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I got 740$ to spend on a rig. I'm open to all suggestions
*MUST INCLUDE OS
*I PREFER NVIDIA BUY I ALSO LIKE AMD.
* I DO NOT COUNT MAIL IN REBATES BUT I DO PROMO CODES.

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post #2 of 6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1271094

Leaves you $240 to spend on a video card, or more if your feeling adventurous.
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^ Y'know, supercombos..... well..... they suck.

 

Combining the parts lists yourself usually results in a better deal.... and better parts: the M5A97 LE 2.0 on that isn't exactly very FX 8-core friendly. In my years here I have seen and dismissed many supercombos.

 

You can always get better deals. For example:
AMD FX-8320 - $150 shipped [Newegg]

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 - $110 shipped, $100 AR [NCIX]

Team Xtreem 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $55 shipped [Newegg]

Antec One - $48 shipped [NCIX]

Rosewill RG630 - $60 shipped [Newegg]

Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD - $66 shipped [NCIX]


The above for $489 shipped (that's a $11 savings vs. the supercombo) in spite of improved parts quality all-around - an 8+2 phase mobo, better DDR3-1600, and a case I would consider to ace the Rosewill in terms of build quality, ease and cleanliness. And 2x the HDD space. Yeah.

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Forget the Rosewill Green for 10$ more you can get a Rosewill Hive 550 or 650 watts they are the same price right now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
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post #5 of 6
Don't forget the OS guys.

As far as the GPU is concerned, since you prefer Nvidia I'd wait a week or two and see where the GTX 760 lands in price. If it follows the 770's footsteps it should be slightly above GTX 670 performance, possibly around the $250-$300 mark, which would be incredible price/performance (assuming your budget allows for it).
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Here's the best I could do with an Intel/NVIDIA build (which is my area of expertise). There are three things to note in this build:

1) While the RAM is only 4GB to start with, this board does have 4 slots so you can add more later.
2) No aftermarket HSF since you can't OC this CPU/mobo combination anyhow. Stock will suffice.
3) There is one $20 rebate factored in (for the Corsair Carbide 200R case), everything else is promo codes or standard pricing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.63 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
Total: $729.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-05 19:47 EDT-0400)
Edited by svenge - 6/5/13 at 4:53pm
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