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post #41 of 77
its ok just the case (and integrated psu) scks
also congratulations on marriage
    
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post #42 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by conzilla View Post

Ok its a fm1 socket with no upgrade options. A processor with no l3 cache, cheap memory , cheap case. That build is fail also.
And the Celeron G530 is just fail. it does have upgrade options but hes getting married he will be broke till the end of time.

You realize that an i3 beats a phenom in gaming and this celeron is only a couple fps behind the i3 right?
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post #43 of 77
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Originally Posted by conzilla View Post
Ok its a fm1 socket with no upgrade options. A processor with no l3 cache, cheap memory , cheap case. That build is fail also.

Memory is dual channel... better.  Case is no better nor worse.  The lack of L3 cache is irrelevant because this is a 32nm Phenom II plus there is 1MB L2 cache per core thus making up for this loss; plus overclocking potential is higher and power consumption is lower.  The Am3 board in the barebones kit hasn't any upgrade options either from Phenom II.

post #44 of 77
The bare bones can run dual channel also with another stick of ram. And the am3 can support a 6 core processor. FM1 socket can only support lano and lano with dead gpus.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overclocking,3077-5.html

Iam done posting here good luck with your purchase
Edited by conzilla - 2/20/12 at 4:03pm
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post #45 of 77
I'd say its a close call between the Intel and AMD builds posted. I would go with either one over the barebones kit personally.

And the G630 is just as fast a Core 2 Duo, despite the lower clock speed. (Link)

I would probably pick the Intel build though, since it would give you the possibility of dropping in a 2500K in the future, and you wouldn't have to worry about upgrading from that for a long time.
post #46 of 77
Ok, give it another run then:

Biostar BIOSTAR TA870U3+ AM3 $65 shipped
Athlon X3 450 $55 shipped
Geil ddr3 - 1600 (2x2) $26 shipped
500GB WD hdd $50 shipped
HEC Blitz case $40 shipped
psu = free
any cheap odd - $20


Total is $256 shipped. No rebates.
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Originally Posted by truckerguy View Post

here is a balanced build its based on the AM3+ platform and can be improved on it the furture when funds are better (ie) better cpu,gpu,ram but the foundation is soild the mother board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121096
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148820
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131728R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820103011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103936
total = 276.93 including shipping

Not bad, but do note that that mobo is based on old 760g chipset and only supports up to 95w (ie: oc at your own risk). Also, still need another stick of ram to run dual channel.
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post #49 of 77
it dosent show but for that price of 276.93 its 2 sticks of ram at 12.99 a stick total 25.98 so 4 gigs of ram its a balance rig and wil;l play most every game not on the highest setting but we are talking 250.00 budget
post #50 of 77
Wow. XD hit this so fast i didn't even have time to refer to the "never buy bundles" link.
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