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April 29, 2010 1:04:40 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: A.S.A.P. BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1200 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Computer Art/Graphics, Movies, Surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: the “Good stuff” / No preference

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2x 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need a copy of Windows 7 included in the price of the PC. I like to run dual-view style desktop with twin Dell SP2008WFPs, using one monitor as a primary display for game windows, and the second monitor for general browsing, etc. I am concerned about sacrificing performance on the primary display while running dual-view; I’ve heard that Windows splits resources 50/50 regardless of what is being drawn on either display. If that is an unfounded concern, disregard it. Otherwise, I need to explore some options to maximize performance on my gaming display. Please feel free to ask me any other questions.

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April 29, 2010 1:29:28 AM
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Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
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COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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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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XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
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• Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
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• GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Subtotal: $1,102.90

If you want to xfire go with the corsair 750W PSU and
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April 29, 2010 5:17:05 PM

Thanks so far for the help, guys! I've had some others take a look at both suggestions and the comment that kept coming up involved niklas_13's build; We need to decide between ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel.

I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. Is it a big enough issue to raise concerns? Or just superstition? If you were to change niklas_13's build in favor of ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel, what parts would you replace?

Thanks again!
April 29, 2010 5:32:33 PM

hodgie404 said:
Thanks so far for the help, guys! I've had some others take a look at both suggestions and the comment that kept coming up involved niklas_13's build; We need to decide between ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel.

I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. Is it a big enough issue to raise concerns? Or just superstition? If you were to change niklas_13's build in favor of ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel, what parts would you replace?

Thanks again!


There's two different builds already there. One being an Intel i5 build and the other being an AMD Phenom build. :p 
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
April 29, 2010 11:30:14 PM

hodgie404 said:
Thanks so far for the help, guys! I've had some others take a look at both suggestions and the comment that kept coming up involved niklas_13's build; We need to decide between ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel.

I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. Is it a big enough issue to raise concerns? Or just superstition? If you were to change niklas_13's build in favor of ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel, what parts would you replace?

Thanks again!


I have a Intel i5 750 CPU and a AMD HD 5850 it works fine IMO the AMD/ATI INTEL/NVIDIA thing is rubbish


Anyways if you want to go ATI/AMD maybe look into

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GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
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$159.00
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Subtotal: $288.99

The rest can say the same. The 955 will be a good gaming CPU also ( but the i5 750 is a better CPU in whole ) and would be better at your Art/Graphics < stuff.

Anyways it will be a grate build AMD or INTEL

April 30, 2010 3:07:33 AM

Best answer selected by hodgie404.
April 30, 2010 3:08:36 AM

I went ahead with your initial build, niklas_13. Thanks for the help! :D 
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