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UPGRADE- ~$970~ build

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April 13, 2010 11:37:29 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Month and a Half

BUDGET RANGE: ~$900-$970~ Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS I HAVE A ILLEGAL COPY I GOT FROM YOUTUBE

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Phenom, ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Made this all by myself, I am a little worried about what exactly i need for my Hard Drive Bare Drive

HARDDRIVE:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (I plan on over clocking this beast.)

RAM/MOTHERBOARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MOUSE & KEYBOARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... / http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102868

DVD BURNER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106327

DVDBURNER/CASE:http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

WI-FI CARD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (again i think this is really good)

TOOLS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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April 13, 2010 11:45:06 PM

Your links are broken. Fix it. (Add a space after the : )
April 13, 2010 11:55:08 PM
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April 14, 2010 12:24:32 AM

1. Good board + RAM

2. Good CPU for your budget.

3. Why the tools? All you need is a simple set of screwdrivers. But it is good to have a decent set of tools.

4. No comment on the mouse + KB. Imo, spend on a good mouse + KB and it makes a WORLD of difference in gaming, esp. FPS. I have a G5, your taste/likeness may vary significantly.

5. Excellent choice with the F3s. What it means by "bare" is that it doesn't come with the cables,etc. HOWEVER, your motherboard comes with the SATA cables.

6. Good choice on PSU, ASSUMING you are planning to CrossFire down the road when prices come down, else it's a bit of an over kill. You may be able to save some money by getting the 650TX (non modular however).

7. Good case

8. My sister uses that WiFi card and it works quite well for her. HOWEVER< for gaming, there may be some significant amount of lag, again esp. for a FPS (and no, this is not internet connection or GPU lag).

9. Good GPU choice.

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PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS I HAVE A ILLEGAL COPY I GOT FROM YOUTUBE

Bad idea. Get a legit OEM copy.

Over all, excellent build. Looks like you've done your home work. :D 
April 14, 2010 7:08:06 AM

Shadow703793 said:
1. Good board + RAM
2. Good CPU for your budget.

3. Why the tools? All you need is a simple set of screwdrivers. But it is good to have a decent set of tools.

4. No comment on the mouse + KB. Imo, spend on a good mouse + KB and it makes a WORLD of difference in gaming, esp. FPS. I have a G5, your taste/likeness may vary significantly.

6. Good choice on PSU, ASSUMING you are planning to CrossFire down the road when prices come down, else it's a bit of an over kill. You may be able to save some money by getting the 650TX (non modular however).

8. My sister uses that WiFi card and it works quite well for her. HOWEVER< for gaming, there may be some significant amount of lag, again esp. for a FPS (and no, this is not internet connection or GPU lag).


I do plan on crossfireing the 5770's, seems like a good choice for me. And I would do that prob a week or two from when I build the computer.

About the wifi card, which one do you recommend for no lagg? (only reason i need one is beacuse my internet sucks and i always use my neighbors while everyone else in our house uses ours.)

Also about the bare drive do i need to buy screws for it?

The tools are because this is my first build and i want it not to get screwed up.

I have used a G5 before and for me i felt not difference in my gaming. only difference was no lag, but that was because my friends computer owns.

Also should I make the switch to Intel and nvidia? or stay with AMD and ATI

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April 14, 2010 2:07:48 PM
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About the wifi card, which one do you recommend for no lagg? (only reason i need one is beacuse my internet sucks and i always use my neighbors while everyone else in our house uses ours.)

No idea. I don't use WiFi much and the real reason for having WiFi at my house is cause my sister wanted to play on line on her DS and use her laptop with out wires. I have all my builds on CAT 5.

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Also should I make the switch to Intel and nvidia? or stay with AMD and ATI

Imo, at your budget range you have a better price vs performance with AMD + ATI.
April 14, 2010 9:06:35 PM

I would do CAT 5 too, but our internet is to slow to handle 2 computer connections. and also thats what I thought about AMD+ATI
April 15, 2010 12:03:18 AM

Could I just have a experinced person tell me if my build is beast? changed the cpu to 955 BE C3 stepping
April 15, 2010 1:04:32 AM

^ Overall, good build.
April 15, 2010 7:00:20 AM

Best answer selected by Eg Lawns.
April 15, 2010 7:00:40 AM

finaly. thanks
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