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July 21, 2010 9:16:25 PM

Hey i'm new here and is looking for help to build my first ever gaming computer. Please be aware I live in New Jersey and we get tumbled with taxes from Newegg, so keep in mind that tax for a whole system is about $100.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 Weeks.

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1300 (Please not over 1300 it is Maximum and with the taxes it eats up my money).

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Browsing the Web.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Sound-card.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States of America.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel or AMD. But, I'm really interested in this case and PSU Combination Lian Li and XFX

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I was looking at this one because I don't have a lot of room to work with Asus

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want this to last me awhile, I will use for games like World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Counter Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Medal of Honor, and Battlefield Bad Company 2.

Thanks in advance,
huhhuhhuh
a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2010 10:21:02 PM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
Without SATA6G/USB3, but with CF capability: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO $119 ($20 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
With SATA6G/USB3, if you're interested in adding a fast SSD next year: GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO (7-8-7-24 1.35V) $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(comes in a combo with Win7. You could probably find some nice combos with other components with another 5850)

HDD: Either of the following: ~$50/$75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|22-148-395^22-148-395-TS%2C22-152-181^22-152-181-S01%2C22-152-185^22-152-185-TS%2C22-148-433^22-148-433-TS

CASE & PSU: Your Case & PSU Combo $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
The PSU will be able to support adding another 5850.

ODD: Any SATA DVD Burner ~$25 probably one with free shipping.

OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor $180 Can't help you with the monitor.

Total: $1215
July 21, 2010 10:26:29 PM

Thanks for the reply is there a way I can swap out the 5850 for the GTX 470?
EDIT: Nvm I'd rather ATI for the budget. + do you have a good HSF I could use
Thanks a lot
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a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2010 10:34:38 PM

Maybe you should make your own thread Quixy, unless somehow you are huhhuhhuh... I will say that if you wanted a GTX 470, and wanted the option to SLI them, then you'd need to get a 750W PSU and a different motherboard. There are AM3 boards that can SLI.
July 21, 2010 10:42:45 PM

Oh and sorry my older brother signed on his account (quixy) on the computer, and I didn't realize when I came back to respond
a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2010 10:48:43 PM

Ah right.
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