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June 08, 2011, 10:00:25 PM
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This will be the first PC I've ever put together. Do i need to buy anything else? Any thoughts? I also want to use it for light computing/word processing/browsing. Thoughts on GPU choice? I don't have too much more room in leeway for my budget, but can afford slightly more if there's a better value on anything. THANKS!

AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor 60.99

Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange Computer Case 29.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory 39.99

SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700W Power Supply 84.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 43.99

ASRock 880G PRO3 ATX AMD Motherboard 99.99

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE / ATAPI Model SH-S222A 20.99

XFX Radeon HD 6870 HD-687A-ZNFC Video Card with Eyefinity 187.99

I also have an older monitor, a mouse and keyboard already. What else do I need? If I plug in all the parts and throw in a windows CD... it boots up and runs... right? *hopefully*
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June 08, 2011, 10:03:45 PM
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Are you going to be doing anything other than mining from this machine?
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June 08, 2011, 10:06:07 PM
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Nothing major. Schoolwork, word processing, internet browsing... possibly light gaming if I ever buy a sound card.
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June 08, 2011, 10:08:07 PM
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eww, 6870. if you're serious about mining, you will get a 5850, or a 5830

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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June 08, 2011, 10:19:13 PM
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eww, 6870. if you're serious about mining, you will get a 5850, or a 5830

I'd love one. Any suggestions where I can find it?
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June 08, 2011, 10:32:55 PM
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eww, 6870. if you're serious about mining, you will get a 5850, or a 5830

I'd love one. Any suggestions where I can find it?

Sold out Smiley

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June 08, 2011, 10:39:16 PM
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TigerDirect still had some 5830's last I checked, but I think they were all $200+. I'm not able to check at the moment, sorry.
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June 08, 2011, 10:44:30 PM
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6870, in terms of mining is a pure rip off. pay $190 for a card that performs the same as a $100 card (5830). Just look hard, you will find them Wink

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June 08, 2011, 10:48:42 PM
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6870, in terms of mining is a pure rip off. pay $190 for a card that performs the same as a $100 card (5830). Just look hard, you will find them Wink

help me look hard, and I'll tip for helping me find it because so far I'm not having much luck.
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June 08, 2011, 11:13:13 PM
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system looks great. 5970 will also be great card selections.

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June 08, 2011, 11:21:58 PM
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6870, in terms of mining is a pure rip off. pay $190 for a card that performs the same as a $100 card (5830). Just look hard, you will find them Wink

help me look hard, and I'll tip for helping me find it because so far I'm not having much luck.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6045612&CatId=3669

$212 plus shipping, and it doesn't look like a reference card. Dunno how well it cools with that weird fan. Plus, it's kinda pricey for a 5830. No need for a tip Tongue The Mrs. says I can't get any more GPU's until I make some money XD
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