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post #1 of 9
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I am new to AMD I am curious about what i could get for about $400-$500. All I need is the Tower, I have a monitor, mouse, keyboard, ect.

Any input will be appreciated.

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post #2 of 9
hmmmmmmm 4600+ $66
dvd drive $25
mobo $45
2gb ram $45
500gb hdd $80
512mb 3850 $125
antec 350w basiq $20
rosewill case $22
total, after shipping, still way under $500
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Ivy Bridge i5 @ 3.8ghz Asrock Z77 Pro3 EVGA GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler G. Skill Sniper 16GB DDR3 1866 
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90GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD + 2TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Samsung 24x DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 x64 
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Samsung 226BW Logitech K360 Antec True Power Trio 550W Antec 300 Illusion 
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90GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD + 2TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Samsung 24x DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 x64 
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Samsung 226BW Logitech K360 Antec True Power Trio 550W Antec 300 Illusion 
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post #3 of 9
...... get a allendale

But if you're dead set on a amd there are those that can help you
post #4 of 9
AMD is cheaper, and can get you a faster system than the equivalent $ in intel. Given Intel will OC more, but amd is cheaper, so in the end it kinda balances for the low end chips.

Some advice, instead of spending $50 on an ECS board, at least get something with some OC ability on it (TRUST ME, YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID) maybe even an M2N-E Sli as they are sub $100

For case, you could use your existing one to save $.

For ram, cheap ram that works decent is crucial ballistix.. 2x1gb kit = $15 at NCIX right now...

For CPU, a brisbane between 4200+ to 4800+

video card, get a moderate 8600GT -balance of performance and $ with a lean towards the $ side. I have one for sale if interested.

CPU Cooler, get anything other than stock, but I recommend a tuniq tower. they are pretty cheap and provide an immense amount of cooling.

For PSU, go with a good name. My quad-rail OCZ 600w is capable of handling near anything I throw at it

those are the main components. If you already have drives from another machine, may be a smart move to save them and upgrade piece by piece when you have the $. Thats what im doing. I get GOOD quality components, but when I can afford them. My rig started as a 5600+ on an ecs board. First upgrades I got were my M2N32-SLI, and 4gb of ram. Followed by a 500gb hdd and a lightscribe burner and watercooling. after that didnt work out on my 350w psu I almost doubled going to my OCZ here and havent had issues since.
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post #5 of 9
cheaper? not really...pentium dual cores start at $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%2f+Processors
e2160 $69
e2180 $72
e2200 $79
e2220 $90
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Ivy Bridge i5 @ 3.8ghz Asrock Z77 Pro3 EVGA GTX 770 w/ ACX Cooler G. Skill Sniper 16GB DDR3 1866 
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90GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD + 2TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Samsung 24x DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 x64 
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Samsung 226BW Logitech K360 Antec True Power Trio 550W Antec 300 Illusion 
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90GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD + 2TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Samsung 24x DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 10 x64 
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Samsung 226BW Logitech K360 Antec True Power Trio 550W Antec 300 Illusion 
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post #6 of 9
X2 4200+ start at like $59

and that 2.4 can OC up to like 3 ghz.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by superk View Post
X2 4200+ start at like $59

and that 2.4 can OC up to like 3 ghz.
3 * 9 / 12 = allendale equivalent of 2.25 ghz (stock speeds?)
post #8 of 9
Yeah ok so my bad I was thinking speed of 4600+ for some reason

e2160 = 1.8ghz and $70
4600+ = 2.4ghz and $70

not to mention that AMD boards are about the same price as intel boards,
Edited by superk - 5/14/08 at 7:33pm
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Logitech G15 gen2 Cooler Master 850w 6 Rail Antec Twelve Hundred OCZ Equilizer 
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by superk View Post
Yeah ok so my bad I was thinking speed of 4600+ for some reason

e2160 = 1.8ghz and $70
4600+ = 2.4ghz and $70

not to mention that AMD boards are about the same price as intel boards,
You have to remember the 2160 can hit around 3ghz as can the 4600+, but the allendale is 33% faster
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