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Old 05-06-2009, 09:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Opinion on this build

Originally Posted by hikaricloud View Post
Ok, this build needs a lot of reworking. Here's a much better build for a little bit more money.

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696.88 with shipping, then you get 40 bucks back in MIRs.

The x3 720 is the new tri-core, the 8750 is dated and slow in comparison. Also matched it with a good, inexpensive board that will support it.

The 4770 is on par, if not better than the GTS 250, and cheaper by a decent bit.

Got you a better kit of memory, the PI Blacks are some of the best RAM on the market for only 10 bucks more.

A much better HDD with more space, and a better PSU that will support everything.

The case is a really good deal, and it has free shipping. It's a highly recommended case around here, and will be loads better than the one you picked out.

You don't really need an extra sound card, the onboard on that mobo is pretty decent.

The total you had after shipping before was $689.37 with no MIRs, so with my build you are actually saving money after the MIRs. Even if you don't send in the MIRs, it's only about 5 bucks more for much better performance.

Ill use this and the Audio card, but is the audio card needed for Recording speeches, Music (that isn't coming out of the computer, but from microphones that isn't recorded), and running videos? I am going to ask the leader of the sound room about the audio card, I will most likely buy it though.

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