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post #11 of 14
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($70.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $386.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-06 12:46 EDT-0400)
AMD Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6300 Asus m5a99x evo MSI GTX 660 8gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 120gb  Asus Silverstone argon ar 01 Windows 7 64 bit 
PowerCaseAudio
xfx xxx 650 Antec One Asus Xonar DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 Asus crosshair V formula-Z Asus 7970 Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair force series GT 120gb + western digital... Corsair H100  Windows 7 home premium 64-bit Corsair AX 750 
CaseAudio
Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DGX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6300 Asus m5a99x evo MSI GTX 660 8gb corsair vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 120gb  Asus Silverstone argon ar 01 Windows 7 64 bit 
PowerCaseAudio
xfx xxx 650 Antec One Asus Xonar DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8350 Asus crosshair V formula-Z Asus 7970 Corsair vengeance pro 1600mhz (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Corsair force series GT 120gb + western digital... Corsair H100  Windows 7 home premium 64-bit Corsair AX 750 
CaseAudio
Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DGX 
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by South80 View Post

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($70.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $386.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-06 12:46 EDT-0400)

So far this is the best option in this thread
post #13 of 14
just a few changes from OP's am3+ rig Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($90.00 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.29 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Base Total: $449.21
Promo Discounts: -$9.99
Shipping: $6.99
Total: $446.21
here is something of my types not everyone likes it but yet wink.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.34 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($140.28 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.29 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Base Total: $459.50
Mail-in Rebates: -$15.00
Shipping: $2.35
Total: $446.85

OR
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi A85W ATX FM2 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($140.28 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.29 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Base Total: $472.50
Mail-in Rebates: -$5.00
Total: $467.50

Hope you like it thumb.gif
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I appreciate everyone's input. I will consider all these builds and prob get the parts that have the best sales at the time of purchase. Rep for everyone when I get to my computer!
 
Hackintosh
(15 items)
 
HTPC
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Z77 Extreme6 EVGA GTX 970 SC 16gb EVGA 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1TB Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Blue WD10EZEX 3TB Seagate 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2TB Seagate Barracuda ASUS Burner NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit VIZIO E3D320VX Nixeus Moda v2 Brown Switches Corsair TX850 
CaseAudioAudio
Corsair 550D Asus Xonar DG Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 6100 Gigabyte Z170M-D3H EVGA GTX 660 SC Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Lightscribe! Corsair H55 
CoolingOSOSKeyboard
NZXT Sentry Mix 2 OS X El Capitain Windows 10 Pro 64bit Apple Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair CX550M NZXT Tempest 410 Apple Mouse 
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Hackintosh
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HTPC
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k Z77 Extreme6 EVGA GTX 970 SC 16gb EVGA 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1TB Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Blue WD10EZEX 3TB Seagate 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2TB Seagate Barracuda ASUS Burner NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit VIZIO E3D320VX Nixeus Moda v2 Brown Switches Corsair TX850 
CaseAudioAudio
Corsair 550D Asus Xonar DG Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 6100 Gigabyte Z170M-D3H EVGA GTX 660 SC Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Lightscribe! Corsair H55 
CoolingOSOSKeyboard
NZXT Sentry Mix 2 OS X El Capitain Windows 10 Pro 64bit Apple Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair CX550M NZXT Tempest 410 Apple Mouse 
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