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Old 01-13-2009, 02:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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^ Everything but the E5200 was already stated or is a down grade.

Lemme whip up a build. Gimme a sec.

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[MOBO] Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - $73
[CPU] Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops - $78
[RAM] Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $54
[CSE] Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-330-KKR1 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Computer Cases - $50
[VID] Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - $99


Cost:
$354
After Rebates: $329

Done. Thats $329 after rebates and will be a killer upgrade with that 2.7GHZ Dual Black Edition, 4830 512MB and Biostar Mobo.

The only thing is the PSU, the Coolermaster 350W should cut it but id like confirmation from another respected member. Even though it states 450W is need im pretty sure it would work out. If not for another $10 or so you can pick up a rosewill case with a 450W PSU though.
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50 bucks for a mobo that doesnt come with the nessicary cables, acessories, i/o plate, manuals, cd's and last but not lease a warranty isnt worth $50

and its not a good board, biostar is popular now for making p45's, and alot of people also like there x58's, the board u suggested is neither of those, its a p35.
back in p35 days, no1 bought biostar...
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50 bucks for a mobo that doesnt come with the nessicary cables, acessories, i/o plate, manuals, cd's and last but not lease a warranty isnt worth $50

and its not a good board, biostar is popular now for making p45's, and alot of people also like there x58's, the board u suggested is neither of those, its a p35.
back in p35 days, no1 bough biostar...
How do you rate my build stalin? Im not 100% on AMD mobo's.
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How do you rate my build stalin? Im not 100% on AMD mobo's.
looks good to me but im not up to speed on amd mobo's either, but id stay away from m-atx but thats just more of a openion i guess, im sure they do fine. i think a cm 350 would cut it but id like to see the specs on the particular psu before i say 100%, if it were me personally id spend the extra $10 on the rosewill case + 450watt

Newegg.com - Rosewill R604TSB-N 120mm Fan, mesh air filters & Tool-Free kits ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,with 450W Dual Fan Power Supply - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Rosewill R604TBLK-N 120mm Fan, mesh air filters & Tool-Free kits ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,with 450W Dual Fan Power Supply - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Rosewill R5717 BK 120mm Fan, mesh air filters & Tool-Free kits ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,with 450W Power Supply - Computer Cases


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I would get a e5200 with ddr2 800 ram. It has a 12.5 multi and should clock a good bit higher than a e2200. My e2180 only does about 3.1 without getting temps pretty high where as 3.5 seems to be the average for e5200 (though they can possibly go higher), plus the extra cache will help a tiny bit. And I can tell you from experience a low 3ghz e2xxx can slow you down.

Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory or
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Im going with my build + all stalin's recommendations including the gigabyte mobo for the $10 discount. Id still say the 7750 2.7GHZ over the E5200 because its a black edition.

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yea id stick with zedman's amd build, while u can do 300-400 dollar intel builds i think its better to do them AMD, heck amd's top of the line dual core still cost less then intels budget cpus
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He says he has a good PSU, his dad is a computer guy. I'm not sure what he has though. Next time I talk to him I'll ask. I'm getting a lot of replies on what I should recommend him, so it looks like get slower RAM and more of it, with that build he should be able to play most games on high detail.
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^ Everything but the E5200 was already stated or is a down grade.

Lemme whip up a build. Gimme a sec.

EDIT:

[MOBO] Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - $73
[CPU] Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops - $78
[RAM] Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $54
[CSE] Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-330-KKR1 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Computer Cases - $50
[VID] Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - $99


Cost:
$354
After Rebates: $329

Done. Thats $329 after rebates and will be a killer upgrade with that 2.7GHZ Dual Black Edition, 4830 512MB and Biostar Mobo.

The only thing is the PSU, the Coolermaster 350W should cut it but id like confirmation from another respected member. Even though it states 450W is need im pretty sure it would work out. If not for another $10 or so you can pick up a rosewill case with a 450W PSU though.
Build looks good.. and I can vouch for that Mobo being nice too

Um maybe drop the Case and PSU combo for a EA 380w from Antec.. the current one is good, but cutting it close
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