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post #11 of 22
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this..ok..maybe some diff ram..pick your own fans..
looks decent. I am not sure that mobo can do crossfire, and it has no Sata III.

I was able to find a PSU for cheaper, and you only have 2 gb of ram... unless i read it wrong.
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post #12 of 22
Here's what I came up with...Good quality parts and good price also:

You also have a -10$ coupon for the psu: EMCJKJG28 and free Dirt3 with the gpu.
Forgot the dvd drive in the build:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
Total: around 528$ -25$ MIR
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post #13 of 22
Drop the wife = bigger budget.

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Originally Posted by dutchgenius View Post
I dunno how well a 5770 single card is going to do with BF3.
If he's only got $600 for this , he'll take whatever he can get.

These is what I just put together. Maybe it'll help.

NZXT Source 210

ASRock P67 PRO3 The cheapest board I can find with 2x PCI-e slots that I would trust.

ASUS ENGTX550 TI I don't know about ATI/AMD cards. I've heard this one is decent.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 Didn't find a 600W supply for such a low price that I would personally trust.

Intel Core i3-2100

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM

LG DVD Burner



This is the best I can do for you. Like I said, he has no room to breathe so he won't get much. The trick is to get as much of that as possible from Amazon at one time. Free shipping for orders over $25 and no taxes, at least to California, don't know about Washington. I understand that having an SSD is awesome for speed and all, but if we had that little extra instead on a better Graphics Card he might have gotten something somewhat more robust. That's my opinion though. Hope this helps somewhat.

Edited by wanako - 10/14/11 at 4:46pm
     
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post #14 of 22
Trying, haven't figured out links yet, so feel free to add:
$525 -125 for I3 2100
$400 -48 FOR lian li PC-K57W shipped after 20% off till 10/21.
$400 -56 FOR lian li PC-K58 shipped after 20% off till 10/21
$400 -50 FOR Rosewill Destroyer or Smart One shipped, each comes with 3 fans, one of which is blue
$400 -50 FOR Thermaltake V3 SHIPPED ($10 MIR = +$10)
Sentey Optimus Extreme..
NZXT Source 210 $39 shipped with one fan
$344-29 For 4 GB 2x2 Corsair xms 1600 Cas9 (or GeIL Value PLUS )
$315 -60 for Samsung F3 1 TB (thought I saw a WD Blue 500 $40 especial)
$255 -19 for Asus free shipping till 10/19
$236 -73 for ANTEC Neo Eco shipped (or Amazon/ J&R ANTEC EA650 Green $63)
$157 -115 for MSI P67A-G43 $115- $20 REBATE, note several confusing MSI BOARDS id WISE, THIS IS 8X8 PCI-e
$42 for gpu, too much personal investment here.
$42 +20 (320 HDD) = 62 + 30 (use Biostar TH67B motherboard)= $92 GPU plus whatever you shave off psu.

Hope it helps
Edited by brasslad - 10/14/11 at 5:10pm
post #15 of 22
If you are really looking at getting an i3-2100, i would recommend you spend a little extra on the i5-2500K on ebay, I saw them going for $155. One sec let me find a link...

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post #16 of 22
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thanks for all the great ideas everyone. I am putting together the final list right now.

any idea on how much PSU it would take to crossfire 6790 or 6850's safely? 500, 550, or 600w?
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post #17 of 22
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done and done. after shipping and a coupon code, it came out to $527.00... which he could live with.

thanks to all, +Rep
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post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by dutchgenius View Post
thanks for all the great ideas everyone. I am putting together the final list right now.

any idea on how much PSU it would take to crossfire 6790 or 6850's safely? 500, 550, or 600w?
I'm sorry to say it, $600 is exactly the amount you need to get a proper 2100/6850 setup, with room to CFX properly in the future, but you killed the dream with that SSD.

The PCIE 16X/4X MOBOs, while CFX supporting, are a bottleneck to CFX and should be avoided for that purpose. The least expensive motherboards that will support CFX without causing major scaling problems are 8x8x capable, and start around $120.
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Here's the $600 build that would have been:

CPU/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.747175
Case/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.742877
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769
ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
Use promo codes on HD and ODD

$590 shipped.

Drop the Case/PSU to this to drop the price to $580. The 530W will handle 6850s in CFX just fine, but I would have preferred the overhead of the 630W.

Still need to save more money? Use the promo code and pick up one of these instead of the 6850 and the price drops to $544 shipped.

If you must cut the budget futher, drop to this motherboard. $514 shipped.
     
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post #19 of 22
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done and done. after shipping and a coupon code, it came out to $527.00... which he could live with.

thanks to all, +Rep
The 500GB WD blue is $2 cheaper with promo.

The Sapphire brand 6850 is the same price after shipping right now, usually a preferred GPU brand.

The CX600 is overpriced for what you get. RoseWill greens are built equally well or better and cost less.

The rosewill challeneger in a combo with the 530W PSU works out to be a $45 case (free shipping) that comes with 3 fans, making it a better buy than the NZXT Source. (don't have to buy any fans for it).

The Micro ATX board you have selected, while CFX supporting, will pile the 2 cards right on top of eachother, which has been known to cause cooling problems for many cards. The boards I suggested have slots oriented such that you separate the GPUs buy a slots width, which allows for proper breathing/cooling.

Sorry man, I think you should try to cancel that order.
Edited by mdocod - 10/14/11 at 9:10pm
     
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I'd suggest doing 8GB ram, it's only like 20 bucks more for a 2x4gb ddr3 kit now days (like 50-60 bucks).

I've noticed a few games chewing through my 4gb's after 30min - 1hr of playtime from memory leaks and what not, have to restart them every hour or so during extended play gets annoying. It'll also somewhat future proof the system a bit more, wont have to worry about putting more ram into it any time soon.
    
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