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First build (For Gaming) v2

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November 16, 2009 12:05:36 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now to Christmas BUDGET RANGE: 400-500


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, video coding, video editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Moniter, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, 2 gig ram, optical drive, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Full tower, Amd, ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe CROSSFIRE: Probably

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Proably going to get a 30+ inch T.V. so...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need a job so not allot of money right now

New Additions
1.XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Case
2.AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W
3.GIGABYTE GV-R435OC-512I Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
4.CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
5.ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X
6.Artic Silver 5


Im trying to get by with the (Almost) bare minimum as far as graphics go right now. Then ill upgrade later to a 4890 or 5 series ATI.

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November 16, 2009 2:17:38 AM

Looks mostly good. I wouldn't spend money on a CPU fan, at least not right away. Those monster fans on the case you picked probably give you enough to get by with the fan the X4 955 comes with anyway. That's what I'm running on my own system and the temp is fine. If you see temps getting too high, you can still get a new fan.

Sure you want to spend the money for the HD4350 card? If you get an ASUS M4A78T-E mobo instead of the 79 EVO (five bucks more at NewEgg), it gives you an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3300 (with VGA/DVI/HDMI outputs!) that'll probably do until you get your 4890.

You checked to make sure your RAM is compatible with the mobo, right?
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November 16, 2009 2:27:43 AM

Definitely combo the CPU and Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Dont get the AS5 until you get a good aftermarket cooler and decide to OC, the one that comes with the 955 is quite good for stock.

With that combo it should free up enough of the budget to let you get a 4670 which is significantly better than the 4350, you should be able to play on medium settings with it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 16, 2009 5:09:49 AM

Do tell - what kind of RAM is your 2gb of RAM....
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November 16, 2009 6:19:08 PM

Im actually not sure what kind of ram it is, one of my friends gave it to me. It looks like crucial since there memory usually is that green like mobo stuff. I plan on getting some ddr 3 1333 or 1600.
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November 16, 2009 11:37:35 PM

mythbuster74 said:
Im actually not sure what kind of ram it is, one of my friends gave it to me. It looks like crucial since there memory usually is that green like mobo stuff. I plan on getting some ddr 3 1333 or 1600.


you have to tell what kind of memory is, never mind the brand, tell if it is DDr3 and what speed[1600-1333] ect, its usually on a sticker on the right side of the memory, if it doesn't have that sticker than i wouldn't use as it could be ddr2, but ask your friend he bough it he has to know.

this is what I recommend:

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

HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermal Paste: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total: $665.91

not quite the budget, but I wouldnt consider anything less than that, or you will be upgrading soon again and wasting money, so if got $500 you can save $160 more. and again be patient or it will cost you more down the line.
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