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Old 03-21-2009, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811156098

Mother board: ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard

Wireless Card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP with 2 dBi Antenna - Wireless Adapters

Video Card: Newegg.com - MSI R4830-T2D512 Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz

RAM: OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

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Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory


Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Lite-on combo drive

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM



1.Would this fit in my case? (especially the video card) And would all the parts work?
2. Can I overclock my CPU to 3.3 ghz without any aftermarket coolers?
3. Is there a website that is similar to NewEgg's prices, because NewEgg charges me tax which is about 60 dollars down the drain.
4. Do some rebates scam you?

Thank you, and sorry for the messy list, I have to go somewhere right now.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1.Would this fit in my case? (especially the video card) And would all the parts work?
2. Can I overclock my CPU to 3.3 ghz without any aftermarket coolers?
3. Is there a website that is similar to NewEgg's prices, because NewEgg charges me tax which is about 60 dollars down the drain.
4. Do some rebates scam you?
1) Well, what case do you have now? You'll probably need to measure to make sure.
2) Very unlikely.
3) Any site will charge you tax, at least that's how it works here in the UK. Not sure about the US.
4) Sometimes, they put rebates on stuff just to get rid of old stock - which means it's probably not that good.

Also, are you saying you want to get the OCZ RAM, and the Corsair RAM? It's just, you put a plus sign there. Anyway if it's an either/or thing, just go for the cheaper.
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if you are in the US try zippzoomfly, compusa and tiger direct. they are usually more expensive, but getting taxed really depends on where you live. the difference in price is probably more than the tax from newegg.
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I believe the way tax works is they will charge you if they have a location in your state. With newegg, I guess that means warehouses. Most of their stuff comes from California, and they've got stuff other places such as New Jersey.
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What are you using this comp for? I'm hoping its for some serious HD video editing and 3D CAD work because if not, 8gb of ram is waaay too much.

You will probably not be able to overclock to 3.3 on the stock cooler.

Rebates aren't scams, they might just take awhile to get back to you.

Everything will fit fine
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I read Asrock sucks.

this combo is better, for 11 dollars more
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or this is better for a lil cheaper
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1) Well, what case do you have now? You'll probably need to measure to make sure.
2) Very unlikely.
3) Any site will charge you tax, at least that's how it works here in the UK. Not sure about the US.
4) Sometimes, they put rebates on stuff just to get rid of old stock - which means it's probably not that good.

Also, are you saying you want to get the OCZ RAM, and the Corsair RAM? It's just, you put a plus sign there. Anyway if it's an either/or thing, just go for the cheaper.
Well, I added both, because each one of them was one rebate per household. How much do you recommend overclocking it then?

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What are you using this comp for? I'm hoping its for some serious HD video editing and 3D CAD work because if not, 8gb of ram is waaay too much.

You will probably not be able to overclock to 3.3 on the stock cooler.

Rebates aren't scams, they might just take awhile to get back to you.

Everything will fit fine
How much would you suggest for Ram then? I am thinking of playing Crysis on not very high settings, and some other games.

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Ehhh... 30 dollars more + a $10 rebate :P Where did you hear Asrock sucks?

Thanks everyone, sorry for the late reply :laughing:

Edit:Oh, and I cannot get a combo anymore, because I'm using it on the March Madness with my processor + video card.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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From a few people on this forum. The motherboard is a main component to the PC, I would not skimp out on a brand like that. I would stick to biostar, gigabyte, asus, evga, and maybe there's a few others. Those combo deals I posted are much better, and the one is much cheaper.
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ASrock is ASUS' cheap division(?) usually fine, sometimes good but never great.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok, this is the new build:
Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail

MotherBoard: BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Wireless Card: Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2, AES, TKIP with 2 dBi Antenna - Retail Will this work? It says PCI Wireless card, and I think my Mobo is PCI-E? If not, please choose a inexpensive one if possible xD)

Video card: SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail (Will this fit in my case?)

RAm: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail + OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail (I used two different parts so the Rebate will not void, because it is one per household. Would this work out ok?)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Will everything fit in? Thank you again :X
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