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luckpunks budget build ($685)

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ok so not exactly "budget" but close enough

i made this for a friend and thought others might like to use it.

total is actually about 725 plus shipping but with all the rebates it comes out to about 670 plus shipping (so about $685 total)

case- Cooler master Storm Scout
mobo- ASUS M4A88T-V
psu- corsair cmpsu-750w
cpu- AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE
gpu- sapphire vapor-x HD 5770
hdd- wd caviar green 1tb SATA
ram- corsair xms3 4gb
dvd drive- asus black 24x dvd drive
cpu cooler- coolermaster hyper 212+
Edited by luckypunk - 1/31/11 at 2:21pm
post #2 of 8

Hold it - now I'm thinking that this really needs a reconfiguration:
Case - NZXT TEMPEST EVO $90 shipped (your choice but I prefer this case)
CPU/Mobo - Phenom II x2 555 + ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO combo - $200, $190 AR
RAM - Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $50, $40 AR (your original RAM choice might hold back overclocks - this kit for few $$ more is rated much better and also overclocks very well)
GPU + PSU - Gigabyte GTS 450 + Antec NEO ECO 520W - $170, $145 AR (great, reliable, Seasonic-built PSU; the PSU will allow for some video card expandability even if you overclock/unlock the processor. Great deal but if you want another PSU go ahead) (card performs about adequate with HD 5770)
HDD -

- $55 shipped (Your HDD choice is not a very good choice for the OS/boot drive as it is slower, this is a data drive - also it is highly overpriced, the F3 1TB performs better for cheaper)
DVD drive - Sony Optiarc 24X - $17 shipped (Counting shipping your choice is extremely highly overpriced)
Cooler - - $28.04 shipped (Never buy the 212+ on Newegg, counting shipping it's just overpriced and you could get something much better)

Total price before rebates: $610.04 (That's right, I just saved you over $100 and you get parts that are 2x better )
Total price after rebates: $565.04

Spend that extra $100 you saved on something useful, i.e. get the M4A88TD-V EVO + 955 for $257, $247 AR ($57 more) and your 4 cores are guaranteed, get 2x the RAM for 4x2GB, or get that better power supply if you do so wish (though trust me, the 520W will be more than enough)
Edited by xd_1771 - 1/31/11 at 5:39pm
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
damn, thanks man
post #4 of 8
Just fixed that Samsung F3 1TB link for you (click 13 new for $53.99 and you can get the $55 shipped price).

Good luck with the build!
-xd

And just another thought of what you could do with that saved $100: get an SSD...
post #5 of 8
I'll have to agree with xd_1771 about the hdd and the graphics card. The GTS 450 is cheaper than the HD 5770 and its Blu Ray 3D capable. (provided you have the right monitor/ T.V. and software.)
As for the case, (you actually picked out the case I'm getting xd) id save $20 and get this Lian Li.

With a budget build like this I'm also assuming no crazy OC? If so save another $30 and drop the Hyper 212+ and zip tie mod a GOOD 92mm fan to the stock heatsink.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 BE @4.0GHz Asus Crosshair IV (2) XFX HD 6850 Crossfire @925MHz/1150MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 4x2GB DDR3 @1700MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB OCZ Solid 3- Samsung F3&F4 Liteon DVD-RW Win7 Ult. BE 24" Gateway LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G-15 Cougar 850W Corsair 600T SE Sidewinder x5 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB OCZ Solid 3- Samsung F3&F4 Liteon DVD-RW Win7 Ult. BE 24" Gateway LED 
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G-15 Cougar 850W Corsair 600T SE Sidewinder x5 
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post #6 of 8
I've had this K58W since September, it was sort of a birthday present for myself I got it for just $62 at NCIX (minus tax) in a great price match deal excellent case with excellent features and pricing. This one's a keepsie if you don't mind the non-black interior and a lack of fans (there's only 1 140MM front intake and 1 120MM rear exhaust, no side fan - but you can add the 2 140MM top fans by using the rubber grommets on the hard drive cages, and ziptie another 120 or 140mm fan in the 5.25" bays)
post #7 of 8
That was some good work xd_1771
post #8 of 8
Just using what I know here, I've been using a lot of the same combos in my suggestions (i.e. GTS 450 + NEO ECO 520W) for days... maybe even weeks now
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