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Would everyone do me a big favor and take a look at the wishlist for my budget build. It always seems like I leave something out or overlook the fact that two components won't work together. This should be everything except for the HDD(s) and the CD/DVD drive(s).

Thanks for helping,
mrtn400.

Edit: Somewhere I read there was a bolt-thru kit for the CPU cooler which I haven't been able to find. Does anyone have the link?
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post #2 of 26
A solid budget build except the PSU. XIGMATEK is good but I would go for $45 Tuniq tower. Also, may pay few more dollars for a 86600GT.
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Solid build but get this cooler instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...oler%2b7%2bpro
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Looks good to me (maybe a better PSU? I never trust the ones that come with cases)
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post #5 of 26
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Added the blue Tuniq. It's now at $399.93.
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no PSU?
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post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
A solid budget build. XIGMATEK is good but I would go for $45 Tuniq tower. Also, may pay few more dollars for a 86600GT.
I agree with linskingdom. Go with the Tuniq. You might also move up to the E2180 because then you have the 2.0GHz starting point to O/C. I'm getting a totally stable 3.2GHz from mine, and Linskingdom has some extraordinary 3.7GHz! (Don't expect to reach 3.7GHz though. Lins just got lucky. hehehehe)

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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeMiner View Post
I agree with linskingdom. Go with the Tuniq. You might also move up to the E2180 because then you have the 2.0GHz starting point to O/C. I'm getting a totally stable 3.2GHz from mine, and Linskingdom has some extraordinary 3.7GHz! (Don't expect to reach 3.7GHz though. Lins just got lucky. hehehehe)

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Yup. I got lucky on it. May need to back it down a bit so I can sell it
post #9 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeMiner View Post
I agree with linskingdom. Go with the Tuniq. You might also move up to the E2180 because then you have the 2.0GHz starting point to O/C. I'm getting a totally stable 3.2GHz from mine, and Linskingdom has some extraordinary 3.7GHz! (Don't expect to reach 3.7GHz though. Lins just got lucky. hehehehe)

~JadeMiner~
I know theres always better, but remember, I'm trying to stay under $400.

Just to let you know, this new build is to replace this computer. So anything is an upgrade.

Edit: Also, I'm surprised no one's flamed my decision on MX-2 yet. I just like it because there's no set in time; screw 2-3c.
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post #10 of 26
Nice build. The only thing that has to go for sure is the 1650Pro. Like Linskingdom said a 8600GT is a better idea: LINK. Or if you can afford a little more you could get an 8800GS: LINK.
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