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I have 200$ or so and have the itch for something to play with just built my sig rig a few days ago but I need another project and new daily always on more or less pc .

I already have:

Cooler master v8

Windows 7 64bit

2gb ddr2 generic ram or 4gb 2x2gb g.skill ddr3 ripjaws

Case although probably going to go caseless cooler master 310

Seagate barracuda 1.5tb I believe has an error showing in hdtune but it's been this way for more than a year....

8800gts in the next day or two


Need:

Mobo

CPU

Psu

DVD drive

And if you recommend I replace any other parts as well due to their small issues!


Goal: something to oc as much as possible using the cm v8.

It will be connected to both a monitor and a tv possibly adding a tv tuner I have somewhere.

It will be on atleast 10-12 hrs a day.

Prefer amd as I don't know much about oc them or board features but I'm learning unless better deals with intel ATM.

This pc will do my encoding at night for movies,want to play modernish rts
games on low settings even but at playable fps,WMC duties and netflix max I'll use is 720p.

Willing to get any upgrades that can be squeezed in give or take a little on parts I have if I'll benefit from it a decent amount besides that would like to stay at 200 best bang for my buck deal.

Willing to buy used as well shipping would be to 16502.

Thanks in advance for the advice!

Oh almost forgot this will be my first time folding on this rig also just all these projects plus tearing gadgets apart haven't gotten to take a few mins to set it up
    
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post #2 of 16
cpu 75$
mobo1 55$
mobo2 90$ good overall board
psu1 45$
psu2 60\\50$
dvd 17$
Edited by RabbitGT - 3/1/11 at 2:36am
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Get a new HDD

You wont want to take the risk of losing all your data

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136771
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I second this build. Phenom Dual cores are just too outdated and the difference is not huge when compared to an Athlon II.
post #6 of 16
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sweet thx for the replies so far half asleep still but ill +rep shortly when at my pc

im thinking x3 also but forgot one key detail there is the mayfield heights ohio micro center less than hour away.

would one of their combos serve me better?

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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by elcangri7328 View Post
sweet thx for the replies so far half asleep still but ill +rep shortly when at my pc

im thinking x3 also but forgot one key detail there is the mayfield heights ohio micro center less than hour away.

would one of their combos serve me better?

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yup Bundle 100$ for a quad core + mobo
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If you can pick up a 555 BE, you'll have great chances of unlocking it. I think they're still $87 there. They had a promo for $40 off any board, but I don't know if that's still going.

Pick a decent board and spend a little extra on DDR3, it's cheap.

The 8800GTS is going to suck for gaming though.
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Originally Posted by elcangri7328 View Post
sweet thx for the replies so far half asleep still but ill +rep shortly when at my pc

im thinking x3 also but forgot one key detail there is the mayfield heights ohio micro center less than hour away.

would one of their combos serve me better?

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I did a quick search for the nearest Microcenter to your Zip and it said over 7 hrs away, so I went with a newegg build. Def go with a quad/ddr3 combo (the PII X4 840 combos are perfect). If you can swing it, go with the 840 + gigabyte 880g combo for $134. If not, the $99 gigabyte with the 840 is the way to go.
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viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
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960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
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 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li A05FNB (flipped to A05NB) Razer Deathadder Black edt. OCZ behemoth Audio Technica ATH-AD500 
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post #10 of 16
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I was thinking of going with this so far

Corsair 430 psu 47.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0344206

Gigabyte ga-880gm-ud2h+phenom ii x4 840 135$

Still deciding on getting other parts as I may bump it up to 300 how big of a jump would a 100$ ssd give me for load times on movies and encoding and all ?

Would I be better off just upgrading my gpu for some games ?

I assume this mobo could handle a phenom ii x6 upgrade later on much better than any of the 99$ bundle boards!?

How does everything look so far ?
    
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