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#1 Jul 12 2010 at 3:42 AM Rating: Decent
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So last night I spent all night pouring over countless websites, countless benchmarks, countless reviews. And I finally researched enough to finally buckle down and invest into a gaming rig that should work really well for FFXIV. Honestly I am pretty god **** excited and I should be in bed! It's 4:36am right now. So here goes.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
Motherboard: MSI 770T-C45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard USB 2.0 PCI-E 2.0

Case and PSU Combo for: $59.98 (forgot to mention that)
PSU: Rosewill RV2-600 600 W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
Case: Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, Black interior, comes with three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Rear ...
Grease: Arctic Silver 5

Grand total: $265.95 (includes Shipping and Handling)

Already have:
GPU: MSi ATI HD 5770 Hawk 1GB DDR5
HD: 1TB WD Caviar Black 7200rpm 32mb Cache
Memory: Mismatched (Will run at 533MHz until I upgrade it down the road, inexpensive upgrade later on)

So this is basically what I came up with and I am quite content with it and will be ordering it in about a couple of hours. Seems to be pretty close to the Phenom II x4 945/Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300. And not far behind the Phenom II x4 965 actually. Should have all the parts here in about 3-4 days from now. I'll benchmark it when I get it. Guess I'll use my old Pentium 4 for ye olde file server.

Also there's a chance if the 640 is the byproduct of a failed Deneb processor.... I can unlock the L3 Cache and make it into a Phenom II x4, guess we shall see when I get it.

Edited, Jul 12th 2010 6:24am by Excenmille
#2 Jul 12 2010 at 4:01 AM Rating: Good
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Nice setup, although I tend to prefer modular power supplies, to remove any unnecessary power cables (which you pretty much always end up with) to keep the case as open for airflow as possible. For the price of the one you have listed, something like this would've been equivalent. That's personal preference though, good luck with the benchmark! I get excited whenever I upgrade, too Smiley: laugh
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#3 Jul 12 2010 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Well Case + PSU was 60.00$ so kind of just rolled with it. Was a New Egg special and it saved me 40.00$ Instant, and another 20.00$ for the combo. Couldn't complain, I just don't have the extra cash to spare :D Thanks for watching out for me though :D Well didn't like the review of the old one so just switched to this combo: PSU + Case Combo. 100w more of power and an additional fan and better looking case for an additional $5.00, now let's cross my fingers that it's not a DoA PSU though I could just probably use my 375w PSU from my Dell until a replacement comes.

Edited, Jul 12th 2010 6:26am by Excenmille
#4 Jul 12 2010 at 4:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm so jealous of you guys who are living in the States and get to order from NewEgg. Stuff is so much more expensive here. >.<
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