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I need advise on my first build. $1000 budget PC

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March 15, 2010 3:12:55 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: around $1000

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming, Music Production, Photoshop,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, mice, keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU

OVERCLOCKING: In the future
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600 x 900 for a 20 inch might go smaller to a 19 inch

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need a second opinion on the system build.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Things I need help with.
RAM: There are two on the list not sure which one I should get?
CPU: Are they both the same?
Graphics Card: I need one that has the most bang for the buck. I might drop the one on the list if its over 1000.
Power Supply: Do you think I should go with the 700W? I plan to overclock and upgrade in the future or is it to much?

If you can help me out I appreciate it.
March 15, 2010 5:09:53 AM

Some changes...

CPU + Mobox4 955 + Gigabyte 890GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - With newer heatsinks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card - IMO HD 5770 is better suited for your needs...It is powerful enough for that resolution...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD - IMO spend a little more and get the Samsung F3 1TB
Faster, bigger and more efficient...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD + PSU -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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March 15, 2010 5:10:32 AM

1. No reason to CF/SLI on a 1600 x 900 20 Incher :p 
2. Best not to compromise on GPU for gaming rig
3. Possible config for consideration
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March 15, 2010 5:14:27 AM

^ The 940 is an AM2+(inbuilt DDR2 memory controller and not DDR3) CPU so it wont fit in AM3 boards...
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March 15, 2010 5:15:37 AM

TS needs an OS and LCD in as well
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March 15, 2010 5:24:41 AM

i tried... :p  in all honesty after i posted i thought

+1 batchka

the only other thing i can say is wait till after the 26th then see if the 5xxx series falls in price, then buy one of those instead.
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March 15, 2010 11:52:35 PM

Best answer selected by samplecraze.
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March 15, 2010 11:53:52 PM

Thanks for the replys I did some changes.
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