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Final Picks:
I think I have my final picks:
RAM - $85 (BCB):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=O261-7612
GPU - $140 (BCB):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-5772
Mobo - $109.99 (PURCHASED):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435

Total: $364.11 - (any newegg BCB, I can't see it though).

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Hey everyone,

So I pulled the trigger on this one. Problem now is that I need all new core components! Since I got this at such a great deal, I would like to follow through with this trend and try to get the best bang for my buck.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055t ($125 AR)- wish I had known the 1090t was BE when I pulled the trigger! I might have opted for it.
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 -$109.99 (promo) + tax
I originally really wanted the ASUS Crosshair IV - $230 + shipping & tax, but I really can't justify a $100+ difference in price! Although, I can't lie, this thing is dead sexy.
RAM: No idea. Thinking about this because its cheap:
Corsair 4 GB DDR3 - $79.99 AR + tax

GPU: I had originally wanted to stay with my 8800GTX, but BC2 is bogging me down... I was thinking about two of these:
HIS HD 5770 1GB - $263.48 ($131.74 each) - 2% Bing CB + tax
or two of these:
XFX Radeon HD 5750 1GB -$246.38 ($123.19 each)

Please critique. I will be selling my sig to fund most of this. I don't want to cheap out but at the same time, I don't want to overspend if I don't have to.
Edited by PeaceMaker - 4/29/10 at 8:59pm
Paradise
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Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.7ghz Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H XFX 5770 Crossfire 4x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 
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64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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post #2 of 39
welcome to the dark side
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2x500gb 7200rpm windows 7 ultimate Monitor Lcd 23 Lg 2353v A4tech G700 Gamer black 
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2x500gb 7200rpm windows 7 ultimate Monitor Lcd 23 Lg 2353v A4tech G700 Gamer black 
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post #4 of 39
I'd definitely follow what the guy aboe me posted and go with the Gskill RAM. Never had a problem and always had great performance from them.
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post #5 of 39
Thread Starter 
Can anyone else chime in about mobos and possibly better insight on the RAM?
Paradise
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64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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post #6 of 39
Definitely do two 5770's over the 5750's...definitely.
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Sandisk Extreme SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 (RAID 0) Under Water Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) 
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post #7 of 39
Bought the same board. Was my first time build and all went well. Only had it 2 weeks so haven't done lots of messing with it yet. CPU overclocked to same as old no problem but haven't tried to go higher yet. I used this ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189
My System
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OCZ 60g SSD, Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6.0 Gb XSPC Rasa RS240 Windows 7 64 bit Corsair HX620 
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post #8 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RonB94GT View Post
Bought the same board. Was my first time build and all went well. Only had it 2 weeks so haven't done lots of messing with it yet. CPU overclocked to same as old no problem but haven't tried to go higher yet. I used this ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189
Nice. That looks good to me. Nice and cheap.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.7ghz Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H XFX 5770 Crossfire 4x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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Corsair HX620 (FTW) CoolerMaster HAF 932 MX518 
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2x500gb 7200rpm windows 7 ultimate Monitor Lcd 23 Lg 2353v A4tech G700 Gamer black 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x500gb 7200rpm windows 7 ultimate Monitor Lcd 23 Lg 2353v A4tech G700 Gamer black 
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post #10 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by guinaom1 View Post
for that Mushkin ram...I have the same one in my AMD system that I just built. My cpuid validation is in my sig below. Awesome ram!
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WD 36gb Raptor, Seagate 320gb & 500gb Sata HD's Pioneer 216, Benq 1640, LG H62L XP Pro SP3 Samsung 23 inch lcd tv 
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