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May 29, 2010 11:34:22 PM

I have never built a desktop from scratch, however i routinely upgrade hardware and such so i am looking for some guidance.

BUDGET: $900-1100

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime within the next month, the sooner the better.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming(RTS, some FPS/MMO), poker, interwebz, movies (perhaps converted, reading

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, probably OS as well

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg ofc

PARTS PREFERENCES:
AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4GHz seems like a good starting point, but afaik only the intel i7 cores have triple-channel memory available to them and are probably more future proof, so suggestions are very welcome here.

OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Only if cost efficient

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1680x1050, but may get a bigger one with higher native resolution eventually

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Silence is golden! I want my PC to be as quiet as possible, so consider all options available for this feature(liquid cooling etc). Also some easy access USB ports (though i believe this is commonplace in cases these days)

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May 30, 2010 3:22:11 AM

Hmm u mentioned poker and web games? Those games do not sound GPU intensive and on top of my head something like

Propus 630- Deneb 955BE
870 chipset
HD 5670 - HD 5770 <--do elaborate on the sort of games u playing
80+ certified /Active PFC 500-600watter PSU
4GB DDR3 RAM
look to reserach cooling options but i'd really go with air rather than H2O
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May 30, 2010 4:54:00 AM

batuchka said:
Hmm u mentioned poker and web games? Those games do not sound GPU intensive and on top of my head something like

Propus 630- Deneb 955BE
870 chipset
HD 5670 - HD 5770 <--do elaborate on the sort of games u playing
80+ certified /Active PFC 500-600watter PSU
4GB DDR3 RAM
look to reserach cooling options but i'd really go with air rather than H2O


I was actually looking at getting the 5850 but im not sure if thats the right price range. I do play somewhat graphic intensive games but i dont need 60fps at the highest resolutions/settings
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May 30, 2010 5:12:52 AM

Well if your games are GPU hungry and given your budget - ya HD 5850 sounds good ^^
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May 30, 2010 7:35:43 PM

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