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April 14, 2010 2:19:25 AM


Im very new to building computers as this will be the first one I have ever built. I pretty much started doing extensive research on PC's about 3 weeks ago, but Im very technologicly (if thats a word lol) minded and catch on quick. Right now im in the prediciment of trying to build a very powerful gaming pc for about $1000~$1200. The games that I am going to be playing are Supreme Commander, Supreme Commander FA, Supreme Commander 2, MW2, Command and Conquer, ect. I probobly would have gotten it along time ago but I am struggling to get together a build in my price range that can run the supcom series on high settings with little lag. Its very CPU and GPU intensive, and though the benchmarks on tomshardware.com have been very helpful, im still not possitive- I have heard so many mixed opions on what to get that I am now pretty much totally lost. I will probobly OC whatever processor i get but im not sure wether to get a AMD Phenom ii x4 965 black edition, i5-750, i5-661, or even something totally different than those. The GPU's that im looking at are the Sapphire Tech HD 5850 or the 5870. I'm planning on getting everything from Newegg.com but any seggestions on where to purchase would be much apprieciated.

parts not needed- moniter, mouse, keybord, OS, and speekers
I want to get it within ~30 days but I really dont care overall

Thx in advance!!!
April 14, 2010 2:31:59 AM

whats your monitors rez ?
April 14, 2010 2:37:31 AM

The resolution is 1600x900 thx for the quick reply
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April 14, 2010 2:45:10 AM

This is what i would do, you can add another GPU down the road if need be and OC the CPU as well



SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
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• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$21.99
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COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$84.99
$79.99
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
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• 1 year: $10.99
• 2 year: $18.99
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99
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GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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• 1 year: $17.99
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$139.99
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SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
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• 1 year: $29.99
• 2 year: $49.99
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CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
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-$30.00 Instant
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$139.99
$109.99
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
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$119.99
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
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• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $1,125.90

go with this case, its 10 bucks more but better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 15, 2010 12:09:21 AM

Niklas_13 said:


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $1,125.90

go with this case, its 10 bucks more but better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I really like the set up, but what was the better case that was slightly more expensive? The link that you gave me was the link to the cooler master hyper 212 plus cpu fan and heat sink. Once again I really appreciate all of this that you did i'm just wondering what the better case was because for only $10 more its worth it to me especially since ill be OC'n the cpu and mabey even the gpu :bounce: 

Also, the six core thuban processor will run on this mobo right? Because I wouldnt mind upgrading to one of those early next year if I think its worth it. :D 
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