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June 12, 2010 3:01:16 AM

I'm building my first pc next week and I'm trying to keep it in the 900-950 range.Let me know what you think or if I should go a different route on a part/s :)  .

Case:NZXT Apollo CS-NT-APOLLO-S SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Silver)

http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-CS-NT-APOLLO-S-Chassis-Com...

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (times 2)

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

Mother Board:Asus M4A78T-E Socket AM3/ AMD 790GX/ Hybrid CrossFireX/ HDMI/ A&V&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-M4A78T-E-Socket-CrossFireX-M...

Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-750TX-750-Watt-Cert...

Processor:AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8 GHz 6x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Processor - Retail HDT55TFBGRBOX

http://www.amazon.com/Processor-AMD-Phenom-1055T-Socket...

Video Card:HIS iCooler V H583FN1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/Eyefinity

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


Hard Drive:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

Right now it comes out to a cool 1k,but would like to maybe nock off 50-100 or more if I Can.Any suggestions would be appreciated :) ..

Ohh yeah almost forgot, I'm going to use my old dvd drive and monitors as well, so hopefully I'll have everything I need.

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June 12, 2010 5:22:10 AM

I'm in the same boat as you - I'm building my first computer within a week or two. Mine's at around $900, so it's a step below, but pretty similar. Good luck though - it's kinda intimidating starting out!

To me it looks like a really solid build, though I think you could save some money by downgrading your power supply. Newegg's handy Power Supply Calculator says that you need 551W not including extras like USB devices and fans and stuff, so I think you'd be safe going with a 600 or 650W. Corsair has the exact same version PSU as you've listed, except at 650W, here, which would save $30.

Also, these Ripjaws are $10 cheaper - that might be an option.
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June 12, 2010 8:25:01 AM

For the $$ unless u need X6 for non gaming apps i'd hit harder in GPU and thats a pricey 700 series mobo ...
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June 12, 2010 11:54:38 PM

knellie22 said:
I'm in the same boat as you - I'm building my first computer within a week or two. Mine's at around $900, so it's a step below, but pretty similar. Good luck though - it's kinda intimidating starting out!

To me it looks like a really solid build, though I think you could save some money by downgrading your power supply. Newegg's handy Power Supply Calculator says that you need 551W not including extras like USB devices and fans and stuff, so I think you'd be safe going with a 600 or 650W. Corsair has the exact same version PSU as you've listed, except at 650W, here, which would save $30.

Also, these Ripjaws are $10 cheaper - that might be an option.



Yeah thanks and gl to you as well..Yeah that power supply is a lil pricey but deff gonna get a cheaper one thanks :) 
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June 13, 2010 12:00:48 AM

batuchka said:
For the $$ unless u need X6 for non gaming apps i'd hit harder in GPU and thats a pricey 700 series mobo ...
$793
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-115.jpg


So you think the x6 will be a waste if Im just gonna use the comp mainly for gaming??..And thanks for the pic.thought I don't need a dvd drive though.Although,Im going to get that video card and power supply bundle thanks for that :D  !.I really want 8 gigs of ram aswell that's why I like those ripjaws unless you think they're not that great.
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June 13, 2010 5:41:28 AM

Alright I think Im just gonna get this setup

http://img532.imageshack.us/f/compcomp.png/

You think that everything will work fine and that it'll be decent?..One more question.

On the video card specs it says "power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors)"

and on the power supply it says "2 x 6-Pin, 2 x 6+2-Pin" does that mean i'll be able to xfire cards one day or no?..Thanks for the help :D .

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June 13, 2010 8:17:51 AM

hestar said:
So you think the x6 will be a waste if Im just gonna use the comp mainly for gaming??..And thanks for the pic.thought I don't need a dvd drive though.Although,Im going to get that video card and power supply bundle thanks for that :D  !.I really want 8 gigs of ram aswell that's why I like those ripjaws unless you think they're not that great.


Well if u were rendering/encoding/compiling the X6 is fine but even something like a 720BE with a better GPU is better for gaming ^^
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June 13, 2010 10:23:12 PM

batuchka said:
Well if u were rendering/encoding/compiling the X6 is fine but even something like a 720BE with a better GPU is better for gaming ^^


You think the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor would be better than the x6? and which video card would you recommend?.Thanks!.
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June 14, 2010 6:49:09 AM

hestar said:
You think the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor would be better than the x6? and which video card would you recommend?.Thanks!.


Well the 955BE actually and ya definitely HD 5850
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June 21, 2010 6:13:58 AM

Best answer selected by hestar.
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June 21, 2010 8:27:13 AM

batuchka said:
For the $$ unless u need X6 for non gaming apps i'd hit harder in GPU and thats a pricey 700 series mobo ...
$793
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-115.jpg


Thanks batuchka,After having to use a bunch of money for an emergency my budget for a comp had to get smaller and Im going with the rig you made there.thanks!
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