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Old 07-05-2011, 02:40 AM   #1
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i have put together a list of amd parts to spend less money on a cheaper but decent build. i will use this pc for gaming. please review my parts and let me know if i should make changes. are all the parts compatible?? Total for everything comes to $858. I would really like to keep it under 900. i really appreciate any input

Hard drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD drive:
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Video card:
Newegg.com - HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Power supply:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Memory:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

CPU:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

OS:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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You might consider the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:20 PM   #3
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will the blue version compare to the black version
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All looks pretty good to me.
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will the blue version compare to the black version
Check the specs. They are virtually identical except the Blue version I linked is 1TB and the Black version you linked is 500GB for the same price.

WD Caviar Blue drives

WD Caviar Black drives
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Thanks for your input!
ok i will get this hard drive for 1 TB (500 GB more)
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

also, i have edited the video card to include this one in my build (pushing money just a little bit more), how does this look in terms of compatibility with my whole build:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Looks fine to me. Something else to keep in mind with regards to the Blue vs. Black drives is that the Black Edition drives are usually 5 year warranties while blue is only 3. It's not always the case, but another reason to pick black over blue, and is the case with the drives mentioned here.
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