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February 24, 2010 6:31:08 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within next two weeks
PRICE RANGE: 500-600 incl Shipping
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, home entertainment/dvd player, everyday computing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case, 500gb seagate baracuda hard drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:NewEgg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: Amd CPU and ATI GFX
OVERCLOCKING: no SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in future to keep up to date
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 720p 32" lcd tv DVI to HDMI
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would please like some pc build suggestions and below is what i was thinking

February 24, 2010 6:56:47 AM

not sure about the mem ...

.. you may want to shell out for a Radeon 5850.

= Al =
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February 24, 2010 7:14:33 AM

^ Get a better quality PSU and if it is gaming, then spend a little more on the graphics...
Here is a reworked config with a mobo with better features, better quality PSU and a powerful DirectX 11 card...
1. GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 + X4 945
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

1. OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W + 2. OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - This 600W can easily power 2x HD 5750 in crossfire...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$572
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February 24, 2010 7:17:23 AM

EDIT: Yup if he will be changing to a high res monitor then surely the HD 5850 or he could just go HD 5750 crossfire...

@Alvin Smith for his resolution(720p - 1366X768), the HD 5850 is an overkill...
A HD 5750 or at the max HD 5770 is more than enough to run any of the current games at max settings at that resolution...
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February 24, 2010 7:40:36 AM

Brain?,

Do you need a 4x slot, for Xfire ?

= Al =

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February 24, 2010 7:47:38 AM

^ You would need a atleast 2 PCIe x8 slots to crossfire...
x4 slots offer very limited bandwidth - nearly equal to a AGP 8X slot...So x4 slots should not be used for crossfire...you could use them for add-in cards...

And you can call me "kay"...
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February 24, 2010 7:55:03 AM

thx ... I needed to know that for the sake of others.

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February 24, 2010 11:24:35 AM

thanks for all the suggestions thus far.
i dont think i will be getting a new monitor tho.
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February 24, 2010 1:00:25 PM

alright here's the updated list so far
not bad for 5.99 shipping and the 35 dollars in mail in rebates does not hurt either
is this the best i can do for the price? to my knowledge it is; that's why I'm posting it here, because i gain the knowledge of others.
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February 24, 2010 1:16:39 PM

Not bad ... kinda makes me reconsider my 920 build ... naw.

So ... Cables ? Case? Screw-kit w/standoffs? Cooler? Thermal paste? Hard drives?

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February 24, 2010 1:26:05 PM

cables- what cables would be missing?
case- got an atx case at the home im going to drop this bad boy in to
screw kit- I'm gonna buy it here in a few mins
Thermal paste- i have some ceramic T.paste at home would that be sufficient for this build or should i invest in arctic silver
HDD- i have a seagate barracuda 500gb SATA at home out of my old machine
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February 24, 2010 1:30:40 PM

Jus dint want ya to have to wait anuther week, to get the kit together.

Get the fresh syringe of Artic Silver ... gonna use the stock cooler ... iz there one?

= Al =
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February 24, 2010 1:33:59 PM

yea I'm going to use the stock HS ive heard good things about the AMD HS's supposedly they are better than Intel stock HS's
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February 24, 2010 1:46:04 PM

Fantastic ... I'll tuck that nugget away in my quiver.

If you DO use paste, be sure to use a utility razor to carefully scrape off the stock thermal coating (on the heat plate).

There are some article links, in the sticky notes, at the top of the new build forum page (this forum) which can guide the tricky pasting process ... if you never did it.

Enjoy! Save a few dollars for games and such.

= Al =
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February 24, 2010 1:55:24 PM

what is the stock thermal paste like? decent? complete crap?
I've pasted before, but i have never "neatly" pasted
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February 24, 2010 1:58:32 PM

Best answer selected by nootcakes.
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February 24, 2010 1:59:46 PM

There is often a dry coating on the stock thermal plate ... It can be black or white or grey or silver (looks like teflon) ... sort of looks like a label or sticker.

Maybe you should just go with the stock stuff, if it has such a great reputation.

I will see if I can fetch you the link for the "Thermal Application Primer"

= Please Stand By =

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February 24, 2010 2:11:12 PM

thanks al
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February 24, 2010 2:15:11 PM

Also, if it does not power up "all happy", the first time you try it, then PLEASE come back right here and read the "READ THIS BEFORE POSTING BOOT PROBLEMS" sticky thread, right at the top of this forum's main page ... Courtest of "Short Stuff", but that is *MISTER*, to you and I.

I have read this article, and it has most of MY favorite TS routines, in it (and some that got by me).

I would download it, so you'll have it handy. Whatever.

= Al =
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February 24, 2010 4:56:23 PM

Alvin Smith said:
have a ball

OH I WILL!
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February 24, 2010 9:16:53 PM

gkay09 said:
^ Get a better quality PSU and if it is gaming, then spend a little more on the graphics...
Here is a reworked config with a mobo with better features, better quality PSU and a powerful DirectX 11 card...
1. GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 + X4 945
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

1. OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W + 2. OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - This 600W can easily power 2x HD 5750 in crossfire...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$572

quick question a bout the ram in question i noticed that it is the intel i7 edition will this in any way interfere with the mobo or cpu
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February 25, 2010 2:21:41 AM

^ No you wont have any issues with that...it might have added features such as the XMP, that would be recognized on Intel boards thats all...

I have seen people using the 6GB i7 kit on AMD boards too...
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