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Are you going to be overclocking your CPU? If so, that board may not be the best choice. For the same price there are better mobos available.

Other places to save money:

You can change the case to something else, say a HAF 912 (which I highly recommend ) and save $10. You can always pick up a smaller hard drive; prices fluctuate a lot so you can add more later when it gets really cheap. GPU can be 'downgraded' to say, a 6850 which would be cheaper, quieter, and cooler. Also, I'm positive you can find the Hyper 212+ for cheaper. Newegg pushed the price up on that for some reason, check Amazon and potentially save a few dollars.
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Originally Posted by disemvoweled View Post
Are you going to be overclocking your CPU? If so, that board may not be the best choice. For the same price there are better mobos available.

Other places to save money:

You can change the case to something else, say a HAF 912 (which I highly recommend ) and save $10. You can always pick up a smaller hard drive; prices fluctuate a lot so you can add more later when it gets really cheap. GPU can be 'downgraded' to say, a 6850 which would be cheaper, quieter, and cooler. Also, I'm positive you can find the Hyper 212+ for cheaper. Newegg pushed the price up on that for some reason, check Amazon and potentially save a few dollars.
I like those money saving ideas, but why wont that board be god for OCing? My main goal was x8/x8 CF support and thats the cheapest one that supports it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 2 X4 B55BE @ 3.7 ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO USB3 GTX 470 + GTX 275 SOC 4gb Crucial Ballistix T 1600 6-8-6-20-24 1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD640AAHLS + Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM + 2x150gb VRapt HP IDE + LG SATA Win 7 x64 ult 15" 1024x768 Dell (visually impaired) 
PowerCase
XFX XXX 650w (green fan) Antec 300 (Heavily Modded) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD640AAHLS + Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM + 2x150gb VRapt HP IDE + LG SATA Win 7 x64 ult 15" 1024x768 Dell (visually impaired) 
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XFX XXX 650w (green fan) Antec 300 (Heavily Modded) 
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I like those money saving ideas, but why wont that board be god for OCing? My main goal was x8/x8 CF support and thats the cheapest one that supports it.
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post #14 of 15
$650 should be getting you at least a Phenom II x4 and other decent parts
A few basic tips to start with:
1. swap the RAM - 1333 CL8 is low quality and there's better choice for less $$$
2. the HDD can be cheaper somewhere else
3. Scythe Mugen will kick a Hyper 212's ass for the same Newegg ripoff price of $42, or get Hyper 212 somewhere else
4. Antec 300 has no cable management
5. That PSU won't support a 5850 safely
Let me formulate something...

By the way the 870Extreme3 does NOT SUPPORT 8X-8X CROSSFIREX. The advertising is wrong. The 870 chipset does not support 8x-8x CFX and that is an official AMD stat. I don't know what got to ASRock's head but that is nowhere near 8x-8x compatible (though 16x-4x is a yes). The cheapest 8x-8x choice is the M4A79XTD EVO.
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/27/11 at 10:41pm
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Here comes that suggestion:

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + ASUS EAH6850 - $274 + $8 shipping - $252 AR
Phenom II x4 820 OEM [2.8Ghz 4MB L3] - $100
Team XTreem 2x2GB DDR3-1600 memory - $45 shipped
Antec 650W Green - $65
HEC Blitz - $40

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ - $28.43 shipped [buy.com]

Samsung F3 1TB
- $60 shipped [Superbiiz]
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD - $20 shipped [Mwave]

You win for around $640 shipped
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/27/11 at 11:01pm
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