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February 23, 2010 1:29:38 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web, email

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, Crossfire maybe one day

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102858
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227496
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$129.99
$124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103696
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
GIGABYTE GA-790XT-USB3 AM3 AMD 790X USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128427
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo
$280.98
$260.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341016
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$25.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$113.98
$73.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thanks for your help. Anything I should change?



Subtotal: $859.91
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Zip Code: GO
Shipping: $19.64
February 23, 2010 1:39:21 PM

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB $155

Or

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB $104 after MIR if you trust MIR's


Also if you plan on X-Fireing later that PSU will not be enough try to find a 650 or higher from a quality brand.


Lastly I would try to fit at least a 5850 in the budget or 5870 if by some chance you can squeeze it in. The 5770 will be the bottle neck playing games at 19XX resolution.
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February 23, 2010 1:42:07 PM

CPU/Mobo: X4 620 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $221
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105 after rebate
HDD: Same $55
Case: Same $70
GPU/PSU: HD 5850 and Antec Earthwatts 750W $370 after rebate
OS: Same $105

Total: $926. If you can spare the extra $36, this would be a lot better for gaming at 1900x. The 5770 would really struggle with many games at high detail at that resolution, while the 5850 would only struggle with Crysis at high detail. If you can't spend more than $900, here's a CPU/Mobo combo with a cheaper CPU to save $25ish.

EDIT: Comments on OSU's suggestions. The Crosair RAM is extremely expensive, and definitely not worth. Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 sets that have better specs at a lower price. The 5870 is impossible for $900. Now, if it was $950ish, that's possible
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February 23, 2010 1:55:14 PM

Ok I made some changed and raised my budget. I guess for the extra its worth it

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web, email

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, Crossfire maybe one day

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148395

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129066



Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116754


AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103696
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
GIGABYTE GA-790XT-USB3 AM3 AMD 790X USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128427
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo
$280.98
$260.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.335032



GIGABYTE GV-R585D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814125300
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$35.00 Instant
-$35.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$454.98
$384.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820226103
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$129.99
$124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$23.99


Subtotal: $1,024.91
Calculate Shipping
Zip Code: GO
Shipping: $21.5


What do you think? Thanks for all your help!





Thanks for your help. Anything I should change?


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February 23, 2010 1:58:41 PM

You don't need both the 5770 and the 5850. One or the other.

Under the increased budget though, you should be able to get a decent power supply and a 5870.

EDIT: D'oh. Beaten to the punch by MadAdmiral. As per usual.
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February 23, 2010 2:28:26 PM



Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$23.99


AZZA Helios 910 Black Japanese SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811517007
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$89.99
$79.99


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99


Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820226103
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$129.99
$124.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99


AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103696
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128416
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo
$295.98
$275.98


XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150443
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$537.98
$477.98
Subtotal: $1,142.91
Calculate Shipping
Zip Code: GO
Shipping: $5.9


Price keeps going up. lol
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February 23, 2010 2:30:34 PM

Cthompson just go with what madadmirla suggested.

I don't know why you picked that case. It's a crappy case compared to the haf 922.
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February 23, 2010 2:33:46 PM

I forgot you needed the OS in there...

Switch the CPU/mobo for this combo: X3 425 w/ same board $197.

Switch the case and optical for this combo: Coolermaster 690 and cheap SATA DVD burner $83 after rebate. You need a slightly bigger case for the 5870.

That should make the price about $1,060.

@whitefang: OP picked it to lower the price because I forgot about needing the OS.
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February 23, 2010 2:44:11 PM

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99


Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820226103
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$129.99
$124.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99




Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99


Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820226103
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$129.99
$124.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99


COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136167
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$5.00 Instant
-$10.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$107.98
$92.98


XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150443
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$537.98
$477.98


AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103696
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128416
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo
$295.98
$275.98


Subtotal: $1,131.91
Calculate Shipping
Zip Code: GO
Shipping: $5.99

I'm kinda stuck on getting Phenom II for some reason. I changed out the case and DVD with that combo. That seems to save some. I may go with this. Over Budget a bit, but I think its the way to go.


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February 23, 2010 3:47:53 PM

Looks good to me. You could save $20 by going with the 925 over the 945.

There's not much difference between the two.
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February 23, 2010 4:17:34 PM

Thanks! I went ahead and placed this order.
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