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First Build - Gaming Rig

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July 12, 2010 1:25:15 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3 Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1300 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Music, Graphic Design

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY: America

PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer full tower case

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes - In the future when I get a 2nd card

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

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Based on other people's suggestions in various other post this is what I have currently ended up with. And this will more than likely I will end up buying. I really cant upgrade any parts for more money because I have reached my max budget with this build. I am looking to make sure that everything will work out smoothly and wanted to make sure that all the makes/models and brands are sound, or if there is something better I can get for the same price.

Is case suitable for this build?
- Read a review on how certain PSU could not reach the motherboad and ect.
I don't want to hear. "That case is ugly get a different one." Also don't need any suggestions for i5/i7. I prefer the x4 choice do to lower pricing. The motherboard and PSU is currently what I am having the most trouble deciding on.

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R587UD-1GD Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 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-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
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...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 12, 2010 1:47:00 PM

Fill out the form in sticky, link in sig.

What parts do you need/not need? Monitor resolution?

Date of purchase?

If you're doing just a system board, that build is doable for $1050.
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July 12, 2010 2:24:28 PM

Case you can use a HAF 922 instead. It's actually larger even though it's labeled as a midtower. Also a ton cheaper.

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


CM Hyper 212 Plus should not be bought for over $30. It's that price on amazon ATM.

Optical, pick up cheapest optical at time of purchase.

Remember to combo stuff, you can save a good $60-$80 that way.

Alternative mobo's are GA 980 ud3, GA 790 UD4. Get whichever is cheaper after combo's at time of purchase.

Rest looks fine.

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July 12, 2010 2:32:18 PM

Thank you for the suggestions.
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July 12, 2010 3:02:34 PM

if you have a computer store like micro center near you, you should be able to find a cheap oem optical for $15-$20, which will do you as good as anything else really.
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July 12, 2010 5:25:19 PM
July 13, 2010 12:31:41 AM

I chose this optical due to the DVD +R DL / -R DL. Not sure if all newer drives come standard. I also chose it because of the lightscribe. I plan on burning a lot of CDs, particularly for xbox.
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July 13, 2010 2:44:34 AM

Also, is there a huge difference between Ultimate and Professional for win7 64bit. I can currently get pro 64bit for $30 through microsofts student discount.
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July 13, 2010 4:28:14 PM

just get the pro...much better deal...you will have to install it twice to make the activation work, if it is on a clean hdd
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July 13, 2010 6:02:29 PM

I was looking at the HAF 932 and it also includes a combo deal with the mobo that I planned on using.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I think this may be my last tweek and plan on purchasing the system later on today.



LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Wanted a writer with LightScribe

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- I've considered the SSD for system files but that is something I can upgrade at a later date.

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$1,143.90 minus shipping and rebates.
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July 13, 2010 7:56:07 PM

Cheap being in terms of value.

also, like others said, don't spend that much on the hyper 212.
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July 13, 2010 8:37:27 PM

thats a preeeettyyyy sick rig you got there...
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