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post #41 of 59
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yay, finally some complete builds that actually aren't over budget for me

thanks for the helpful comments guys, specially to Namrac and Malaziel.

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Originally Posted by Namrac
Alright, you guys, at the moment, concept can not afford a Conroe system, at least not a complete one. Let's try AMD *oh noes! AMD! But it's not the fastest anymore!* Yes, yes, I know. But it's now dirt cheap, and we could make a pretty kick-ass system out of it.

Opteron 165 - $170
DFI LP nF4-D (not Ultra-D) - $85
RAM: 1GB Ballistix DDR500 - $120
PSU: Sunbeam NUUO 550W - $75
HDD: WD 160GB SATA - $54
VGA: 7900GTO - $250
Cooling: Artic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro - $30
Case - whatever you wnat, ~$40-50

Maybe re-use your current RAM and optical drives? That would bring the cost down quite a bit, too.
If you read the my first post, i was actually already planning on using my current HDDs and optical drives (thats why I didn't add them to the required list).... however, my current ram sticks are both mixed, ddr400, and not exactly what I'd call top quality, I thought I'd invest in better ram since I'm wanting to OC the opty 165 to 2.8+ghz.... nice build though, I'll take that into account for my rig

two quick Qs though.... Is the Aspire PSU I originally listed really that bad? I like its looks (blue and leds), the 8x4pins, and its a 600w with 2x12v (18a+20a).... also, is the artic cooling freezer 64pro probably a good idea? will it help my OCing considerably?
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yay, finally some complete builds that actually aren't over budget for me

thanks for the helpful comments guys, specially to Namrac and Malaziel.



If you read the my first post, i was actually already planning on using my current HDDs and optical drives (thats why I didn't add them to the required list).... however, my current ram sticks are both mixed, ddr400, and not exactly what I'd call top quality, I thought I'd invest in better ram since I'm wanting to OC the opty 165 to 2.8+ghz.... nice build though, I'll take that into account for my rig

two quick Qs though.... Is the Aspire PSU I originally listed really that bad? I like its looks (blue and leds), the 8x4pins, and its a 600w with 2x12v (18a+20a).... also, is the artic cooling freezer 64pro probably a good idea? will it help my OCing considerably?
To your questions:
Yes and Yes. Stock cooling is teh sux. I've got the Freezer 64 Pro cooling my little sister's Sempron 3300+, it's a good cooler. Aspire makes crappy PSUs. The NUUO powers my rig no problem.
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post #45 of 59
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also, would it be worth it to invest in some as5? apply it to my 7900gto, the arctic cooling freezer 64 pro, and the northbridge after i mod it to sli and sataII?

so my current thoughts of what my build would consist of:
CPU:Opteron 165 - $170 (why does this keep going out of stock so often?!)
MOBO: DFI Lanparty NF4-D (mod to sli and sataII)- $86
VGA: eVGA 7900gto - $254
RAM: Crucial Tech 2x1GB dual channel ddr500 - $190
Case: Aspire X-cruiser (black) - $60
PSU: Sunbeam NUUO 550W - $75
HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro - $30
Thermal Compound: AS5 - $6

Total: $871+shipping (if I can sell off my x1600pro for $100ish and my 1GB for $70, i actually have a $870 budget!)
Thoughts?
post #46 of 59
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update: my build has begun!
the first part has been purchased thanks to pow3rtr1p

Opty 165 on its way... probably going to purchase the rest of it tommorow
Wish me luck
post #47 of 59
600w OCZ, made with FSP group parts. BEST bang for buck, $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001
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post #48 of 59
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well, the 7900gto that i was going to purchase is out of stock... is the 7900gt decent in comparrison? should i get the save myself some cash and get the 7900gt or wait until the 7900gto to come back in stock?
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well, the 7900gto that i was going to purchase is out of stock... is the 7900gt decent in comparrison? should i get the save myself some cash and get the 7900gt or wait until the 7900gto to come back in stock?
What about a X1900XT? They proform better than a 7900GTO at stock speeds and way better than a 7900GT.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102051 (out of stock, great card though)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121029 (in stock $270)
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post #50 of 59
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well since my mobo will be modded to sli at some point down the line, i was hoping to go nvidia... does the 7900gto stomp on the 7900gt enough to be worth the extra $70??
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