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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: A little after xmas
BUDGET RANGE: $600 w/ shipping

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, music storage

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: DVD/CD drive, case, PSU, RAM

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect)

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 720p

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm using a DDR2 mobo because I can get 8gb of pretty nice Patriot RAM for free. I wouldn't mind some $$ for games. The Power supply that I'll be using is 500w and is a top of the line 1 from about 3 years ago. I'm also getting an HDMI cable and 4 80mm fans for the case.

So far I have.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

GPU: HIS H577FN1GD Radeon HD 5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161310

OS: Windows 7

Mobo + CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.308543
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  1. The specs look good, but make sure you have a quality PSU for the build.

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5770/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5770-system-requirements.aspx

    Alternatively, get an X3 + a SB770 ATX mobo instead of a X2 + mATX.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000022&Description=770&name=AMD%20Motherboards&ActiveSearchResult=True

    AMD Athlon II X3 425 Rana 2.7GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX425WFGIBOX - Retail
    * Your Price:$76.00

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681910372
  2. I need a DDR2 mobo for the RAM I own.
  3. Ok so here I go i figured i'd see what everyone thinks about this build. This is my very first build ever and im looking to make a high end PC for gaming. I am coming from console gaming, haha im just tired of it!!

    EVGA x58 SLI ATX 1600Mhz mobo
    Intel i7-920 cpu
    2x 896MB BFG GTX 275oc sli
    Corsair 850w PSU
    4x 2GB ddr3 1600Mhz Corsair Dominator DIMM
    Thermaltake Spin-q cpu cooler
    Antec 902 case w/ 2 extra 120mm fans
    Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
    22X8X16X32 LG DVD+/-RW IDE LIGHTSCRIBE Optical Drive
    Western Digital - Caviar GP 500GB Internal Hard Drive

    Any criticism or suggestions would be helpful as this is my first build!!
    Also i will have this Hooked up to a 52" Sony XBR 9
  4. You should probably make your own thread, and I dont think that RAM works with that CPU
  5. Sorry. This board will do DDR2 & is ATX:

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    $74.99


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128376
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