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January 23, 2010 5:16:51 PM

Ok guys im trying to build a comp for 1,500 max I have never built a comp so this will be my first :)  I have been reading and researching about all the stuff im thinking of getting now I need some input to find out if this is good. I will mostly use the comp for Games, Music, and Videos. I do plan to use crossfire later on. Also will I a pcu cooler? I really like the coolermaster V8 just cause it looks cool lol. Idk if i will ever overclock cause i have never done it and dont know how even.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Witch monitor should I use?

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

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January 23, 2010 5:58:02 PM

Switch to an i5 750 build with that budget. The 750 performs better clock for clock against the AMD's.

There is no need for an expensive motherboard if your not overclocking. A good $120-$150 board will be fine.

I would switch to this case:
Cooler Master 690 II: $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This cooler performs slightly better that the V8 for half the price: $30
Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 23, 2010 7:14:23 PM

Ok I really like the 932 haf case so I think ill keep it, but if i do get a i5 cpu then whats a good mother board that uses x16 x16 in crossfire?
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January 23, 2010 9:00:26 PM

In crossfire the 1156 platform will force the lanes to run in x8 mode. There is no performance difference between x16 and x8 currently..even with the most expensive cards available. Tom's did an article on it a while ago along with some other sites.

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

or

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P (If you want SATA 6.0 and USB 3.0)
SATA and USB will revert to 3.0 and 2.0 respectfully when using crossfire.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Have you considered getting a SSD?
January 23, 2010 9:31:19 PM

If I was in your shoes I would just get the i7 if you are going to be spending that much, that way you will be able to do pretty much anything and everyone else's computer will seem slow:)  Good luck with your build
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