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I'm contemplating building a decent system for LANs and other such times when I'd need a small, portable, but complete system. I like the AMD route as I can use a simple dual core now and throw in a hexacore if I ever need the oomph. I also am a bit jaded with SSDs since I got mine but I'm not sure if I really need it. One advantage is I can't fry it by lugging it around like a mechanical hard drive. Anyway, here is what I have so far. I'd like to drop the price down below $500 if possible. I have Windows 7 and a 400GB hard drive I can use. I was considering putting in my current 480 and picking up a 580 but I dunno.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130308
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151093
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144457
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103903
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163157


Anything I'm obviously overpaying for? I do like the Silverstone case and the handle but I don't have much experience with mATX cases.
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post #2 of 7
everything looks nice, but why dont you go quadcore (as they are not much more expensive) so there is no back talking from the gpu?
that case is really nice just if your putting a 480 in it, might want a little breathing room, but that case is good for that.
Edited by downlinx - 2/15/11 at 10:30am
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Honestly, if going mATX, I'd get a cheaper board. I have a biostar a880g+ which does great for half the price of that MSI. PSU is nice, but I would get a cheaper one, especially if this is just for taking to LAN and stuff. Get 2x2GB ram, not 1x4GB, and also 1333MHz minimum. Suggest an X3 Rana, as that can unlock 4th core most of the time. And case for $150? You spending too much on a small system. Nice case, but is it that hard to carry a mATX around?
   
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this should be much better :
PSU 50$ AR+10$ promo code
CPU 77$ (unlock to x4 easly)
Mobo+Ram 103$ AR
Case 70$ shipped
total : 290$
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Originally Posted by RabbitGT View Post
this should be much better :
PSU 50$ AR+10$ promo code
CPU 77$ (unlock to x4 easly)
Mobo+Ram 103$ AR
Case 70$ shipped
total : 290$
I completely second this.
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Originally Posted by RabbitGT View Post
this should be much better :
PSU 50$ AR+10$ promo code
CPU 77$ (unlock to x4 easly)
Mobo+Ram 103$ AR
Case 70$ shipped
total : 290$
Definitely along lines I was thinking. Sweet case too. AND you have room/money for a good GPU.
   
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post #7 of 7
No, definitely do not get that suggested RAM. 1.65V for generic 1333 CL9 is unacceptable.
Wait till this is in stock (restocks quickly). Hundreds of times better for same price.
Get this Gigabyte mATX board over MSI for a lower price. Much better overall quality.
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