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Wanting to move to an AMD build after I figured out it would be about $100 cheaper.

I'm going to use this rig primarily as a general desktop (no gaming) and running VMs (which is why I picked a motherboard with up to 16 GB of RAM)
Going to be upgrading the RAM later when I need to.

Total comes out to $545.
Anywhere else you guys see I can shave off the price a little, or get a better "bang for my buck?"

I picked that SSD in particular because it comes with a mounting bracket.

I'm not going to use this for gaming, so I figured an X6 would be more beneficial bceause I'm going to be running VMs.

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post #2 of 29
That motherboard won't do... If you put a x6 on that, the mosfets will explode.

EDIT:

Buy this instead
Edited by tryagainplss - 3/23/11 at 1:38am
    
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post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
Made those changes.
Anything else before I pull the trigger?

Think that power supply will be enough with
x (Eventually) 16 GB of RAM
x 1 TB HDD (WD)

I think I need to order it by tonight to get that $20 on the case...

I'm thinking about changing the SSD. This would be cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233122

Plus it comes with a 3.5" converter.
I just want to make sure it'll be fast =)
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post #4 of 29
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With the cheaper SSD, it would bring it to $500.
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post #5 of 29
I'm not sure about the SSDs so i'm not gonna comment on those.

If you do decide to buy the motherboard I suggested, be wary that it doesn't have an onboard video chipset.

The G.Skill RAM you chose is very very generic, and you can find A LOT of better RAM than that. If you cheap out on RAM, then you won't be able to OC your 1075t much. How bout this kit?
    
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For budget build, I would leave the SSD and go with a regular hard drive and perhaps get one later on in the future. You would be able to get better parts for your budget system
     
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post #7 of 29
To OP:

If you'd like to run without a video card.

Then buy this combo deal. It's a little more expensive than the UD3, but it does have an onboard video chipset so you won't need to buy a GPU.

And yes, Chilly is right. Not going for the SSDs is better for a budget build
    
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post #8 of 29
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I don't see why the motherboard I listed originally wouldn't work?
Besides, if I'm getting a SATA II SSD wouldn't the Sata 6Gb/s be kind of useless?
I want to keep the SSD, I figure it's a good tradeoff because I'm not getting a dedicated GPU.
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post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris062689 View Post
I don't see why the motherboard I listed originally wouldn't work?
The original motherboard you enlisted is, how do I put this delicately, crap. If you put a 125w CPU on it, then its mosfets will explode. And I'm not kidding.
    
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post #10 of 29
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Ah, ok, thanks for clarifying that. The last thing I need is for it to die.
Do you see any AMD X6 CPU + Motherboard combos that have USB 3 but not SATA III support (I'm not going to need that if I'm getting a SATA II SSD) that is cheaper?
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