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June 3, 2009 3:21:29 PM

I don't really know a lot about computers, I'm just a cheap gamer. (I won't be the one manually putting the computer together, don't worry)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible

RANGE: $700-800 USD, possibly $1,000 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Video card, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, optical drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but any site will do.

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1152 x 864

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have some parts picked out, but my sister mentioned that they need to be compatible with each other and recommended this site. Also willing to look at other part suggestions.

Current Video Card - Nvidia e-Geforce 8800 GTS, SCC Edition

Parts I had in mind:

Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also looking for cooling suggestions and motherboard suggestions. Also, if I am forgetting any parts I'll need suggestions on those.

Thanks.

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June 3, 2009 5:05:12 PM

OMG i am sorry to tell you but you did a bad job in choosing the parts and you need a new graphic card and you don't need a sound card and this case is a piece of *** and the ram isn't compatible with the processor

for you the build i built for you will be more than enough and only for 787$ wo shipping

Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail

for the operating system wait for windows 7
June 3, 2009 5:41:41 PM

Thanks a lot, but my computer's location makes the USB and mic slots on the front and I really don't want to choose a bad case again so is this one okay?:
http://www.xoxide.com/modtek-tbr2500-case-black.html

It comes with 250mm fan so if it is good I'm guessing I should get 2 120mm fans on it to match the other one?

Also, what thermal paste should be used with that processor?

Thanks again!
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June 3, 2009 5:54:26 PM

^ that case is a no go, get an antec 300 if it's in a place where usb ports need to be on the front because the 300's are quite small cases.

and for thermal paste use OCZ freeze or arctic cooling MX-2
June 3, 2009 6:01:38 PM

Xryan this case is a piece of *** get antec 300 or Antec Nine Hundred Two

for the thermal paste use arctic cooling MX-2 or Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail(the best is the tuniq)
June 3, 2009 6:03:19 PM

or wait for the antec 200.
June 3, 2009 6:13:42 PM

i checked the cm 690 and it has usb port and audio in the front

edit:Helloworld_98 is there is a case called antec 200?please inform me as i know there is the antec 200 the cooler not a case
June 3, 2009 7:39:35 PM

The CM 690 and Antec 300 are great, cheap cases. Both will hold just about anything you need to put in there, and are rather small, while also having lots of room inside.

For that monitor resolution, you don't need a new video card, but it wouldn't hurt to grab something like an HD4770 in case you want to use a bigger monitor.
June 3, 2009 8:14:39 PM

the antec 200 was just shown at computex, IMO it looks pretty sweet :) 

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