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post #41 of 54
if before rebate 350$+ is fine and after rebate 350 is fine then
one more
960T 115$
78LMT 56.5$
6870 160$
Samsung 4GB RAM 24$
Corsair A70 40$
Total 395.5$ before rebate 355.5$ after rebate
OR
i3 2100 1oo$
Foxconn H67M-V LGA 1155 68$
6870 160$
Samsung 4GB RAM 24$
Corsair A70 40$
Total 392$ before rebate 352$ after rebate
Hope you like this one thumb.gif
post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by NeverB4Seen View Post

UltraHoboLord's choices: AMD Machine (Click to show)
MOBO: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 - $64.99
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 Processor 545 AM3 - $75.99
GPU: MSI Cyclone 6850 1GB - $164.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $23.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1066 - $19.99
Total: $349.95 - $15.00 MIR = $334.95
Intel Machine (Click to show)
MOBO: MSI H67MS-E33 - $72.49
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $119.99
GPU: XFX 6870 1GB - $169.99 -$20 MIR = $149.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 - $19.99
Total: $382.50 - $20 MIR = $362.50
Tarun's choices: AMD Machine (Click to show)
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ - $59.99
CPU: AMD FX Quad-Core Processor 4100 - $101.99
GPU: Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit - $102.99
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz RAM - $35.99
Total: $323.96 - $10.00 MIR = $313.96
Intel Machine (Click to show)
MOBO: Foxconn H67M-V - $67.99
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $119.99
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 - $92.99
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz RAM - $35.99
Total: $316.96
Ok, I think I got it right here, check my math and my parts and let me know what you guys think... Out of these (if I got it right) which would be the best pick and why?

Well my Intel build would be the best performing and it doesn't cut any corners. you could say buy some generic ram and save about $3 or buy a worse mobo and save about $20. Besides that you don't need 8gb of ram unless your doing intense multitasking, the 2100 performers better then other cpus at the same price even, and the gpu performs the best by a large margin compared to the others.
post #43 of 54
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Ok Hobo, I like this setup as well. Is it upgrade and overclock friendly? rolleyes.gif
Edited by NeverB4Seen - 2/25/12 at 2:52pm
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post #44 of 54
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Ok Hobo, I like this setup as well. Is it upgrade and overclock friendly? rolleyes.gif

Upgrade friendly mobo, IB or better SB, as a said before. The gpu is overclock friendly but the cpu is not, its not unlocked (k).
post #45 of 54
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Alright Hobo, here is my new upgrade that I just ordered from SuperBiiz and Newegg... if it doesn't work I'm coming after you! biggrin.gif

Intel Machine

MOBO: MSI H67MS-E33 - $72.49
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $119.99
GPU: XFX 6870 1GB - $169.99 -$20 MIR = $149.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) 1600 - $39.98

Total: $382.50 - $20 MIR = $362.50

Thanks everyone for their insight and advice! I learned quite a bit about motherboards and the different types of chip sets. Quite interesting stuff I must say, rather fun shopping for it too.
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post #46 of 54
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Alright Hobo, here is my new upgrade that I just ordered from SuperBiiz and Newegg... if it doesn't work I'm coming after you! biggrin.gif
Intel Machine
MOBO: MSI H67MS-E33 - $72.49
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $119.99
GPU: XFX 6870 1GB - $169.99 -$20 MIR = $149.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) 1600 - $39.98
Total: $382.50 - $20 MIR = $362.50
Thanks everyone for their insight and advice! I learned quite a bit about motherboards and the different types of chip sets. Quite interesting stuff I must say, rather fun shopping for it too.

Hopefully, the ram is the only thing I'm worried about. Tarun said 1600 mhz ram work on this 1333 mhz mobo. I found the memory that msi tested and works here not on their I would just get G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 which was tested and worked. if you just ordered then you can always test and return it if it doesn't work. Everything else looks great thumb.gif.
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by NeverB4Seen View Post

Alright Hobo, here is my new upgrade that I just ordered from SuperBiiz and Newegg... if it doesn't work I'm coming after you! biggrin.gif
Intel Machine
MOBO: MSI H67MS-E33 - $72.49
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $119.99
GPU: XFX 6870 1GB - $169.99 -$20 MIR = $149.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB) 1600 - $39.98
Total: $382.50 - $20 MIR = $362.50
Thanks everyone for their insight and advice! I learned quite a bit about motherboards and the different types of chip sets. Quite interesting stuff I must say, rather fun shopping for it too.

You can't overclock with a h61 board you need a p67 or z68 board. Further while the cpu is not unlocked you can still overclock it by adjusting the base clock instead of the multiplier. You could probably get 5-7% more speed that way. That is though assuming you have a overclock friendly board like the p67 or the z68. Though granted you have to pay a little more. Saves in hassle down the road when you want to upgrade though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781
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You can't overclock with a h61 board you need a p67 or z68 board. Further while the cpu is not unlocked you can still overclock it by adjusting the base clock instead of the multiplier. You could probably get 5-7% more speed that way. That is though assuming you have a overclock friendly board like the p67 or the z68. Though granted you have to pay a little more. Saves in hassle down the road when you want to upgrade though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781

You can still OC the GPO with msi afterburner or similar software.
post #49 of 54
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You can still OC the GPO with msi afterburner or similar software.

But not the cpu if he upgraded later to a 2500k or similar.
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post #50 of 54
i3 2100 1oo$
Asrock P67 pro 100$
6870 160$
Samsung 4gb 1600mhz 24$
before rebate 384$ after rebate 364$
a lot more futureproof can upgrade and overclock the ivy bridge in future biggrin.gif i would recommend you to go with a solid 4gb ram right now and put another stick when updating to ivy thumb.gif
hope you like it thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 2/26/12 at 1:02am
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