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First time builder $1000 gaming pc

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July 11, 2009 1:57:01 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1400 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching videos, internet, school work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, sound card, psu
KINGWIN ABT-730MM 730W ATX 12V Ver.2.91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or anywhere cheaper

PARTS PREFERENCES: I wanted to do an amd cpu/nvidia gpu in a full tower with a 20+'' LCD

OVERCLOCKING: Would definitely be interested in trying it out with this pc

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later if wanted to upgrade

MONITOR RESOLUTION: would like to try above 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like it to be quiet maybe?


X2 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
(PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI
Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2
Cache 6MB L3
Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

And still trying to decide on a monitor. Thanks for any advice!
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July 12, 2009 4:08:16 AM

NP, that's probably the exact system I would build if I needed to today. Good bang for the buck. You can add a second 4890 later if you get the urge.
July 12, 2009 4:22:14 AM

Nice build u proposed proximon. But I would would like to know what you would prefer if given the choice in the build.

ur original choice.
RAM =

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBPI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or new option,

mushkin HP 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996652
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HARD DRIVE
UR original choice,

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or new option

MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 12, 2009 3:29:30 PM

The G.skill has very slightly better timings and costs less. Both brands are very good.

MSI is a second tier MB manufacturer, according to most. Asus and Gigabyte are the highest rated brands.
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