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December 24, 2009 4:47:54 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (before Jan 15th 2010) BUDGET RANGE: (500-650) Before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, internet, high res movies, anime)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, video card, Monitor, burner)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (usa)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (I would like to use an AMD CPU & good mobo with a full tower case)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (probably not though)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Whichever is best for gaming.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I mainly watch anime/movies and play playstation emulators. I want a computer that will let me play FO3, Oblivion, Dragon Age and newer games

I got a GeForce 9600 GT for cheap a while back but found out my power supply (in my current computer) was too low. So I figure I'll use that until I get sick of it and buy a newer one.

I'm trying to build a computer for the first time. I just want someone who has experience in this stuff to double check my setup and tell me if all the parts are compatible and anything else I should look out for. Here are my parts:

*Updated*

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (4 gigs total)

CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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December 24, 2009 5:16:44 AM

^ Well the CPU choice is very good, but not the PSU...you WONT need 750W to run the 9600GT...And 8GB of RAM ? for what ? For games 4GB of RAM would suffice...

Here is a list that would better suit your needs...
CPU + Mobo -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - Same - but just get 4GB...

PSU - OCZ Mod 500W - Can even power HD 5870/ GTX 285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Either get the WD black 640GB for $5 more or this Samsung F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD ROM ?
Get a DVD burner -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You dont need a Sound card...
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December 24, 2009 2:30:05 PM

gkay09 said:
^ Well the CPU choice is very good, but not the PSU...you WONT need 750W to run the 9600GT...And 8GB of RAM ? for what ? For games 4GB of RAM would suffice...

Here is a list that would better suit your needs...
CPU + Mobo -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - Same - but just get 4GB...

PSU - OCZ Mod 500W - Can even power HD 5870/ GTX 285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Either get the WD black 640GB for $5 more or this Samsung F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD ROM ?
Get a DVD burner -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You dont need a Sound card...


The PSU you suggested only has a 12V rail @18A. I already own the 9600GT and it recommends 12V @26A on the box, is there something I'm not understanding correctly about power supplies? The 12V @60A seemed like a good overkill to assure I could power whatever I put in it. Also what is the difference between the two mobos? The one you suggested is like $20 more for an IEEE port.

In response to daggs, I want a mobo and PSU that will allow me to upgrade to a better Video card later. I already bought the 9600 for my current computer but my PSU wasn't strong enough.
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December 24, 2009 4:51:15 PM

So here's my updated list

MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Sound Card:none

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (4 gigs total)

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer - Retail (This writes and reads, correct?)
CD/DVD Drive/burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 28, 2009 2:10:37 AM

^ About the PSU that I have listed - OCZ Mod - It has 2 12V rails - each with 18A...So in total it has 36A...
But the PSU is a very good one too...
But I would suggest you this case + PSU combo...For that price, it is a solid deal...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And as for the mobo, the MSI is a good option...
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