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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Combos like that are often terrible, and that is probably one of the worst I have ever seen. You barely save any money at all and you're getting garbage parts for a pitifully small discount.
You are also missing a hard drive and DVD burner.

Assuming no OS, monitor or peripherals when you said "tower only", Here's my suggestion:
Phenom II x4 955 + GA-870A-UD3 - $228
Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $50, $40 AR
Rosewill Destroyer $40 shipped after promo code EMCKJHE29
Antec NEO ECO 520W - $55 shipped after promo code PSUJAN2011, $40 AR
XFX HD 6850 [buy.com] - $177 (Double lifetime warranty for cheaper than every other HD 6850!)
Samsung F3 1TB - $55 shipped (Click "12 new for $53.99" to see $55 shipped price)
Sony Optiarc 24X - $17 shipped

Total cost before rebates: $622
After rebates: $597

Much better parts and still edging into that $600 budget!
Depending on how much gaming your friend does (i.e. if he really doesn't require an HD 6850) you can save with this deal: Gigabyte GTS 450 + Antec NEO ECO 520W - $164 after promo code PSUJAN2011, $140 AR, which'll ease on the budget a lot more and give you money to buy that OS if you need one.

Except for the power supply on the TigerDirect build you found, it actually looks pretty decent. It has no video card and DVD drive, but I'm assuming you would've filled that in. Don't expect to be able to reliably run a high-end video card with that PSU though. It is definitely not reliable.
looks good , but the deal on neo eco 520 is gone so as cpu + mobo
here's what i would recommend :
PSU 40$ after promo code and MIR
CPU 125$
Mobo 84$ AR (8+2 power phase , x8x8 CF)
HIS 6850 165$ AR
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post #12 of 14

Here's another one for you.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-11121096-L05A $40 shipped
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131402 $84 shipped after $15 mir
CPU/GPU combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...511/478x88.jpg $260 shipped after $20 mir
HDD:

$55 shipped (Click "12 new for $53.99" to see $55 shipped price) - xd's find
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104203 $40 shipped after $10 mir
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-17371031-L07A $50 shipped after $10 mir (slightly overkill for a single 5770 and a quad core, but can't beat the price)

Total = $529 shipped (after $55 in mirs)

Edit: forgot the Optical drive, so...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-17371031-L07A
New total = $546
Edited by Badwrench - 2/1/11 at 5:17am
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post #13 of 14
Man, looks like the NEO ECO deal just disappeared this morning what you guys have been able to come up with instead looks pretty good though, I like that Truepower 550 for $65/40AR deal

925 seems a good choice, it's C3 revision and 2.8Ghz so overclocks with the same bus speeds/multipliers as an x6 1055T. There are great 925 + cooler combo deals such as this one with the Xigmatek Gaia.
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Man, looks like the NEO ECO deal just disappeared this morning what you guys have been able to come up with instead looks pretty good though, I like that Truepower 550 for $65/40AR deal

925 seems a good choice, it's C3 revision and 2.8Ghz so overclocks with the same bus speeds/multipliers as an x6 1055T. There are great 925 + cooler combo deals such as this one with the Xigmatek Gaia.
Dang, didn't notice that the 925 was a 95W. That cpu with the gaia cooler looks like a great way to go.
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1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
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