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Old 01-20-2006, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $700 budget, show us a good build.

So we are going to build another PC and have a $700 budget. Here is what we are looking for:
AMD processor w/ 939 socket.
Mobo w/ 1 PCI-x

We already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.

Show us the best system we could build using 700 bucks. When I mean best, I mean all around performance. Not a pure gamer by any means at all. Just little gaming.

CPU: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.4 GHz
Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: EVGA 560 Ti
HDD: Cruicial M4 SSD 128 GB
HDD 2: WD VelociRaptor 300 GB
PSU: Corsair TX650w
Case: Corsair 600T Graphite Series
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is what I would do:
Mobo: MSI K8N Neo4-F $85
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ $160 (you could get a better cpu if wanted)
Video: eVGA GeForce 6800GS $189
or eVGA GeForce 6600GT $115 (after rebate @ newegg)
RAM: 1GB quality brand $90
PSU: Fortron 450W $50
Case: Some $40 one
Total: $614 w/ 68gs
$540 w/ 66gt

You would still need to pick up a hard drive and dvd drive. If you take the 6600gt, you can take the money saved and spend it on the processor.

Completed 1st System:
Case...Antec Super LanBoy $30
PSU...Antec SP2.0 500W $50
Mobo...MSI K8N Neo4-F $85
CPU...Athlon 64 3200+ Venice $162
Video...EVGA GeForce 6800 GS $196
Memory...OCZ 1GB (512MB x 2) $60
Hard Drive...Hitachi 80GB $20
Gaming without lag...priceless.
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Drop the 450W Forton and just get the 400W Forton. Won't make a diff.
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