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Old 12-25-2008, 05:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That's a good keyboard. I have the Saitek Eclipse II, have you checked that one out? It has three different LED's to choose from, I love it!
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I came up with $814 for the build. That's with an ASUS M3A78 mobo, a 9850 Black Edition quad, 4 gig of G.Skill, 500 gig 32MB cache WD, 600W OCZ PSU, Logitech MX-518, plus the rest.

Newegg.com - ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

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Newegg.com - NZXT Guardian 921 CS-NT-GD921-B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming-Grade Mouse - Mouse

Newegg.com - Logitech 967738-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Deluxe 250 Keyboard - Keyboards

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Plus there is a total of $70 in rebates in the build (PSU, case, GFX card) and several items have free shipping.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I came up with $814 for the build. That's with an ASUS M3A78 mobo, a 9850 Black Edition quad, 4 gig of G.Skill, 500 gig 32MB cache WD, 600W OCZ PSU, Logitech MX-518, plus the rest.

Newegg.com - ASUS M3A78 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - NZXT Guardian 921 CS-NT-GD921-B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming-Grade Mouse - Mouse

Newegg.com - Logitech 967738-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Deluxe 250 Keyboard - Keyboards

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Plus there is a total of $70 in rebates in the build (PSU, case, GFX card) and several items have free shipping.
Good build, I expect that somebody will recommend a couple of Intel parts to replace that Phenom and its board very soon..
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Very nice...I don't need a mouse though. I have a Razer Krait
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Razer... Love my Razer. Check the sig... I use a Lachesis.

In that case there goes 40 bucks. The keyboard is nothing special, so there goes another $9 if you use what you have. That's almost $50 off of it already.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:24 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I may mix and match with some of the hardware that Ethan posted. And I'm for sure going to use the HD 4870, 1 GB VRAM

Also, You didn't link to a Disc drive :P

But obviously any DVD/RW drive will do.
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Here comes the intel parts recommendations as Vernon predicted

I would get the build trotter suggested except change the cpu to a E8400 and the motherboard to a Biostar Tp43. The phenom suggested previously is ok but the e8400 is faster, uses less power, and is a better overclocker. In my opinion the E8400 is worth the increased cost.

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And can I go with this GFX Card to go a bit better than what he posted?
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Yes.. but unless you have a 24+ '' monitor, it'd be very futile
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Ah ok...I have a 22" monitor. So I'll just go with the card he posted.
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