the new games coming out and this apu has a chance at being unlocked i think, anyways i like knowing i can still do stuff if my video card takes a crap for a small premium. the fm1 boards also come loaded with usb and sata ports out the whazoo.
    
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Here is xd's list for a $500 build:

~$500 budget - Socket AM3+ - Prowess Lite - Quad core + HD 6770 gaming rig, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, SLI-ready, Overclocking-ready
Phenom II x4 955 + Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $200 shipped for the entire order
2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 - $25 shipped [NCIX]
NZXT Source 210 Black or NZXT Source 210 White - $40 shipped [Amazon]
Rosewill RG630 - $60 shipped [Newegg]
Sunbeam Twister 2x120MM heatsink - $22 + $7.56 shipping [Newegg]
Powercolour HD 6770 - $105 shipped, $20 rebate [NCIX]
Samsung F3 1TB HDD - $46 shipped [see link]
ASUS 24X DVD burner - $18 shipped [NCIX]
NEWCUSTOMER10 coupon - $10 off [Newegg]

Get an awesome PC for $513.56 shipped
$493.56 shipped after Powercolour rebate


$450 build:

~$450 budget - Socket AM3+ - Prowess Entra Pro - Low-budget quad core + GTX 460 gaming rig, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD
Phenom II x4 955 - $105 shipped after promo EMCKAGK24 [Newegg]
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P - $62 shipped, $10 rebate** [Superbiiz]
2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 - $25 shipped [NCIX]
MSI GeForce GTX 460 Hawk 1GB - $155 shipped, $30 rebate** [NCIX]
Coolermaster Elite 310 + Elite 460W PSU - $60 shipped both [Newegg]
Samsung F3 1TB HDD - $46 shipped [see link]
ASUS 24X DVD burner - $18 shipped [NCIX]
NEWCUSTOMER10 coupon - $10 off [Newegg]
STERLING coupon - $5 off [Superbiiz]

Excellent gaming performance for $456 shipped
$418 shipped after Gigabyte and MSI rebates (2 week return)

Build tips:
** = NO-WAIT service offered - faster rebate return time (processing in 9 days) - note that this deducts $2 from the rebate value, but it's better than waiting 8-12 weeks
The PSU is good for a single card setup.

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