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#1 parth95

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:05 AM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=24048348

It might be like $20 cheaper with bundles
I want to make this AS CHEAP AS POSSIBLE
But, i do not want to sacrifice the graphic card for something worse, and I do not want a bad hard drive(we know what happens with that).I really like this cpu due to the reviews and price. The case is not the prettiest, but it has great features, and it is really cheap.

I realize i might not get under $700, but around 750 would be nice, but again, the cheapest will be good.

I want this to be for normal computer use, music, video, and gaming, not games like solitare and minesweeper, but real games.

If you can find a better motherboard, make sure it has 6gb/s and ddr3 1600. Because I dont want to buy better parts, if the main board can not make use of it.
If you see anything else that can be make cheaper, please tell me.

I might wait a while until the new AMD cpu's come out, just because I dont want to regret my purchase.

I will be very open to all options, but it must have like a review on the internet, and some reviews on newegg or similar computer part website.

Thanks!!!

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:15 AM

Since the the total price is already $780, there isn't much to change really since your over your budget. If you pay an extra $90, you could get this flagship AMD motherboard but the current board should do :thumbup2:

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:03 AM

I would recommend this card: SAPPHIRE 100314-2SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - 174.99 and 159.99 with Rebate.

Cuts you down to 20 bucks less to 760

Here is this processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX945WFGMBOX 109.99 saving 10 dollars on the processor you picked but is .2Ghz slower not much of a difference.

It will bring you down to 750.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:07 AM

Cutting down on performance might affect the gaming experience :whistle:

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:16 AM

A whole .2ghz is not that bad of a performance hit.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:25 AM

A whole .2ghz is not that bad of a performance hit.

Or is it? :P

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:45 AM

DDR3 1600 is really not much of an improvement over 1333 in terms of real-world performance (sometimes there isn't any difference at all). With the right RAM timings, 1333 can sometimes outperform 1600.
Fortunately, there is only a marginal difference in price between the two.

SATA 6gbps is useless unless you have an SSD. No HDD and very few SSDs even max out the SATA 3gbps standard.

You really don't need 8GB for gaming. Just go with a single 4GB module for now.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:20 PM

With todays motherboards supporting Dual and triple Channel memory setups it is best to utilize dual channels. Using 1 single stick will cause a performance hit with RAM and with gaming you need that performance.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:57 PM

In that case, a 2x2GB setup might be best to save money.
The downside is that you will not be able to upgrade to more than 8GB without replacing your memory.
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:59 PM

I would still recommend 8Gigs of RAM.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

By having 8GB of ram, you can make it to 12GB of ram by adding another 4GB of ram in the future if needed.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:11 PM

Hi!
I skimmed over the feedback, and I will build another wishlist using those changes.

But, while yall were posting all of this, I though if I can make a budget intel computer, and i did.
It is missing the motherboard, and the reason is because I do not know too much about intel, and I need help on what to pick. It has to have good reviews though, because I do not want something that will mess up.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18189486

Please give me feedback on this build too.

Amd--Cheaper(well i though)
Intel--expensive(i guess not)

So they are both around the same total price, but the difference is that intel performs alot better..
So, I am still deciding

Edited by parth95, 16 July 2011 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:25 PM

In real world situations, home users will not notice a difference between dual and triple channel configurations unless you are running benchmarks. Keep in mind with AMD builds that the RAM slots are quite close to the CPU socket. Sometimes, coolers have a hard time working property if the RAM modules get in the way. A RAM kit using standard-sized sticks, like the Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600, will not have that problem. As for the Intel thing, you can get an Intel system, but know that once Bulldozer parts are released, that particular Intel CPU will be outclassed by many of AMD's lineup. For the Intel setup, I would go for the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 or the ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 for a little less.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:56 PM

The motherboard would make the budget go around $800 or more.

Edited by killerx525, 16 July 2011 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:49 PM

They are quality motherboards though. The only things that set the Z68 chipset apart from the P67 are the hybrid graphics and hybrid SSD. Other than that, they are very similar.

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