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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Bow, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Bow

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    Whats going on everyone, I have not been around for a while, nasty divorce :banghead:and I moved home to Washington state:D. I gave my rig to the xwife:cry: ( dont ask ) so I need to build a new one. I have not had a lot of time to look at whats hot. So this is what I am looking for it to do, games, music, movies. I would like to keep cost around $800.00 or less, but be able to upgrade. Air cooling this time. I need the entire box. So what do you think?

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    Hows this?


    Okay hold on TPU does not accept this file type.
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    Sounds like a AMD build here for under 800$
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    AMD works for me I am really not "brand Loyal" what ever gets the job done is fine.
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    PM me your mail address I'll email you a new egg cart.
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    u might want a sound card too, unless motherboad sound is good enouph
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    "I have not had a lot of time to look at whats hot." - I think that now is OK if you do :toast:
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    I have the AMD 940 Black Edition and its a great CPU! or if you can squeeze it in your budget get a 965
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    Here's my build for you man. This rig will be crossfire ready, so when one 5770 no longer cuts it, adding another will be completely hassle-free. All great quality stuff here, and it'll have a cool red/black theme going on.

    Phenom II x4 955 - $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

    GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P - $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

    CM Storm Scout - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9196&cm_re=storm_scout-_-11-119-196-_-Product
    Great case, I have it's brother.

    G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz - $86
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws-_-20-231-277-_-Product

    HIS 5770 1GB & Corsair TX750W combo - $240
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.275104
    The 5770 will be great for what you do, and even better if you ever go crossfire. The TX750W is a monster, incredible price.

    Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner - $32
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...030&cm_re=sony_optiarc-_-27-118-030-_-Product

    WD 640AALS - $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...6319&cm_re=640gb_black-_-22-136-319-_-Product
    Great drive, I have 2 myself, very fast.

    All that adds up to $801.56 shipped.

    I'm fairly certain the DDR3 will work with that mobo, I know it says "DDR2 1333 OC" as the standard but I looked it up and someone said they were using 4GB of Corsair DDR3 on it without any problems, so yeah. I would have put in 4GB DDR2, but it's even more expensive than the DDR3 now. If it won't work, then I guess try to pick up some ram on the forums.

    The 940 would work, but you can get the newer and faster 955 for only $10 more. With the 965, you're paying $35 more for .2GHz. If you're just dying for that tiny increase you could just OC up using the stock heatsink, but I doubt you'd notice a bit of improvement, no need on earth to spend that much more for such a small increase.
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    Thanks everyone for the info and to PANTHERX12, and SOYLENT JOE for the shopping lists:toast::respect:. They will give me some things to think about. AMD really looks like the way to go. Keep the ideas comming.

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    I have to pick a case today so I can get started on this...any more ideas???? Going to be air cooled, and for now single gpu
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    so what r ur desicions, what u getting,, got ? antec 900/1200 got awesome airflow with plenty of fans
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    soylent joe picked a 5770 which is the 5750 big brother in the 57xx.

    The coolermaster 690 is a good case to choose.
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    check out new amd quad at 3.4ghz with new stepping ,,should overclock better, draw less power, and maybe even run cooler
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    How about an X3 720 ?? Easily OC'd and that MB should have No Prob unlocking the 4th Core.....
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