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Old 06-30-2009, 02:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Will this work? What would you get?

Not bad.

I would like to suggest getting a GTS 250 such as the MSI N250GTS-2D512-OC GeForce GTS 250. It's $10 less and lots faster than the 9800GT. You also don't need the Rosewill heatsink, the one that comes with the CPU will do the job just fine. Do you have a case picked out?
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:03 AM   #3
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Those components would work fine together, however the rig that you are building would be quite a bit dated. What are you building this for?
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:52 AM   #4
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Maybe spend the extra 50 and get the Phenom II X4 940 AM2+ @3Ghz! GREAT chip, easy to OC if wanted to!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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It might be better to go with the x3 CPU if you are willing to try to unlock the fourth core. Many people have had success with it and are getting a much faster quad core CPU for less money. I would recommend the Phenom II X3 720.

Phenom II x3 720 Black Edition $119.99

I would go with one of these boards and ram though

Mobo's

Gigabyte MA790xt-ud4p 119.99 After $15 Mail in Rebate

ASUS M478T-E 114.99 after $15 Mail in rebate

RAM

OCZ Gold 4gb (2 x 2gb) DDR3 1600 50.99 after $20 Mail in rebate

Since you are using an AM3 CPU you might as well get the AM3 setup since its only going to cost about $20 more than what you already chose
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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Not bad.

I would like to suggest getting a GTS 250 such as the MSI N250GTS-2D512-OC GeForce GTS 250. It's $10 less and lots faster than the 9800GT. You also don't need the Rosewill heatsink, the one that comes with the CPU will do the job just fine. Do you have a case picked out?
Ah thanks a bunch..

I'm thinking about making my own case. ^^

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Those components would work fine together, however the rig that you are building would be quite a bit dated. What are you building this for?
I'm building this for my girlfriend...

She really wants to start playing some mmorpgs with me. XD
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #7
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looks good...as these guys are saying, you could drop cash and add it in other places to get better price/performance....

also, that power supply came dead for me the first time...so....yeah....

for a cpu you might also want to try the new phenom II x2 processor...a very good dual core with good overclocking potential and for a better price/performance

graphics card maybe like a 4850 or 4830 or something along those lines (9800gtx+ or gts250 if u want to go nvidia)
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How so?
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:24 AM   #9
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I added everything up and it came to ~ $575.

How about this, I changed a few things:

CPU: Phenom II 720. Better CPU IMO, unlocked multiplier, full 6MB of L3, and a decent chance of unlocking the fourth core.
Mobo: 790GX DDR3
RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 1333
GPU: HD 4850
PSU: OCZ 500W modular
HDD: WD 640GB
Disk drive: LG DVD burner

Total: $560
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