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April 29, 2010 12:02:58 AM

Here is the final build. It will run first-person shooters and play movies and last me a few years with sporadic upgrades.

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

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

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

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

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

Case/Optical Drive (If there is a quieter, more subtle case, I'd like that.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard and CPU (should I go phenom II 555? maybe...?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

All of that, on my doorstep, for: $848.87

I will not be crossfiring. I do not run any games that would require that much strain on my graphics components.

If you can do better I'd love to know :) 
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April 29, 2010 12:57:09 AM

I don't want to bump down monitor size because I have heard 23.6" is the right size for two full size windows. Which will be nice for research and writing. But I will look into the RAM.
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April 29, 2010 2:03:44 AM

After further research-
How much does CAS latency effect performance?

That Asus card has received poor reviews for being noisy. I think I would prefer xfx/sapphire.

Is there another reputable RAM manufacturer I could find better combo/prices on?
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April 29, 2010 2:10:48 AM

CAS latency is how fast the RAM processes data, so iit is important. With that being said, outside of benchmarks, you'll see no really performance difference between a Cas7 or Cas9.

I agree with on the XFX / Sapphire selection but there was not good combos on them to keep you within your budget.

G.SKILL is an outstanding manufacturer of memory, so don't need to worry about them.
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April 29, 2010 2:34:00 AM

Alright, thank you. I will probably stick with Cas9 because of the good deal. I am not building a super computer just one that can game better than this dell latitude d810 :( 
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April 29, 2010 11:10:19 PM

Before I spend 850$ on my first build, could someone reassure me that this is a good investment?

Will this computer be able to run fraps while playing combat arms and call of duty?
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April 29, 2010 11:48:53 PM

elliotth said:
Before I spend 850$ on my first build, could someone reassure me that this is a good investment?

Will this computer be able to run fraps while playing combat arms and call of duty?


Here's some benches with the 5770. Although the test system might be a lot better than the setup you're looking at, it shouldn't matter TOO much as the GPU is what you should rely on when it comes to gaming.

5770 Benchmarks
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April 29, 2010 11:58:24 PM

gl man.
Ill be building something like that but in the upper $600 area.
BTW Dont forget to get your OS.
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April 30, 2010 1:06:53 AM

The CM RC-690 is a much better case but if you are looking to cut cost, the Centurion is an alternative.
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April 30, 2010 1:22:07 AM

I was just wondering because the centurion looks less hardcore haha. Shooting for subtle/quiet.
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April 30, 2010 11:43:43 PM

Ok, so I have just placed an order with newegg for all of the parts I listed...

Someone congratulate me?

Where should I post for help on the physical building process?
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April 30, 2010 11:55:50 PM

Congrats on your purchase :D 

If you need build either post here or start a new thread. I recommend reading through my step-by-step guide in my sig, read your MOBO manual & shortstuff_mt's sticky and you should have no issues with your build. :) 
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May 1, 2010 6:12:18 PM

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