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Some factors

- *Needs* a wireless card (or built in motherboard wireless)
- Win7 is a non-issue
- Peripherals are not needed
- Case needs to be nothing too fancy, just reliable
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Do you need a hard drive on the list?
375

$528.93+tax+7.56 shipping.Rebates come out to $45.
Edited by bleachigo - 1/29/12 at 3:03pm
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Do you need a hard drive on the list?
375
$528.93+tax+7.56 shipping.Rebates come out to $45.

No, Thank you VERY much biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 9
That's a pretty good start, but I'd replace the 6850 with a 6870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
It's basically the same price after the $20 rebate.

As for the case, there's a promo code out right now for 15% off (NZXTJAN12).

For wireless card, I've had so many bad experiences with WiFi until "splurging" on a true 802.11n (non-draft) D-Link DWA-556: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127218
Yes it's pricey but I finally get great signal strength and 30Mbps download speeds (which is 100% of my ISP bandwidth) from my D-Link DIR-655 router.
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post #5 of 9

No HDD needed then Phenom II x6 + HD 6950 is doable with this budget.

 

 

Total cost before rebates: $575 shipped

Total cost after rebates: $530 shipped

 

Hope you don't mind the rebates.... n_n but if you do then a downgrade to a 6870 ($165 shipped/$145 AR at Amazon) would put you within budget while still giving you a good performance PC

 


Edited by xd_1771 - 1/29/12 at 9:45pm
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No HDD needed then Phenom II x6 + HD 6950 is doable with this budget.

Total cost before rebates: $575 shipped
Total cost after rebates: $530 shipped

Hope you don't mind the rebates.... n_n but if you do then a downgrade to a 6870 ($165 shipped/$145 AR at Amazon) would put you within budget while still giving you a good performance PC

Great build right there! thumb.gif
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^ It's old.... now you might as well disregard it tongue.gif

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^ It's old.... now you might as well disregard it tongue.gif

Wow I feel baaaaad, lol thats an avatar joke. I have no idea how this showed up on my list of new posts then.
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