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June 9, 2010 9:22:51 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 week
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Gaming, Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Monitor, OS (Win 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD i wanna cross fire and buy another video card later

OVERCLOCKING: maybe i would like to learn how.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: i have a 32 inch HDTV (720p) that i was thinking of using i also have this 20 inch flat screen

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i want to make this build future proof but also want some bang for my buck hopefully you all can help me

also do i need to buy SATA cords? and should i buy arctic 5 thermal paste?


CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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June 9, 2010 9:39:35 PM

Motherboard is old. Get a newer model with USB3 since the price is basically the same.

4770 is an old model. Getting a newer 5770 that is almost twice as fast for $60 more would really help your performance. You may still be able to find a 4850 about the same price as that 4770 and though its still a generation behind its 50% faster for the same price.

Caviar black 640 is a slightly older HDD model. The Samsung F3 and Seagate 7200.12 500GB/1TB are both faster for less $$.

The old style Zalman coolers are also outdated. Coolermaster Hyper 212, Sunbeam core contact freezer, Scythe Mugen 2, Xigmatek 1283 (Dark Knight, Balder) will all give you better cooling for less money.


In terms of gaming performance and balance, the Phenom II x4 CPU is much more powerful than the old 4770 Graphic card. Backing off the CPU to increase the graphics card will make a better gaming system for the same amount of money. Changing to a Phenom II x3 CPU and a 5770 for example would be a much stronger gaming machine at the same price.
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June 9, 2010 11:31:22 PM

^+1.... Good recommendations!!
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June 10, 2010 12:45:19 AM

ty dndhatcher for the advice i diddnt know what parts to really look for just clicked the best rated button and it gave me most of the parts

ill look into your suggestions any one else got any links to parts that would be better then the ones i chose?
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June 10, 2010 6:47:02 PM

The 880 mobo is a little cheaper since you dont need onboard video.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The hyper 212 is still at its old price of around $30 on amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...
Or get one of these. At $60 the hyper 212 is overpriced.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Wow, all of the xigmatek 1283 models are out of stock at newegg!

Thats the exact GPU model I have.

Your HDD link isnt working. If its the 500GB 7200.12 then its good.
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June 10, 2010 8:55:24 PM

yup its deff the 500 GB 7200.12

ty for the advice and the link to amazon saved me some money :D 

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June 19, 2010 9:24:27 AM

Best answer selected by omnomnom.
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