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With my income tax check, I'm gonna get as many of the key components (the cpu and cooler, ram, mobo, video card, and hard drive if possible) then get the rest

I have the cd player already, but the main reason is cause when I get this build I'm giving my sig rig to my brother

so, is this a good build?

SAPPHIRE 100236L Radeon HD 3650 512MB

BIOSTAR A770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Cooling Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink

Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V Power Supply

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX

Total Price: $458.92


I plan to get vista ultimate 64 bit later on

feel free to make suggestions
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post #2 of 13
DaMirrorLink, will this machine see any gaming at all? Are you planning on overclocking as well? If you plan on just browsing the internet and checking email then you could probably go with a lower end processor and perhaps even a cheaper board that has on-board video. Other then that I don't see a problem with anything else. The Thermaltake PSU is a bit underpowered in terms of amperage on the 12volt rail but with a low end video card I don't foresee any problems.

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post #3 of 13
Is about $500 your max budget? And, yes, we need to know what you're using it for to make any judgements.
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The 6000+ is a very power hungry processor and is based on 90nm technology. Don't get me wrong though. Its a fast dual core processor.
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this might be a bit better, especially for gaming

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2HP AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - 75
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz - 66
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - 40
LG Black 22X DVD+R - 26
HIS HD 4830 - 110 (90 after rebates)
Antec Basiq 500 watts - 40
Western Digital Caviar 250GB - 55
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - 30

All that is 442 before shipping and before rebates and before case (look on bottom of post)

You could oc that 5400 to a higher clock, thats why i included the HSF

You could always get a 4850 or better but that would mean the price is more than 500


EDIT: price of antec 300 changed when i made the list so i picked out the cases that look the best less than 50, in my opinion

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Edited by Speedma11229 - 12/17/08 at 2:17pm
    
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post #6 of 13
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heavy gaming

not crysis, but games like left 4 dead, dirt, grid, etc.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedma11229 View Post
this might be a bit better, especially for gaming

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2HP AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - 75
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz - 66
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - 40
LG Black 22X DVD+R - 26
HIS HD 4830 - 110 (90 after rebates)
Antec Basiq 500 watts - 40
Western Digital Caviar 250GB - 55
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - 30
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 50

all that is 492 before shipping and before rebates

you could oc that 5400 to a higher clock, thats why i included the HSF

this build should do ya well, personaly i would allocate a few more bucks to the case and get a 900.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by DaMirrorLink View Post
heavy gaming

not crysis, but games like left 4 dead, dirt, grid, etc.
DaMirrorLink, in that case I'd pick up at least 3850/3870(that's if you prefer ATI). Left 4 Dead would probably perform better on one of those cards instead of a 3650. A 4850 would be even better. Make sure to pick out a beefier power supply. The Thermaltake model you listed above is far too weak. Try to get a hold of something that has at least 30-35amps on the 12volt rail. This would definitely give you less headache if you decide to upgrade later on with more hard drives or another video card. Corsair power supplies from whom are mostly built by Seasonic and Channel Well Technology are excellent. Antec Earthwatt power supplies are also great for the price.

Good luck with your purchase
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post #9 of 13
Definitely get a better video card than the HD3650. At $50 it's a rip off (in performance/dollar) and would be a downgrade from your current 8600GTS. Here is my build suggestion:

Athlon 64 X2 5400+ BE: $66 shipped
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283: $18.99 + shipping after MIR (+ $8.49 shipped for bolt through kit)
Biostar 790GX AM2+ Mobo: $94.99 shipped
Powercolor HD4830: $84.99 + shipping after MIR
OCZ Fatal1ty 4GB DDR2-800 Kit: $35.99 shipped
Western Digital 640GB AAKS: $74.99 shipped
Antec 300: $59.95 + shipping
OCZ StealthXStream 500W PSU: $24.99 shipped after MIR
LG DVD Burner: $25.99 shipped
Total: $560.37 ($544.96 after MS cashback -$65 in MIRs = $479.96) + shipping

Definitely get a board wtih the SB750. You won't be able to fully utilize it with an X2 but you will if you upgrade to a Phenom II or something like that down the road.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 12/17/08 at 2:43pm
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the build will be more finalized when i actually find out how much im getting so i have more of a budget, and im debating on whether to get a ps3 or not when i sell my wii, cause if i hold out on the ps3 i could just build an even beefier computer when i do
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