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July 21, 2009 4:37:24 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 or 3 weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING, programming, web , movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor , speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.izarmicro.net (GPU, CPU and MOBO), www.tranza.com (PSU, OPTICAL DRIVE, CASE, MEMORY, FANS, HARD DRIVE)

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Dragon Platform (i7 build goes out of my budget)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1080 (not sure yet but those are my posible options)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As you can see on the prefered websites, im buying some parts in spain and the rest in my local store-->im not from the US)
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- Pack Socket AM2+ DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RS + AMD Phenom II 940 Black
( http://www.izarmicro.net/productos.php?id_secciones=174 ) -> last item in the list

- Sapphire VAPOR-X HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0

or

- Sapphire TOXIC HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0
( http://www.izarmicro.net/productos.php?id_secciones=102 )

- OCZ OCZ2F10664GK 2x2GB DDR2-1066Mhz Fatal1ty Ed. 6-7-7-20 2.0V
( http://www.izarmicro.net/index2.php?id_secciones=225 )

or

Kingston PC800 4GB kit
( http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/2518/KINGSTON-PC800-40G... )

- Antec EA 650W
( http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/2605/ANTEC-EA650/ )

- WD 500 GB 16MB Udma 300 S-ATA 2
( http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/408/WDSATA2-500GB-16MB/ )


- Antec Gaming Three Hundred
( http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/2436/ANTEC-THREEHUNDRED... )

- 2 x Antec Fan 12x12 w/Speed Control
( http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/1184/ANTEC-TRICOOL-120M... )

- 20X DVD±R/DVD S-ATA Black
( http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/118/LG-DVD-RW-SATA/ )

or

20X DVD±R/DVD IDE Black
( http://www.tranza.com/softis/pv/2156/SONYDVD-RW-20X-IDE... )


OTHER STUFF: 19, 20 or 22 monitor, vista ultimate x64 or 7 x6

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July 21, 2009 4:39:55 PM

drop down to a 790GX motherboard, unless you plan on getting a duo of 5870 which by you're choice of PSU, you aren't.
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July 21, 2009 4:43:29 PM

hunter315 said:

Newegg combos will save you quite a bit.


Im not from the US so i cant get anything from newegg
July 21, 2009 4:47:42 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
drop down to a 790GX motherboard, unless you plan on getting a duo of 5870 which by you're choice of PSU, you aren't.



The 790fx motherboard comes in an offer with the pII 940..it has a quite good price so why should i get a GX? (besides $) the GX also comes with a integrated gpu that i dont need..

U think a DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS would be a better choice?? why?
July 22, 2009 12:40:50 PM

any other advise?
a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2009 3:31:25 PM

format it like it is shown in the sticky i linked to and list an online parts site near you, the more people you have helping you find deals on good parts the better of a build you will get.
July 22, 2009 4:19:53 PM

hunter315 said:
format it like it is shown in the sticky i linked to and list an online parts site near you, the more people you have helping you find deals on good parts the better of a build you will get.



ok lets see how it goes now
a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2009 4:13:49 PM

Okay, go for the OCZ Ram over the kingston, its faster and has better timing. The vaporx cooler is supposed to be better than the toxic, and you definitely want a SATA burner instead of an IDE burner for better air flow and so you dont have to fight with short IDE cables.
July 23, 2009 5:15:10 PM

thx for the response

about the OCZ ram, do i need to make some changes in the bios? cos ive read some mobos dont get the correct ram timing at the start
a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2009 5:16:29 PM

you will as bios tends to get its timings off the SPD's listed on the chip which is often not the best timings that the ram is capable of, so you will need to adjust the timings in bios to get them to the listed spec.
July 23, 2009 5:24:00 PM

ok nice to know thx

any other suggestions?
July 24, 2009 5:10:33 PM

well ive changed the 4870 vapor-x for a 4890 vapor-x

the rest sits the same.. lets see how it goes
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