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So I built a budget gaming rig for my buddy and cut corners where-ever possible. I must say I'm seriously impressed with what he got for just around $450.

Here's the great thing though, this little board unlocked the 555 to a B55 quad core! I couldn't believe how simple and easy it was. 24 hours of stress testing and it's proven stable! The UCC feature is great and fool-proof!

ASRock N68C-S UCC- $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157204

Cooler Master Hyper N 520 - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103057

Open Box HIS 5670 - $85 back in December (I know it's actually cheaper for a non open box now)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814161334R

Corsair 430 watt PSU - $20 after promo code and MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9017&Tpk=cx430

G.Skill 1333 memory - $33.99 with promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-396-_-Product

NZXT Gama case - $40 and free shipping with amazon prime!


Phenom II X2 - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846

Two 120mm Case fans - $20
    
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Looks like a decent build for the price. How does that cooler perform? Thinking of getting my second PC one of those.
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Looks like a decent build for the price. How does that cooler perform? Thinking of getting my second PC one of those.
The cooler is awesome but huge, it barely fits in that NZXT Case.

Temps: 30c @ idle, and 42c @ 100% load after 12 hours of folding.

EDIT: That's with the four cores unlocked, 100% load on two cores was around 39c
    
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Nice build and good luck on that quad. However, that board will not hold an unlocked overclocked quad core without exploding in the long-run
    
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Yeah basically my buddy said "I have $500 and I'm willing to wait for good deals can you build me something in 4 months that'll run Bad Company 2" So I looked for good deals as things went on sale.

But yes if I had $500 today I'd go with that card and hope that open box came in stock.
    
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Nice build and good luck on that quad. However, that board will not hold an unlocked overclocked quad core without exploding in the long-run
QFT. Seriously, lock those cores.
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Is a good build for the money Ive built 3 now with that CPU and Board, I cpu never unlocked, one unlocked one, and one two! You cant go wrong either with that CPU for that money they are still £70 here in UK....
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post #9 of 21
BC2 likes quads. you should get a board thats unlocks it or get a quad.
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post #10 of 21
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BC2 likes quads. you should get a board thats unlocks it or get a quad.
I did.....It unlocked and is stable with good temps read the second paragraph in the OP
    
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