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June 28, 2010 8:39:23 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 week from now when i get my bonus BUDGET RANGE: 1000$ to 1450$ USD ( i went a bit over)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming,surfing the net, doing work, and watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: i do not need a keyboard or a mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: i tend to like well known brands so that i know i can get good tech service if anything breaks

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe (in the future when i get more money)

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1366 x 768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: components that i have right now (please check over) For your info i got 2 of the apeva fans and a second set of the corsair ram

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

Hanns·G HH-181APB Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 10000:1(1000:1) Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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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...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


APEVIA CF12SL-URED 120mm Red LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 28, 2010 8:53:50 PM

I don't recognize the HSF, but that doesn't mean that it's bad. (It doesn't mean it's good either, necessarily.)

You could get slightly faster RAM for $10 more. And with gaming being your most demanding task, you only need 4 GB RAM, not 8.

With the money saved on RAM, you could upgrade to a 5850, though I suspect that both the 5850 and the 5830 are overkill for your current resolution. The 5850 would be a better long-term investment if you end up buying a 1920x1080 monitor.

The PSU is overkill for what you have or could ever put on that motherboard.

I would consider dropping to a Corsair 650TX for $90 ($70 after $20 MIR), and either simply save the money, or try to upgrade your monitor.

You can get 1600x900 20" monitors for around $130, and 1920x1080 21.5" monitors for around $160.

In theory, you could go with a much lesser AMD chip like the Athlon II X3 and not see much reduced performance in gaming.
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June 28, 2010 8:56:14 PM

Putting a 5830 to run a 1366x768 monitor is like putting a 350 small block chevy on a lawn tractor. It don't make no damn sense.

SO....What work do you do that you need 8 GBs of ram? Unless you're doing heavy professional grade graphics/vid/pic editing, you'll never use all of the first 4 gbs9, let alone the second 4. I'd say drop the second set, and then use the money for a 1920x1080 or better monitor.

You can also save some money by getting a smaller PSU. Even with the extra fans and leaving room for second 5830, a 650w will do just fine. You could find something modular to help with airflow, that 850tx will have a whole lot of cables you'll never use and have to tuck away.
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June 28, 2010 9:08:51 PM

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