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July 19, 2010 2:50:35 AM

I'm getting myself a new system in September preparing for the new games i'll be playing; Diablo 3, WoW: Cataclysm, and Star Wars:The Old republic. Right now I just play Aion. Anyway I was wondering how this build looks. Before everyone says it yes I know that it would be easier/cheaper to build my own but i'll be doing that next time around.




* CPU: AMD Phenomâ„¢II X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [-24]

* HDD: 640GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-17] (Single Hard Drive)

* MOTHERBOARD: * MSI 870A-G54 AMD 870/SB850 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GBLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI

* MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory [-98] (Corsair Dominator [+30])

* SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

* VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

Case fan upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case (Extra fan)

Aftermarket fan: Xigmatek Dark Knight-S1283V Gaming CPU Cooling Fan ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Power Supply: 750 Watts CMPSU-750TX ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Speakers: Logitech Z313 2.1 Speaker System ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Keyboard: Razer Arctosa Black USB Gaming Keyboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Thermal display: NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Touch Screen Fan Control & Temperature Display (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Surge protector: OPTI-UPS SBAH1210EXR ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

+ Package protection and professional wiring.


1267.00$ Total. Opions welcome thanks for any words of advice. :]

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July 19, 2010 3:02:23 AM

You have a upgrade thread going and this? Which do you plan to do?

Read this and see if you're willing to move up your plans of building now.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...

As for this system, if you're going to OC, just get the 955 instead. The performance difference won't be noticeable.

Not knowing the model of HDD makes it a little difficult to know how to compare them. Here's a great summary of current mechanical drives:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257965-32-black-wd640...
July 19, 2010 4:13:37 AM

I'm selling the upgrade system to a friend i'm just looking into his upgrade options for him since he's not as computer/tech savvy as I am. So i'm helping him out with that. And during september I am buying myself a new computer to replace this one. :] I won't be overclocking i'm not comfortable with it and the gain would be minimal.
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July 19, 2010 4:32:04 AM

I read the build your own guide and like I said before i'm not comfortable with it. Building a PC will be something i'll do on the side as a hobby/project. :] But thanks for those links they were very informative.
July 20, 2010 1:43:10 AM

So any other opinions on how this looks, anyone?
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