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Old 02-25-2010, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default I am looking to build a PC, 1st timer

Short story is Dell made me mad and figured I could build something that I want and try to get into budget, but I didn't quite make my budget so hopefully this is where you guys can help out.

So my dilema is I still need a graphics card? and are there any great bang for the buck hardware I'm missing within my price points or I can spend less on? thanks in advance

ps i would love for this to be in the $750ish mark with a graphics card


$69.99 (after rebate) the case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163058

$79.99 (after rebate)the power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

$124.99 the motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131625

$124.99 the processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115222

$74.99 the hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319

$104.99 the ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134792

$31.99 the dvd writer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106335

$39.98 (not sure if totally necessary but) cpu fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

$104.99 the OS is gonna be Win7 home: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116754

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$756.90 total (after rebates)


and on this build subject; will everything come with the proper wiring harnesses and/or ribbons??
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: I am looking to build a PC, 1st timer

You could get so much more from an AMD build.

EDIT: 5750 is an epic bang-for-the-buck card.

I would go with this.
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138182
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-706-_-Product
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-278-_-Product
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-042-_-Product
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-016-_-Product
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-302-_-Product
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5&Tpk=f3%201tb
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106334

$654+ shipping and it would be a much better gaming rig than that i3.

There are also some rebates, didn't factor those in.

EDIT: If you go with this build, get the 5770 that Mutant Corn posted.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:23 PM   #3
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^ I dunno...if overclocking is involved the 530 actually holds its own against AMD in price/performance. To get a proper GPU in there, however...AMD FTW.

This will play any modern game on good settings, and max many of them:

CPU- AMD Athlon II x4 620- $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103706

Mobo- Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H- $113 ($10 rebate till 12/28/10)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128398

GPU- Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770- $165 ($10 rebate till 2/28/10)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102868

RAM- OCZ 2x2GB DDR3- $106 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227503

PSU- OCZ Faltal1ty 550W- $75 ($25 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022

Hard Drive- WD Caviar Black 640GB- $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319

DVD burner- Lite-On iHAS124- $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

Case- Aerocool Vx-R- $55 (awesome deal on this one)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10011039
(info- http://www.aerocool.com.tw/pgs/pgs-v/pgs_v_vxr.htm )

OS- Windows 7 Home Premium OEM- $100 ($10 rebate till 3/05/10)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10011180

Total cost: $809 shipped, $744 after rebates
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^ Why the expensive chipset? For a single midrange card, its kinda useless.

That VaporX 5770 is an awesome deal though.

OCZ RAM is having issues with AMD boards not being able to use it lately, hence why I put the G.Skill.

Other than that, looks good.
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Would have gotten the same G-skill you picked but I was trying desperately to stay in budget. Wasn't it the Obsidian models that were having the issues anyway?

I picked that chipset so he can xfire another 5770 later on. Only x8/x8, but it should be ok for a 5770.
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Wasn't it the Obsidian that was having the issues?

I picked that chipset so he can xfire another 5770 later on.
There are some 780G chipset mobos that support crossfire for more like $70-80. Might be a better deal.

EDIT: OCZ too.

EDIT 2: MSI 770 for $80... newegg doesn't have the best selection of AMD mobos. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130250

IDK how x16/x4 compares to x8/x8 though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130249 for $100. To shave a few bucks off...
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Obsidian is a model range of OCZ memory. They're the ones with all the negative reviews:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227495

The cheaper ones only do x16/x4 though. The one I picked was the cheapest x16/x16 I could find without getting a crappy board.
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I noticed after linking it...

The MSI that I posted can do x16/x16.

It was all OCZ. I saw people having issues with OCZ gold and others.
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It was all OCZ. I saw people having issues with OCZ gold and others.
Odd...?
Ah well, the G-Skill you posted is better anyway. I was just trying to stay in budget

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The MSI that I posted can do x16/x16.
You gotta look at the specs page on these:
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The other MSI. The 790X one.

EDIT: I think some of these reviewers are retarded...

Rating + 1 CPU Socket Defective

Pros: Seemed like a decent inexpensive board.

Cons: Phenom II 940 would not fit into motherboard socket. I am able to put the CPU no problem into a MSI K9A2 Platinum. I also tried a Phenom x4 and a spare AM2 CPU I have sitting around for testing. None fit into the thing. Has to be a defect from MSI.

Other Thoughts: RMA'ed this thing already and will get another... I hope that this is just limited to this one board.
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