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post #21 of 30
Just a few recommendations:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103824 $99 free s&h
CPU cooler (needed on oem chip): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181012 $17.49 after mir
PSU and memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.579893 $164.98 after mir
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131668 $99 after mir
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181 $54 free s&h
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239 $99 + $10 s&h - Not the cheapest, but high quality and comes with all the fans. Also, already painted black and good cable management.
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130557 $154 after mir

Total after MIR is $698.47 gets you all quality stuff and an upgrade to a phenom quad core.
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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post
Just a few recommendations:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103824 $99 free s&h
CPU cooler (needed on oem chip): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181012 $17.49 after mir
PSU and memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.579893 $164.98 after mir
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131668 $99 after mir
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181 $54 free s&h
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239 $99 + $10 s&h - Not the cheapest, but high quality and comes with all the fans. Also, already painted black and good cable management.
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130557 $154 after mir

Total after MIR is $698.47 gets you all quality stuff and an upgrade to a phenom quad core.
Price before mail-in rebate is the one to consider (and that's $800), given how frequently people never receive them back or how long it can take, plus the obvious fact of the outlay required.

Still that's a nice build in all, but I feel like some of the choices are questionable - CPU is the lowest of the PhII Quads with smaller L3 cache and 2.8ghz locked multi, PSU could be overkill, motherboard lacks crossfire/sli PCIe lanes (x16/x4 sucks), Ram has loose timings, HDD is small (ish) and GTX 465 was nVidia's noteworthy mistake of late (runs too hot, draws too much power, beaten by overclocked GTX460 - redeeming feature is if and only if it unlocks to a 470).

Case is LOVELY (I'm adding it to my considerations - cheers!).

There are obviously trade-off's in all budget limited situations, and so this is a very decent build but I think the OP can do a little better ...
Edited by willibj - 1/5/11 at 6:52pm
 
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post #23 of 30
Now the build above is something I can approve of, especially because I'm not as in touch with Newegg deals as I was last month (with a lot of my favourite deals disappearing).
A few more suggestions though:
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $99, $84 AR
Samsung F3 1TB - $50.99 after promo code: HELLO2011 - free ground UPS shipping
post #24 of 30
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Price before mail-in rebate is the one to consider (and that's $800), given how frequently people never receive them back or how long it can take, plus the obvious fact of the outlay required.

Still that's a nice build in all, but I feel like some of the choices are questionable - CPU is the lowest of the PhII Quads with smaller L3 cache and 2.8ghz locked multi, PSU could be overkill, motherboard lacks crossfire/sli PCIe lanes (x16/x4 sucks), Ram has loose timings, HDD is small (ish) and GTX 465 was nVidia's noteworthy mistake of late (runs too hot, draws too much power, beaten by overclocked GTX460 - redeeming feature is if and only if it unlocks to a 470).

Case is LOVELY (I'm adding it to my considerations - cheers!).

There are obviously trade-off's in all budget limited situations, and so this is a very decent build but I think the OP can do a little better ...
I know it is a bit before the rebates, but I have been 3 for 3 as of late from 3 different manufacturers. I know the parts are not the premiums, but neither is the price. As far as PSU, one of the better rated units out there, and the ram it comes with can always be tightened up a bit, thats the fun of what we do here.

And, if I did my system over, I would build it in that Lian-li. Great case, especially for the $$. Good luck with your build
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post #25 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post
Just a few recommendations:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103824 $99 free s&h
CPU cooler (needed on oem chip): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181012 $17.49 after mir
PSU and memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.579893 $164.98 after mir
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131668 $99 after mir
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181 $54 free s&h
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239 $99 + $10 s&h - Not the cheapest, but high quality and comes with all the fans. Also, already painted black and good cable management.
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130557 $154 after mir

Total after MIR is $698.47 gets you all quality stuff and an upgrade to a phenom quad core.

This, above, is a solid build, and remember you can always swap stuff out later. We are just making suggestions and ultimately it is up to you. In my experience it’s best to go with the most reputable companies with the best customer support. For me I like style and performance but I also like the bottom line.

I saved up for my case first, purchased that and then started to get everything else one item at a time. I asked the guys here for suggestions and regardless of the comments, I got what I wanted and ultimately I was happy. (My rig set me back $1,400USD)

I mean looking back I prob wouldn’t have got the H50 but I just thought the thing was freaking cool. One of my friends has the NH-D14 but the thing is ugly as hell in his rig. My H50 with my UV LEDs looks great and still keeps me cold enough.

And the suggestions we make are based on our own knowledge in reference to the quote below… OCN is the pursuit of performance.

Good luck!
post #26 of 30
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im ready to pull the plug on this build unless someone can come up with serious flaws in it xD

Case 69.99$ dunno why but i fell inlove with it , doesnt cost much and will fit all the things i will throw at it including my future CF setup .
Video Card 169.99$ as adviced went with GB 6850
Mobo+CPU 226.99$ still wondering about this combo , the mobo meets my future CF needs ...dunno xD
PSU+memory 204.98$ this combo i will not touch as i always wanted a 80+ gold psu , it meets my future CF plans and with some luck i will get -20$ MIR

total : 681.95$ and -20$ MIR maybe .

i decided to keep my old HDD\\DVD+RW for now and in couple month planing to get 30-50 bucks CPU cooler , another GB 6850 and a couple of HDDs for raid maybe ....

happy thoughts please ?
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post #27 of 30
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im ready to pull the plug on this build unless someone can come up with serious flaws in it xD
Don't pull the plug, pull the trigger go for it man, the sooner the better cause everyday things are changing and if you wait too long all the prices drop and all the new crap comes out.
post #28 of 30
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building my 1st gaming rig ...not going too low or too high on budget , planing to upgrade a little in future , here it goes :

ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - 139$ (no combo)

MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - 199$ (no combo)

Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
149$ combo

CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
204$ combo

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX - 91.99$ (no combo)

total : 785$

I plan to buy a decent cooler if i unlock succesfully and later on a 2nd GTX 460 if im gonna feel the need , im gaming on 20" 16:10 monitor so not full HD

what you guys think about it ? and is there anything i could change for the famous "bestbang4mybuck" ?


You should also get an OCZ SSD 60Gb as master(O/S),use your 7200RPm HDD as storage and paging file (V/M) only?


Currently running Asus m3a32-mvp Deluxe,AMD 9950 Quad core,OcZ DDr2 6g 1067,OcZ 60 gB SSD (Win 7 O/S,Seagate 1tB Hdd (storage and paging file only),Wd Raptor 70gB 10kRpm Linux Fedora 14,Asus Gforce 512mB,Cougar 80Plus bronze CGR-b2700w P/S,Antec LanBoy AIR case,Asus monster CPu cooler,Win 7 on OcZ-Linux Fedora 14 on Raptor My Idea of dual boot O/S<,Lg 42" LCD tv as monitor (HDMI out put) looks sweet.
Edited by dasvedanya - 1/6/11 at 6:30pm
post #29 of 30
Get rid of the 555 and get a 640 instead.

Don't let the naming fool you, Athlon II X4 is much better than Phenom II X2 555 in almost every way.

Sure you can overclock the 555 higher and much easier than the 640, but the lack of two cores and only a knock off $10 for the 555 is completely pointless.

Just trust me, as an owner of both processors there is no contest, the Athlon II X4 640 is much, much better than a 555.

-GTA4-
Athlon II X4 640 @ 3.6GHz = 63FPS
Phenom II X2 555 @ 3.6GHz = 31FPS

The speed increase is basically double, and it's even more obvious when you get to more CPU intensive parts. Both tests where done using maximum possible settings @ 1920x1080 resolution using a GTX 460 1GB @ 850/1700/1950.

On another note, don't get the MSI GTX460 if you can help it, the Gigabyte version has a better fan and should be cheaper - and the Asus DirectCU is the best version out, MSI is close behind but ultimately is a tiny percentage worse.

Please don't make the same mistake I did and buy a 555, the time for Dual Cores has been and gone, the performance increase using Quad Core is amazing.
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post #30 of 30
I DEFINITELY would not go for a 6850.

Not only is it in par with a GTX460 but the GTX460 has many game enhancing features because it is NVidia.

With the 6850 you will miss out on CUDA, PhysX and many other things like better tessellation. I had this choice too, I don't hate AMD - I just don't like buying a product with a chance for driver problems and missing out on NVidia Features.
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