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Old 09-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i edited my previous post, just FYI, go back and read what i added if you like.

id take a better graphics card/ processor/ ram over a bigger monitor... a monitor doesnt process information, and with a budget build like this its best to put as much money as possible towards items the process information... IE processor, graphics cards and ram. and inthis particular instance, i went with putting the shaved money off other components towards the graphics card.

personally... i think tri-cores are silly...
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i edited my previous post, just FYI, go back and read what i added if you like.

id take a better graphics card/ processor/ ram over a bigger monitor... a monitor doesnt process information, and with a budget build like this its best to put as much money as possible towards items the process information... IE processor, graphics cards and ram. and inthis particular instance, i went with putting the shaved money off other components towards the graphics card.

personally... i think tri-cores are silly...
I edited mine too after I saw your edit!! Yes I agree with everything EXCEPT the tricore. The item I posted in edit like I said is a locked 4th core 965. Lots of success unlocking that last core and for 88.00 its nothing to shake a stick at. Its out of stock sadly on the egg
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theres no guarantee that you will be able to unlock the 4th core on AMD tri core processors... and many people who have successfully unlocked them have reported stability issues... With that said... it is an option, i just wouldn't suggest it.

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I've found the Win 7 Home Premium box from when I built my brothers computer... He decided to run XP and Ubuntu instead for some reason..
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This will be able to play all but the most demanding games at high settings. It will be able to play games like Crysis at medium graphics and resolution respectably. and in a year or 2, throw another 460 graphics card in there and you will have a beastly little rig.

Motherboard: $90
MSI 790XT-G45
Newegg.com - MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory: $89
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

Graphics card: $180
MSI N460GTX Cyclone
Newegg.com - MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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meh, like i said, this low budget builds arent my strong suit ( or suite... whatever :P )


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I've found the Win 7 Home Premium box from when I built my brothers computer... He decided to run XP and Ubuntu instead for some reason..

nice just saved your self $100
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i tried to include the case and gfx card you wanted, but the i7 isn't going to happen in your budget:

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Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
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Newegg.com - LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM


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Newegg.com - MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Newegg.com - OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK


psu/hdd
Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


case/motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


monitor (this is only $30 off up through the 22nd, just a heads up)
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers

sub-total comes to about $735 w/ $40 total you could back from rebates. i tried to leave some room to include whatever else you might need, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.
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still taking me to class Muffin Man...
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Muffin .... that is one nice build within budget man your good!
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thx

but it's mostly just coming upon some nice combos, allows you to get more for less.
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