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First homebuild (Gaming)

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May 30, 2010 9:21:12 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the Future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just looking for some advice on changes if any changes are needed or if I am missing anything


Antec 900

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Sony Optiarc

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12

XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

$1,083.87

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May 30, 2010 10:10:06 PM

For two 5870s I would recommend a 750W PSU. If you're going to get the rebate then this one is good: Antec Truepower New Blue Modular TP-750 $120 ($20 rebate). If you're not going to take the rebate then this is cheaper: Corsair 750TX $110, which has a $10 rebate.

The Hyper 212 Plus is a bit expensive on newegg atm, so either get it for a reasonable price at amazon, or this one is also very good at keeping temps down while being quiet: Scythe Mugen 2 $35 ($7.56 shipping).

Your harddrive has quite a few amazing combo deals, definitely check them out.
May 30, 2010 10:58:15 PM

thanks, I'll look into them all
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May 31, 2010 2:58:38 PM

I've heard good things about the Zalman, thanks
May 31, 2010 3:05:32 PM

were you ever going to crossfire? if so then I'd go ahead and get a 850w corsair psu right now. better spend the $100+ now then another down the line. Requirements for 5870x2 is 750w so the extra hundred will give you breathing room for overclocking and running extra HDs and what not.

Get the cas7 version of the g.skill ripjaws.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Agreed the hyper 212 plus is a bit too expensive right now so either a different site or that scythe unit.

Regarding the case, see if the coupon code listed works. If so you saved an additional $3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 31, 2010 3:36:07 PM

Crossfire will be sometime in the future, and it will probably be pretty far into the future so I think Ill worry about the psu then

thanks for the advice though
May 31, 2010 4:23:43 PM

A 750W PSU is plenty for two 5870s. Absolutely no need for an 850W unit.
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