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I always see a ton of requests for "I've got $500 to spend, what should I get" or "If you had $800 would you get this, this, this, this, or this?"

I was bored at work (week between the holidays, no one is in the office!) So I threw together the best system I could for under $600.

Hope this helps someone!

I usually don't go nVidia, but this time it made sense! Also the mobo I chose below has the ability to unlock cores and the BE Phenom II X2 560 seems to have a fairly good success rate at unlocking the other two cores.

Also, take off the $47 in rebates and you've got yourself a system for $547.90!
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I'd spend an extra 30 bucks and get a phenom ii x4 945 to be on the safe side. in the end, 30 dollars inisnt too much and you get so much more. (unless of course you can unlock the cores)
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Yeah if you are willing to fool with the rebates (which I would be!) I'd spend the extra...some people aren't though.
    
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TR2 is weak psu in Thermaltake. You are lucky if you can get 20A from it, which is barely for your system. Not sure what the price in your list. Even a Corsair 400cx(I know, some cx aren't that good but not the 400cx) can do 30a/360w on 12v at cheaper price.
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You could always try to find a used one off of ocn too.
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I just threw something together on Newegg because of all the requests for "budget" builds lately.... Plus I was bored at work so rather than play games and get in trouble I'll build a machine and at least make it look like I'm doing work haha
    
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I like it however I wouldn't go for the 560 but rather for the 550. And a green hard drive in a pc for us enthusiasts? rather the black edition.

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I like it however I wouldn't go for the 560 but rather for the 550. And a green hard drive in a pc for us enthusiasts? rather the black edition.

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whats the difference with the green hdd???
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whats the difference with the green hdd???
I have no idea, I just picked it for the price!
    
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can probably find a combo deal to save some cash off that win7.

nice build though
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