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post #41 of 56
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Pulling from xd 1771:

Phenom II x4 955 + GA-870A-UD3 - $235
MSI GTX 460 768MB Twin Frozr - $150, $130 AR
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 1600Mhz CL7-8-7 - $50 after promo [see link]

NZXT GAMMA
NZXT GAMMA - $40 shipped [Amazon]
Antec Earthwatts EA-500D - $54 after promo [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $51 shipped after promo [superbiiz - see link]
ASUS 24X DVD - $18 shipped after promo [see link]

Total cost: PERFECT.
$598 before rebates and shipped for all items
$578 AR

I was thinking about going with this, unless anyone has anything to critique. It is a little on the high side of where I was wanting to be, but isn't that how it always goes.
post #42 of 56
The F3 1TB on Superbiiz is no longer $51, promo is expired. However, at $60, it is still the lowest price for an F3 1TB anywhere.

Switching a few components to these may give you additional savings:
x4 955 + Biostar TA870U3+ - $205
Kingston HyperX Blu 2x2 1600 CL9 - $43, $28 AR [see link]

Note that the 955 recently got a $10 Newegg gift card code which could be applied to a later purchases, or if you split this build up into two purchases
post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
The F3 1TB on Superbiiz is no longer $51, promo is expired. However, at $60, it is still the lowest price for an F3 1TB anywhere.

Switching a few components to these may give you additional savings:
x4 955 + Biostar TA870U3+ - $205
Kingston HyperX Blu 2x2 1600 CL9 - $43, $28 AR [see link]

Note that the 955 recently got a $10 Newegg gift card code which could be applied to a later purchases, or if you split this build up into two purchases
Am I losing anything by switching to these different devices? Or is it just different manufactures.
post #44 of 56
You may lose some quality/overclockability
i.e. the TA870U3+ may be slightly more voltage limited due to 4+1 VRM (i.e. 1.55V and below; quality 4+1 though) and the RAM doesn't overclock as well (but does overclock well).
post #45 of 56
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Think I may stick with the original set up. Is there anything else you can think of. I may order this tomorrow.
post #46 of 56
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Originally Posted by Lebowskiaa View Post
Think I may stick with the original set up. Is there anything else you can think of. I may order this tomorrow.
+1 I agree its a solid build.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.6ghz M3N72-D PNY GTX 580 MSI 8800 GT - PhysX 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4X 1G G.SKILL DDR2 1066 500GB WD LITE-ON 20x Lightscribe Ubuntu x64 & Windows 7 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Samsung SyncMaster EX2220 CORSAIR HX1000W HAF 932 MX518 
Mouse Pad
ALLSOP 
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Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.6ghz M3N72-D PNY GTX 580 MSI 8800 GT - PhysX 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4X 1G G.SKILL DDR2 1066 500GB WD LITE-ON 20x Lightscribe Ubuntu x64 & Windows 7 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Samsung SyncMaster EX2220 CORSAIR HX1000W HAF 932 MX518 
Mouse Pad
ALLSOP 
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post #47 of 56
hdd

cpu

unlock this cpu into ^
with different video card

Case+Psu

if not that combo this combo

those are both recommended psus

Motherboard

Video card $115 AR

optical drive $19 with free shipping promo code

Ram


To sum it up
First 2 are both the x2 555 and if lucky can unlock into quad core.
when i say gpu,hdd,optical, i refer to the items posted above.

Build 1:
Cpu+Gpu
Hdd
Optical
Case+430w
Mobo
Ram
total = $478.92 AR but before tax and shipping


Build 2(more juice on psu):
Case+530w
Hdd
Optical
Mobo
Ram
Cpu+Gpu
total = $488.92 AR but before tax and shipping

Build 3(quad core):
Case+530w
Cpu
Gpu
Mobo
Ram
Hdd
Optical
total = $543.92 AR but before tax and shipping

i don't add tax or shipping cause it varies on states.
    
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Dell Optiplex 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 with HT 
Hard DrivePowerCase
MacbookPro Core 2 Duo 2.26Ghz 
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Dell Optiplex 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 with HT 
Hard DrivePowerCase
MacbookPro Core 2 Duo 2.26Ghz 
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It's so little!
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4670k Asrock Z87E Asus r9 280x samsung 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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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It's so little!
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4670k Asrock Z87E Asus r9 280x samsung 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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 
AudioAudioAudio
JVC HA-RX500 Dayton Audio Bookshelfs Lepai LP2020+ 
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Oh wow.. The OP should buy this....
    
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Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
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Intel Pentium E5400 G31TM-P31 (MS-7529) NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Kingston (generic 6-6-6-18 @ 400mhz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X193HQ Genius KB 110 Corsair HX450 Something Generic 
MouseMouse Pad
Genius Netscroll 120 $4 Mousepad from CD-R King 
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post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Ok, what is this!?
mATX boards!? Badly priced 1333 RAM-- Phenom II x2 on a $600 budget?
I'm a bit disappointed here..... I think it's time for me to step in

Phenom II x4 955 + GA-870A-UD3 - $235
MSI GTX 460 768MB Twin Frozr - $150, $130 AR
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 1600Mhz CL7-8-7 - $50 after promo [see link]
NZXT GAMMA - $40 shipped [Amazon]
Antec Earthwatts EA-500D - $54 after promo [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $51 shipped after promo [superbiiz - see link]
ASUS 24X DVD - $18 shipped after promo [see link]

Total cost: PERFECT.
$598 before rebates and shipped for all items
$578AR

I win?
Seriously, there are amazing things you could get for $600 if purchasing an AMD build. It's quite the sweet spot for AMD builds actually.
This is assuming no need for OS, monitor, peripherals; I can adjust otherwise if you need them. There's plenty of room to downscale without sacrificing parts quality. i.e. if you want to be able to overclock, I can shift & swap some parts to make room for a heatsink
Does this come with all the cables and connectors that I would need? Or do I need to purchase anything else to put this all together? Looking to order it today.
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