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January 2, 2010 7:31:59 PM

Approximate purchase date: within 2 weeks
Budget Range: $700-800 after rebates
System usage: gaming
Parts not required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred websites: newegg or tigerdirect
Country of origin: US
Parts preference: slight preference for AMD
Overclocking: maybe - mild
SLI or Crossfire: maybe
Monitor resolution: 1680x1050
Additional commends: my first PC build, would prefer it to be fairly quiet

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a b 4 Gaming
January 2, 2010 9:06:42 PM
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January 2, 2010 9:22:02 PM

Phenom II X4 955
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4 GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600
Radeon 5770
Samsung F3 Spinpoint 500GB
OCZ Z 650W 80plus silver certified
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (after market cooler)
Cooler Master HAF 922 (PC case)
Sony Optiarc Black DVD burner
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January 2, 2010 9:41:38 PM

Ares, thanks for the quick response. The power supply that comes with the case, is it good? Or should I pay a little extra for a better one?
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January 2, 2010 10:09:31 PM

broken wish list i cant see it

the antec 650 watt psu is a very good psu
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a b 4 Gaming
January 2, 2010 11:59:59 PM

yea, the antec is very good, and it is plenty for your system. if you want to shell out an extra 50 however, then get the combo with just the case, and buy a good 550-750 watt psu from ocz, corsair, seasonic, silversone, antec, or pc pc:

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (i think this is the one in the case)

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

all of those are good
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January 3, 2010 7:17:03 PM

I think I'm going to go with ares's build. Since the PSU that comes with the case is good, I'll stick with it.

How is Windows 7 with backwards compatibility? I have a few games that didn't run that well on my current PC like World in Conflict and Company of Heroes and I'm wondering if I need to have a dual-boot with XP as an option.

Thanks for all the help so far.
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