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Old 10-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Im building a computer

needs to be between $900 and $1k
and i want the cpu fan to turn off in sleep mode.
could i have made better picks ? :

$150.00 HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Newegg.com - XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$145.00 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$120.00 AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
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$100.00 CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$55.00 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
$85.00 Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$90.00 SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$110.00 Windows 7
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Im building a computer

How, and for what purpose will this machine be used?

If you're interested in gaming, I can tell you that HD 6870 is an aging card. It will be fine for now. However, you'll be replacing it in about a year as new games are released.

If you just want a graphics card for causal, occasional playing of mostly older games, it's fine.

I'm not mentioning the CPU or motherboard, because I am assuming you've decided to go with AMD rather than Intel.

The power supply is a very good choice as long as you're sure you'll never want to add another graphics card for Xfire. If you do, then that power supply would have to be replaced with one rated at least 850watts.

Everything else looks fine. If you can afford the few extra dollars, you'll get a lot more bang for your buck from a 240, or 256GB SSD, than you will from a 128GB, and it's only another $65.00 ~ $85.00

What ever you do....Good luck!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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its just for gaming
what would be good specs for a graphics card for new games ?
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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its just for gaming

Well, if this is primarily for gaming, I can tell you from many years of experience, you always want to build a gaming machine, with the latest most sophisticated graphics card that you can afford.

You want to do this, because the first piece of hardware to age, and reach the end of it's useful life, is always the graphics card.
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