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$1000 Flexible Budget 955BE build

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October 31, 2009 6:45:43 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 4 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: Flexible ~1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Running multiple firebox tabs/iTunes/ms office/etc, Gaming (SC2, Diablo III, The Old Republic)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, If you want include a keyboard and mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD for cpu, corsair:p su, asus or gigabyte for mobo

OVERCLOCKING: Would love to SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Would like the option

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 for now, new monitor/tv might happen soon after the build

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As most are, Im just trying to maximize my price/performance ratio. Torn between the f3 500gb vs the wd 640 but the wd had a combo deal. Im hoping the video card will be fine for my gaming needs and give me the option to xfire later or upgrade the card to a 58xx and use the 5770 in a htpc, modular psu was picked because of the combo deal with the gpu I wanted. Would like to have an OS drive and second drive for data/programs so reformatting isnt too much of a headache. IM IN CALIFORNIA SO FIGURE TAX INTO THE TOTAL

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case/HDD combo
*COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137

*Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319

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


PSU/GPU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139010

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102858

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

CPU/MOBO
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103674

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128398

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



Right now its $935 to my door and then there are $45 in MIRso $890
November 1, 2009 7:48:57 PM

Hello. Get a i5 750 build instead since i5 750> all amd cpus.

Have a look around, I've posted i5 750 builds across this section of forums or look at other people i5 build

you said you might get new monitor, around what resolution?
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