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Need help for budget ($400-$450) build with best graphics and processor performance...

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I am looking to build a new budget rig for around $400-$450. I want the best performance as possible out of the money available.

I definitely want a ssd included in the system. I am looking along the lines of Llano to keep it cheap and maybe upgrade to Trinity when it arrives.

I want the best possible speed, graphics, processing performnace I can get under $450.

I have monitor, keyboard, mouse already. Just need the system.

Just need some suggestions now... Please keep favoritism out of it. I am simply looking for the best under $450.

Thanks for all the help and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
FUSION
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Llano A8-3870k ASUS F1A75-M Pro FM1 uATX Corsair Vengeance Corsair Force 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi ASUS DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE247H 24" 1080p Razer Lycosa Corsair CX500 Fractal Define Design R3 ATX 
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder 
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FUSION
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Llano A8-3870k ASUS F1A75-M Pro FM1 uATX Corsair Vengeance Corsair Force 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi ASUS DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE247H 24" 1080p Razer Lycosa Corsair CX500 Fractal Define Design R3 ATX 
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder 
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post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
I am looking at newegg right now and they have a 960T for $110 right now. A lot of the reviews have unlocked to 6 core and overclocking to 4+ghz. What do you guys think. I would have to go cheaper on the other products if I did that though.
FUSION
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Llano A8-3870k ASUS F1A75-M Pro FM1 uATX Corsair Vengeance Corsair Force 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi ASUS DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE247H 24" 1080p Razer Lycosa Corsair CX500 Fractal Define Design R3 ATX 
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder 
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FUSION
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Llano A8-3870k ASUS F1A75-M Pro FM1 uATX Corsair Vengeance Corsair Force 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi ASUS DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE247H 24" 1080p Razer Lycosa Corsair CX500 Fractal Define Design R3 ATX 
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder 
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post #3 of 6
I'd probably go AMD based for you, so yes that is a good core. I highly doubt u can get a ssd in there if you want some decent graphics, I dont even have an SSD..... XD
AMD motherboards are also cheaper than intels so that will keep ure budget down some more.
Do you need an OS?
Otherwise i'd probably recommend the 560ti for GPU as that is a really good card for the price.
Also what resolution do you plan on playing at?
For a case go for some cheap generic thing, its just a case and ure budget doesnt allow for anything great.
get some cheap ram, 8gb if possible, but there is no need to go for anymore as it wont be used in gaming, even 6gb is enough for gaming, but 4 is too little.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 d0 Gigabyte EX-58 UD4P Gainward GTX 570 GS Gskill nq 6gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
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Intel i7 920 d0 Gigabyte EX-58 UD4P Gainward GTX 570 GS Gskill nq 6gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G700 Razer Goliathus 
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post #4 of 6
If it helps-- I'm in a similar situation, trying to do a super-budget build and here's what I've come up with after months of scouring the internet. Feel free to use it as a jumping-off point. Not sure if all these links are good anymore, but you get the idea...

ODD $16.99 Samsung CD/DVD burner

Case $34.98 (shipped) Linkworld ATX Mid Tower case

HDD $91.28( shipped) Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm 6.0GBps 3.5"
(thinkin mebbe i could find this cheaper, but, you know, acts of God and all that.)

Mobo $66.97 (shipped) BIOSTAR A75MH FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Mobo

PSU $36.99 CX430 Corsair 430W (80+ cert.)

RAM $46.99 GSkill Ripjaw 8GB (2x4) DDR3 1600

CPU $119.99 AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNZ43GX - OEM

TOTAL = $414.19 (if all these prices are still accurate)
No SSD, but still not a bad machine for $400. Hope this helps.
Clever Girl
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A8 3850 (AMD 2.9 GB Llano Quad core) Biostar A75MH 8GB (2x4GB) GSkill RipJaws DDR3 1600 400GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung CD/DVD  Windows 7 Home Premium Acer S200HL 20" LED Corsair CX430 (80+) 
CaseMouse
NZXT Source 210 Logitech m705 
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Clever Girl
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A8 3850 (AMD 2.9 GB Llano Quad core) Biostar A75MH 8GB (2x4GB) GSkill RipJaws DDR3 1600 400GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung CD/DVD  Windows 7 Home Premium Acer S200HL 20" LED Corsair CX430 (80+) 
CaseMouse
NZXT Source 210 Logitech m705 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atreyu5050 View Post

If it helps-- I'm in a similar situation, trying to do a super-budget build and here's what I've come up with after months of scouring the internet. Feel free to use it as a jumping-off point. Not sure if all these links are good anymore, but you get the idea...
ODD $16.99 Samsung CD/DVD burner
Case $34.98 (shipped) Linkworld ATX Mid Tower case
HDD $91.28( shipped) Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm 6.0GBps 3.5"
(thinkin mebbe i could find this cheaper, but, you know, acts of God and all that.)
Mobo $66.97 (shipped) BIOSTAR A75MH FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Mobo
PSU $36.99 CX430 Corsair 430W (80+ cert.)
RAM $46.99 GSkill Ripjaw 8GB (2x4) DDR3 1600
CPU $119.99 AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNZ43GX - OEM
TOTAL = $414.19 (if all these prices are still accurate)
No SSD, but still not a bad machine for $400. Hope this helps.

I was looking at almost the same thing. I defintely like the cpu but I figured I owuld go with the unlocked version since its only a little bit more. I was looking into an asus board though cause of their qualtiy. The power suppy is the same one I was looking at too and newegg has it for cheap right now. I appreciate that. I will look into it more. Not bad at all though. thank you.

Edit: I just went to look at the case and its deactivated.
FUSION
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Llano A8-3870k ASUS F1A75-M Pro FM1 uATX Corsair Vengeance Corsair Force 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi ASUS DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE247H 24" 1080p Razer Lycosa Corsair CX500 Fractal Define Design R3 ATX 
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
FUSION
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Llano A8-3870k ASUS F1A75-M Pro FM1 uATX Corsair Vengeance Corsair Force 3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi ASUS DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE247H 24" 1080p Razer Lycosa Corsair CX500 Fractal Define Design R3 ATX 
Mouse
Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6

Go to NCIX US and you can find a Hitachi 7200RPM 500GB HDD (new) for $60 shipped.  You might as well combine the order with a slightly cheaper CD/DVD drive at $16 shipped (and it's 24X) that you can buy from there.

 

Also it may not have a side window but the NZXT Source 210 triumphs that Linkworld case for less price.  It's in the cooling layout, bottom PSU, and cable management where this case really wins over other budget cases right now.

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