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Old 01-30-2010, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $1000 build, critique?

This is kinda thrown togeather didnt have alot of time to research it, hoping yall could help critique a little bit before i buy. i have a $1000 budget and this is only a $800 build so room for improvement.

Case:
XION AXP 100 Gaming Series AXP100-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811208027
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-$5.00 Instant
$54.99
$49.99

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136074
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$49.99

Mobo:
BIOSTAR TA760G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813138137
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$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$79.99

Gcard:
EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130514
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
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$154.99

DVD/CD Rom:
LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106276
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$19.99

POWER:
GIGABYTE Superb 720 Peak: 720W, Average: 610W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817233009
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$99.99

Memory:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5D - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145043
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$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$165.98
($82.99 each)

CPU:
AMD Phenom X4 9850 Agena 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD9850XAJ4BGH - OEM
Item #: N82E16819103280
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$92.99

Just for me:
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming USB Headset - Smaller Box
Item #: N82E16826158075
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Default Re: $1000 build, critique?

You could definitely do a lot better with your budget. What is the intended purpose of this build? Gaming? General multi-tasking? Also, you didn't list an OS, do you already have one?
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