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User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
3 years ago#11
YoungAdultLink posted...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-fx-6300-overclocking,3617.html


That build doesn't include an OS, so it's actually a $740 build.
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User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
3 years ago#12
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Jk5j

There's my revised build now that I read your post correctly, $696.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#13
Do they make mitx AM3+ boards? I remember looking awhile back and not seeing any. I tried putting something together but it ended up at 700 and still didn't have the case or HDD. $800 is about what it costs for a 4570/760 build, add a bit more for mitx board and a decent case. You could probably do $800 mitx if you went with an i3.
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User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#14
PhilOnDez posted...
Do they make mitx AM3+ boards? I remember looking awhile back and not seeing any. I tried putting something together but it ended up at 700 and still didn't have the case or HDD. $800 is about what it costs for a 4570/760 build, add a bit more for mitx board and a decent case. You could probably do $800 mitx if you went with an i3.


As far as I can see, no...

Anyway, quickly looking, this is the best I could come up with. I'm sure it can be touched up here and there, but whatever...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Jktr

Edit: Would be easier if you bumped your budget up a bit. Even if by just $50.
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User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
3 years ago#15
gastaman posted...


Edit: Would be easier if you bumped your budget up a bit. Even if by just $50.


I think if he's demanding the 760, $800 is a more reasonable budget. I don't even like the build I posted because I had to cut corners so much, aside from the GPU.
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User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#16
Nicodimus posted...
gastaman posted...


Edit: Would be easier if you bumped your budget up a bit. Even if by just $50.


I think if he's demanding the 760, $800 is a more reasonable budget. I don't even like the build I posted because I had to cut corners so much, aside from the GPU.


$800 would be nice. But even $750 could improve the build a bit over a $700 budget. I actually don't think the build I posted was too bad, minus the A6.

Edit: For $773, I was able to work in a Haswell i3. $750 and I can up the A6 to the latest unlocked A10.
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User Info: Links_Big_Key

Links_Big_Key
3 years ago#17
$700 budget that must allow room for Case, OS, and HDD is not enough if you are also going to throw in a GTX760 stipulation.

You either need to wait until you have more money, wait for price drops, or be willing to get a different GPU. Buying a $300 GPU and not even being able to afford a $225 i5 CPU is just silly.

Nvidia is rumored to be dropping price in November to compete with the newest AMD cards. Wait until then if you insist on a 760.

Right now you could get a 7950 for $205 ($179 after rebate) that would come with three free games. Of course when AMD launches their new line next month, the price will go down a little further on the 7XXX series, so you should still probably wait.
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User Info: YoungAdultLink

YoungAdultLink
3 years ago#18
Links_Big_Key posted...
$700 budget that must allow room for Case, OS, and HDD is not enough if you are also going to throw in a GTX760 stipulation.

You either need to wait until you have more money, wait for price drops, or be willing to get a different GPU. Buying a $300 GPU and not even being able to afford a $225 i5 CPU is just silly.

Nvidia is rumored to be dropping price in November to compete with the newest AMD cards. Wait until then if you insist on a 760.

Right now you could get a 7950 for $205 ($179 after rebate) that would come with three free games. Of course when AMD launches their new line next month, the price will go down a little further on the 7XXX series, so you should still probably wait.


He wants to be able to use a $300 streaming gameboy, so he needs his Nvidia card.
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User Info: Jocko

Jocko
3 years ago#19
gastaman posted...
PhilOnDez posted...
Do they make mitx AM3+ boards? I remember looking awhile back and not seeing any. I tried putting something together but it ended up at 700 and still didn't have the case or HDD. $800 is about what it costs for a 4570/760 build, add a bit more for mitx board and a decent case. You could probably do $800 mitx if you went with an i3.


As far as I can see, no...

Anyway, quickly looking, this is the best I could come up with. I'm sure it can be touched up here and there, but whatever...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Jktr

Edit: Would be easier if you bumped your budget up a bit. Even if by just $50.


You can shave off $18 if you get the Corsair 430 from Tiger Direct for $20:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4278581&sku=C13-2543
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User Info: fallenswords

fallenswords
3 years ago#20
you can get a cheaper 760
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