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May 11, 2010 1:46:29 AM

Hi guys Im going to purchase this friday some of the parts I need for a new build, but I need you to take a look first to what I want to put together in this new build.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (This friday) BUDGET RANGE: (900) After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor or speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

total: $823.90 with shipping/handling: $908.10

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want this computer for casual gaming for games like battlefield bad company 2 and cods. I also want to make sure you understand that if you can help me to get something better/cheaper with same performance suggestions are welcome, if you have any question dont hesitate to ask :)  . thanks

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May 11, 2010 2:23:22 AM
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May 11, 2010 2:35:36 AM

Is the green series a good one? I know the 400W Corsair is on newegg right now for $50, free shipping, and a $15 rebate bringing it down to $35. Great PSU at a great price. Other then that it looks pretty good. You should look at the board and ram changes jbakerlent suggested. I'm out of the loop for that stuff.
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May 11, 2010 2:42:22 AM

I think the greens may be some of the better ones from Rosewill, but I still can't recommend one. Very good deal on that Corsair.
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May 11, 2010 2:58:48 AM

Thanks for the quick replies guys. So, should I try to get the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 and a more powerful PSU or stay with the one I had in the pic?
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May 11, 2010 3:02:25 AM

I agree that the power is a little light, but the Corsair 400W should power most cards. And I'm trying to not increase the cost of the build. The title does say budget build after all.
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May 11, 2010 3:06:11 AM

What do you guys think about a cpu fan, should I buy one?
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May 11, 2010 3:14:59 AM

Good catch. You bought a black edition CPU so there is no fan unless they've changed that. Yesterday I bought the Coolermaster Hyper 212 on newegg for $33 counting shipping. Its supposed to be a great cooler. It also works on all current sockets.
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May 11, 2010 3:24:31 AM

4745454b said:
Good catch. You bought a black edition CPU so there is no fan unless they've changed that. Yesterday I bought the Coolermaster Hyper 212 on newegg for $33 counting shipping. Its supposed to be a great cooler. It also works on all current sockets.

would that fan fit on the case I chose ? :??: 
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May 11, 2010 3:28:21 AM

I would guess yes. Its not a monster tall one, and you have a 120mm fan on the back. It should fit just fine.
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May 11, 2010 3:29:06 AM

The BE CPUs come do come with stock HSFs now. But still, +1 on the Hyper 212+
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May 11, 2010 3:33:49 AM

So, Would it be a good investment to buy a fan like that now than later. I guess I only have one more question regarding the case I chose, could I get rid of the metallic cover part in the back that most of the motherboard come with? other than that I think Im going to buy this build on friday. :D 
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May 11, 2010 3:43:34 AM

Its considered best to put the fan on the mobo when its out of the case. A lot easier that way. I don't understand your metallic question.
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May 11, 2010 3:49:57 AM

Yes, you'll want the Hyper if you plan on overclocking. Are you referring to the I/O panel? If so, yes you'll need to remove that...
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May 11, 2010 3:58:54 AM

Yeah, thats the one I/O panel.
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May 11, 2010 5:48:32 AM

Ok. That just pops out. Your board should come with a new one you can pop in.
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May 12, 2010 2:20:19 PM

One more question regarding the card, should I buy the one I have in the pic or do you guys have any other suggestions?
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May 13, 2010 11:15:38 PM

is there any difference between the quality of both product?
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May 13, 2010 11:18:11 PM

^ No, they just have slightly different casings/cooling solutions. Both are very nice.
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May 13, 2010 11:21:11 PM

Best answer selected by xvtsx.
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May 13, 2010 11:22:57 PM

So, I guess Im going to place the order now. this is what I have so far for $929.40,

is it good enough?
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May 13, 2010 11:28:31 PM

Looks excellent :)  Good luck
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May 13, 2010 11:41:40 PM

Thanks. :) 
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May 14, 2010 11:30:19 AM

guys, I was just notified that the fan [Cool master Hyper 212] is sold out. any other suggestions for a good fan around 20-25 bucks? :??: 
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