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Scouring newegg for parts. Budget is a firm $700 max.

 

Im thinking so far:

 

case:Cooler Master HAF 912

cpu:AMD Athlon X4 940

ram:Gskill Ripjaw ddr3 1333

motherboard:MSI 880G

power supply:Antec Eco Neo 620w

video card:AMD HD 6850

monitor:Acer 23" 1680x1050

hard drive: giving him one of mine

 

Open for any suggestions. $709 really is a bit too expensive. initially he wanted to only spend about $600ish. If anyone can cut this down to about $650 ish then thatd be great.

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Scouring newegg for parts. Budget is a firm $700 max.

 

Im thinking so far:

 

case:Cooler Master HAF 912

cpu:AMD Athlon X4 940

ram:Gskill Ripjaw ddr3 1333

motherboard:MSI 880G

power supply:Antec Eco Neo 620w

video card:AMD HD 6850

monitor:Acer 23" 1680x1050

hard drive: giving him one of mine

 

Open for any suggestions. $709 really is a bit too expensive. initially he wanted to only spend about $600ish. If anyone can cut this down to about $650 ish then thatd be great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well it looks good, i have two 6850 in CFX and their are awesome, but you know you can allways try this--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102932&cm_re=5850-_-14-102-932-_-Product

and also the CPU you can change it for this one -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886&cm_re=450_amd-_-19-103-886-_-Product belive me this little guy rocks

and also this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

 

^^ those are my suggestions oh and welcome to OCC

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Well it looks good, i have two 6850 in CFX and their are awesome, but you know you can allways try this--http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102932&cm_re=5850-_-14-102-932-_-Product

and also the CPU you can change it for this one -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886&cm_re=450_amd-_-19-103-886-_-Product belive me this little guy rocks

and also this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

 

^^ those are my suggestions oh and welcome to OCC

 

 

welcome to occ? man ive been here for like 2 years! hahaha

 

anyways, those are good suggestions. tri-core at 3.2 will prob be enough for him. same with the 5850, never really thought about going back a gen. Not sure about the Asrock board, ive heard good things about the brand though.

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welcome to occ? man ive been here for like 2 years! hahaha

 

anyways, those are good suggestions. tri-core at 3.2 will prob be enough for him. same with the 5850, never really thought about going back a gen. Not sure about the Asrock board, ive heard good things about the brand though.

 

 

lol sorry men ^^, the board i havent been able to test it a lot but a friend of mine is actually telling me EVERYTIME that he loves this board lol maybe because itss cheap and it does the job and the brand yeah they are awesome without been high price they actually beat MSI for the 3 spot of top motherboards manufacters so, the 3 cores it actually a beast men for the price uuuff you really get price/per cause of this for games that pretty much his need and if he is lucky and with some investigation he probably can get to unlock the 4 core so yeah awesome, maybe he dont wanna go last gen but men the 5850 its really a awesome card and that for 144.00 its even stronger that the 6850 and cheaper hope this help

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You can save about $30 and go with a 770 based motherboad: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128451

 

Personally I would go with Kingston or Corsair for the RAM.

 

On the CPU the x3 suggestion is solid, if you are set on quad get the Phenom II 840 for just a few doallrs more.

 

For video you could shave another $20 if you go with a GTX 460 (768) and would get similiar performance.

 

Only other area to cut would be in the monitor by cutting to a 20". Nice LG for about $35 less. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005146

 

Is a lower resolution but lets you tweak down the price.

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I would also recommend you do a phenom II X3

 

the reason being, is the 940 is a bit of an old stepping unless they changed it

the new X3's are actually based off 965s and 970 processor dies

 

I prefer AMD and I own a 6850 myself, but if you need to save money you should be able to find a 460GTX 1GB pretty cheap with rebate

I know an AMD 5770 was selling for 89$ which is a good deal as well

 

if you can scrape any extra money, you can also probably find a 60GB OCZ Agility2 for 99$ which i recommend

 

edit:

the X3 from yuridude is a good buy but his also seems to be the old one, I am still using the same one

the X3 740 is the new steppings

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