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First build in some time - $1100 budget AMD

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April 10, 2010 12:28:13 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 900-1100 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor (will upgrade later, but open for suggestions)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not to start, maybe later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently running 2 monitors 1280x1024. Speccing system for 1920x1080

Tentative build:

Case: HAF 922 - $80
HDD: Samsung F3 500 GB - $55
MB: Gigabyte 890GX - $140
PSU: Corsair 750TX - $90
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB - $120
Optical: Cheap optical - $22
CPU and GPU: 5850 and 955 BE - $440
HSF: CM Hyper 212 - $35
OS: Win 7 Home - 64 bit - $100

Net Total: $1112
Shipping: $7.56
Rebates: $30
Total: $1089.56

Monitor suggestions?

ASUS 24" LCD is what I am currently looking at.

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a b C Monitor
April 10, 2010 12:37:39 AM

Looks like a very nice build!!! you done your homework :) 

Only thing i don't like is the GPU / CPU Combo, yes it saves you 20 bucks, but I would go with Sapphire or XFX for the GPU brand.
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April 10, 2010 12:39:31 AM

Also if you plan to Xfire down the road i would give yourself some headroom and get a Corsair 750W PSU

90 bucks after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 10, 2010 12:51:44 AM

The Corsair 750TX also has free shipping so the difference is only $14. I have made that change to my original.
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April 10, 2010 1:08:07 AM

I think the GPU + CPU combo he chose is excellent. It even has a better coolor then most.

You could look at the XFX 750W psu which is modular and of very, very high quality. It's $124
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April 10, 2010 1:15:07 AM

whitefang said:
I think the GPU + CPU combo he chose is excellent. It even has a better coolor then most.

You could look at the XFX 750W psu which is modular and of very, very high quality. It's $124



I think Sapphire and XFX are a better brand + My HD 5850 does not get over 50C and the fan never needs to kick up speed.

Shrugs just my 2 cents :) 

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April 10, 2010 1:17:17 AM

True, but is spending $20 for a brand worth it? In my opinion, no. But hey, that's just me.
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April 10, 2010 2:24:14 AM

whitefang said:
True, but is spending $20 for a brand worth it? In my opinion, no. But hey, that's just me.


XFX has a lifetime warranty IMO its worth it.

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April 10, 2010 4:13:31 PM

Any suggestions on monitors?
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a b C Monitor
April 10, 2010 8:05:52 PM

The one you have it your build is a grate monitor for the price + i have one :) 
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April 16, 2010 12:50:25 PM

I ended up with the build above except changing out a couple of items. I picked up the Seagate 500GB drive rather than the Samsung F3. I got a Sony optical drive. I got a Sapphire 5850 (was sitting at 299 without having to be bundled for 1 day). Last change was going to the ASUS 890GX MB with USB 3 and SATA III.
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April 16, 2010 12:52:29 PM

Best answer selected by Antone.
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April 16, 2010 11:55:23 PM

Enjoy it :) 
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