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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...corsair%20430w

19$ after MIR... Derp derp, also, go with a Athlon dual core for ~ 60$ and a relativly more expensive board. maybe like 75$ ? that way U can overclock and protect ur hardware from the wrath of a junker board
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post #12 of 32
Phenom II x4 840 + Biostar TA870U3+ - $170
Patriot G Series 1600Mhz RAM - $47, $40 AR
Antec NEO ECO 400W PSU - $35, $25 AR after promo [see link] (quality seasonic built; won't allow for much expansion but will handle OC'ed 95W and even OCed GTX 460 perfectly).
For quality and 12V rail amperage reasons I am not recommending the CX430W for this build, esp. when the NEO ECO is at a very small price premium and is a much better built unit.
Rosewill Destroyer - $40, $30 AR after promo [see link]
WD 500GB Blue HDD - $44 shipped

$336, shipped
$309 AR

DIY combo deals are hastily put together with no research and no intention for total discount, and are even very easy to beat. This one is same price as the one posted earlier with the rather pitiful $30 discount on everything... offers a quad core, great OC-ing motherboard [something that was never there before], RAM that will be adequate for the OC, good case, better HDD, all in the same $336 price point... and since everything is free shipping (or shipping prices count) it's actually cheaper in the end too
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/20/11 at 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
All of the parts you listed are decent expect for the PSU and CPU. Get the Antec EarthWatts EA-380D for the same price. It'll be a lot more reliable. Also, get an Athlon II X4 640 instead and save $10. It'll perform the same.

EDIT: i forgot to add: there's a problem with the motherboard. It's the 770 chipset, which means it doesn't have onboard video. You need to get 880G.

I found a nice combo deal for the CPU + a decent mobo. You'll save money that way. Link
thanks for the indepth reply! as for the psu you picked I just dont think it will have enough wattage to power everything+a gtx460+OCed cpu/gpu/chipset/ram. I was actually thinking of the 820 not the 840 sorry for the typo I think I may stick with the 820 because its only 90 and and my benchmarks I've seen, faster than the athlon 640.

thanks for the mobo advice, and combo deal. he'll definitly need onboard video until he saves up enough for the gtx460.


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DIY combo deals = very bad idea
Create the parts list yourself, don't let Newegg do it for you... oh wait, they never even research mere parts compatibility

1333Mhz RAM also definitely not suitable considering plans to OC and multiplier locked processor, and intent on gaming. This is no generic build everyone. 1600Mhz RAM at the moment can be had at $0 premium.
Parts list in one moment...
agreed.

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I'm about to buy a seasonic....never owned ones but ive been researching the brains out of psu's lately on the forums and it seems like they make very good units.

a lot of people on here also like corsair but from what i can gather, their lower end units aren't the best deal
looks like I'm going seasonic then
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This power supply is an order of magnitude better, and is the same price. Cheaper after the $10 MIR.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...orsair%20cx430
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I'm guessing your in MA so I'd go to MC for the cpu/mobo combo
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Antec NEO ECO 400W PSU - $35, $25 AR after promo [see link] (quality seasonic built; won't allow for much expansion but will handle OC'ed 95W and even OCed GTX 460 perfectly).
For quality and 12V rail amperage reasons I am not recommending the CX430W for this build, esp. when the NEO ECO is at a very small price premium and is a much better built unit.
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This power supply is an order of magnitude better, and is the same price. Cheaper after the $10 MIR.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...orsair%20cx430


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thanks for that cpu and mobo combo, I think I'm going to go with the HEC blitz instead of the rosewill just beacut the Hec has wire managment. thanks for the ram and psu suggestions too

I personally own a cx600 and love it So for that reason I'll prob go with the corsair cx430, it also has the perfect amperage and wattage for what he'll need
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thanks for that cpu and mobo combo, I think I'm going to go with the HEC blitz instead of the rosewill just beacut the Hec has wire managment. thanks for the ram and psu suggestions too
Since newegg is going crazy with shipping on DVD burners recently, get this HEC+SONY combo to ease the shipping charge:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.627954
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I was about to jump the bandwagon with that $23 shipped Amazon DVD-RW drive deal but this one doesn't look bad either!
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If u live next to microcenter the get the i3 and free mobo
    
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