Newbie getting ready to build a new computer !! Please help me!

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  1. PinguX

    PinguX Master Guru

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    Whats your budget ?
     
  2. nyrmetros

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    It's a rolling budget that depends on my monthly paycheck.... I figure if I buy a part or 2 each month..... But let's say $600 overall??
     
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    Saw an Intel 320 ssd 120gb model# ssdsa2cw120g3b5 for $170 down from $220 at best buy. Is this a good deal?

    Forgot to mention that I have $30 in best buy points which would drop it down to $150 after tax.

    Thoughts??
     
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    Also picked up a seasonic 760 psu 80 plus gold fully modular. Any thoughts on this guy?
     
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    So I installed the Seasonic 760 on my main rig and the antec 850 has moved to the the Helios rig which is in the living room. I am still undecided as to what mobo, and if I should wait for Ivy Bridge to come out. thoughts??
     
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    This would have been the type of build I would have looked at... 4 years ago. e8400 is past its prime. You should be looking at quads by now.

    edit: never mind. necro thread.
     
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    So with Ivy Bridge out today, I am looking to do so? Either upgrades.

    Intel 3570k paird with the Asus P8-Z77 Pro mobile.

    Microcenter has the 3570k for $189 and the Asus mobo for $220, but with a $50 instant rebate.

    Looking for 16gb of ram but don't see any good deals on that front microcenter.

    Thoughts?
     
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    i see all of you saying "Microcenter" but where can i find that in/around belgium?

    note: i know this could be a very very stupid question.
     
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    In microcenter now!
     

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    Holy crap, this thread never dies eh? lol

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    You won't find MicroCenter outside of the US afaik....
     
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    which is quite unfortunate since that's where all the good Intel deals are lol

    deltatux
     
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    Finally made the plunge. Just bought the Intel 3570k for $189, the Asus P8 Z77 Pro motherboard for $169, and corsair vengeance (cmz16gx3m4a1600c9b) ram 4x4 = 16gb for $100. Total was $501 including tax.

    Thoughts?
     
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  15. Anfield82

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    Nice :) Good decision I think. Enjoy.
     

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    Is it true that the days of cheap ram are over?
     
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    IMO, if you can buy 16gb for $100.00, the days of cheap ram lives on.
     
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    It sucks that you can buy things for 180dollar in a microcenter but we have to pay 230 euro for the same thing.
     

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