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Good point. The original build was thrown quickly together and I still need to do some more research on the PSU.



Good to know on both accounts. Thanks for advice.

Looks like will be changing this build quite a bit. And with the microcenter's AMD cpu/mobo deal, we can basically upgrade to a Phenom II X4 965 for just a tad bit more! ($120 total on newegg, microcenter has $150 cpu/mobo deals)

make no mistake , i wouldnt recommend a PhII 965 125w with any of the motherboards listed on those deals as they are 3+1\4+1 power phase which is just enought for quad athlon but not for phenoms , its dangerous
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This is a low budget build so it looks good with latest changes. Also, in with price range, you can take a look at the Corsair 500cx, similar to the TR2 (the weakest series in thermaltake).
Nice. Thanks!

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make no mistake , i wouldnt recommend a PhII 965 125w with any of the motherboards listed on those deals as they are 3+1\\4+1 power phase which is just enought for quad athlon but not for phenoms , its dangerous
Hmmm, good point as well. A high-end CPU with low-end motherboards and relatively weak/fragile components. Ah well, maybe we'll just settle for an Athlon II quadcore then.
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Nice. Thanks!



Hmmm, good point as well. A high-end CPU with low-end motherboards and relatively weak/fragile components. Ah well, maybe we'll just settle for an Athlon II quadcore then.
The Athlon quad (or even triple) will be plenty of CPU for what you intend.
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The A770E3 is out of stock at the egg now, but that is definitely one of the best cheapo boards you're going to find.

Here's a build idea that I kind of like that works around the A770E3 being out of stock:

Phenom X2 + Diablotek 550W PSU


MSI AM3 Mobo + MSI 5770


Case + optical drive

CPU heatsink

500GB HD

1333-7-7-7 2x2GB kit

That's $421 after MIRs and shipping.

I'm throwing this out as an idea. I feel like it could be better though with some more tweaking. Try to get all 8 major components into a combo and we may be able to eek out another $20 savings without loosing any performance. I like this build because it incorporates an after-market CPU cooler, nicer RAM, so you can do some OCing right away. Hopefully that CPU cooler will fit in that case (not sure).

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OEM optical drives are anywhere from 15-20 bucks..I suggest you buy one
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