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1200-1500 Dollar build for friend

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May 15, 2010 11:40:40 AM

My friend was scoping out my build and has asked me to do one for him.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 month BUDGET RANGE:1200-1500 no rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:WoW; other games(vague, sorry)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard mouse monitor speakers

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: doing an AMD build as it's just for gaming and web surfing. He perfers Corsair stuff.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION:27" 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The guy is most interested in having a good gaming build for about 2-3 years.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G (think Im going to try and break him of Corsair on this item)

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

OS Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB

Media Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

Gfx Card: XFX 5870

DVD: Sony DVD Drive

Case: HAF 922 considering 932, up to friend

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

HSF: Corsair H50 He asked for this, he likes it in my build (no gonna lie, I gush about my H50... no pun intended)

Anyone know if the HAFs have built in Fan controller knobs like the Antec stuffs? If not, I need to find a red-ish themed Fan Controller for him.

This all totals to 1,432.00

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May 15, 2010 12:03:09 PM
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Looks very nice. And yes some lower latency RAM would be even better :) . I don't believe the HAFs have adjustable fans like Antec's Tri-Cool ones.
May 15, 2010 12:07:21 PM

Hmm I might flash it up with a fan controller. I'm reluctant to because it complicates wire management significantly with probe/power wires.
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May 16, 2010 6:17:47 PM

Ok cleaned up my friends build some:

Case: HAF 922 100
PSU: Corsair 850W PSU 130
CPU: 955 C3 Step 160
HSF: Corsair H50 80
RAM: OCZ 4 GB 1600 Cas 7 120
OS Drive Spinpoint F3 500 GB 55
Media Drive: Spinpoint F3 1 TB 90
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA790XTA-UD4 USB 3.0/6 GBs SATA 3 125
Gfx: XFX 5870 430
DVD: Sony DVD 22
OS: Windows 7 64 bit 100


Extras:
Cable sleeving: Black Cable Sleeve 10
Lighting: 12" Red Cathode 5
Storage: 5.25" Bay Storage Bin 10
Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry 2 37

Total price: 1475.00

Any other inputs before I present this to my friend as a suggested build?
May 18, 2010 12:37:33 PM

Without further input from the community I guess I'll mark this as solved.
May 18, 2010 12:38:49 PM

Best answer selected by cmcghee358.
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