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post #1 of 7
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Ok well I am trying to make a cheap build with focus on motherboard as I can always upgrade the processor and etc.

This is where I am at so far.

http://www.whatoverclock.t35.com
Overclock Budget
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
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RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
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post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 
I need possibly a cheaper video card with still good performance.

Should I skimp more on the hdd?

I know for sure the case and psu are fine.
Overclock Budget
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
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Overclock Budget
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
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post #3 of 7
$600 budget and you're only getting a Sempron and a 5670-- what is this, I don't even

Sony Optiarc DVD burner $20
NZXT BETA EVO $40
Samsung F3 1TB $59 Superbiiz
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $89, $73 AR
XFX 650W + XFX HD 5830 - $215, $165 AR (a basically free power supply!)
Kingston HyperX 1600 9-9-9 - $40 AR OR GeIL Value 1600 9-9-9 - $45, no rebate; actually the Ripjaws are also good despite the price for 1600 9-9-9, they overclock very well.
Phenom II x4 955- $135.50

I can fit amazing parts into a $600 budget actually counting the rebates this is only around $532 You can add the CHIV to this bundle, it'll cost around $140 more but if you downsize on some of my parts choices (i.e. x2 555 instead of 955) it could fit the budget.
Edited by xd_1771 - 12/6/10 at 4:16pm
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yeah well that is the thing, the sempron would do fine. I do understand the ram with better timing for money. Also I wanted to keep a 890FX Board as I want to have the latest AM3 chipset (and probably last)
Overclock Budget
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
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Overclock Budget
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
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post #5 of 7
I see, but I am pretty sure you can fit in something more than a Sempron for a $600 budget - or less. Is this going to be an HTPC or a gaming PC? For a gaming PC you will want at least a dual core - and the L3 cache in Phenom II can help with framerates.
The RAM I chose features the same 9-9-9 timings, but it's cheaper; those Ripjaws have been known to be good overclockers though.
post #6 of 7
That power supply is not alright for any build, the eXtreme Power were the worst supplies that CM made and they are terribad.
Takatalvi
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 4.0GHz Gigabyte p55a-ud3p EVGA GTX 580 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 530 Series 180GB Seagates HP SATA DVD-RW Cooler Master V6-GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP LP2465 SIIG USB Multimedia (quite nice for $15) Corsair TX750W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master 690 (modded) Logitech LX3 
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Takatalvi
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 4.0GHz Gigabyte p55a-ud3p EVGA GTX 580 4GB Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 530 Series 180GB Seagates HP SATA DVD-RW Cooler Master V6-GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP LP2465 SIIG USB Multimedia (quite nice for $15) Corsair TX750W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master 690 (modded) Logitech LX3 
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Here is where Im at.

I need and want a 890FX mobo, be it this build with the Formula or another build with a considerably cheaper 890fx mobo like a biostar.

Ram is w/e as long as it has timings 9 and lower with 1600mhz.

I like the graphics card and psu choice above as it is hella cheap.

The case is w/e but it has to be good airflow and etc.

hdd, I want a sata 3 but sata 2 will be fine. (I currently use a sata 2 at 5400rpm and I am happy with it.
Overclock Budget
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Overclock Budget
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 560 [Quad Core] [3.5ghz] ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX ATI Radeon HD 4290 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit | Ubuntu 64bit Asus MS28H 500W 
Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 
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