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February 5, 2010 4:46:55 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm planning on ordering parts for a new PC next week. This will be my first build but my intention is to get a gaming rig (COD: MW, Fallout 3, Crysis, etc). I've researched and came up with my own build. I was hoping for some input from the community on what should be changed, added, or if this is a decent build.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week

BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Everything Else

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Buy.com, Zipzoomfly

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD and ATI

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: New Monitor needed

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The final price will be listed below. Any way of getting it down without a performance hit is appreciated. So, this is what i got:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz - $166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MotherBoard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO ATX - $120 (Rebate: $10)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM - $105 (Rebate: $15)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit - $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) - $189 (Rebate: $20)
http://www.buy.com/prod/asus-vh236h-23-widescreen-hd-lc...

Case: XClio WindTunnel Fully Black - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA650 - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive: Some Generic one

Total Price: $1160
Price after Rebates: $1115

Tell me what you think!

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February 5, 2010 4:52:22 PM

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115. For $10, this is a great upgrade.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90. Cheaper, faster, quieter and all around better.

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W $60 after rebate. It's in some great combos (such as this one with an HD 5870).

Try to find some more combos, and you might be able to fit in the HD 5870 (see above combo).
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February 5, 2010 5:12:19 PM

I think your build looks good. It is the same parts that I purchased for mine except I took some of Admiral's suggestions. I purchased a OCZ fatal1ty over the modxstream thought since it got better reviews. I didn't really care if it was modular or not.

Good luck with your new build.
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February 5, 2010 7:13:13 PM

Sweet, so I basically made all the switches Admiral mentioned. I'm still keeping the Radeon 5850 though.
Thanks a lot so far.

Any other suggestions?
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February 5, 2010 7:54:01 PM

Not from me. I'd have to say you did a pretty good job. (Considering I'm new to this too and I chose the same parts as you =P )
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February 6, 2010 2:07:35 AM

Best answer selected by JawnMan.
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