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February 14, 2010 6:02:07 PM

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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99.99

MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
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167.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
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99.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3
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160.00

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
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94.99

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
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159.99

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
54.99

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
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27.99

Acer X223WDbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 50000:1(1000:1) - Retail
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169.99

Grand Total with Shipping = 1037.79

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February 14, 2010 6:59:54 PM

I would go with a different hard drive. That WD drive is a green drive, meaning that although it's cooler and uses less power, it's also slower (presumably 5400 rpm, though it doesn't even state on the manufacturer site). Furthermore, it doesn't use 500 GB platters, the only WD drive that does is the 2 TB Caviar Black.

Currently, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 (currently out of stock on newegg) or the Seagate 7200.12 are the best-in-class 500 GB drives.

You might also consider CAS 7 RAM, there are at least 6 kits on newegg right now for $115 or less.
Patriot 4 GB - free shipping
Mushkin 4 GB - $20 MIR, $3 shipping, final cost $98 with MIR
G.Skill 4 GB Eco series - $6 shipping, lower power consumption
Also G.Skill Ripjaws, OCZ Platinum, etc.

Otherwise, looks really good. You can probably save $2 or $3 by going with some other DVD drive, but that's obviously not a big deal.
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February 14, 2010 8:20:11 PM

some people are saying go nvidia what do you thin? and as far as bringing the price down a little bit any suggestions?
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February 14, 2010 9:33:47 PM

Is this a PC primarily intended for gaming?

Will you be overclocking?

Will you be using crossfire(x)?

Depending on your answers, several changes can be done.

One which you should do though, is as coldsleep said, change that WD green to a more performance oriented HD.
The WD green is great for storage but is not intended as a boot/applications drive.
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February 14, 2010 10:01:14 PM

I'm definately not opposed to overclocking although i'm not very familiar with it. as far as xfire or SLi i would like to run it in the furture definately, so i'd like to stay future proof somewhat or as much as possible with bringing the price down a some.
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