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MOBO upgraded to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131402R

Researching open box for motherboards.
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Ok took me a while but i think i got it. i havent skimped on the PSU or memory much and the case is exactly the same save for the side window and the front bezel (ive owned both cases so i know), ive also managed to work in the 6 core and the 6850. However the HDD is only a 750GB but i think its a fair compromise for other quality parts.


Total: $614.93

Shipping: $0.00


Edited by jammo2k5 - 1/23/11 at 1:45am
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Just a few quirks:
The Silverstone 500W is basically a duplicate of a Corsair CX500, with even less warranty and a higher price.
The Antec NEO ECO 520W would be better than that for lower ($55 after promo code, $15 rebate)
I never noticed the open box M4A79XTD EVO though, that looks like a good deal
For the $10 more I would get the NZXT M59, as it has a side window, more fans (I think) and improved quality over the GAMMA.
For $10 cheaper after MIR the Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 overclocks just as well or better (but that kit is also a great choice)
Finally, one may prefer the $60 shipped

on Amazon.
Edited by xd_1771 - 1/23/11 at 3:37am
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Just a few quirks:
The Silverstone 500W is basically a duplicate of a Corsair CX500, with even less warranty and a higher price.
The Antec NEO ECO 520W would be better than that for lower ($55 after promo code, $15 rebate)
I never noticed the open box M4A79XTD EVO though, that looks like a good deal
For the $10 more I would get the NZXT M59, as it has a side window, more fans (I think) and improved quality over the GAMMA.
For $10 cheaper after MIR the Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 overclocks just as well or better (but that kit is also a great choice)
Finally, one may prefer the $60 shipped Samsung F3 1TB on Amazon.
All very good points.
Yes the PSU is better for less money cant believe i missed it
The memory aswell i didnt notice the MIR for that so change that aswell.
Yes if you dont mind ordering from 2 stores then the F3 is an excellent drive as i own one myself
And i chose the gamma because i was so close to the end of the budget of $600 it was a place i could save money with no effect on performance, however with the savings from the RAM and PSU you can maybe spend that $10 extra and get the M59
And the M4A79XTD EVO is an excellent value motherboard, it has served me well and for $70 (£43) it is a frigging steal!

+rep to you sir
Edited by jammo2k5 - 1/23/11 at 4:13am
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Just a few quirks:
The Silverstone 500W is basically a duplicate of a Corsair CX500, with even less warranty and a higher price.
The Antec NEO ECO 520W would be better than that for lower ($55 after promo code, $15 rebate)
I never noticed the open box M4A79XTD EVO though, that looks like a good deal
For the $10 more I would get the NZXT M59, as it has a side window, more fans (I think) and improved quality over the GAMMA.
For $10 cheaper after MIR the Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 overclocks just as well or better (but that kit is also a great choice)
Finally, one may prefer the $60 shipped Samsung F3 1TB on Amazon.

the neo eco is a great PSU, i agree 100%. i put a 620w neo eco in my friend's build and never had isses out of it. its a solid unit and will run circles around that rosewill and raidmax crap. those PSUs are not hit and miss, they are all crap. some people dont know what they are doing and as long as the computer runs, its the best thing ever. they have a system that pulls maybe 250w, and the 500-700w crap PSUs will put out that much. but as soon as you load them with a system that actually requires 400-500w, they crash and crash hard, taking motherboards and graphics cards with them.

if you want your computer to run safely for years and years, avoid cheap PSUs like the plague. cheap also doesnt mean cheap price only. there are lots of low cost, quality units. there are also really expensive crap units. you just have to know what youre looking for, or know someone who does know what they are doing. (cough, people here that keep telling you to run from those PSUs, cough)
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the neo eco is a great PSU, i agree 100%. i put a 620w neo eco in my friend's build and never had isses out of it. its a solid unit and will run circles around that rosewill and raidmax crap. those PSUs are not hit and miss, they are all crap. some people dont know what they are doing and as long as the computer runs, its the best thing ever. they have a system that pulls maybe 250w, and the 500-700w crap PSUs will put out that much. but as soon as you load them with a system that actually requires 400-500w, they crash and crash hard, taking motherboards and graphics cards with them.

if you want your computer to run safely for years and years, avoid cheap PSUs like the plague. cheap also doesnt mean cheap price only. there are lots of low cost, quality units. there are also really expensive crap units. you just have to know what youre looking for, or know someone who does know what they are doing. (cough, people here that keep telling you to run from those PSUs, cough)
Why does everyone keep crapping on the Rosewill Green 630? I based that choice off of this: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html.

I like jammo2k5's build, but agree with xd on the ram, case and psu.
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The case is the one I've had selected all along =] I myself have the Hitachi and it has served me well, but the t3 is being reviewed after this post again. I've already stated that I'll be changing out the PSU, i merely haven't found which one suits what i need/want the best, but all fine suggestions =]
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PSU is concern because it is not 80 Bronze (or other) certified. You got to be sceptical with manufacturer's claims.

You should upgrade your case as the one you selected might be tight for CrossFire set up...

See my build list for several case suggestions and one decent PSU.

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PSU is concern because it is not 80 Bronze (or other) certified. You got to be sceptical with manufacturer's claims.

You should upgrade your case as the one you selected might be tight for CrossFire set up...

See my build list for several case suggestions and one decent PSU.

No worries about either mate, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.586018 I'll just whip out my dremel and OC it up =]
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YESSS a better build for cheaper =D at last! This even remedies all of you guys' concerns and what not.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145304 (own several, no problems, enjoy them)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813157198R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.586018 (+15 for a window kit from Crazy PC)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.589634

Subtotal: $619.93
Grand Total: $633.49

$15 MIR which would pay for window kit.

I have a small concern about almost 0 warranty on MOBO and it might not come with I/o sheild/ anything else. but i suppose i can make one just as easily with left over acrylic. But at 8x 8x it was the best deal. Motherboards usually don't have problems in the first place if they work, correct?
Edited by Reista - 1/23/11 at 2:46pm
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