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Yeah my budget is going all over the place, but now it's pretty much 600, you can go a bit over, and it'd be better if you could stay a bit lower. Thinking of getting an i3 so I can later upgrade to a good i5-2500k. I'd prefer if you keep a high quality graphics card, like the 6870 or 560 TI. Anything else up to you. Also, no rebate builds please, I don't use rebates. Thanks.
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to be honest with you I didnt really see much improvement on normal day to day task going from q8400 cpu to an i5. only time i've seen big differents is when I did video editing and when i install sata ssd. man that ssd is so worth it.

hope this helps.
hook me up with some rep poiints if this is helpful.
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Bump anyone?

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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (proposed hard drive, not... XIGMATEK Gaia Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 1440x900 
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (proposed hard drive, not... XIGMATEK Gaia Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 1440x900 
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Alright, spent a good amount of time putting this together:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153
Good buy for the money, decent airflow, great reviews.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131706
Asus, great brand, nice board.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131378
There's your 6870.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703026
Plenty of power, good unit.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078
Core i-3, upgrade later.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145343
4 gigs corsair, nuff said.

DVD burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148701
I don't necessarily recommend Seagate, even though this did get good reviews. I totally forgot about a hard drive til the end

Total after shipping: $681.94
Promo Codes ($20 GPU, 10%($9) PSU, $10 CPU): $39
Mail-in-Rebates (Too bad! ) ($20 GPU, $20 PSU): $40

Grand total: $602.94

Not too bad?
You can go for an aftermarket cpu cooler later on when you get your 2500k or whatever you want to upgrade to.

Hope this helps man.

<<PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE WINDOWS 7>>
Edited by Bobotheklown - 10/20/11 at 9:34pm
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post #5 of 7
This comes to just under 600 after promo codes. There is a rebate that can take it lower too.
post #6 of 7
check this out for your video card.

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/6084...age=2#comments

I just bought one. pretty sweet deal with no tax from amazon
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put this together for a friend in school:

AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103896


GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128469


Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146748


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073


SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL/BSBE LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151243


CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
XFX PV-T96O-YHFC GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150570


Diablotek EVO CPA-6170 Black 0.6mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811822001


Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 28 watts RMS 2.0 Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116043

Bundle
GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black USB Wired Standard Professional Multimedia Keyboard

GIGABYTE GM-M6880 Metal Black USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.737221

Prices
CPU:$ 62.99
Motherboard:$ 49.99(-$5.00 Instant)
Ram:$ 25.99
HDD:$ 49.99
DVD-RW:$ 17.99
Power supply:$ 44.99(-$5.00 Instant | $20 MIR)
Graphics card:$ 49.99($30 MIR | Free MW2)
Case:$ 49.99
Speakers:$ 84.99(-$15.00 Instant)
Mouse/Keyboard:$ 28.98 (-$11.00 Instant | -$6.00 Combo Deal)

Total:$565.88($50 MIR)
Tax:$ 0.00
Shipping:$ 23.08 (To zip code me)
Grand Total:$588.96
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