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Budget Build (sorry for double post)

post #1 of 5
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I just found this portion of the forum sorry again for double post
Here we go-->
Stuff to buy:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x2 555 BE (c3) 114.99

CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 35.99

MB: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 99.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500gb ST3500418AS 47.99

Mem: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) 114.99

Total: $414 CDN

What I already have:
Case: Antec 300
MB: Asus A8N-E <-- I know shhh
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ <-- I know shhh lol
GPU: Zotac 512MB 9600GT <-- Mega bottlenecked with ^cpu
PSU: OCZ ModXtream 600w
HDD: Hitachi 320GB <-- Ya ya
ODD: LG 22x DVD Burner <-- Keeper
OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Peripherals:
Speakers: Logitech Z-4 (2.1)
Mouse: Logitech G5

Its been 3 years since I did a major overhaul but I have no interest as of now for USB 3.0, SATA III and I will be upgrading within 2 years or so anyway
Gotta love AMD for futureproofing

Please please rant, rip my build off, praise, comment w/e you wish Im all for it!
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 Stepping Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Diamond HD 6970 2GB 4GB DDR3 1600 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Asus VH236H LCD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-Series 760W Corsair Carbide Series 400R Logitech G5 Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 448 Headphone 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3420M AMD HD6650M 6GB DDR3 1333 Hitachi 750GB 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 Stepping Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Diamond HD 6970 2GB 4GB DDR3 1600 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Asus VH236H LCD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-Series 760W Corsair Carbide Series 400R Logitech G5 Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 448 Headphone 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3420M AMD HD6650M 6GB DDR3 1333 Hitachi 750GB 
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post #2 of 5
Grab a Spinpoint F3 500gb instead. They're faster, the same price and less prone to firmware issues if I remember the 7200.12 right.

Also, try this RAM- it's the same price but faster (tighter timings).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-303-_-Product
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i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 Asus HD 5850 G. Skill Ripjaws 
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Crucial M4 WD Caviar Black Samsund SH-S223A Antec Kuhler 920  
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Home Samsung 2443BW HAS Silverstone Strider Plus 750W NZXT Source 210 Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD PII X4 965BE MSI 790FX-GD70 ASUS HD 4850  G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel X25-V WD Caviar Blue Samsung S222A Thermalright Venomous-X 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 Home Samsung S23A Corsair TX750W NZXT Source 210 Black 
Mouse
MX 518 
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Lapped e2180@3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L 9500GT Patriot DDR2@800MHz 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 WD Caviar Black Samsund SH-S223A Antec Kuhler 920  
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Home Samsung 2443BW HAS Silverstone Strider Plus 750W NZXT Source 210 Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD PII X4 965BE MSI 790FX-GD70 ASUS HD 4850  G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel X25-V WD Caviar Blue Samsung S222A Thermalright Venomous-X 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 Home Samsung S23A Corsair TX750W NZXT Source 210 Black 
Mouse
MX 518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Lapped e2180@3.0GHz Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L 9500GT Patriot DDR2@800MHz 
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Hitachi 500gb Windows 7 Viewsonic 19" Cooler Master 500W 
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post #3 of 5
seems alright for a budget build but i would wait a little while and expand your budget a little more if i were you. just my opinion.
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by KittensMewMew View Post
Grab a Spinpoint F3 500gb instead. They're faster, the same price and less prone to firmware issues if I remember the 7200.12 right.

Also, try this RAM- it's the same price but faster (tighter timings).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-303-_-Product
ya i know about the fiasco but i was intending to shop from a local shop where prices are very competitive and even cheaper sometimes than newegg
i seared alot but NO one seem to carry spinpoint -this was my first consideration

ya i guess i can try that ram instead only couple dollars more

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Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
seems alright for a budget build but i would wait a little while and expand your budget a little more if i were you. just my opinion.
what u mean wait a little while? well i feel more rewarded by going for maximum performance/dollar hehe
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 Stepping Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Diamond HD 6970 2GB 4GB DDR3 1600 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Asus VH236H LCD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-Series 760W Corsair Carbide Series 400R Logitech G5 Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 448 Headphone 
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AMD A6-3420M AMD HD6650M 6GB DDR3 1333 Hitachi 750GB 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE C3 Stepping Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Diamond HD 6970 2GB 4GB DDR3 1600 G. Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Asus VH236H LCD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-Series 760W Corsair Carbide Series 400R Logitech G5 Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers 
Audio
Sennheiser HD 448 Headphone 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-3420M AMD HD6650M 6GB DDR3 1333 Hitachi 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 15.6 Inch LED 
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post #5 of 5
You can get a better motherboard and better memory in this combo deal here for less. The GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H is more future proof and the Mushkin memory should have a lot more overclocking headroom and run at lower latencies than the G.Skill Ripjaws.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.406555

Also, if you order today, you can use the promotion code "EMCYTZZ28" to get the Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB which is faster than the Seagate for $50.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

And you can find the CM Hyper 212 Plus for $30 on Amazon or at your local Fry's if you have one.
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