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alright guys..I am looking at building another system. For those of you who know me I sold all the componets from my i7 rig to help pay for school. I want a rig that's nice fast and going to be able to play all the new games Coming out, I don't need top of the line componets. I still have my cosmos S my acer g24 and my keyboard/mouse and 850w power supply, all I need is CPU Ram Videocard and motherboard and a nice aircooler. I'm looking to spend maybe 600.00 the less the better. Also anyone here selling a gtx-280 for cheap LMK or even a 285.
 
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I may be selling my e1200 chip soon if yah want it (AMD 5kBE equivalent), does 3.2 8x400fsb almost stock volts like +.02. As far as any other parts, I have none available.
 
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I may be selling my e1200 chip soon if yah want it (AMD 5kBE equivalent), does 3.2 8x400fsb almost stock volts like +.02. As far as any other parts, I have none available.
I'm thinking about getting a 940 BE. I might want that though.
 
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i will have a complete system other then the mobo for sale in a week or 2 if you can wait that long

940BE
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i will have a complete system other then the mobo for sale in a week or 2 if you can wait that long

940BE
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8gb DDR2 1066 ram
Zalman 9700 NT
Keep me informed.
 

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If you want to buy new, you could really go either way.

I think a decent P45 board+E8000/Q9000+GTX275 would suite you needs nicely.

If you want to go even cheaper, you could go with something like an E5200 and an HD4770. You could probably put together a nice setup that will do what you need for under $400.

Hell, even going with an AMD Phenom II 810+decent 780G board+HD4770 would be a damn powerful system for probably half your budget.
 

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alright so..I'm going to go with a PII 940..I am still looking for a MB,VGA and the ram I got is a set of 4gb of corsair Dominator series with a fan. Videos cards I'm intrested in include GTX-260/275/280 I'm going to try nvidia again, I haven't used them for a few years and I'm intrested in the way their cards perform. Suggestions for MB/VGA are welcomed :)
 

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Up that to a 945 or go down to a 720BE, just in case you wish to get an AM3 board. Expands your options. :)
 

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you can buy my whole rig


phenom 955 (ES)
M4A78T-E
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I've built an Intel system after years of AMD boxes and I am thinking of going back to AMD when I decide to step up from this one. No particular reason really, I've just decided that I prefer the way everything works (and costs) in AMD systems.
 
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buy shadowfold mobo and ram, jrRacinFan videocard and cpu

220+100+shadowstuff = fits your bill
 

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buy shadowfold mobo and ram, jrRacinFan videocard and cpu

220+100+shadowstuff = fits your bill
CPU is no longer available (Sorry trading for watercooling parts)

When was I selling my video card? :p
 
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you can buy my whole rig


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Well I don't really have a need for 6gb of ddr3 I had that much in my i7 rig.
 
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CPU is no longer available (Sorry trading for watercooling parts)

When was I selling my video card? :p
D'Oh, i confused you with cdawall. :laugh:
 
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I've already decided on the PII 940/4GB of corsair dominator series ram. I need a MB/VGA and CPU aircooler and I'm set. I would like a EVGA VGA in any of the ones mentioned above. motherboard can be anyone that is good and I don't have to bios flash for the PII.
 
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4850 for cdawall and mobo from shadowfold, the rest on a artic freezer 64 or a xiggy
 

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The 980a is a 780a with no onboard graphics, exact same board as the M3N-HT 780a.
 
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Yes, I'm looking at nvidia. I haven't used them in a few years and want to test them out.
 
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#24
try AMD Phenom II 720, 4GB DDR2 1066, 500GB Samsung F1, Radeon HD 4770 and a good 790X, GX or 780G board

same performace as a Phenom II 940 in games and wont cost you a arm and a leg
 
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