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They got a $25 Corsair CX430 Power supply on newegg after MIR that I'm probably going to go with.

I think if I was to go with a Llano then I would get either the 3870 or the 3670 for a little overclock.

Does anyone have any idea when trinity desktop is supposed to launch???

i3 might now be bad if I can find a deal with a mobo that way I could get a half decent gpu with it. Anyone see any i3 + mobo deals that look pretty good?
Edited by mikezachlowe2004 - 1/30/12 at 12:00pm
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I mean quality SSD is around 100$ and a CPU or APU is around there on sale so that eats your budget up. I mean it most defianetly can be done just not to a top end 1500$ rig for the price.
 
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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.

Until you describe what the normal use will be for this, you're not going to get very good feedback. I mean, I can't think of many functions where eating your budget with an SSD in it would be worthwhile, but I'll reserve judgement until you state what you'll be using this computer for. Gaming? HTPC? General browser? etc
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post #14 of 26
I looked through a few places and found these two to fit best in your budget giving you best performance for the price.

1. i3 Bundle
Price: $409 - $50 (Rebate) = $359
Add any sub $100 SSD and you will be within your bugdet.

As far as graphics, if you are not not gaming, the built in graphics are very nice for general school and work use.

2. i5 2500k bundle
Price: $469 - $40 (Rebate) = $429
+ Personally If I wanted one, I'd go with this build it gives FREAKING awesome performance for the price. I seriously wouldn't want a graphics card if I was not gaming. HD 3000 graphics are more than ample for basic use and some light gaming.
+ SSD in this build may wreck your budget but if you still want one, This SSD may do the job = 54.99 + 5(shipping)

total = 489.99
Edited by deadly12 - 1/30/12 at 12:38pm
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post

Until you describe what the normal use will be for this, you're not going to get very good feedback. I mean, I can't think of many functions where eating your budget with an SSD in it would be worthwhile, but I'll reserve judgement until you state what you'll be using this computer for. Gaming? HTPC? General browser? etc

The rig is mainly used for school and work (3D design presentations) and some gaming here and there. Not much gaming though. I can get a 60GB SSD for $60. That doesnt kill my budget.
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I looked through a few places and found these two to fit best in your budget giving you best performance for the price.
1. i3 Bundle
Price: $409 - $50 (Rebate) = $359
Add any sub $100 SSD and you will be within your bugdet.
As far as graphics, if you are not not gaming, the built in graphics are very nice for general school and work use.

2. i5 2500k bundle
Price: $469 - $40 (Rebate) = $429
+ Personally If I wanted one, I'd go with this build it gives FREAKING awesome performance for the price. I seriously wouldn't want a graphics card if I was not gaming. HD 3000 graphics are more than ample for basic use and some light gaming.
+ SSD in this build may wreck your budget but if you still want one, This SSD may do the job = 54.99 + 5(shipping)
total = 489.99

This does kill it though. I have $450 for the whole system not jsut cpu and mobo. This is why SB would probably not be the best cpu to go with. I need at least decent graphics for 3D Design and AutoCAD presentations. I dont know why you showed me these cpu mobo combos that exhaust my whole budget. I need case, mobo, cpu , ram ,psu, optical drive, storage drive, and maybe gpu if I dont get apu with decent graphics.
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post #16 of 26
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This is what I am looking at right now. Still undecided though.

Llano A8-3870K + ASUS F1A75-M Pro __________________$240
Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600Mhz ________________________$40
HEC 6T Series uATX Case____________________________$30
Corsair CX430 Watt PSU_____________________________$45
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler___________________$18
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD_____________________________$90
ASUS 24x DVD/CD-RW Opt Drive_____________________$19
______________________________________________________
Total_____________________________________________$482
MIR_____________________________________________-$40
________________________________________________________
Grand Total______________________________________$442

I think this is pretty close to being something along the lines of best performance/price for the budget I have. Then later I can upgrade Radeon 6670 for hybrid CF if I want.

I think this is a little better deal that the 2500k + mobo for the same price. If anyone has other reasonable suggestions please feel free to comment. I would like to get as much feedback as possible.

Again, I am looking for mostly school and work (3D Design & AutoCAD Presentations) with minimal gaming.

If you guys think you can whip up a intel rig for the same price, I am alll ears. I would rather get intel but I just dont think my budget will cut it.
Edited by mikezachlowe2004 - 1/30/12 at 1:00pm
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post #17 of 26
Do you live near a Micro Center?

Because if so, you could get a 2500k combo 16GB ram a ATI 4870 (for viewport performance) and even a SSD.
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This does kill it though. I have $450 for the whole system not jsut cpu and mobo. This is why SB would probably not be the best cpu to go with. I need at least decent graphics for 3D Design and AutoCAD presentations. I dont know why you showed me these cpu mobo combos that exhaust my whole budget. I need case, mobo, cpu , ram ,psu, optical drive, storage drive, and maybe gpu if I dont get apu with decent graphics.
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Originally Posted by mikezachlowe2004 View Post

This is what I am looking at right now. Still undecided though.
Llano A8-3870K + ASUS F1A75-M Pro __________________$240
Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600Mhz ________________________$40
HEC 6T Series uATX Case____________________________$30
Corsair CX430 Watt PSU_____________________________$45
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler___________________$18
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD_____________________________$90
ASUS 24x DVD/CD-RW Opt Drive_____________________$19
______________________________________________________
Total_____________________________________________$482
MIR_____________________________________________-$40
________________________________________________________
Grand Total______________________________________$442
I think this is pretty close to being something along the lines of best performance/price for the budget I have. Then later I can upgrade Radeon 6670 for hybrid CF if I want.
I think this is a little better deal that the 2500k + mobo for the same price. If anyone has other reasonable suggestions please feel free to comment. I would like to get as much feedback as possible.
Again, I am looking for mostly school and work (3D Design & AutoCAD Presentations) with minimal gaming.
If you guys think you can whip up a intel rig for the same price, I am alll ears. I would rather get intel but I just dont think my budget will cut it.


I think you misread my previous post. Have a look at them again. The builds I showed you are complete system builds. Including everything you need to boot up except OS. Original post did not make us aware of what you were going to do with the build in terms of usage. However since we know what you are going to be doing, it will help others advise you better.


How about this ? Phenom II x4 barebone

MOBO: Biostar N68S3B GeForce Socket AM3 Motherboard
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 905e 2.50 GHz Quad Core Processor
COOLER: Cooler Master AM2 / AM3 CPU Cooler
DVD: Lite-On Internal 24X DVD Writer
RAM: 2x Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM
HDD: Corsair 60GB Nova Series 2 SATA II SSD
CASE w/ PSU: Thermaltake V2 ATX Mid Tower Case with 450W PSU

Price = $320 (after rebate)
Add SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850
Price = $149 - $15(promo code) - $15(rebate) = $120

Total = $440
post #19 of 26
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I think you misread my previous post. Have a look at them again. The builds I showed you are complete system builds. Including everything you need to boot up except OS. Original post did not make us aware of what you were going to do with the build in terms of usage. However since we know what you are going to be doing, it will help others advise you better.
How about this ? Phenom II x4 barebone
MOBO: Biostar N68S3B GeForce Socket AM3 Motherboard
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 905e 2.50 GHz Quad Core Processor
COOLER: Cooler Master AM2 / AM3 CPU Cooler
DVD: Lite-On Internal 24X DVD Writer
RAM: 2x Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM
HDD: Corsair 60GB Nova Series 2 SATA II SSD
CASE w/ PSU: Thermaltake V2 ATX Mid Tower Case with 450W PSU

Price = $320 (after rebate)
Add SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850
Price = $149 - $15(promo code) - $15(rebate) = $120
Total = $440

Wow, I didnt realize that. Thats a great deal. I told myself that i would look at tiger direct (compusa) for deals cause I knew they had some good ones. Great find man thank you. I am defintely going to look into that. Might be able to get a decent gpu with that too. +rep
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