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Old 04-28-2010, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is what i got going so far only problem is i need a graphics card (2 maybe?) I need so reccomendations and any improvments to what i already got going is awesome (especially if it saves me $$$)
My budget is $1000-$1400 If you go over by $10-$50 no problem.
What i have already costs $1100
So you got $300 to play around with unless u make addtion changes to my build that saves me money in areas aslong as performance isn't lost.
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ENERMAX Uber Chakra ECA5001B Black Aluminum / Steel Trim w/250mm Intake/Exhaust LED Monster Fan ATX Full Tower Case w/Front I/O 1 eSATA, 4 USB2.0, Audio I/O

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Old 04-28-2010, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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downgrade to 650TX
change windows 7 to OEM/system builder version

that should give you enough monies to get a HD 5850

if not, best card for $200 budget is probably the HD 4890 (more powerful) or HD 5770 (newer, DX11)
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow i didnt even realize there was a system builder 1pack saved me $100 right there thanks!
As for the video cards if i get no other replies i probly thake the one with dx11
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Well, if he had $300 before changing OS, he will have $400 after, meaning it is the HD 5870 he can get, not HD 5850.
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You would also want to grab one of these
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
don't get me wrong, those deskstars are average but have some weird spikes during tests, the caviar blue is much better.
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black is even better: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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+1
get oem windows and get a 5870...im selling one...xfx 5870 xxx-edition
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