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Old 10-13-2010, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do you guys think of this build?

Is it worth it? No. It is using DDR2 and some iffy parts.

Give us what you can spend and we will see what we can find you.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can spend up to about $800, yeah I thought ddr2 was pretty outdated when we were making it but he said it was still legit. But I'm gonna go with your opinion.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The total comes to $830, but it would be worth it. A hex core, 4GB of DDR3, a great case/PSU combination, a GTX 460 with a lifetime warranty, Windows 7 64-bit, and a fast hard drive.

* AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
* GIGABYTE Socket AM3 AMD 870 Chipset SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Model: GA-870A-UD3)
* Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: KVR1333D3K2/4GR)
* Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650W Power Supply

Combo Price: $499.99

Newegg.com - SPARKLE SXX460768D5NM GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do you guys think of this build?

Yeah Trotter's build seems to be the better route, but if your sticking with the original build I would say upgrade the motherboard and definitely get ddr3 memory. No point in buying ddr2 now so make sure the motherboard has ddr3 slots. And of course 6 cores> 2 core lol so yeah.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey I like that build alot Trotter, but that is a bit expensive for me. What do you think of these combo deals? Are these parts going to work well with each other? I don't have a hard drive, dvd/cd drive or video card picked out yet either, but I think I will go with the sparkle or the EVGA one I had posted originally.

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Those will work fine.

I chose the Sparkle as it has a lifetime warranty, while that EVGA only has a two year.
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The cpu/mobo combo and the case/ram combo are excellent picks. PSU could be cheaper if you don't want to spend as much but also a very nice product.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd have to say that the combination seems good enough, and definitely go with parts that have a lifetime warranty. I hope that all goes well with your build.
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Shell out $30 more. That is a great set up, Trotter posted.
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