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My first build- this is what I've came up with so far

Okay, this is what I have figured so far. If you have any ideas on better or better/cheaper hardware or software please let me know. I'm trying to build the best gaming system possible and I'm trying to stay under $2,500.00 but $3,000.00 is my top. Oh, yeah and this is my very first Total rebuild

This is what I was thinking so far:

Power Supply: Apevia ATX-WA1100W Warlock 1100-Watt ATX Power Supply ($124.99) OR XION Power Real 800W ATX Power Supply ($79.99)

Cooler: Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler ($74.99)

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor - 3.20GHz ($169.99)

Video Card (X2): XFX GeForce 9800 GT Video Card 512MB ($104.99 X2) OR XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition Video Card - 1GB ($195.99 X2)

Motherboard: Biostar TA790GX A3+ Motherboard ($109.99)

Hard Drive: Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G ($89.99)

Blue Ray Drive: HP BD240I Blu Ray Combo Drive ($119.99)

Ram (X4): Corsair Value Select PC10600 RAM - 2GB, DDR3, 1333MHz ($52.99 X4)

Oper. System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD ($199.99)

Sound Card: Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater 1.3a Sound Card - HDMI, PCI, 24p Compatible, Non-Downsampling ($249.99)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Special Edition ATX Full Tower Case - ATX, 7x Expansion Slots, 2x 120mm Fan Ports, Acrylic AMD Dragon Side Panel ($169.99)

Monitor: Viewsonic VX2265wm 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor and NVIDIA 3D Vision Stereoscopic Glasses ($429.99)

OR

Samsung 24SW 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor Display - 1920 x 1080, 50000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI ($219.99)


So the total will be $2,344.00 + Tax
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  1. Why do I feel like I have answered this thread already .... yes I have definitely answered this already ... please see your other post which has several answers already.
  2. Yeah, I've changed a few things though. Been looking at the stuff you recommend though. Thanks, I was trying to make this post clearer than my other post
    When I added up your config it came up to over $4,000.00 and as a college student I can't spend that much money...
  3. Best answer
    Try this...

    case (one of the best cases available...a friggin' tank!!!):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043

    PSU and GPU combo (xfx has lifetime warranty on their gpu's and this psu is great - look it up and read the reviews! no need for SLI or Xfire now!):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.326295

    Win7 64bit and mobo combo (this mobo is ready for USB 3.0 and the new SATA 6.0):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.332637

    A Great gaming cpu:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    Solid RAM (tight timings for the price! 7-8-7-24 2N):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    2 of these for 1TB of storage (wanted Samsung but could not find them):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

    A solid heatsink for the $$$ (look up the reviews on it!):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    A couple of nice accessories:
    Ram cooler (just looks nice!):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202012

    Cathode lighting (looks great inside your HUGE Antec 1200 case):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811994001

    The NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller (great for all of the fans in your new case):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005

    A couple of nice 120mm blue led fans for your case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103022

    All for $1560 delivered right to your doorstep!!!! This will be a great gaming system! You will not be disappointed!

    Whaddya think???

    You'll have plenty left over for your nice monitor!


    - manooly
  4. The graphics cards you list are low to mid range cards you would use in sub $1000 gaming systems.

    When you are looking at a high end system, buying a cheap power supply of questionable consistency is a bad idea. Stick with a known reliable brand like Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling.

    Manooly's system will be a much faster than what you listed had for less money, and it would be even cheaper without the accessories he listed, which are basically just bling.
  5. Best answer selected by SSmith84.
  6. SSmith84 said:
    Best answer selected by SSmith84.

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    nHello again! I'm just curious as to what you ended up going with? I hope I was able to help out a little. I'd love to see your final build!
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    nTake care!
    n
    n- manooly
  7. Manooly I sent you a private message; also I posted a new forum

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/280803-31-total-build
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