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post #1 of 31
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A bit of a challenge here but as a result I came out with this:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 960T (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103995)

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 260 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125391)

PSU: Coolermaster Elite 460w (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171046)

RAM: G.Skill 1066Mhz 4GB ram stick (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231307)

Motherboard: ASUS M4N68T-M V2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131669)

HDD: 500GB Hitachi (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145299)

Mouse: Rosewill RM-2400L (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826193058)

Case: NZXT Source 210 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146075)

Total w/ Shipping: 446.28

Ialready have a DVD-drive, a keyboard

I dont need it to be "bulldozer" ready, and I would like the $450 to be BEFORE rebates, not after.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Aceuniverse - 10/15/11 at 2:48pm
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post #2 of 31
I would get a DX11 GPU if possible man.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518
Bargin!!!

And a Corsair/seasonic/xfx/antec psu.

Quote:
COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply
That's a box of fail right there.
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post #3 of 31
Id drop to Phenom II 955/965 cheaper CPU and get a better gpu.

Your choice in a gpu is like 80+% of your gaming performance.
post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
I would get a DX11 GPU if possible man.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518
Bargin!!!

And a Corsair/seasonic/xfx/antec psu.

That's a box of fail right there.
It may be a bargain but that sets it way over $450
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post #5 of 31
Why not get the Corsair CX430 PSU instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
Comes out even cheaper after rebate.
     
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post #6 of 31
Maybe a HD 6790 or GTX 550 Ti since they are in the $150 range and then MIR rebates.

Don't skimp on PSU. Get a Corsair or Rosewill.
post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis View Post
Why not get the Corsair CX430 PSU instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
Comes out even cheaper after rebate.
Maybe I have seen that

Another question: would it be better if I swapped out the GTX 260 for a AMD Radeon HD 6750?
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post #10 of 31
This HDD Free shipping + $5 off is cheaper than your Hitachi. $2, but hey. Get a different PSU as well. Try to squeeze a 5770/6770, which would be marginally better. It could be worth it to try for the rebates. Combos make it cheaper, too.

EDIT: ninja'd, go with mdocod
 
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