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Old 07-09-2009, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I thought he was from Wisconsin?? Before he posted I checked out IP's because I felt like Pre-emptive spam ban a looooooooooong time ago

But NY is also forcing taxes on Newegg too

EDIT: I'm confusing him with another person... I wasn't even a mod then... but he is from Wisconsin
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I thought he was from Wisconsin?? Before he posted I checked out IP's because I felt like Pre-emptive spam ban a looooooooooong time ago

But NY is also forcing taxes on Newegg too

EDIT: I'm confusing him with another person... I wasn't even a mod then... but he is from Wisconsin
My IP lookup said Tennessee.... I guess we will wait to see when he gets back.
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yes im from TN. I look up what that list with the combo and that doesn't seem to bad of a deal. I never took account their specials like that. The problem with the monitor is the resolution cause a few games won't support it that's why I went with the higher one though anything above that really isn't much of a difference.
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Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Many people are reportedly able to unlock all 4 cores on this processor. If the correct motherboard+that would be cheaper than your other choices, might be worth a look. CPU alone is only $100 before tax, maybe can find the right AM3 for a nice price?

EDIT: From the reviews:

"From my understanding, there are two types of heat sinks shipped with this processor. One with heat pipes and those are X4s repackaged as X2s. They can always be unlocked to 4 cores and run stable. The ones without heat pipes are intended to be X2s because of manufacturing fault and is a hit or miss for unlocking and even if they are unlocked, they are probably unstable."

So it's really just a chance, it seems. But seeing as you were looking at dual cores anyway, thats about as good as they get.
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yes im from TN. I look up what that list with the combo and that doesn't seem to bad of a deal. I never took account their specials like that. The problem with the monitor is the resolution cause a few games won't support it that's why I went with the higher one though anything above that really isn't much of a difference.
if a game can't support 16x10 than how could it handle anything above it?
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what about using a regor

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that right there would save like 50 bucks
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It would save him 50 bucks...but so would getting a 7750 BE. And either way, 50 bucks for a better mobo and a quad core is pretty well worth it.
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Ok, I found a setup thats good i think and within my budget. The only problem is the graphics card.

Rosewill R363-M-BK Black Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply - Retail - Newegg.com - Rosewill R363-M-BK Black Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply - Computer Cases - 49.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - 74.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - Retail - Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22&#34; 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd&#47;m2 2500&#58;1 - LCD Monitors - 149.99

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - 74.99

ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870 DK&#47;HTDI&#47;1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - 159.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail - Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Desktop Memory - 49.99

AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2&#43; 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - 89.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail -
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 &#47; EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies - 59.99

Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail - Newegg.com - Logitech EX 110 Black USB &#43; PS&#47;2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard &#38; Mouse Kit - Keyboards - 29.99


subtotal: $739.91
mail in rebates: -$50.00
tax: +$69.82
shipping: +$ 14.92

Grand Total: $774.65

I like the case I think the video will fit, il remove the one it comes with and just sell it on ebay or somthin. I've tried the specials but they run well over 800 bucks..... What you guys think??
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yours was $796.78 including rebate taxes and shipping.

it seems $800 is the sweet spot. I prob will go with your suggested list then. thx for your help!
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Definitely go with Hikari's build... it owns for its price

Your CPU was the weakest point in the build, with its TLB bug and lack of OC'ing ability. Also, you have a rather weak PSU there.
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