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December 26, 2009 5:27:42 AM

Im really outta my league when it comes to compatibility and maximizing performance for money. Any builds or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:This week
BUDGET RANGE: ($950 at most) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, surfing web, school work)

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

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD processor

OVERCLOCKING: maybe suggestions appreciated

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe again suggestions appreciated

Thank you for the help

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December 26, 2009 12:45:51 PM

one question are you looking for upgradeability later on because that makes a definite change in price. if your main usage is going to be gaming then you should definitley overclock
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December 26, 2009 4:01:36 PM

Yes I would like to be able to upgrade later on and to be able to overclock then
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December 27, 2009 9:42:12 AM

Cpu: Item #:N82E16819103808 Amd phenom II x4 955 : 175.99
Mobo: Item #:N82E16813131392 asus Crosshair 3:199
case: Item #:N82E16811103011 xclio windtunnel (large fulltower):89.99
psu: Item #:N82E16817371009 antec 850w (very dependable i have same series 1kw) :149.99
hdd: Item #:N82E16822136317 WD 1tb green : 84.99
gpu: Item #:N82E16814102857 saphire radeon 5850 : 299.99

total: 1000.94

its somewhat over but if you want to be able to upgrade this is fro you. to drop price by $90 get:
mobo: Item #:N82E16813131368 asus m4a
^that mobo only has one X16 pcie 2.0 or 2 Pcie X8.0 which means lee performance from the gpus if you do crossfire

if you like this can you choose me as best answer?
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December 27, 2009 10:32:55 AM

CPU: i5 750 $199.99, it's not AMD but I think it's better

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

Mobo: $139.99, could go with Asus too

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

PSU: Corsair 550w vx $80.35

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

Case: Antec Three Hundred, $54.95

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

RAM: G Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3- 1333 - CL8 $91.99

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

HDD: Samsung Spintpoint F3 $54.99

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


GPU: SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5850 $299.99

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

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 plus $28.83

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

Optical Drive: Which one you will prefer, doesnt really matter just look for good reviews and own preferences if you burn a lot of movies on cd.

Total: $951.08 without Optical Drive
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December 27, 2009 10:35:15 AM

Could also go with the combo deal with the 5850, a 600W PSU + the gpu for $299.99, but I'm not sure if it's a great PSU. Others should know here.
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