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[New System Build]1st time build for Phenom II X4 - $800 - please help

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February 24, 2010 10:15:19 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within this week/month

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: audio editing, gaming, surfing the web, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: case (AZZA CSAZ-910 ATX Helios 910... on sale for $45 after rebate), keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Windows 7, surge protector

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE, 4GB (2GB X 2GB) DDR3 1600 RAM, 500 GB hard drive

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI/CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900 (for now)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

These are some products I've been looking into, what do you all think and if there is something better or a deal/combo I'd appreciate the advice:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$160.99

COMBO DEAL:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$234.98

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://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 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$23.99

NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$29.99

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$114.99

What would you guys change and could you check to see if everything is compatible?

I want to be around 800 or less

I would like this computer to play new games at full speed but also be relatively quiet (fan controller should help)

Also, I have been doing a lot of research but keep in mind this is my 1st build

Thanks for help in advance!
February 25, 2010 10:42:04 AM

Hmm something more frame/$$ end of the day?

A HD 5850 once u get to Full HD and am more the practical single decent GPU as per resolution kindda dude hehe
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February 26, 2010 3:03:09 AM

Nice suggestions batuchka, I went with your advice on the RAM and PSU. I ordered all the parts and I'm looking forward to putting this together.
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