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Old 05-16-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor 204.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-851-_-Product


HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity 424.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-301-_-Product

ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
199.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-Product<br />

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119196

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 77.22 http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/22...msung/HD103SJ/


CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply 89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

I'm a little OCD about this, I want it all to be perfect before I order it. I'm in college and money is tight, but I've saved up 1500 dollars and want to put it to good use on a new computer.

The total is around 1200. I don't know much about this stuff as its my first time building. However if anyone can find a cheaper of anything else, or notices that I'm missing anything, I'd appreciate it so much. My goal was around 1000 dollars, I already have a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and cd/dvd drives from my old computer. But like I said, if someone can find more bang for my buck, without losing performance, or if I'm just buying something that's too over the top, let me know the cheaper version of it please! The price of the motherboard seems a little much I've been told, and that power supply price is also ugly, I'm not sure if I need all that or not.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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What are you planning on doing with this build? Gaming, video editing?
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This is purely for gaming.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:32 AM   #4
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You missing CD-ROM
See if you can spend few more bucks on the CPU Cooler like;

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/88..._Hot_Item.html

In my opinion this is the best CPU cooler, there are once for half that price that would do a good job as well. This is only if you want to Overclock that CPU something I would encourage anyone to do. especially with the 920 (I got mine to 4.0Ghz with no problems) with that same suggested cooler and with Great temps.

Edit: Good quick change to the 5870 great card imo. Dunno why you switched to AMD... 920 is one solid fast cpu.
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which games you want to play?

because a hexcore and a crosshair board is overkill unless you will be overclocking.
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Ill be playing any game that comes out in the next few years and want to be ready for whatever comes.
I honestly don't know what I'm doing, I'm just looking at parts that I *think* would be good and pasting them into Excel. So any criticism is welcome.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:34 AM   #8
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I like that build, a lot... now I don't know much like I said but I've heard you need 700-800 watts of power for what I'm wanting. Is that true? Or is the power supply you linked sufficient?
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http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Put all the components above in this calculator, and will say you will need about 500W for this rig ( the x4 955 one). So 600W should be more than enough, unless you plan to crossfire with 2 radeons.
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Somethig to consider is buying a visiontek or diamond 5850 and flashing to 5870 BIOS. You will end up with a card performing within 5-10% of the 5870, but costing $120 less.
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