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post #1 of 30
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Alright, so this is somewhat a budget build. I have this picked out -

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=10788149
I already have :
- NEW: 585 Watt Orion PSU (only 20 amps on the 12V Rail though) - I would call it a true 500.
- NEW: 500 GB Sata 300 Western Digital Caviar BLUE Edition (On its way from geeks.com)


But it's about 50 bucks too much. That has everything I need, and would like, just not for 50 - 75 bucks cheaper. I'm going to be gaming for a few years, and multi-tasking. I will try to O/C & Upgrade later (hence B.E. CPU and X-Fire support Mobo) Any suggestions where I can get something just as nice, but cheaper (Really don't want to get something used maybe open box), or find any of these parts cheaper...or in a better combo deal, etc? I don't want to slack on the Motherboard, and that one is the cheapest X-Fire support I could find (where secondary GFX card doesn't run less than x16)

EDIT: Thanks to ffejrxx - I was able to get the CPU for $138 with combo deal and change ram saving anywhere from $2 - $9 (depending on promo code duration) So still looking for suggestions on Mobo, GPU, and Drive (assuming this one comes in stock again, SOON)

Thanks.
Edited by Stripes - 12/31/10 at 12:00am
post #2 of 30
I have a few doubts with the choice of the PSU (worries me quite a bit actually) and the motherboard choice, everything else looks okay... try:
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $99, $84 AR
also, your DVD drive is out of stock.
post #3 of 30
cpu combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.412235
discout > e-sata bracket = win

cheaper ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820313081

gts 250 is pretty close to a 5770 in preformance iirc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-538-_-Product

promo code for ram still works -15%
DKMEM15
Edited by ffejrxx - 12/30/10 at 11:06pm
post #4 of 30
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
cpu combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.412235
discout > e-sata bracket = win

cheaper ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820313081

gts 250 is pretty close to a 5770 in preformance iirc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-538-_-Product

promo code for ram still works -15%
DKMEM15
Awesome on the CPU - I just purchased it hoping it's not a glitch. However, I am now worried it may be a glitch and may be a lesser CPU?

I would go with that card, however it's SLI not X-Fire (though board is not 100% decided upon) but I compared it, and it's just a squeak bit older and less performance that I think 15 bucks would be worth (though the rebate price of $70 sure looked good prior to research on how those work, haha)

Ram - I've never heard of that, can someone vouch for that brand? And any idea how long the promo lasts? EDIT : The ram I have picked out has a $10 rebate...I need to look into how these rebate things work, technically that would make the ram I have selected cheaper I think...
2ndEDIT: Sounds like rebates are A PAIN. The reviews on that ram were also comforting enough, and I hope the Promo lasts another 16 hours before I order the final decision on the rest of this system (aside the CPU =) )

Thanks a ton.
Edited by Stripes - 12/30/10 at 11:47pm
post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
I have a few doubts with the choice of the PSU (worries me quite a bit actually) and the motherboard choice, everything else looks okay... try:
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $99, $84 AR
also, your DVD drive is out of stock.
Okay, what do you find bad about the PSU - The brand, or the amps on +/-12V? It has two fans, so I don't think heat would be an issue, I tested it and it seemed fine (on a system drawing only about 300)...and Orion has made good Car Amps, not sure about PSU?

What's wrong with Foxxconn?
That Mobo - It looks decent, except it's 790 Chipset (less up-to-date)...and the reviews on it look horrible. Too many volts on chips...no O/C...not able to install windows...picky about ram. How does the rebate work? It says mail in rebate card...any idea what this means? The rebate is worthless to me unless I can convert it into cash in my hand basically, unless the card is like a gift card to new-egg?

Appreciate your help!
post #6 of 30
There are only 20 amps on the 12V rail... you basically have a hyped up 250W PSU. That is nowhere close to what you actually need for a 125W processor and another ~125W video card... not to mention everything else in your build using the 12V rail such as the motherboard, RAM and fans. You WILL be pushing it too far. In addition, HEC is one of the worse PSU brands you could get.

The 955 + eSATA bracket combo find was actually my find a month or so ago, great way to save more on the 955
GTS 250 is more or less equal to the HD 5750, though it's still okay for the price.
The Team memory is $2 less only, and comes with no $10 mail in rebate. The Corsair XMS3 1600 9-9-9 for $43, 33 AR after promo code is still cheaper.
post #7 of 30
I had an HEC Orion psu in my old build, and it lasted for about 3 years, so it think the psu would last. However its not enough power if your gonna be running a 955 and ~5770 gfx card.

this is a nice stable psu but its a little expensive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151094
but you shouldn't really go low on the psu. its very vital for in a computer system.

and the rebate on the memory looks like its on a website and then mailing a slip to the place. it took about 3 weeks for mine to go through with evga, i would assume its around the same time.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
The Team memory is $2 less only, and comes with no $10 mail in rebate. The Corsair XMS3 1600 9-9-9 for $43, 33 AR after promo code is still cheaper.
good call, i missed the mir on the corsair
post #9 of 30
Save money and buy used components, for real.

You can save $50 on that GPU and at least that on the CPU/mobo/ram

Also, don't cheap out on the PSU, get a high quality unit--not necessarily expensive, but high quality, such as that Seasonic unit.
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OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017
with promo EMCZNPY25 = 59.99
and $20 mir = 39.99
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