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Old May 22, 2011, 05:48 PM
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okay so i have about 450$ to spend and i just need some advice on if im getting the most out of 450$ and if you have any suggestions tell me but try to keep it under 450.

the mother board:
BIOSTAR TA880GB+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

the CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor

RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

CD/DVD-rw drive:

LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28
The Hard Drive:
Seagate SV35.5 ST3500410SV 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Case:
Thermaltake V6 BlacX Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case BlacX Top Mounted HDD Docking Station

Power supply:
Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7

this is also my first build so i'm not looking to spend a lot yet till i get this one working and also if you could tell me if this could run any games or anything
oh and this cost me about 430 so far

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Old May 22, 2011, 09:59 PM
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You will get better performance out of an i3 2100/h67 combo. with the money you save you can also pick up something like an HD 5770 which will give your system a huge boost.

Also that HDD kinda sucks better off with a WD caviar black 32mb cache, it'll be much faster and more reliable.

I also recommend a seasonic PSU better made for about the same price.
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Old May 22, 2011, 10:51 PM
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save your money till you can get a better pc
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Old May 23, 2011, 01:29 AM
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well i would not buy an i3

theres a few games out there now that benefit from 3+ cpu cores


whats your spending budget ?
do you already have a video card ?
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Old May 23, 2011, 07:05 AM
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Are you in Canada, I am wondering because you listed .com, not .ca. If you are in the states there are good deals from microcenter on AMD CPUs. Micro Center AMD Processor Bundle Savings

Also, why not get an x2, and unlock it. If you want to stay with a quad core, there is an MSI 880G/x4 965 BE for $5 less, and a better cpu.

edit: Do you require a graphics card? how will the pc be used?
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Old May 23, 2011, 08:35 AM
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I agree with the others. Save your money 4 something later on or if ur intent on using those funds b4 they

get frittered away, consider getting a top end gpu 4 now and work on building your next system to really

get the most out of your gpu.

Don't know much about Biostar. If they've been good 2 u, then stick with em. I've had great results with

Asus and DFI boards.

Another who thinks switching your psu 4 another brand would b wise.

HDD wise, Samsung F3 or WD Black r great with the sata3. Fast 4 a spindle drive.

Is there a reason why ur going 4 a Blu-ray? Perhaps put it off 4 now and consider this a system add on

later.

There r some great new cpus coming down the pipe, so that's why I'd wait a bit. A great gpu makes a huge

difference that will go with an upgrade later on as well.

If u go that route, make certain your psu is sufficiently powerful enough. Use the powerr calculator 2 check

your needs.

Good luck with the new component(s) and welcome 2 HWC!
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Old May 23, 2011, 07:34 PM
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well is the i3 the same price or something and i plan on doing like low games nothing to big but yahh i agree ill put the blu ray on the later list.

im not in canada either so yeah

is DFI and Asus boards better ? cause im thinking about getting one

any other Psu's that you guys would suggest?

i have about 500 to 600 to spend, should i get a video card cause the one i had has one on the motherboard
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Old May 23, 2011, 07:39 PM
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dfi only makes boards for the industry..so no go there.

asus,giga,biostar,asrock,all the way :)
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Old May 23, 2011, 07:48 PM
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well i decided to go with asus board and a phenom ll
for about 239$ so tell me if thatd be a good board maybe?
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
and also would this be a good drive for the price? ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN

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Old May 23, 2011, 08:10 PM
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There is the same bundle for $220 at microcenter. If you dont live near one, if you know someone near one, you should ask them to pick one up and mail it. Even shipping would be about $10 via usps flat rate, so you save there.
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