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October 23, 2009 9:49:13 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (November-December)

BUDGET RANGE: ($750-$1100) After rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, surfing the web)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: (Open to AMD or Intel builds, preferably dual core CPU) (Full or mid tower)
Also am thinking 4GB GDDR3 RAM?

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080 or 1920x1200 (will probably buy monitor local though))


GPUs: (these are the 2 I'm leaning towards now, but they aren't set in stone)

1GB Sapphire Radeon HD4850 DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
October 23, 2009 9:52:35 PM

Neither of your P55 chipset motherboards are compatible with the E8400 CPU listed. You will either need to use something like a P45 chipset board (not currently recommended) or an LGA 1156 CPU. Please edit your post to follow the format in the "How to ask for new build advice" so we can help tailor a compatible build for your intended use and budget.
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October 24, 2009 5:13:26 AM

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October 24, 2009 6:02:21 AM

Shoot i missed the monitor :)  lol

i guess i took this as he would buy it latter and was not in the 800-1100

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080 or 1920x1200 (will probably buy monitor local though))

gl on the build
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October 25, 2009 8:25:15 PM

Thanks a lot. I was kinda of thinking of dual core processor, as I would rarely make use of 4 cores... I plan on using it mostly for gaming and (correct me if I'm wrong) but isn't the majority of the advantage of having a quad core that it excels at running multiple programs simultaneously? (Something I rarely do.)

Unfortunately I was planning on including the monitor (~$150) in the 800-1100, something I probably should of mentioned... sorry. :p 
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October 25, 2009 8:47:24 PM

gkay09 said:
^ That is a good build...and a solid combo with the case and HDD...
But isnt the monitor missing ?
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Yeah, Gkay. That was actually the monitor I was looking at on New Egg, but just figured I'd save some money on shipping and see if I couldn't find something similar at walmart/bestbuy
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October 25, 2009 9:45:32 PM

still no monitor :) 
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October 25, 2009 10:09:17 PM

You could try this build its setup to xfire latter if you like but dont need to :)  it has your dual core :)  and a nice monitor and HD 5850




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I must say i like the OP MOBO/CPU combo better but you want dual core :) 
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October 25, 2009 11:10:14 PM

Thanks a lot Niklas_13, I really like the look of this build! Although it would be great if I could some opinions from others on it. It's even got a smexy dual-core... :) 

The only thing I might change is the graphics card. $260 seems a little pricey, so i might go with the Sapphire Radeon 4890 1 GB for ~$200
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