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#1 peacemak3r

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:45 AM

I had another post asking how I should downgrade a bit of the old rig, but decided to just build another one and give the older rig to a young cousin of mine. It's been awhile since I built the rig and well I don't know much of the new breed of things and just wanting to see what other people would do here.

I'm trying to keep it on a small budget say $600 tops if that's even possible.

I need a build mainly for the following: Web surfing, streaming videos/movies, NetFlix and "light" gaming (Counter Strike 1.6/Source, SC2,D3) I'd also like to opt for a Mid-ATX tower instead of the full tower (Using a smaller desk soon.) Probably will ask to use an AMD/ATi type of build also but I'd opt for any advice on this.

So yes, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:45 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103809
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128485
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

Total: $560 excluding shipping.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the reply, but where's the video card?

Also I'm probably intending on recycling only my own DVD drive/Hard Drives.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:44 PM

Well, he didnt list one and that motherboard doesnt have one. You could try thismotherboard with integrated video, or add in a dedicated card such as this. Also, you could substitute this case and save yourself 40 bucks. Also, do you have a Operating system to put into it? it will have to be a retail copy if you have one currently. If your buying a new one either OEM or retail will work, this will work for your system.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:07 PM

Oops, my bad. Here is the updated version:

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W - $120

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black SATA CD/DVD Burner OEM - $20

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz - $135

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-870A-USB3 AM3 AMD 870 - $95

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $45

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $63

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100292DDR3L Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 - $45

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP - $40

Total Price: $593.55 including shipping.

If the OS is included then it would over your budget.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:10 AM

Thanks for the reply, on the new case, I'd probably not go for that on because I really need a bottom mount PSU case. The desk I have makes it hard enough for my current top mounted ATX case. After thinking about it thoroughly I'm going to keep using only the following from my old rig, my HDD and optical drives, if anything I'll add another of both.

I'll put everything you guys offered into consideration now. thanks!

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:22 AM

That minuses $83 which you can a better CPU within your budget :)

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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