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Low profile low budget build.

AMD athlon 2 x3 435
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0ii%20x3%20435


sapphire radeon low profile 4650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102829

biostar micro atx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138290

zonet low profile wireless adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833130072


2 gigs of ocz value ram 20 bucks.

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185



I havent decided on the case yet but something lowprofile and slim.

How does this compare to the zacate asus deluxe mobo in terms of watching videos, playing games and web browsing?
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It'll perform better, but drink more juice.
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Better than zacate but will use significantly more power.

For 10 dollars more on the gpu I would get the akimbo 9800gt from tigerdirect for 60.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&Sku=D69-9800

Much faster card with faster vram than the 4650.
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Better than zacate but will use significantly more power.

For 10 dollars more on the gpu I would get the akimbo 9800gt from tigerdirect for 60.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&Sku=D69-9800

Much faster card with faster vram than the 4650.
Nice find, but no hdmi slot there.

I gotta figure out what to do about fan noise with the current setup.

Do you guys see this system outperforming the zacate board by 5x? Some of the benchmarks I was looking at, it wasnt even close.

Oh and this case looks pretty sweet. I dont think I will need more than 300 w for this setup.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147098


As for power consumption, how much$$ am I tacking on if im running it 24 7? Just and aproximation? 15 dollars a month?
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Nice find, but no hdmi slot there.
DVI to HDMI cable. My graphics card came with one, thats OEM so probably not, but they are 3 dollars online.

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Do you guys see this system outperforming the zacate board by 5x? Some of the benchmarks I was looking at, it wasnt even close.
Depends on the benchmark. With the 9800t, it will vastly outperform the zacate in most graphical benchmarks. The 4650 will too, but not as much (as the 9800gt outperforms the 4650 significantly). Athlon II several times more powerful than the E-350.
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DVI to HDMI cable. My graphics card came with one, thats OEM so probably not, but they are 3 dollars online.
Hmm. Let me look at that again. because that is quite a nice deal

Wish they had that in a lowprofile setup. Im trying to make this a slim lowprofile build.
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Hmm. Let me look at that again. because that is quite a nice deal

Wish they had that in a lowprofile setup. Im trying to make this a slim lowprofile build.
Low profile I'd check out a 5570, this sapphire is 65/55AR. You get low profile, directx 11, 1gb ddr3 vram, slightly faster than a 4670, and good power consumption. Trade speed for a better feature set vs the 9800gt.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102875
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Low profile I'd check out a 5570, this sapphire is 65/55AR. You get low profile, directx 11, 1gb ddr3 vram, slightly faster than a 4670, and good power consumption. Trade speed for a better feature set vs the 9800gt.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102875

Im a little confused. It says lowprofile ready, so what do I need to do to make it lowprofile?

Other than that it seems to be a really nice card and might be worth spending the extra 15 dollars for.

Duh.. I just saw the brackets. Hmmm!! looks like I gotta go with this one i think.

TY +rep x3
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low profile ready means it comes with standard and low profile brackets

this case is about the same price with a 400w psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164129

ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 AMD 780L Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $65/55ar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131619

Kingston HyperX Blu 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/2G $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104220

SAPPHIRE 100293DP Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card w/ Eyefinity $65/55ar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102875
Edited by ffejrxx - 3/13/11 at 7:31pm
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If going on the AM3 platform, invest and take advantage of dual channel memory. Great performance boost for everything you do. Don't buy 2x1GB kits either, none are worth it. There are good performance 2x2GB kits in the $40-$45 range right now.

i.e. $45, $35 AR Patriot memory
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