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[New Build System] First Time Builder >$750

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August 5, 2009 8:45:41 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: month - ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: less than 750, but i will stretch my price range if necessary

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing internet, music, watching stuff

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com but if theres a better deal n the site is legit then im down

PARTS PREFERENCES: Since im going for less than $750 imma go w/ AMD Phenom II x2 550 Blck. Ed. 3.1 GHz but ppl have been trying to convince me to get the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz (im leaning towards it)

If you suggest a mATX then please suggest a m-ATX case(such as the lan cases but no gaming cubes, they wont be able to fit anything)

dont really have parts preference as long as the socket types and video card fit

DDR3 memory(cheaper and eventually they will make better memory)

I was told to get a good quality mobo since its the most important

Case: case <- i like the cases but no preference, also it doesnt comes with a power supply

power supply: +650W

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe - friends are big comp fanatics so they will most likely will try n OC it SLI OR CROSSFIRE: in the future perhaps

MONITOR RESOLUTION: dunno since its @ home but i will update this when i get info on it but to be safe imma say 1440 x 900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: im pretty much getting a gaming comp cuz all my friends have them and I would like to keep up with the stuff and games they can play on there comp. This is my first time building a comp but i have done a lot of research and also asked around.
August 5, 2009 8:52:28 PM

You can fit an X3 in with your budget.

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

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM (Includes free Windows 7 updrade coupon)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $154.94

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.00

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBPI - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $28.99

Total - $742.88
August 5, 2009 9:04:18 PM

LOL - Your link's broken.
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August 5, 2009 9:07:00 PM

Ah good thing I hit refresh. My build was very similar to shortstuff's.

If you can get the OS then you could get into a better board for crossfire and a PSU to match.
August 5, 2009 9:22:05 PM

All you have to do is put a description between the ]and[ :) 

That's a very nice combo on the X4 945, but MSI would not be my first choice in boards. Still, it's a deluxe 790FX model.
August 5, 2009 9:34:22 PM

well, im probably gonna buy all the part by tonight or tomorrow and I will check my post almost every minute so if anyone got any other suggestions and what not please feel free.
August 5, 2009 10:34:08 PM

Proximon said:
Ah good thing I hit refresh. My build was very similar to shortstuff's.

If you can get the OS then you could get into a better board for crossfire and a PSU to match.



which mobo would you suggest??


August 5, 2009 10:48:16 PM

Actually the msi GD 70 is one the top rated boards. I wouldn't hesitate.
August 5, 2009 10:50:39 PM

+1 for the phenom X4. you wont regret it for gaming, especially for next gen games or if you run fraps.
August 5, 2009 11:17:05 PM

ooops....looks like it just sold out as I was posting the link. It will come back in stock, but who knows when.
August 6, 2009 12:28:32 AM

ok so im gonna go with almost everything shortstuff recommended but im just stuck on which combo deal to buy which include a AMD x4 quad processor + MOBO + GPU
COMBO DEAL 1
or
COMBO DEAL 2

For the first combo deal i read the reviews for the mobo and GPU. The mobo isnt so great from what i read but the GPU is better than the GPU from combo deal 2. In the combo deal 2 its the other way around where the mobo is better than combo deal 1 but the GPU isnt so great. The whole Sapphire vapor x technology isnt really convincing me due to the fact that the review still mention that the heat sinks are bad, but this doesnt mean that the 4890 HIS(legit co.?) isnt bad either. This is pretty much what it comes down to. So if anyone can leave a comment or suggestion it would help my stressful week research of everything.


Oh and just to answer a possible question OC will happen :sarcastic: 
August 6, 2009 12:49:56 AM

If you intend to crossfire in the near future, get the 790FX board. If not, get the 790GX deal.
August 7, 2009 6:04:49 AM
August 7, 2009 7:11:19 PM

The TP-750 is similar quality to the 750TX, and modular also. I would say it's a good deal.
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