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Old 09-15-2010, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I decide to build a computer for regular use(watching movies, light gaming, surfing etc.) My budget is around $500-600. I will be waiting on deals to get my parts. So even if it takes a month, I don't mind.

So far I got the following:

Mouse - already own
Keyboard - already own
Monitor - already own

Power Supply - $35 After Rebate -Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Motherboard -
HD -
Graphics Card -
Computer Case -
i7/i5 -
DVD Burner -
RAM -


So you guys think its possible to have a nice build for that budget by gathering parts from deals?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you would be willing to go AMD you could have a really nice build, Intel is more expensive and you might go a little over. However, wait until the hardware pros chime in before you take my word on it.

That is a great price on the PSU!!
ORDER IT NOW!!!!!! Its a shell shocker deal so it won't be there in a few hours
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Matt is right an i5 will push your budget while an i7 will blow it wide open where as an AMD would still get you what you need at a smaller price tag.

If no one gets to you before I'm out of class I'll put something together for your needs in your budet.
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If you would be willing to go AMD you could have a really nice build, Intel is more expensive and you might go a little over. However, wait until the hardware pros chime in before you take my word on it.

That is a great price on the PSU!!
ORDER IT NOW!!!!!! Its a shell shocker deal so it won't be there in a few hours
Already ordered it before I posted actually :P.

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Matt is right an i5 will push your budget while an i7 will blow it wide open where as an AMD would still get you what you need at a smaller price tag.

If no one gets to you before I'm out of class I'll put something together for your needs in your budet.
If I can get a deal on AMD, I'll guess I'll take it. I'm not in a hurry to build but a sample would be nice

Thanks both repped!
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How long would be the wait though on what? I'm not sure i get what you are asking?
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How long would be the wait though on what? I'm not sure i get what you are asking?
My bad, i misread what you said about hardware pros haha.
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Ok you talked me into it. I'm going to throw something together just to give you an idea on price comparison and performance. BRB

it signed me out and I lost it all. Abstract will build you something nice. I got you around $600 total build with a dual core i5 and around $650 for a quad core build.
That had a not so good GPU but good enough for what you wanted and I had to also add in RAM that you forgot to put as a need.
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Rosewill Challenger Case 44.99
Newegg.com - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Asus Disk DVD burner 23.99
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

WD HD 69.99
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX 5770 149.99
Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

gSKILL Ripjaws 91.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Gigabyte usb 3.0 mobo with athlon quad core 203.99
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$584.94 + shipping

That will do more than you even need it to.
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Ok you talked me into it. I'm going to throw something together just to give you an idea on price comparison and performance. BRB

it signed me out and I lost it all. Abstract will build you something nice. I got you around $600 total build with a dual core i5 and around $650 for a quad core build.
That had a not so good GPU but good enough for what you wanted and I had to also add in RAM that you forgot to put as a need.
It's ok. Thanks for trying though. I think quad core will be better. And thanks again, added the ram to the list
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Rosewill Challenger Case 44.99
Newegg.com - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Asus Disk DVD burner 23.99
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

WD HD 69.99
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX 5770 149.99
Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

gSKILL Ripjaws 91.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Gigabyte usb 3.0 mobo with athlon quad core 203.99
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

$584.94 + shipping

That will do more than you even need it to.
Nice build, I will be keeping out for deals for similar parts so I can get it cheaper if possible. Btw I ordered 1TB HD Hitachi for $50, but my order was canceled because of some papypal issues. And now the deal is gone
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