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I'm building a new computer from scratch and giving my current rig to a family member. $600 budget got thrown out the window, I think.

Here's what I have so far. Suggestions are welcome for any component.

CPU:

Phenom X4 9850 BE
-PURCHASED $145.09

GPU:

GIGABYTE HD 4870
-PURCHASED $204.99 - 40.00 MIR

Mobo:

Foxconn A79A-S
-PURCHASED $164.99 - 60.00 MIR

PSU:

Corsair HX620W
-PURCHASED $149.99 - 30.00 MIR

Case:

Lian Li PC-K7

Memory:

4gb Corsair Dominator (2x 2gb)
-PURCHASED $56.00 - 35.00 MIR

Cooling:
HR-03 GT - Free
AC Freezer 64 Pro - Free
Case: $25 for 4x 120mm fans through OCN Sales - Thanks Hoth17 and RedAlert!

Other Rebates:
$20.48 Thanks to sccr64472

TOTAL - 752.05
-$174 MIRs, Case pending
Edited by Ltar - 1/8/09 at 5:48pm
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post #2 of 11
Are you open to go to Intel? If not wait until the Phenom II's turn out/ advance a little.
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post #3 of 11
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I'm sticking with AMD/ATI for now, and I fear that I might end up getting screwed for it. I'm giving my current rig to a family member in January, so I'm building for that. I wouldn't pitch for a Phenom II in any case, but I'd be glad to take advantage of generational savings on Phenom cores. a 9950/9850 BE for <150 would tickle me pink....

anyone selling?
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post #4 of 11
To be honest, the setup you're thinking of doing is pretty good. Mine is very similar (see setup) and I've been happy as hell with it. Don't let Intel boys scare you, the Phenom 9850 is a solid processor and its performanceverclock ratio is very good (ie: you get good performance boosts with relatively low overclocks). The 790GX is a good board, but expect it to run pretty warm (mine runs idle at about 40C), but a lot of people have experienced this also.
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Amd Phenom 9850BE @ 3.0Ghz ASUS M3a78-T Radeon HD 4870 Crossfire (2) 4Gb OCZ Reaper pc 6400 @ 920mhz 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG BD, HD-DVD, DVD, DVD-RW SuperDrive Vista 32 Epson EX 70 720p Projector (101") 
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by oOSauerKrautOo View Post
To be honest, the setup you're thinking of doing is pretty good. Mine is very similar (see setup) and I've been happy as hell with it. Don't let Intel boys scare you, the Phenom 9850 is a solid processor and its performanceverclock ratio is very good (ie: you get good performance boosts with relatively low overclocks). The 790GX is a good board, but expect it to run pretty warm (mine runs idle at about 40C), but a lot of people have experienced this also.
Don't let Intel boys scare you

I'm no fan of CPU's this is only my third Intel chip before that it was all AMD, from a K6 to a FX62.
If anything I'd be more scared if someone tells you about how good a AMD chip and avoid Intel at the moment.
Just a thought
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post #6 of 11
Haha, fair enough: but he said he wants to stick with AMD/ATI...
Good attempt at a recruit tho
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG BD, HD-DVD, DVD, DVD-RW SuperDrive Vista 32 Epson EX 70 720p Projector (101") 
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by oOSauerKrautOo View Post
Haha, fair enough: but he said he wants to stick with AMD/ATI...
Good attempt at a recruit tho
Oh darn my recruit job failed,
Tell you the truth I'm glad some of you guys are sticking it out with AMD helps keep them afloat until they come out with a faster CPU than Intel so I can jump ship again
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Anyways I just nabbed a 9850 BE on ebay... $145.09 shipped. I could list a dozen reasons for sticking with AMD... but when it comes down to it I just want the chip from the least Orwellian-sounding company with the coolest color scheme.

Face it. Intel sounds like the company that's gonna put our brains into robots and start a frikkin' war. I can't support that.
Edited by Ltar - 12/22/08 at 8:56am
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post #9 of 11
First off i gotta ask ya, where did u find a 4870 for $180, that is a friggin sweet deal. Anyways, both the foxconn 790GX and Biostar 790GX boards r good and will provide u with decent overclocks. If ur gonna spend $135 on a power supply, go with a corsair. Awesome power supplies.

850TX $129.99 AFTER MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009

750TX $99.99 AFTER MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

650TX $79.99 AFTER MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
    
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
ASUS HD 4870 $180 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121276

Folks are complaining that the fan craps out instantly, doesn't bother me since I plan on replacing the HS with my HR-03GT + fan before I ever power it on.

Complaints about the PCB being non-ATI reference, though, catch my attention. A little more research in perhaps warranted.

I have a Corsair HX520W right now, but I read that the TX lines were lower quality. The HIPER got a thumbs-up from Tomshardware, performing similarly to the awesome HX520, and also has that spiffy USB charger feature. I'm gonna stick with the HIPER unless I find a killer deal on an HX680.
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