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If I went the AMD route, would I not be able to upgrade as easily?
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What about some of these DIY combo packs on newegg? They seem like such a great deal, but then they put the disclaimer that says they cannot guarantee compatiblity. Then why would they recommend that combo pack?
Haha yeah... Newegg doesn't always pick stuff that is always compatible. This mostly has to do with the CPU and the motherboard from my understanding. For example, they might have a 125w CPU in their combo where the mobo can only handle a 95w.
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Yeah, he might be, but the build I listed was pretty damn close to his budget excluding the case. It also left a lot of potential room for upgrading which is always a good thing.
The other option might be just going with a similar priced board (that he quoted) that is AM3+ compatible (there's an article somewhere on the website which I can't seem to find atm) and in the future he can upgrade to the Bulldozer. Although I agree that your build is more open for the future.
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K, this is leaving a few components out but is a fairly nice budget mid-range gaming rig.

CPU = Core i5 2500, 209.99 USD (Note: this is not the unlocked "k" series chip, so I have selected a board that reflects that. For a little more (40-50 dollars), you can get a "k" series chip and board by downgrading the 460 GTX for a 450).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

GPU = Asus Geforce GTX 460 768mb, 159.99 USD (You might be better off going with a Radeon card, but I don't know much about these and what would be considered the equivalent for the 460's price point. I say this mainly because the motherboard I selected only allows for Crossfire and not SLI).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121390

Motherboard = BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67, 104.99 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138296

PSU = OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W, 69.99 USD (It's cheap, but at least it's modular)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022

Memory = G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600, 47.99 USD (This is 1.5v memory recommended for P67 / H67 motherboards)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231193

Total price = 592.95

Edit: Er damn, okay, I forgot about the case -_-; Well, you can probably deduct from something to accommodate that.
And a floppy disk as HD?LOL
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I guess you can start hunting Newegg for combo deals. Sometimes they really have a good x4 AMD rig for less than y our budget. But you have to buy a few more parts to complete the rig.
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I guess you can start hunting Newegg for combo deals. Sometimes they really have a good x4 AMD rig for less than y our budget. But you have to buy a few more parts to complete the rig.
What other things would I need? Also how would i check for compatibility between all the hardware. I would like to have a computer that I can upgrade in the future and or learn how to overclock.
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What other things would I need? Also how would i check for compatibility between all the hardware. I would like to have a computer that I can upgrade in the future and or learn how to overclock.
Sometimes they have a descent rig for around 500+ ballpark but there is no Video card included or a case.

About the compatibility, You have to do that part. You will learn a lot along the way. I'm telling you, You're gonna gain a lot of knowledge. Plus most of the items in Newegg have feedbacks from the people that bought them. So there, You will have a first hand idea about the item.
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What about some of these DIY combo packs on newegg? They seem like such a great deal, but then they put the disclaimer that says they cannot guarantee compatiblity. Then why would they recommend that combo pack?
Combo packs is a way of making you buy utterly useless things.
    
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Here is one of the combos. Is it just missing a graphics card? And what would you recommend?

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Here is one of the combos. Is it just missing a graphics card? And what would you recommend?

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model:HDT55TFBGRBOX)

ASUS AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Model:M4A88T-V EVO/USB3)

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory (Model:CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)

Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Model:ST32000542AS)

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+/-R 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer w/ LightScribe Support (Model:iHAS224-06) - OEM

Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.617104
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