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April 19, 2010 2:23:29 AM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Whenever the price is best BUDGET RANGE: Under $1000 before rebates, including shipping and CA taxes

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the web, programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor, any peripheral (possible exception -- see comments)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: amazon.com (no taxes) newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: California, United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: No real preferences, I may prefer an Intel processor, but unsure

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 (LED if it matters)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need to be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Not sure if you guys would prefer a PCI card or using a peripheral, up to you. If possible, I would like to have over 500GB of HDD storage.

Thank you very much in advance.

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April 19, 2010 10:19:34 AM

X4 955 + HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS 890GX + ADATA 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE - HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Corsair 750TX - Fr HD 58580 crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Wireless-N internal card or even a USB card is fine...

CPU cooler - CM Hyper 212+
Cheaper at amazon...

Total - ~$1000 @ newegg...So check the prices @ amazon and get it where its cheaper...
April 19, 2010 11:53:23 AM

Wanna add :

Wifi card : Lynksys PCI WMP600N is good especially if you gonna use 7.
Get pci WLAN cards if you still have enough room for them.

HDD : Samsung F3 1TB is also a good option. (just adjust to your budget)

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April 19, 2010 2:19:58 PM

gkay09 said:
X4 955 + HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS 890GX + ADATA 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE - HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Corsair 750TX - Fr HD 58580 crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Wireless-N internal card or even a USB card is fine...

CPU cooler - CM Hyper 212+
Cheaper at amazon...

Total - ~$1000 @ newegg...So check the prices @ amazon and get it where its cheaper...



That gets to around $1100 with taxes. That's too much.
April 19, 2010 3:05:53 PM

Did you look for those components on Amazon?

You could easily get the price down a little by going with a cheaper case like the Antec 300.
April 20, 2010 5:09:24 AM

Here is a reworked build...

X4 955 + Powercolor HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or with Gigabyte HD 58580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Stick with the C3 revision of the CPU as it is a better binned part and has various bugs fixed and requires comparatively less or no voltage increase for a decent overclock...

Mobo + RAM - Same
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD, DVD - Same

CASE -
NZXT M59 - This case was used at TOM's SBM Dec 2009...and it turned out to be a very good one and also the HDD bays face sideways for easy access...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec TP 650 - This PSU has enough power for 2x HD 5850 and also the required cables...The Corsair and the TP series are better than the EA series...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS USB-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$935
Except the graphics card, all other components have Free Shipping...
April 20, 2010 7:24:28 AM

GPU : take the Gigabyte, believe me, you don't want to have powercolor in your system. I have plenty of bad experience with powercolor.
From not correctly mounted heatsink, memory overheat, broken only less than 1 year, broken caused by no reason, etc.
I know it happened 5-7 years ago, asI bought 3 GPUs form powercolor because they were cheap. Cheap...that is the problem...cheap quality too, 3 of them are broken on the same year.
3 times in a row? It is not a coincidence!
Powercolor has never been in my shopping list ever again.

Gigabyte is always on my shopping list. I am always satisfied with Gigabyte products.
April 20, 2010 1:52:34 PM

gkay09 said:
Here is a reworked build...

X4 955 + Powercolor HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or with Gigabyte HD 58580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Stick with the C3 revision of the CPU as it is a better binned part and has various bugs fixed and requires comparatively less or no voltage increase for a decent overclock...

Mobo + RAM - Same
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD, DVD - Same

CASE -
NZXT M59 - This case was used at TOM's SBM Dec 2009...and it turned out to be a very good one and also the HDD bays face sideways for easy access...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec TP 650 - This PSU has enough power for 2x HD 5850 and also the required cables...The Corsair and the TP series are better than the EA series...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS USB-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$935
Except the graphics card, all other components have Free Shipping...



Looks good. Thanks!

And to the other poster, I've read some reviews of Powercolor where they break down in months. Plus their warranty is horrible from what I read.
April 21, 2010 4:19:19 AM

^ Then $5 more gives you the Gigabyte...IMO that has a better cooler and their products are very good and they offer 3 years warranty too...
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