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    I'm attempting to build a PC with a budget of around 600 dollars. The only piece I have right now is the case, an Antec 900. I would appreciate any help that you could give me.

    This is what I was thinking

    GPU - HD 5770
    CPU - AMD Phenon II X4 Black Edition
    DVD Drive - Lite On DVD Drive

    I'm not sure what size power supply is best suited for this build. Also not sure what mobo, HDD, or Ram I should be getting.
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    What city do you live in? I'm asking because you may live near a Store that is offering better deals than you can get online which could mean a better system for your Budget

    Here's my $.02
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for...

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    LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-R...

    That puts you at $621 shipped #606 after MIR but includes your OS as well and you would also get a FREE copy of Stalker, a 2gb USB drive and a 8gb USB drive
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    ^ I'd say that's a pretty good build to go with.
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    ^^ +1
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    Well that motherboard is a bit too expensive if you look at the budget. He won't be needing the 890FX chipset for only 1 HD5770 ;) PS: You know of the ASRock 870 Extreme 3? That's the one you want to go with.
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    I should mention I'm not planning to use crossfire at any point. Also I already have a copy of Windows 7. :)
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    Why is it to expensive he gave a budget and the rig I built fits it. Its a good mobo and the 870 isn't that much cheaper
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    It would but its not much less expensive than my post and its a lower end mobo that cost more; weaker cpu, slower ram that cost more but does include a bigger hdd which amir still fits into my bult just fyi. Choice is yours.
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    You would choose a 6 core over the 4?

    Also I wouldn't have a problem with the smaller mobo in your post?
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    the one in my post is still a full ATX motherboard same as the GB 890GX you posted they will both fit in that case just fine as will any M-ATX boards you find.

    i would chose a 6 core over the 4. starting off it has 2 extra cores and on top of that they are known to clock better on air and water than the 4 cores do. they also have a stronger memory controller on them.
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    in that case I'd go with
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    $596 until 2/2/2011 with PROMO codes and $609 there after

    Leaves you almost Double the Graphics power

    or this MOBO
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    with this
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    If that's true, I haven't said a thing ;) The ASRock board is known to be the big performer for the least amount of bucks here in Holland, guess not everywhere. :rolleyes:
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    Thank you to everyone who posted.

    I went with the build above because it looked like the best bang for the buck. How important in thermal paste? I forgot to add it on to my order.
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    That's a good choice video card is a huge upgrade from mine. Paste comes on the cooler so you should be fine.
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    Just put together the computer, and am waiting for my W7 disc in the mail. Does anyone know how I can tell how much power watts are being used in total? Most things don't have a power reading on the box.
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    If the system ran full tilt no overclocks, would be close to around 250W.

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