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May 14, 2010 1:55:20 AM

Case (CM 690 II) $89.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo (ASUS M4A79XTD EVO) $118.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU (ASUS EAH5850) $319.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU (Phenom II X4 965BE) $181.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM (4GB DDR3 1600) $109.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD (WD 1TB 7200RPM) $99.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (CORSAIR 750W) $109.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD (Sony) $21.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


TOTAL (shipped): $1,073.54

This is what i have so far... if there are better options for around the same price (or cheaper) please let me know :D 

I pretty much just do lots of gaming. I try to play everything new that comes out and like to play on the highest settings if possible. My monitor resolution is 1920x1080 btw. I don't plan on overclocking anything... but if you think it's possible (since i'm using stock air cooling) and a good idea with this build then let me know. Also i'm hoping to use this system for a while.

May 14, 2010 2:09:25 AM

Switch CPU to the Phenom II X4 955 C3 and pick up this combo... Phenom II X4 955 & ASUS M4A89GTD, which gives you equal CPU performance with a better MOBO with the newer chipset

Overall, a good build!
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May 14, 2010 2:31:34 AM

No... your current selection of RAM will work just fine on the motherboard I've selected. There is no need to go to 6GB for gaming. Most reviews so there is little to no benefit in gaming above 3GB of RAM and you want to run Dual Channel. Running 6GB of RAM, will cause you not to be running in Dual Channel.

If you want to make any changes to your RAM, I would make the change to G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM, for $10 more.
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May 14, 2010 2:36:03 AM

I think im confused about the listed Memory Standard for than mobo then... it says "DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066". So you can use other speeds without problems? Like the Ram you and i both picked says its 1600
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May 14, 2010 2:42:31 AM

Yes... Go to ASUS's website and check out the supported memory for the MOBO. The board supports DDR3 1600 but for whatever reason it isn't listed on Newegg.
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May 14, 2010 9:06:57 AM

Oddly a lot of boards seem to miss out 1600mhz on their descriptions. Gigabyte did it to and I sent them a question to which they said it supported it.
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May 14, 2010 8:24:33 PM

Ok so i settled on the following (i left the hdd and cd/dvd drive out):
case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu/mobo combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Now im looking for a good CPU cooler to use... the stock 955/965 fan is really loud when under load. Im looking for something that will keep it cool but quiet under load. There are so many on newegg im not sure really what to pick...
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May 14, 2010 9:02:47 PM

What about this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

edit: oh i didn't see your post before i submitted this. Ok so which would be better then? I see the one you posted is larger but the specs seem very similar. Also the one i picked is a little cheaper and has way more reviews and a bit of a better rating too.
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May 14, 2010 9:05:02 PM

I have no issues with it... It performs nicely, specially for a 92mm fan.
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