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    rawrnomnom diluzio91's Avatar
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    Default What do you guys think?

    budget gaming system for a friend, additions and revisions?
    Goals are:
    cost minus case <= $665
    Run most new games at 1920x1080
    HDMI output
    mobo needs overclockability and the ability to run xfire of the GFX at a later date
    PSU must be able to handle hardware, + future upgrades (2nd HDD and SSD, 2nd GFX card) and be modular
    4gb+ of ram
    quad core or better
    the case is the CM 430, as he already bought it.

    my list:

    Vid Card 5770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161338

    HDD 1tb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136534

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256035

    DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135202

    Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010

    Ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231275

    Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119227

    Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103703

    Mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130250

    Other notes, we went with AMD for cost and chipset reasons, we dont want none of that green team **** heatin up this computer.
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    Default Re: What do you guys think?

    I'd suggest ebay for some of the items that really don't need a warranty, like the case. Cheaper, no tax and oh, cheaper. CPU's don't really come DOA all too often either and even then, most reputable ebay stores have warranties.
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    Default Re: What do you guys think?

    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzKillington View Post
    I'd suggest ebay for some of the items that really don't need a warranty, like the case. Cheaper, no tax and oh, cheaper. CPU's don't really come DOA all too often either and even then, most reputable ebay stores have warranties.
    True. hmmm.... i think ill have to be shopping around for his stuff over the course of a coupe weeks... But do you guys have any changes or additions to make?
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    You might want to skip the water CPU cooler and invest in something else for that money. No point to have a cooler that's almost as expensive as the CPU imo.
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    is there another quiet-ish cooler that we could use instead? reccomendations?
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    I like that cooler but if you want to go Air. I have a Cooler Master V6gt I would be willing to sell for $50 + 5 for shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...89&Tpk=V6%20Gt It's fairly quiet, and should cool that CPU very well.

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    ill talk to him, but that would let us go up to a black edition phenom...
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    Using the V6GT I hit 4GHz on my Phenom II 965 black edition and its 140 watts with temps in the 40s. Check out the review I wrote. http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/f...ge/?q=node/522 it was only used for that testing session and then placed back in its box. Still has all the mounting hardware, stock TIM and all.

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    Default Re: What do you guys think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oneslowz28 View Post
    Using the V6GT I hit 4GHz on my Phenom II 965 black edition and its 140 watts with temps in the 40s. Check out the review I wrote. http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/f...ge/?q=node/522 it was only used for that testing session and then placed back in its box. Still has all the mounting hardware, stock TIM and all.
    haha... i read the review... its a beast... but he just emailed me to let me know that he blew up something in his car () and its gonna be a while till this comes back on track... Hopefully before xmas... Ill be sure to bring it back up when he saves the $ again
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    Good. The 6000 series GPUs will be out then, and you can either go with a reduced priced 5770 or get a new 6770
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