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Old July 10, 2008, 11:11 PM
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Default Please suggest me parts for a new budget build.

**UPDATE POST #15**

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I want to build a new system, my bro's HP comp is just crap.
My budget is about 600$, including shipping, OS and tax. So what should I do.

I initially thought of going AMD , with:
-a 5200+
-a 780g mobo so no need to spend on a video card , the onvoard video on this board was the fastes as I heard.
-some 50$ kit of ram
-a collermaster 500 watt PSU, I dont care is its noisy
-CM 690
-Vista
- A 320Seagate HD

And was within budget, But I dont feel satisfied going with AMD. Is a Intel build possible with that budget? I can wait a little for the GPU , thats an option.

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Old July 11, 2008, 06:33 AM
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From what I've seen, one of the best things to do is to go on hardware forums "For Sale" areas. You can often find the top end stuff from a few months ago being sold for super-cheap.
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Old July 11, 2008, 07:01 AM
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Yeah, I agree with Zlojack that you should look in our for-sale section.

Anyways, what will you be using this system for?
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Old July 11, 2008, 07:21 AM
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Approximative pricing for a decent Intel budget PC (all prices for TDDirect.ca) :

- Intel E2160 (dual-core 1.8ghz, good overclocker) : $72.08
- Asus P5E-VM (G35 chipset, great overclocker) : $137.80
- Vista Home Premium 64bit : $104.39
- Coolermaster CM690 : $72.05
- Mushkin HP PC2-6400 2x1gb : $52.07
- Western Digital SE16 320gb sata2 : $54.54
- Corsair VX550W 550watt : $87.84

This comes up to roughly $620.00 including taxes but no shipping...

Unfortunately, I couldn't budget for a decent aftermarket cpu heatink either.

Maybe an AMD build or buying used parts would be cheaper... but anyways, this gives you an idea.

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Old July 11, 2008, 07:22 AM
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Where are you located?

I don't have time to try to throw together a system right now, but you might want to consider the Antec Sonotta III for a case. If you're not looking at high end GFX, it's pretty hard to beat a decent case with a decent PSU for around $100.
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*** There is currently a $30 MIR on the 4850. But still, it's an amazing system for around $600, trust me
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Old July 11, 2008, 07:39 AM
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I'll be posting the P5KE and 8800GTX Oc in my sig in the sale section next week or so if your interested.

About $75 for the board and $145 for the GTX both shipped. GTX comes with a thermalright HR-03 sink. I also have some Mushkin RAM 2*1gb HP8500 for about 55 dollars and a WD sata 160gb hard-drive for another 30 I can throw in. It will save money if I ship the lot together.

None of the items are over 8 months olds and all are in great shape. Anyway that will get you setup with a brutish budget platform and leave you some money for a decent psu and case and cpu. The ram, board, and GPU have transferable warranties. THe GPU is unregistered with BFG so you can register it. Ill send the original sink so you put that on if you have to RMA.
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I'll be posting the P5KE and 8800GTX Oc in my sig in the sale section next week or so if your interested.

About $75 for the board and $145 for the GTX both shipped. GTX comes with a thermalright HR-03 sink. I also have some Mushkin RAM 2*1gb HP8500 for about 55 dollars and a WD sata 160gb hard-drive for another 30 I can throw in. It will save money if I ship the lot together.

None of the items are over 8 months olds and all are in great shape. Anyway that will get you setup with a brutish budget platform and leave you some money for a decent psu and case and cpu. The ram, board, and GPU have transferable warranties. THe GPU is unregistered with BFG so you can register it. Ill send the original sink so you put that on if you have to RMA.
That is a good deal! $75 for the motherboard! That is really a good deal! Even the video card is a good deal! I would not wait too long if I were you!

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*** There is currently a $30 MIR on the 4850. But still, it's an amazing system for around $600, trust me
Yuck. 430W ThermalTake power supply. That's just asking for problems.
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Yuck. 430W ThermalTake power supply. That's just asking for problems.
Agreed. Maybe another $20-$50 on something like a Corsair PSU would be a good idea with a build like that.
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