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July 9, 2010 5:23:34 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before September

BUDGET RANGE: 400-600 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, multitasking, entertainment, engineering and math software later on.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:

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

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

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

Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon 4850

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but open to suggestions for good deals.

PARTS PREFERENCES:

Core i5 750 with mobo combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The motherboard's ram standard is DDR3 2600MHz+, Im assuming that means it supports that overclock speed?

Windows 7 OS when I can find a good deal.

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

Needs optical drive

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

This is my first time building my own computer, after being tired of trying to work with prebuilt systems and their crappy parts. Now the real problem I have is with my lack of experience, I'm not sure if things would be compatible (mostly motherboard, cpu, ram), though my research tells me they should be. I am also at at loss with ram, so any help with that would be good. This will be a system built to last, so I'm willing to drop a bit more for a good motherboard for upgrades. I am looking for any input or opinions about the parts I put together.

Thanks in advance
July 11, 2010 1:35:02 PM

If the biggest emphasis here is gaming then a 955 (or even a 435/440) would be cheaper, while still maintaining almost as much gaming performance (and who doesn't like saving money? ;)  )
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July 11, 2010 2:38:20 PM


That's one expensive and strangely shaped (strangely named too, who knew G.Skill made ODs?) OD :p 
July 11, 2010 4:40:06 PM

Mark Heath said:
That's one expensive and strangely shaped (strangely named too, who knew G.Skill made ODs?) OD :p 


lol sorry i meant any cheap odd ther's an asus for $19
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