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Need Advice on new Computer build-$850ish

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June 28, 2009 7:39:11 PM

hey so this is my computer build. I tried to get combo deals as much as possible to keep the cost down. I think i did a decent job...but i need some advice.


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


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ------640 GB WD HDD


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... -----Antec 300 case comobo w/ Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ------Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P MOBO


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----PNY VCGGTS2501XPB GeForce GTS 250
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB
June 28, 2009 8:04:11 PM

What are you using it for? And on what resolution monitor? There is also a pretty sweet combo on the 720 and an Asus AM3 790GX board for $54 off.

Also you are linking to a sapphire 4850 instead of a gigabyte motherboard.
June 28, 2009 8:12:22 PM

hunter315 said:
What are you using it for? And on what resolution monitor? There is also a pretty sweet combo on the 720 and an Asus AM3 790GX board for $54 off.

Also you are linking to a sapphire 4850 instead of a gigabyte motherboard.






Sorry bout that, i did a bad job with my linking lol. The Sapphire isn't suppose to be there. It's not part of my build.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -----this is the monitor 1920 x 1080


I plan on using my comp for Recording music (i am a musician), playing recent and old games, and possibly some photo editing. And of course Web browsing listening to audio etc....

Also, do i need to get a sound card since i will be recording and producing music?

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June 28, 2009 9:03:20 PM

This build is set up so that you can add another vid card later on for Crossfire.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $224.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 Free Shipping*
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 ($169.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $25.99
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $815.88 | $775.88 w/mail in rebates

* same build but with 4870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 Free Shipping*
XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Double Lifetime Manufacture Warranty

Total: $775.88.88 | $755.88 w/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows RC 7
June 28, 2009 9:05:14 PM

For what you are doing you probably do want a sound card. Unfortunately good ones will cost $150-200
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