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Old 06-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That combo may save a few bucks with almost identical stuff listed by muffin above.
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Synergy, I have NO idea how to even start. I figured I could read it up somewhere in the internet.

And thanks for the suggestion thresh
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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i have heard that ECS is not a good mobo company, and it kinda makes you wonder why they would bundle it into such a cheap combo. its actually the first combo in the list for that cpu, but i didn't list it because its not something i would buy.

take a look at this guide here

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Here's a few guides right here on T-F:

http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/cy...wn-rig-102716/
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and here's the sticky index with a lot of handy threads:
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Thank you both for the links! What I was wondering are the setups just like this


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the one you posted muffin?

As in, are the screws locations going to be the same? sorry if this doesn't make sense.
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They are simulating an Intel build. Muffin spec'd out an AMD build. They are going to be somewhat different, but the basics are there and that's what is important to pay attention to. Screw placement and front panel locations are almost always different (because they are case and motherboard dependent) but the process will be the same across all builds. Does that make sense?
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Yes it does thank you very much.
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I reworked the build muffin man mentioned since one of his combo deals went dead...but this is a better machine in general.

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Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SR4GK - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Total comes to $546.85 after shipping, then you get 20 bucks back in MIRs.

So for a few extra bucks you will be able to play WoW on pretty high settings if not maxed out, plus you'll have a better CPU and such.
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I reworked the build muffin man mentioned since one of his combo deals went dead...but this is a better machine in general.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SR4GK - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Total comes to $546.85 after shipping, then you get 20 bucks back in MIRs.

So for a few extra bucks you will be able to play WoW on pretty high settings if not maxed out, plus you'll have a better CPU and such.

thanks so much I just checked this out, Im working on getting the money I should have it soon then im ordering it all.
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Awesome, if you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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