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Need advice on Budget Gaming Pc build

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September 30, 2009 6:22:36 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two months or early january 2010.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video editing, programming, multitasking, surfing the internet, watching movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers ( Would be nice to get new ones but not really important )

PREFERRED WEBSITES FOR PARTS: Newegg.com and ZipZoomFly.com

Country of origin: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Mobo that supports ddr3 ram

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe.

CROSSFIRE: Yes.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Case needs to be full tower with good airflow.

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Here are the parts that i have already selected {feel free to suggest better parts:)  }


AMD Phenom II x4 955, Black Edition 3.2Ghz,8MB Cache,125W,45nm.
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Produc...

OCZ OCZZ850 Z Series 850W SLI/CrossFire Active PFC PSU.
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Produc...

SEAGATE Barracuda 500GB SATA II 7200 RPM 16MB Buffer Hard Drive.
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Produc...

SAMSUNG 22X SATA DVD Burner.
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Produc...

CORSAIR 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) Dual Channel Memory.
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Produc...

ZALMAN CNPS9900 LED Copper Intel/AMD CPU Cooler.
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Produc...

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 ATX Motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer X193Wb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MICROSOFT Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-bit.
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Produc...


Any suggestions or tips?
September 30, 2009 4:52:14 PM

Considering you won't be buying this for a while, get Windows 7 instead of Vista.
Especially for that price, there are better coolers than the Zalman. Check out www.Frostytech.com for reviews and some top-10 lists.
September 30, 2009 5:54:51 PM

Onus said:
Considering you won't be buying this for a while, get Windows 7 instead of Vista.
Especially for that price, there are better coolers than the Zalman. Check out www.Frostytech.com for reviews and some top-10 lists.



Okay thanks!
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