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Old 06-12-11, 03:04 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm spec'ing out a machine for a friend of mine. He wants to spend $650 maximum and he plans on buying a 3D monitor later (so this forces an NVIDIA graphics card). He also wants the ability to go SLI later. My initial spec'ing gives this:

CPU: Athlon II X4 3.0GHz
Memory: 4GB Corsair DDR3-1333
Mobo: ASUS M4N75TD (because it supports SLI -- it's NForce 750 based)
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 750W
Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB
Chasis: Apex Vortex 3610
Optical: Lite-ON DVD Burner
HDD: 1TB Seagate 7200 RPM

Comes out to $646 on Newegg. What changes, if any, would you guys recommend, while strictly working within the $650 budget?

Thanks!
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Old 06-12-11, 10:04 AM   #2
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Looks pretty good dude, You have given him enough head room on the PSU to do SLI later.
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Old 06-12-11, 12:05 PM   #3
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I agree, that's a great setup for 650 and you probably can't change too much to keep it under budget. Leaving room for SLI in the future though is definitely a good move
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