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Thinking about upgrading upstairs computer, or getting a ps3, trying to keep my budget under 400 dollars, tell me what you think so far.

The only parts I need are:

CPU
Motherboard
RAM/Memory
Graphics Card

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post #2 of 16
You'll need a heatsink, the X2 5000+ BE doesn't come with one. If you've already got an old one lying around, that'll work.

I'd scrap that board in favor of one of the AMD 770/790X boards. MSI has a really nice looking 790X board on the cheap, and you can usually find some decent 770 boards for around the same price as that nForce chipset board.

I'd also get a different graphics card - you should be able to kick it up to an 8800GS given your budget - then again, if you don't have a decent power supply, the 8600GT is a good alternative (although if you really want to stick with AMD, I'd pick up the HD3650 instead).
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post #3 of 16
I'd make a few adjustments to that build.

The CAS4 version of that memory overclocks better and only costs $5 more. Or, if you don't mind MIR (and haven't already done more than 2 on this product) you can go with the Crucial Ballistix for $29 and free shipping.

The 8600GT is not a very good card for gaming. It isn't even as powerful as the 7900GT from several years ago. The 128-bit memory interface is pretty crippling in modern games. I'd definitely invest in a better card. You can get a 9600GT for $120 after MIR and it will blow away the 8600GT. Note this 9600GT only has one DVI port, but I doubt you're running dual monitors on a budget rig.

The 5000BE is the best bang for the buck in AMD dual cores, good choice. However, it does not come with a stock HSF, so you'll need to purchase an aftermarket cooler. The AC Freezer 64 Pro is a great budget cooler and will help you break 3.2GHz on the 5000BE, plus shipping is free.

The 570 chipset isn't all that great for overclocking, and you don't need SLI. I'd get the newer 770 chipset instead. It overclocks well and gives you the ability to easily go Phenom later. Try this Gigabyte 770 for $85 and free shipping.

So in summary, here's my build:
$120 - Palit 9600GT (after $30 MIR)
$85 - Gigabyte 770 S3
$90 - X2 5000+ Black Edition
$25 - AC Freezer 64 Pro
$29 - 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 (after $25 MIR)
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$349 Subtotal (after $55 MIR)
$6 S&H (yup, everything was FREE S&H except the vid card at only $6!)
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$355 Total (after $55 MIR and S&H)

Or, if you already used the MIR on Ballistix and went with the 2x1GB G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 (instead of the 5-5-5-15 you picked out), then the total would be about $380 after MIR, but includes one less MIR.
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by durch View Post
The 5000BE is the best bang for the buck in AMD dual cores, good choice. However, it does not come with a stock HSF, so you'll need to purchase an aftermarket cooler. The AC Freezer 7 Pro is a great budget cooler and will help you break 3.2GHz on the 5000BE, plus shipping is free.
Freezer 7 Pro? You sure about that? It'll be one interesting mount, that's for sure...
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post #5 of 16
I think newegg is having a sale on its zalmans if you want to go that route.
9500s
9700

Tho I find the 9700 a bit of overkill for my 5000 BE

As far as the rest of your build goes, looks good if your whole goal is just to rebuild it on the cheap, tho you could improve marginally in each area.
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post #6 of 16
ThePenguinator, what do you have for a PSU?

Good luck with your build
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
Freezer 7 Pro? You sure about that? It'll be one interesting mount, that's for sure...
LOL good catch. I'm spending too much time in the Intel forums as of late. The AC Freezer 64 Pro is the one I was after (post edited).
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post #8 of 16
Like other people said you probably should get another board. If you are planning on running sli though that is a good board. I had a 5000be OC'ed to 3.2ghz on it plus it does support AM2+ cpu's but at only 2000mhz hyper transport. That video card you have is not a bad card especially if this is just a play around computer and you don't plan on doing any hardcore gaming.(although that card should game OK surprisingly)
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post #9 of 16
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I have a 500 Watt no-brand powersupply, but it's pretty good
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor 256GB SSD  Western Digital 640gb 7200rpm 32mb Cache Corsair H50  Windows 7 64bit Professional 
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThePenguinator. View Post
I have a 500 Watt no-brand powersupply, but it's pretty good
ThePenguinator, I wouldn't trust no-brand PSU's especially after spending $400 on a build

What are the ratings? Are you sure it doesn't have a model number on it?

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