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post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by awsan View Post

This one is open boxed Deal still not bad for its price Newegg
I can beat this with new parts o_o

AMD FX-8120 + Sony DVD drive - $172 shipped ($167 + $5 shipping)
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 - $60 shipped [NCIX]
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $35 shipped [NCIX]
Rosewill Challenger case - $38.25 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $37 shipped [NCIX]
Windows 7 64-bit SP1 - $80 shipped [NCIX]
HIS Radeon 7850 1GB - $165 shipped [Newegg]
Seagate 7200RPM 1TB HDD - $70 shipped [NCIX]

Cyberpower bundle cost - $640 + $25 shipping = $665 shipped
Cost of my combination: $657.25 shipped

New parts: superior motherboard (VRM cooling and AMD chipset), superior RAM, superior case (cable management), probably superior PSU, superior video card, superior warranty for everything. $8 less.

Prebuilts will always be ripoffs...
post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

I can beat this with new parts o_o
AMD FX-8120 + Sony DVD drive - $172 shipped ($167 + $5 shipping)
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 - $60 shipped [NCIX]
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $35 shipped [NCIX]
Rosewill Challenger case - $38.25 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $37 shipped [NCIX]
Windows 7 64-bit SP1 - $80 shipped [NCIX]
HIS Radeon 7850 1GB - $165 shipped [Newegg]
Seagate 7200RPM 1TB HDD - $70 shipped [NCIX]
Cyberpower bundle cost - $640 + $25 shipping = $665 shipped
Cost of my combination: $657.25 shipped
New parts: superior motherboard (VRM cooling and AMD chipset), superior RAM, superior case (cable management), probably superior PSU, superior video card, superior warranty for everything. $8 less.
Prebuilts will always be ripoffs...
In a case like this not a total ripoffs tongue.gif but you always bring the cheapest options to the table thumb.gif
     
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post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

I can beat this with new parts o_o
AMD FX-8120 + Sony DVD drive - $172 shipped ($167 + $5 shipping)
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 - $60 shipped [NCIX]
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $35 shipped [NCIX]
Rosewill Challenger case - $38.25 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $37 shipped [NCIX]
Windows 7 64-bit SP1 - $80 shipped [NCIX]
HIS Radeon 7850 1GB - $165 shipped [Newegg]
Seagate 7200RPM 1TB HDD - $70 shipped [NCIX]
Cyberpower bundle cost - $640 + $25 shipping = $665 shipped
Cost of my combination: $657.25 shipped
New parts: superior motherboard (VRM cooling and AMD chipset), superior RAM, superior case (cable management), probably superior PSU, superior video card, superior warranty for everything. $8 less.
Prebuilts will always be ripoffs...

Thats quite solid list, considering that the OP already had a case and .. umm HDD ? The mobo is with the old chipset, but at least it has the new(er) BIOS chips that should be able to handle 3+ TB HDD's fine and the feature list on it seems decent for the price. Although, considering that the OP needs display as well the budget would still end up in the ballpark of ~650.
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post #24 of 42
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It seems quite good, however, the CPU and motherboard sockets are not compatible.

D'oh! Wow, that was a noob moment eh???? HAHA. Thanks for catching that for me. The Biostar board looks like it should work. I'm glad the PSU will be enough, I was thinking I was borderline in regards to that. I don't plan on letting my boy play BF3. If the language was cleaned up a bit, it may not be as bad since there isn't a ton of blood and what not. But being only 7, the language can get to be a bit much. I would much rather him being playing Portal or Portal 2 thumb.gif

I'm really surprised a $129 GPU can handle BF3. But I'm not complaining!

Now the question is, do I buy everything now or wait until Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday....

THanks again! +Rep to everyone who helped!
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post #25 of 42
Thread Starter 
I just now saw XD's post....will have to check out his suggested build and see how it compares....

I'm guessing XD's build is a little better than what I had linked to...

Never heard of NCIX, will need to check them out.
Edited by MAKATTACK - 10/16/12 at 5:40am
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post #26 of 42
Here's some input from me.
This build should be good enough to play portal 2 and it's below $600 thumb.gif

All items are from Newegg

Intel Option:

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Rosewill REDBONE Case, Rosewill FORTRESS 550 Watts (80+ Platinum) - $247.97
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 - $74.99 ($7.56 Shipping)
Patriot Viper 3 1600 Mhz (2 x 4GB) - $38.99 (Free 2 day Shipping)
XFX Radeon 6850 1 GIG Double D - $139.99 (Free Shipping)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM - $89.99 (Free Shipping)

Total: $599.49

AMD Option:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $94.99 (Free 2 day Shipping)
Rosewill CHALLENGER Case, Rosewill Capstone 450 Watts (80+ Gold) - $104.98
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ - $84.99 ($4.99 Shipping)
Patriot Viper 3 1600 Mhz (2 x 4GB) - $38.99 (Free 2 day Shipping)
XFX Radeon 7850 1GB Core Edition - $179.99 (Free Shipping)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM - $89.99 (Free Shipping)

Total: $598.92


If you plan to overclock the AMD option is better in my opinion as Phenom is easy to overclock. you just have to grab an aftermarket cooler like COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO - $30.99 (Free 2 day Shipping)

Hope this helps
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post #27 of 42
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Thanks Baldrex. Unfortunately, you have some things listed I don't need and some things not listed that I do! What I need is the following:

CPU
Motherobard
Monitor
GPU
RAM
Keyboard and Mouse
Win 7
PSU

I don't need a CD Drive, Case, or HDD...
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post #28 of 42
If you live near a local Microcenter ( Microcenter.com ) they have a processor bundle deal going on where you can get an I3 3225 + 50 dollars off any compatible motherboard. I prefer a z77 variant but you can go H61 if you really need to save money on it. With the other parts you should be able to get what you need for 600 but with no GPU most likely. In the future upgrade to a 100-150 dollar GPU for a nice boost in performance until then IVY bridge's onboard GPU isn't half bad. rolleyes.gif
post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by MAKATTACK View Post

Thanks Baldrex. Unfortunately, you have some things listed I don't need and some things not listed that I do! What I need is the following:
CPU
Motherobard
Monitor
GPU
RAM
Keyboard and Mouse
Win 7
PSU
I don't need a CD Drive, Case, or HDD...

It's really tight if you include a monitor and an OS in a $600 budget

Here you go

AMD Option:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $94.99 (Free Shipping)
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ - $84.99 ($4.99 Shipping)
Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitors - $79.99 (Free Shipping)
PowerColor AX7770 1GB - $119.99 ($6.98 Shipping)
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz - $34.99 (Free Shipping)
GIGABYTE GK-KM6150 Black (Mouse & Keyboard) - $15.99 ($4.99 Shipping)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $99.99 (Free Shipping)
Rosewill Green Series 530W (80+) - $54.99 (Free Shipping)

Total: $602.88

radeon 7770 is enough to run 1366 x 768 at high settings
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Originally Posted by Baldrex View Post

It's really tight if you include a monitor and an OS in a $600 budget
Here you go
AMD Option:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $94.99 (Free Shipping)
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ - $84.99 ($4.99 Shipping)
Acer G185HVb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitors - $79.99 (Free Shipping)
PowerColor AX7770 1GB - $119.99 ($6.98 Shipping)
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz - $34.99 (Free Shipping)
GIGABYTE GK-KM6150 Black (Mouse & Keyboard) - $15.99 ($4.99 Shipping)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $99.99 (Free Shipping)
Rosewill Green Series 530W (80+) - $54.99 (Free Shipping)
Total: $602.88
radeon 7770 is enough to run 1366 x 768 at high settings

Very similar to what I did for my friend on a tight budget. With the after market cooler I had in my closet from some previous upgrades (Thermaltake Frio) the CPU did 4 GHz with very minor bump on volts and stabilized at about 52 C with ambient at 23 C. However, I used a 5770 GFX card I has also lying around which is, in my opinion, still adequate for 1920x1080 gaming (I was running a while 5400x1920 with a 6770 Eyefinity 5 version, which is a bit too much, but 3240x1920 was still reasonable in Portal 2 with AA off, I was getting about 30 fps after minor vissuals tweaks and turning off AA at that reso). My friend is not a lot into shooters (for the record, a 6770 can do Tribes:Acend at ~25 fps at 3240x1920 at medium settings) but mainly does Dota 2, HoN, Starcraft II, WoW, etc at 1920x1080. Hes atm happy as clam with the setup last I talked to him about it.

So in my opinion - perhaps it would be better to go for the 1920x1080 screen and a 6770 GFX card instead. Say -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127599&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards - a 6770 for ~80$ + 7$ for shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116442R - a 21.5'' 1920x1080 - ~98$ + 9$ for shipping.
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Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Corsair LE 480HB Sythe big shuriken rev B 
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Nexxos 280mm radiator DC-LT Alphacool GPX 390M04 Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
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DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
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CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Significantly modded Jupiter .. something alumi... Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
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Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
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64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Sythe big shuriken rev B Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Modded Sharkoon VS-3 Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Sapphire 7950 FleX OC XFX 6770 Eyefinity 5 
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Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 64 GB Samsung 750 GB F3 Barracuda 3 TB 
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WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom loop Windows 7 Pro 64 bit DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Modded Chieftec Smart WH-02B-B-OB Logitech G700s 3M Ergonomic 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Corsair LE 480HB Sythe big shuriken rev B 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Nexxos 280mm radiator DC-LT Alphacool GPX 390M04 Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Significantly modded Jupiter .. something alumi... Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Sythe big shuriken rev B Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Modded Sharkoon VS-3 Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Sapphire 7950 FleX OC XFX 6770 Eyefinity 5 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 64 GB Samsung 750 GB F3 Barracuda 3 TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom loop Windows 7 Pro 64 bit DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Modded Chieftec Smart WH-02B-B-OB Logitech G700s 3M Ergonomic 
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