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Get 2 sticks of 2gb of ram. If you have 3 sticks it will run in a single channel and be quite a bit slower than if you have 2 sticks in dual-channel.
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Just hold out on the 3x2GB RAM. You'll get much worse performance over going with 2x2GB or 4x2GB/2x4GB. Why? It's not going to run triple channel - and no it's not going to run dual channel either. You'll be stuck with single channel which doesn't perform as well. AMD supports up to dual channel, you'll get better performance and noticeable gains all around if you use 2 or 4 DIMMs of memory.

I definitely do not like that power supply choice though, that line from Coolermaster is certainly one of their worst and it's not 80+ rated to start with.
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OP, I don't know if you said this already, but are you willing to buy used?
 
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Just hold out on the 3x2GB RAM. You'll get much worse performance over going with 2x2GB or 4x2GB/2x4GB. Why? It's not going to run triple channel - and no it's not going to run dual channel either. You'll be stuck with single channel which doesn't perform as well. AMD supports up to dual channel, you'll get better performance and noticeable gains all around if you use 2 or 4 DIMMs of memory.

I definitely do not like that power supply choice though, that line from Coolermaster is certainly one of their worst and it's not 80+ rated to start with.
Yowch! looking at it now, i see what you mean lol It was so much easier to just throw a computer down with pretty much no price constraint. Edging for effeciency is so much harder lol I'll go with 2x4g and look for another psu

Here's my edits: (I'm starting to get to know EVERYTHING on newegg lol)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.585954
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813157198R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161279
Edited by Reista - 1/23/11 at 10:39pm
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Read this

Quote:
Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
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
And this

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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.

Seriously we are trying to help you here and this setup will yield the best results for what you want...

The RAM you have linked is not as good as the set xd_1771 has linked there and the motherboards from asrock aren't known for build quality.

The power supply and case combo you have linked is good but does take more cash from other parts in the system.
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Read this



And this




Seriously we are trying to help you here and this setup will yield the best results for what you want...

The RAM you have linked is not as good as the set xd_1771 has linked there and the motherboards from asrock aren't known for build quality.

The power supply and case combo you have linked is good but does take more cash from other parts in the system.
Alright, I'll switch to ASUS- and the PSU/case just got taken down to $100- I am listening, getting lots of ideas- you guys changed the PSU, case, ram, and hdd- only the vcard and cpu have stayed- and i changed that =p xd himself said my ram choice was good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.585946
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Current build to clarify it all:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145304 HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131402R MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.585954 PSU and CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.589634 CPU and GPU

I'd like to say thanks to everyone's input =] despite my talking back i really do appreciate all you guys are doin' for me. The feedback i give is just for clarification on my part due to my slowness and lack of adhesion to thoughts =]
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Current build to clarify it all:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145304 HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131402R MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.585954 PSU and CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.589634 CPU and GPU

I'd like to say thanks to everyone's input =] despite my talking back i really do appreciate all you guys are doin' for me. The feedback i give is just for clarification on my part due to my slowness and lack of adhesion to thoughts =]
Overall looks good and the RAM is up to you i would personally get the hyper X blus for the lower voltage requirement.

The HDD is not the best but i think it will do, the PSU well...

Quote:
The Cooler Master GX 650W is a mediocre power supply for couple of years ago, and an outright failure today. The Build Quality of the unit is nothing to write home about (unless it is a warning), the topology is old and outdated, and the exterior is flash over substance.
(full review)

So yeah not a good PSU.
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Overall looks good and the RAM is up to you i would personally get the hyper X blus for the lower voltage requirement.

The HDD is not the best but i think it will do, the PSU well...

(full review)

So yeah not a good PSU.
I don't think I'll ever find a sub $100 PSU that someone would say is quality -and- that has a combo on newegg that puts it around my price range.

This CM power supply, despite the review, should be fine- I'm not planning on crossfire really- Shoot my sig rig was run on a 250w logysis (Blech! i know i know) but the 650 should take even my upgrades just fine (fan controller, few pci cards, 2 HDD maybe) If i NEED more power, i can pick up one of those 5.25 GPU dedicated PSUs later =] Thanks for all of your help
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I don't think I'll ever find a sub $100 PSU that someone would say is quality -and- that has a combo on newegg that puts it around my price range.

This CM power supply, despite the review, should be fine- I'm not planning on crossfire really- Shoot my sig rig was run on a 250w logysis (Blech! i know i know) but the 650 should take even my upgrades just fine (fan controller, few pci cards, 2 HDD maybe) If i NEED more power, i can pick up one of those 5.25 GPU dedicated PSUs later =] Thanks for all of your help
You don't need a combo to get in your price range. Most of the combos are there for a reason - newegg is trying to get rid of something that people aren't buying. They pair it up with a more desirable item to get you to purchase the combo thinking that you are getting a smokin deal - you're not!

Here, better and cheaper than the psu combo: (since you will still have to buy fans for the HAF)
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030 $47 shipped after $15 mir
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153 $55 shipped
Totol = $102 shipped after $15 mir

Or if you don't think that 500w is enough: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341039 $54 shipped after $20 mir
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