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post #1 of 11
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Helping a friend piece together a computer on a limited budget. With all that we've found on Newegg, it totals about $712.89 and can't go over $750.00.
Would like some suggestions about hardware or any area as far as improving this build Is all hardware compatible?

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Gskill Phoenix III SSD + 2x VelociRaptor 10000 ... Asus Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 
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post #2 of 11
Power supply looks like overkill for that rig. An aftermarket cooler would be a lot better than the crappy AMD stock heatsink(Hyper 212+ methinks) and some better thermal compound would be nice (AS5 or Shin-Etsu).

EDIT: Missed that it was a combo deal
Edited by Sirius - 2/11/11 at 8:01pm
post #3 of 11
If it's all part of a combo, I really don't see anything that could be improved. If you could stretch a tiny bit and get a 460, it would make a big difference
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post #4 of 11
I could see other components. GTX450 is a 105w GPU. A solid 500w unit should be fine with a bit headroom if this is a typical dual chip with single GPU.
post #5 of 11
No need for 8GBs of ram unless you plan on video editing. Go for 4 GBs and save some money.
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Corsair Force 3 SSD (60GB), X1 WD5000AAKS, X1 W... ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Noctua NH-C14 Windows 7 64 bit 
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Corsair Force 3 SSD (60GB), X1 WD5000AAKS, X1 W... ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Noctua NH-C14 Windows 7 64 bit 
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Asus VH238H Logitech G510 HALE90 750W NZXT Phantom Black 
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post #6 of 11
My mobo came with 4 sata cables and also please don't get a green wd drive for a boot drive go with a 500gb caviar blue or something that green is going to slow the hold thing down massivly (hd is already the slowest part)

I see there is a combo deal with the processor but a 955 with a multiplier increase is pretty much the exact same thing but i understand it the combo deal is better overall
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Original View Post
please don't get a green wd drive for a boot drive go with a 500gb caviar blue or something that green is going to slow the hold thing down massivly (hd is already the slowest part)
This. Green drives are for media storage, not OS duty.

4gb of faster, tighter timings ram.
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post #8 of 11
What do you plan on building it in?
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post #9 of 11
Get a cpu cooler (hyper 212+ will work)
And get a better GPU.. the 460 isn't too much more but it will be much better than the 450
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
My friend has yet to decide on a Case but suggestions are always welcome!

Yes a lot of this is combo deals, and yes we'll switch out the Hdd with something else...suggestions also. Ram i thought was a little high also but he wanted it. Thank you everyone for taking the time to help out
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz ASUS P8P67 XFX HD R9 290 4gb DDR5 G.SKILL Ripjaws 16Gb DDR3 @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Gskill Phoenix III SSD + 2x VelociRaptor 10000 ... Asus Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Element 32" @ 1920x1080  Alienware TactX Antec Gamer 750 Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower 
MouseAudio
Logitech G9x HT Omega Striker 7.1 
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Dont Look!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz ASUS P8P67 XFX HD R9 290 4gb DDR5 G.SKILL Ripjaws 16Gb DDR3 @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Gskill Phoenix III SSD + 2x VelociRaptor 10000 ... Asus Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Element 32" @ 1920x1080  Alienware TactX Antec Gamer 750 Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower 
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Logitech G9x HT Omega Striker 7.1 
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