Need Help WIth New build Parts

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (December/January)

BUDGET RANGE: >(1200$)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, tigerdirect.com compusa.com)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: (OCZ Memory,Antec Case/PSU)

OVERCLOCKING: (Yes)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: (In the future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: ( 1920 x 1080)

COMMENTS (I like a nice looking computer along with one that performs well. Im 16 and will be buying this with my own money so im trying to keep it under a slight budget.)

Intel Build

ANTEC 902- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

ANTEC 750 WATT- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

XFX 790i- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141009

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115057

OCZ 4GB DDR3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227320

XFX GTX 275- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150387

Western Digital 1TB- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.282189

Windows 7- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.282189

AMD Build

ANTEC 902- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

ANTEC 750 WATT- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

MSI 790FX- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223

Phenom II 955- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

OCZ 4GB DDR3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227320

SAPPHIRE 5870 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102861

Western Digital 1TB- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.282189

Windows 7- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.282189

Ive always been an intel/nvidia fan. Im not all about having the best but i like to perform well. Right now Im on a Pentium D. I personally like my intel build by its overall looks and the parts performance. I am aware the 955 out performs the Q8400.
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  1. I would change the processor to an i5 750.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404

    And maybe change out the gtx 275 to a Direct x11 card
  2. Case/PSU are nice. RAM is good. HD I would change to an Samsung Spinpoint F3.

    On second though I would change the RAM to this, less voltage.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478
  3. Ok ill change the mobo and CPU to

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.290809

    and since my mobo is EVGA ill go with an EVGA card too.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.293441
    That board CPU combo will save you a ton while still providing all the features you need.

    The AMD build is stronger, in processing and graphics power. The 5870 performs similarly to a GTX295, and a 955 performs similarly to a Q9550. Its not really even a competition if they come out similarly in price.

    For the case, you can actually save money by getting an antec 1200 with the TP-750 Blue
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129063&cm_re=antec_1200-_-11-129-063-_-Product
    or you can get a HAF 922, its a bit cheaper than the Antec 902 and provides excellent airflow
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product
    Also swap the PSU for the TP-750 Blue, the TP series is better than the EA series, the blue is modular, oh and $25 cheaper.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022&cm_re=TP-750-_-17-371-022-_-Product

    Swap the ram for the gskills ripjaws, they are cheaper and run at lower voltage so they will generate less heat.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279&cm_re=ripjaws-_-20-231-279-_-Product
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