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Xalic Austrict



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PostSubject: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:46 am

Since after tomorrow I will only need $200 more to buy my parts for my new pc I figured I should post it and get everyones opinion.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12214851

To start I will be using my current case but will be picking up a haf 922 when I get the money for it. The hdd is a placeholder until I have more money for a better drive. This is a budget build that has room to expand later after I move and get a job. What do you guys think.
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Roan Varuna

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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:39 am

Just to let you know, the GTS 450 is a decent card, but sports lesser performance than a 5770 for about the same price (even performs better @ physX).

While it's not a bad card, just keep that in mind. That mobo isn't SLI ready either, but that may not matter to you.

About the hard drive... do yourself a favor and throw 20 bucks more into it and get a 500gb model. You probably won't need any additional storage unless you download video and music en masse.

Good build though, all things considered.
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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:27 pm

Yeah, tis not bad, but if ya can spare another $100, upgrading to the 460 and a larger HDD would be far better and last ya much longer for being a budget PC. Or get an SLi MB instead so later on you can add a 2nd 450...maybe!
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Xalic Austrict



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:34 pm

yea my money will be at $615 and probably not a dollar more sadly
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:10 pm

Here's a $90 mobo that supports 8x/8x crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

don't go for that on-board crossfire crap. This gives you $7 extra (adds 3 to shipping)

this video card is a 5770, it is $140, with $3 shipping but has a $15 mail-in rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

With these you end up paying an extra $8 now, and get $15 back in a few weeks.

edited for bad math..
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Roan Varuna

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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:12 pm

Asrock? Are they a subsidiary of LINTEL? lol

Foxconn probably manufactures this anyway, but these 2bit companies usually have non-existent warranties and customer support.

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Xalic Austrict



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:46 pm

alright if im able to sell my wow account i will have a little more money and changed some of my parts around to suit it. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=12214851

i could care less about sli at the moment.
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:16 pm

Looks good, but I would still recommend getting a mobo with 2 x16 slots so you can go dual-card in the future. That will be a huge upgrade later on. Also, play around with those items for combo deals to see if you can knock the price off a better mobo. Try and pair the video card and ram, then find a mobo that is combo dealed with your cpu. You could easily find a $130 mobo and end up paying same price. look for 6-core ready, dual x16/x8, and/or usb 3.0.

just checked and the 460 only is only combo with intel mobos
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:20 pm

first page for combo deals with your ram, here's a gigabyte that has usb 3.0 and 2 video card slots, x16 single or x8/x8 dual.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492647

no price increase + $25 mail-in rebate :D
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Netheri Vaiusi



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:32 pm

Also another idea, stick with say 320gig HD and in future when budget allows again upgrade to a SSD and use the 320gig for music, temp, and user files.
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Xalic Austrict



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:35 pm

the mobo and processor are a combo deal, just cant save it on wish list. Im not really planning to do sli anytime soon, same with 6 core cpus.
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Roan Varuna

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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:41 pm

Screw SLI/Crossfire. Buy one powerful card down the line and be done with it.

I don't get why people bother to run 2 weak cards in the first place.
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Xalic Austrict



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PostSubject: Re: My new build   Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:49 pm

yea, never saw any reason to really do sli.
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