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Old 06-22-2011, 05:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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$600-800 and you already have keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.? Sure, I have a list of parts that would work as long as you're willing to go AMD.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Newegg.com - MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - CD / DVD Drives


On Newegg all that'd be less than $600 before tax and after mail-in rebate, last I checked.

Windows 7 is about $100 for a single computer version: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems
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I agree. You should see the Phenom III x12 I am beta testing. It's running @ 6.2ghz. It literally sends so much information to the ram that Smurfs jump out and punch me in the face.
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Thanks to both of you, this question is directed towards yerfdog's build. Would there be a large contrast in visual performance if i bumped the gtx 460 750 megs to a gtx 560 1 gig. Same question with bumping the amd 3.2 quad core to amd 3.2 6 core? thank you

could someone explain to me how rebates work? what the point of them are, in new eggs interest. Is it a hassle to get my money back and how does it come? (cash,check,coupons,...)
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There would be an improvement, but not a huge one.

Depends on the rebate. Most mail in rebates are a check, some are a usable card (like a pre-paid Visa). A MIR card is usually a NewEgg credit for future purchases.
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Thanks to both of you, this question is directed towards yerfdog's build. Would there be a large contrast in visual performance if i bumped the gtx 460 750 megs to a gtx 560 1 gig. Same question with bumping the amd 3.2 quad core to amd 3.2 6 core? thank you

could someone explain to me how rebates work? what the point of them are, in new eggs interest. Is it a hassle to get my money back and how does it come? (cash,check,coupons,...)
The six core probably wouldn't cause much improvement in gaming over the quad core.
You tell me if you think the improvement is worth the extra money with the GTX 560: Benchmark Results: Crysis 2 : The Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Review: Take Off Your Ti
(Btw, the GTX 460 768MB gets about 23 fps in Crysis on 1680x1050 res, very high details, 4xAA, 16xAF)
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all cables will be included with parts and is there no need for a heat sink?

Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) , Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX550TXPB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
is there a difference in the quality of the products besides the obvious boost in version, due to the difference in makers

wow looks good with yerfdogs list before tax and rebate it comes out to 606$

Anything else someone can add that I dont know and should would be nice, Also thanks for holding my hand
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Use the edit button, don't post over and over.
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all cables will be included with parts and is there no need for a heat sink?
The motherboard will come with one SATA connector, one IDE cable, and one SATA power adapter. You will need another SATA cable.

The CPU is a retail one so it will come with a stock heatsink. It's not the quietest cooler but it will work.

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Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) , Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX550TXPB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
is there a difference in the quality of the products besides the obvious boost in version, due to the difference in makers
The 560 Ti is a more powerful card than the 460, no matter who it comes from. I would go with Asus as a brand over PNY, though. Get the 560 Ti from them.

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wow looks good with yerfdogs list before tax and rebate it comes out to 606$

Anything else someone can add that I dont know and should would be nice, Also thanks for holding my hand
If you can swing it I would get a smaller WD Black drive for your OS and programs and use the 1TB drive for storage.
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Are you planning to overclock the CPU ?

I suggest i3 2100 which smokes Phenom II X4 955 when it comes to gaming
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