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Old 01-22-2009, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have just built this system for myself, and I can say that I am really pleased. This is a budget PC made for gaming that can be easily upgraded to crossfire when your budget permits. The generous storage makes adding another HD to run raid very feasable w/o giving up your storage capacity. After shipping to PA this system comes in at ~$530. Of course this dosnt include an OS, KB, mouse, or monitor. But i am asuming you already have them. triple core, 4GB ram,256Bit video cardwith 512 MB ram,500GB storage, and generous case room for expansion. Cant get much better specs for under $500.

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78G-DS3HP AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX3850 512MD3 Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 8650 Toliman 2.3GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Ok, this build has been thrown around a lot in this thread. Couple things.

First off, that RAM is way too expensive, Salty, even after rebate. PI Blacks are less than half that cost. Second, no point in buying an old phenom.

Here's a build for you, sans keyboard/mouse/monitor.

Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - $75
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards - $95
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $50
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - $80
Newegg.com - MSI R4670-2D512 Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - $80
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - $50
Newegg.com - Antec Basiq BP500UB 500W ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies - $40
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners - $25

That's all $527.85 before rebates, $25 off in rebates.

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Also, the same LG drive except with LightScribe:

The E5200 is labeled as 6 bucks more than the one on newegg, but the owner of the website works with customers. If you talk with him, he'll probably work the price lower than newegg, so it's worth a shot. Also, that LG drive has LightScribe for a couple bucks more.
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Wow th offer must of ended that ram was at around $30
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Wow th offer must of ended that ram was at around $30
I remember the price was cheap, but it's been back up to the 100 ish dollar mark since a couple days ago, lol.
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