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Kais3r

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UPDATE -- Need to under 550... here is what i got so far

http://shop2.frys.com/product/5434309 - Video Card= 139.99 after rebate
http://shop2.frys.com/product/5162136 - Ram= 29.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153 –DVDBURN – 24.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146025 -Case -59.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148316 –Hard drive - 69.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052 – Powersupply 44.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116070 –CPU 89.99 after rebate

459.93 After rebate without mobo
Please help.

- IM sorry about the posts in the past that was before i had the money now i actually have the money to spend...
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This is not going to happen w/o doing something drastic like dropping the video card. It was a nice attempt though.
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http://shop2.frys.com/product/5434309 - Video Card= 139.99 after rebate
http://shop2.frys.com/product/5162136 - Ram= 29.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153 –DVDBURN – 24.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119115 -Case -39.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148316 –Hard drive - 69.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052 – Powersupply 44.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017 –CPU 214.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185057 – Extra case fan 8.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128337 – MOBO 89.99

Only 1 rebate...662.92 before shipping. i guess ill just pay a little more.. do u think this is good?
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I would got with this CPU over the Q6600: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037.

If you plan on overclocking don't get that mobo and case. Otherwise it will do just fine and I don't think you will need the extra fan either.

Looks nice considering the budget.


Edit: Don't forget about an operating system if you don't already have one.

Edit 2: Read your first post wrong originally thinking you were over budget to start with.

Edited by Titan8990, 18 May 2008 - 09:24 AM.

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Switched that and then I switched the MOBO to This Because i have 1066 ram. Took out the extra fan.... now...

http://shop2.frys.com/product/5434309 - Video Card= 139.99 after rebate
http://shop2.frys.com/product/5162136 - Ram= 29.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153 –DVDBURN – 24.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119115 -Case -39.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148316 –Hard drive - 69.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052 – Power supply 44.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037 –CPU 194.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059 – MOBO 109.99

does this look better... 654.92 before shipping
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That board is an excellent choice. I was disappointed when I saw your link to the EP35-DS3L because the P35-DS3L used to take the price spot. The EP35-DS3L still looks like a good choice for those not interested in OCing.

witched that and then I switched the MOBO to This Because i have 1066 ram.


Both boards you have selected support 1066Mhz RAM.
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Are you not forgetting the operating system which goes for $90 for XP and around $100 for OEM Vista Premium.

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Any other opionions?
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Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 69.99

Motherboard
Open Box: ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 69.99

Power Supply
Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, TUV, CB, FCC, CCC, C-TICK - Retail 59.99

Keyboard
Saitek PZ30AU Black 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail 34.99

RAM
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail 44.99

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM 99.99

COMBO DEAL- CASE AND DVD BURNER
COOLER MASTER Centurion 541 RC-541-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Retail
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SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

PRICE FOR COMBO 60.98

Processor
AMD Phenom 9550 Agena 2.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W 65nm Quad-Core Processor - Retail $195.00

I put this together so all the parts have free shipping... the total comes out to be 635.92


Please put your opionions :)


Please if ur a geek please help. Also, do I need a sound card for these speakers
http://www.outletpc.com/c5187.htmlRAM:

Edited by Kais3r, 25 May 2008 - 05:06 AM.

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Hi there,

2 points stick out here:

  • I thought you already had 1066 RAM? Why are you purchasing another set of 800MHz?
  • You might want to be careful purchasing an "Open Box" motherboard. Make sure the warranty terms are good.
And also, your "speakers" link does not work, you need to fix it. This is the correct link:
http://www.outletpc.com/c5187.html

But of course, it depends on your uses. Most motherboards come with good onboard audio these days. The ASUS you have selected has a Realtek audio chip capable of 7.1 surround sound.

Cheers

Troy
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Hi there,

2 points stick out here:

  • I thought you already had 1066 RAM? Why are you purchasing another set of 800MHz?
  • You might want to be careful purchasing an "Open Box" motherboard. Make sure the warranty terms are good.
And also, your "speakers" link does not work, you need to fix it. This is the correct link:
http://www.outletpc.com/c5187.html

But of course, it depends on your uses. Most motherboards come with good onboard audio these days. The ASUS you have selected has a Realtek audio chip capable of 7.1 surround sound.

Cheers

Troy


NVM I am getting this ram http://shop2.frys.com/product/5162136 also, tomorrow this video card http://www.frys.com/product/5592230 is going on sale for 120 dollars. Im trying to think how i could knock off the price so that I can afford the video card.

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 69.99

Motherboard
Open Box: ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 69.99

Power Supply
Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, TUV, CB, FCC, CCC, C-TICK - Retail 59.99

Keyboard
Saitek PZ30AU Black 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail 34.99

RAM
OCZ / 2GB DDR2 PC2-8500 / 1066MHz / NVIDIA® SLI™-Ready Edition / Dual Channel OCZ2N1066SR2GK 29.99 X 2= 59.98

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM 99.99

COMBO DEAL- CASE AND DVD BURNER
COOLER MASTER Centurion 541 RC-541-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Retail
&
SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

PRICE FOR COMBO 60.98

Processor
AMD Phenom 9550 Agena 2.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W 65nm Quad-Core Processor - Retail $195.00

. the total comes out to be 650.91

Edited by Kais3r, 25 May 2008 - 06:18 AM.

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Your original build was good and there was no reason to change it.
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