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June 23, 2010 4:48:53 PM

Hi there,
I'm looking at getting a new computer built and have selected what I think might work for it. I'm just looking for some advice on 1) if some components could be switched out for better ones around the same price point (or less), and 2) if it should all work well together. Oh, and will this current setup be able to run HD through my tv?
Any input would be appreciated.



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Again, any input would be appreciated.

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June 23, 2010 5:14:38 PM

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June 23, 2010 6:26:15 PM

Sorry, let me fix that.

First off, the computer will be used most for gaming, some audio recording as well. Budget is around 800-1000.. preferable on the lower end of that if possible, without sacrificing too much power. Won't need any of the drives (CD-RW and such), but a suggestion for a good wireless mouse/keyboard combo would be appreciated. I was trying to stick with the Gigabyte Mobo as I've read good things about it. I will be overclocking it, and have no interest in Crossfire/SLI.

Here are the amended links:

Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model HDX945WFGMBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Thanks again.
June 23, 2010 7:07:31 PM

Case wise, you're better off getting an Antec 300 illusion $70 free ship
and an OCZ modxstram 500w $70 w/ $20 MIR. Same price, but a better case and equivalent PSU.

You should switch HD to a SpinPoint f3. Better drive AND cheaper. $80 for 1TB, $60 for 500gb.

Rest looks fine.
June 24, 2010 5:08:16 PM

awesome. thanks for the input. any suggestions on a decent set of wireless keyboard/mouse?
June 24, 2010 6:04:07 PM

Shouldn't use wireless for gaming. I don't recommend them cuz I haven't found one yet I like. Eithers there lag, occasional missed keys, or I have to change batteries too often.
June 24, 2010 8:11:32 PM

Fair enough. Thanks for all the help!