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Budget $700 but the cheaper the better. What the computer will be used for? Multiple tab browsing, DVD burning/converting, Music, Limited gaming: Sims collection of games, Tycoon games, typical flash games, nothing real demanding. I currently am using a PC that is overkill for what I do and I'm selling it.

Feel free to provide your thoughts/suggestions. As of right now I'll post what I am considering for this build. I do want a somewhat flashy case don't really want to spend over a $100 on it no piece of junk.


Optical Drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Hard Drive:
I have a 1tb external
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136523
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
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post #2 of 11
AM3 740 X3 triple, 4GB DDR3, Radeon 5770/785G/500W Modxstream/Windows7 64 oem.
5770's are rather inexpensive, have nice high res capability and are quite the little performers.
Edited by amstech - 12/21/10 at 8:20pm
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
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buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
AM3 740 X3 triple

Whats that mean.. Sorry
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by j0035 View Post
AM3 740 X3 triple

Whats that mean.. Sorry
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-699-_-Product

Might have to look around, you have other CPU options in the $55-$105 range as well.
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
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post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I prefer intel
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
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post #6 of 11
Hi there,

This build is $10 over your price rang, but you could knock off $75 by only buying 1 set of RAM modules.

By buying an AMD 550 you can easily turn its from a dual core, to a quad core (guide can be found VERY easily and is VERY easy to do) by doing this you can get twice as much out of your CPU as you pay for.

The Graphics card selected is one of the latest cards from AMD's graphic card range. It uses DirectX11 and can output in 3D (future proof)

The motherboard has the new USB 3 ready to use too, so you wont need to upgrade to USB3 later on.

CPU: AMD PhenomIIx2 550 - $89.99
Cheap, easy to turn into quad-core!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-846-_-Product

Mobo: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 - $109.99
Good mobo, has core unlocking feature, USB3, SATA 6GBs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131668

Ram: Corsair Dominator 4GB (2 x 2GB) x2- 149.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145296

Radeon HD 6850 - $179.99
Latest Tech, 3D compatible (future proof)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161348

Case: Antec 300 - $69.99
Tidy, compact, good looking, well cooled.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX - $109.99
More than enough to power all these components.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

Hope this has helped and given you an idea what to choose.
Good luck with your build
 
The Hoover
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8P67 EVO XFX 6870 2GB Corsair Vengeance LP White 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB BluRay Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
Audio
Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Caviar Black LG DVD+RW hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
PowerCase
550w OCZ Fatality AeroCool: AeroEngine Plus 
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The Hoover
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8P67 EVO XFX 6870 2GB Corsair Vengeance LP White 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB BluRay Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
Audio
Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Caviar Black LG DVD+RW hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
PowerCase
550w OCZ Fatality AeroCool: AeroEngine Plus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
  hide details  
Reply
buildX
(16 items)
 
X3Elite (HTPC)
(14 items)
 
Dell XPS L702X
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.0GHz (24/7) HT/on  Asus P6TD Deluxe Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670 Windforce3X OC  6GB OCZ Gold 1600 (tri-channel) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer X1373WH Projector Corsair CX500 Cooler Master 430 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
KeyboardCaseAudio
Backlit Keyboard Elemental Silver Aluminum JBL 2.1 W/ Built-in Subwoofer 
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post #8 of 11
thanks for rep n_n
 
The Hoover
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8P67 EVO XFX 6870 2GB Corsair Vengeance LP White 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB BluRay Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
Audio
Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Caviar Black LG DVD+RW hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
PowerCase
550w OCZ Fatality AeroCool: AeroEngine Plus 
  hide details  
Reply
 
The Hoover
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8P67 EVO XFX 6870 2GB Corsair Vengeance LP White 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB BluRay Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
Audio
Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Caviar Black LG DVD+RW hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
PowerCase
550w OCZ Fatality AeroCool: AeroEngine Plus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 


What I came up with. I'm still working on a case.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 2400 LGA 1155 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB 7200RPM LG DVD±RW 7 Ultimate x64 19" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK700 Apevia 680W Iceberg- Sleeved CM 690 II Advanced Logitech MK700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11
looks good.
Good luck with your build
 
The Hoover
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8P67 EVO XFX 6870 2GB Corsair Vengeance LP White 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB BluRay Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
Audio
Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Caviar Black LG DVD+RW hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
PowerCase
550w OCZ Fatality AeroCool: AeroEngine Plus 
  hide details  
Reply
 
The Hoover
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k P8P67 EVO XFX 6870 2GB Corsair Vengeance LP White 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB BluRay Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus G245HQ Corsair 700 Corsair 800D R.A.T 5 
Audio
Corsair HS-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550 M4A785TDV-EVO XFX 6870  4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Caviar Black LG DVD+RW hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
PowerCase
550w OCZ Fatality AeroCool: AeroEngine Plus 
  hide details  
Reply
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