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Old 06-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #11
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You forgot the GPU AR

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I REALLY need to lower the cost, but I don't want to sacrifice performance.
If anyone could help me get the price down to under $500 without a drop in performance, that would really be helpful. The current price before rebates is around $580 ($550 After).
It depends on what you're doing. If you're gaming, you could lower cost to under $500 by going with a different CPU but an improved GPU.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:50 PM   #12
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You need Vista for DX10.

I'd say go Intel but you'd end up spending more. xD
It's hard to build a gaming computer with 500 dollars. Why don't you wait it out until you save more and parts drop in price some. I almost went with some crap parts because I wanted a great build for under 650. I waited until I had a grand it made all the difference.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:03 PM   #13
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He doesn't need all the parts, for $500 you can build a decent machine.
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You forgot the GPU AR
Oops, you're absolutely correct.

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Old 06-23-2009, 04:44 AM   #15
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Thanx Guys~
And for everyone, I'm not saving my own money for this, My dad is buying it for me. And Believe me, $500 is stretching it already, and also, I don't need a REALLY good computer. What I'm getting now is more than enough for me.
I am barely going to be gaming on it. I just wanted a computer that could do everything, not like ONLY Extreme Gaming. Its just an all around computer, like a media center PC.
I am buying a 22-24" monitor when I get enough money, what would be a good one to go with? One with a good Dollar/Feature Ratio.
And and to note, It MUST have HDMI because I am going to be using an Xbox 360 with it as well.

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Just got my upgraded internet tonight... OMFG
My computer is flying. I used to have about 1.2Mb/s, and now its around 8.1Mb/s, its absolutely amazing. :3
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:42 PM   #16
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If it really needs to be under $500, here's a decent build:

CPU: Phenom II 720
Mobo: ASRock 790GX (Identical to the 790X, but with the added bonus of integrated video, which is useful sometimes)
Memory: 2x2GB 1066
GPU: HD 4830
PSU: OCZ 500W
Case: Antec 300

Total: $476
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:35 PM   #17
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Okay I need your help again.
New Egg is so annoying how they cancel items day to day, and you have to go and completely re-do your build.
Apparently the Video Card I chose is now "Dis-activated".
So could anyone help me choose one that is similar in Price and Features as the on in the first post?
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:37 PM   #18
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Just go for the build in my above post, it would be perfect for you.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:50 PM   #19
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Or order that card from TigerDirect.com if they have it in stock.
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