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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Charper2013, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Charper2013

    Charper2013 New Member

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    I am selling my desktop to a friend for 700$. I am going to need to rebuild. Im gonna need a whole entire computer. I need it to be about 700$ with shipping. I game a good bit. My monitor will be a 22'' 1680x1050. Im open to do AMD or Intel. Same way with Nvidia or ATI. Please help ;).
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    AMD/ATI will fit your price the best... go for Phenom II & Radeon 5770/5890...

    you'll have to get a cheaper case, because you should also get a good power supply and motherboard. Newegg is the place to be.

    Antec 300 $60

    Asus M4A77 Mobo $79

    Corsair 550W $80

    G Skill 4GB Ram $105

    Phenom II 940 $150

    Caviar Blue 300GB Hdd $48

    Radeon 4850 $124

    =$648+ shipping (est $25 to NY)

    minus video card is 525 plus shipping (550)
    you can get a 4850 for 125, but im not seeing a 5850 for less than 300 -
    so you'll be closer to 900 at the end than 700
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    Do you think I could maybe stretch for a 5850 system?
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    Buy my 965BE :laugh: AM3 is the way to go for gaming :D Athlon X4 if you are on tight budget. Im tired of looking at these parts on my desk (if you couldn't tell).
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    $523 after rebates, not bad.
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    id say intel dual core or AMD x3 720 terms of GPU in your price range 5770

    something like

    Case generic $50
    DVD drive generic $20
    CPU cooler: Xiggy s1283 $35
    CPU x3 720BE $120 oem
    mobo Asus M4A79XTD evo $110
    gpu 5770 $170
    PSU corsair 550vx $80
    HDD pick something $60
    Ram pick something $100 4gigs
    OS : win 7 64bit $100

    not really in your budget but a good base line to work with
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    I have the OS covered. ;)
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    well then that means the above is pretty damn close to what you need :roll:

    the above is roughly $745 without shipping get a antec PSU and look at some combo deals and mail in rebates and your good to go :toast:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    OCZ psu 550 watt mail in rebate = $44 for it half the price of the corsair means $710 roughly :roll:


    and it seems the 720 has dropped to $109 so thats $11 less so $699 haha hells yea im on a roll woot


    Coolermaster Hyper 212+ $29.99 brings us in at $694

    His 5770 is $162 so $8 less again so $686 im pretty sure you can get it all to fit :toast: good luck Charper
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    yeah, forgot cd drive in mine. I actually don't use one :) my bad...
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    id go with the fa1ality or w/e PSU to save another $40 and get a the tricore with aftermarket cooling id also go with the ANtec 300 illusion as it comes with 5 fans 3 120s and 2 140mms for about $5 less
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    Im thinking maybe a downgrade to like a 4850 so I can get a better proc/mobo then upgrade gpu later.
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    telling you man get the Antec 300 illusion has 5 fans and its $60 that gives you $30 leeway because that CPU is an OEM meaning your gonna need a heatsink and fan
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    Ok. Good idea. What do you think about the 4850 downgrade?

    EDIT: The Illusion has 15$ shipping which is only 10$ cheaper than the scout....
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    well suit yourself but decent psu for $44 is better then $70 also allows you to keep the better GPU

    trying to get biggest bang for buck here
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    See lemme explain better. No matter what the rebate is, the problem is I wont have the money to buy the thing. So when I spend that type of money if I have a better option I want to take that.
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    ah now THAT makes more sense in that case let me see what i can find :roll:
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    yea do that then and get the $99 sapphire 4850 (512mb) since your resolution is 1680x1050 the 512mb should be alright till you can upgrade to something better later
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    My thoughts exactly. :toast:

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