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$800 Rig for a friend

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by AKlass, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. AKlass New Member

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    Just need a heads up on this rig since its a very tight budget.
    He needed a Monitor mouse and keyboard which limits me even more
    MOBO
    MSI 770-G45
    $80
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X3 425
    $72
    Case
    COOLER MASTER Elite 310
    $40
    GPU
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770
    $160
    Monitor
    ASUS VW193TR Black 19"
    $120
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000
    $12
    Mouse
    GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble
    $15
    2 Fans
    COOLER MASTER 120MM BLUE LED
    $18
    Tuniq TX-2
    $5
    Ram TPU member
    2x2gb D9JNL
    $99
    HDD TPU member
    640GB Caviar Black
    $60
    PSU&Burner
    OCZ Modxstream 500w + Liteon DVD combo
    $73

    Shipping $40
    Total about $800
    (Planing to unlock the 4th core, If anyone has a phenom 2 stock cooler lying around and doesn't mind free can they send?)
     
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    looks nice, just bought athlon II x3 435 myself and unlocked to quad
     
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    Does it have to be DDR3 and a CF ATX MB?
     
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    To be future proof for upgrading down the road I chose these parts
     
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    did that budget include a windows key o.o? that's another 100 more... (that you'll haveto gut outta somewhere)...
     
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    Not telling! ;)
     
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    as long as its covered ;) thankfully i'm with msdnaa atm for all my key needs
     
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    i would prefer the cm elite over a raidmax case :/

    but definitely agree on usin the 890gx chipset
     
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    My comments are the same for Rosewill also. I know I know .... I would rather trust a recert OCZ FSP built unit over the Rosewill ...

    Both would have the same airflow throughout, neither are the greatest of cases.

    **looks at specs** Don't comment, I am working on modding a Rocketfish. :p
     
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    I would take the brand new Rosewill over the recert OCZ. The two Rosewills I have perform(ed) very well on rigs that stressed them @ 100% 24/7.
     
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    I don't think Rosewill is bad but I do think that psu is...

    I would go for this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182202
    It has a higher average peak even though it's rated at a lower wattage...

    and I'm pretty sure it runs a bit cooler

    EDIT: I meant the OCZ recert not the PSU you Have Selected it is a Fine PSU btw
     
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    OCZ is a fine brand and I'd pick that over a Rosewill, that is if both were brand new. I put a Mod in my cousin's budget rig and he hasn't reported any problems, but I would never use a recertified PSU regardless of what brand/warranty.
     
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    Well of course. I understand that, there is only one I'd also look at other than the Rosewill's in the porice range given ...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817101021
     
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    I agree. Tells you how much I trust Rosewill, after purchasing one and having to rma it 4 times.
     
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    Remember guys when you recommend something make sure I'm at or bellow $800. As for Cases I prefer cooler master as personal preference. PSU choice was made on the fact that it is 80+ 120mm fan and rated pretty high. Also i don't like the looks of that nzxt case looks odd
     
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    I would sell you this for 700.00 plus shipping :D

    Tower Only

    Asus Rampage Formula 775 socket
    E-8500
    4 Gbs Axeram DDR2 1200 MHZ
    500 Gb Sata Hard Drive
    Asus DVD Burner
    Supreme FX 2 Sound Card
    730 Watt Power Supply
    4870 Sapphire Toxic 1 gb
    Generic card reader
    Windows Vista 64 bit left on with Microsoft Office (teachers version)

    All in a HAF 922 Case
     
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    i have never had a recent bad rosewill product......
     
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    honestly i would ditch the CM fans n toss in a better cooler.. not that amd cpus need it but it does look better
     
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    I'm getting a free Arctic cooler Alpine from a TPU mem

    Problem with that rig is its a duel core, mine is going to most likely be a quad
    Mine uses DDR3 ram that can clock to 1600 without a sweat
    Mine is 640GB
    5770 = 4870
    Mine will most likely be running windows 7
    Mine will have a monitor for $700
     
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    Most like to be a quad? Only think of core unlocking as a bonus. A tri core is a tri core plain and simple. In my personal experience this far, I have noticed no differences between 1066 CL7 1333 CL8 and 1600 CL9. I came from a ddr2 based Phenom(see wife's specs).

    Only way you will see a difference with ram is if you get a nice 1600 CL7 kit.

    Also, 5770 is better than 4870.

    I will admit, it was quite a while ago. But I still won't use one. Personal preference. Neither would I suggest one.
     

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