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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by BarbaricSoul, May 30, 2012.

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    how's AMD's new APUs perform? I'm looking at the FM1 platform and liking the prices. Basically, I have $225 for a MB/CPU combo after adding Jr's combo deal and going back to a 7770 gfx card.
     
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    Lokk at his recent WTS threads, everything sold.
     
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    IMO, good if you don't need a dedicated card. Might as well get an AM3(+) build going instead.
     
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    Yeah, I'm thinking I'm going to have to go with AM3(+) also. I can throw a Phenom II into a AM3(+) no problems right?
     
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    Why spend that kind of money to lock him into a locked CPU in case he wants to learn to clock?
     
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    Not necessarily locked per se. Can do a +4 overclock on chips with turbo and hell won't even need to touch voltages
     
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    my current shopping cart-



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    Anyone else have any ideas to shave off a few bucks without losing much performance wise?
     
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    Looking good! I honestly dont think you could shave off some money without sacrificing performance at this point. The only option that I see left would be to eat the $30 and get a 6870.
     
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    looking at about $625 if I go with a 6870 gfx card.
     
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    Ey Barberic, just for my input;
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    Just my recommendation.
     
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    No burner Vuls?
     
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    Will he need one, and if he does will he use it enough where getting a second hand one locally for less cost than to buy it off of newegg if such is an option for the OP would be a poorer idea? Most of the shops in town here have second hand DVD drives for $5.
     
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    minus the case and HD, that's exactly what is already in my shopping cart.

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    Great minds think alike? XD

    Though I do notice you're using an open box Asus there where as i recommended a new-in-box Asrock but hopefully you'll just have a good deal there.

    Nah, the NZXT 210 is a great case, though the logysis cases aren't bad values by what reviews have been posted on them. Since they have deepcool rebrands they're not bad.
     
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    I just built a system using the 210(Barb's Cruncher listed in system specs). It is a nice case with good cable management and I like the clean looks. Not knocking Logysis, just going with a different inexpensive case I have experience with.
     
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    Just wanted to say Thanks to those that helped here. Computer is built, software/drivers are all up to date, tested at full load(crunching last night), and is leaving today for Missisppi.

    For the total price of the build, I could not have gotten a better system for my cousin.
     
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