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February 8, 2010 11:03:26 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tonight or Tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: 700 - 800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing/Gaming/Movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor/Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg - willing to look elsewhere if there are better deals

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Min 1440x900

Looking for a good multitasker that will last for a while and have the ability to upgrade as needed in the future

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $61.99
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 - $54.99
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 - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COMBO $283.98
AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

COMBO $86.98
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Is a 600W PSU enough?
There is also this one and one for a 500W

COMBO $101.98
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Which MB?

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is there an ASUS model someone would recommend over either of these?

Thanks!
February 8, 2010 11:15:52 PM

i would look into this build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

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

final price is 799.91. the cpu is better, since its faster, ram is better since it has lower latency, case is better imo, but both are good, mobo is wayy better since it has 2 pcix 2 x16/8 slots, it is 790x, and has both usb 3 and sata 6, psus are same, everything else is the same, wait, my dvd burner is better hahaha :lol:  , jk but yeah, your build is actually really good, this one is just kinda better...hope this helped and that i didnt come off as an arrogant jerk lol :lol: 
February 9, 2010 12:30:48 AM

What about the quality of the RAM... reviews look iffy
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February 9, 2010 12:45:00 AM

lol dont put any weight on newegg reviews, specs wise it is great, i used it before in a build and it was better than expected, and i would only trust expert reviews like these:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1152/ddr3_shootout_ge...

http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/memory/ocz/PC3-1...

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/ocz-platinum-ddr3-1333-4g...

all of those recommend it as do i... you have to realize that on newegg, even though the reviews are helpful, half of bad reviews are against newegg, some are for shipping, others becasue the people using it arent very inteeligent, and some are fake. so i think you should get it, as it is very good ram...look at the faster and slower versions, they get good reviews dont they.
February 9, 2010 1:35:26 AM

I think I am onboard with everything.. just deciding on the MB.... Better MB and CPU comes out to 793.48.... the MB and CPU I had comes out to 714.90 (both after rebates)

Whats the benefit from the 790 MB Vs the 770MB?
February 9, 2010 1:43:43 AM

790 is a better chipset, so it has some perks like ocing better. 790 supports crossfire well, and 770 normally only has 1 slot, or it runs it at x4 x4, so you lose a LOT of performance. beyond the chipset, my mobo support usb 3, and sata 6, oc's way better, and has more slots and is all around better quality and mobo in general. thats about it, if you never intend to upgrade this computer in the future, and just want to get an entire new build, get the 770x, if you want future proofness and a way better mobo, get the 790x, its as simple as that.
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