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July 29, 2010 7:59:32 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 7/30-31/10

BUDGET RANGE: $800-$900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming/ Quickbooks pro/MS Excel,Word/Basic web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Not right away. Perhaps Later.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe Later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 - Will be upgrading within the next 3-6 months.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first PC build (Yikes), but its a project me and my son want to tackle together.

I play Starcraft 2, WoW, Team Fortress 2, Half-life 2, COD MW:2. Big fan of Blizzard and Valve titles. No Crysis or really demanding games. I do a lot of work on QuickBooks pro, MS Excel, and Word at the office and take my work home with me sometimes.

Right now, Looking at the following:

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

PS: Antec NeoPower 550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

MB: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

GPU: XFX HD-583X-ZAFV Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit DDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This comes out to be around $840.. without software. I feel like the 5830 will be plenty for the games we play. Currently running a nvidia 9600GT in a q6600 gateway fx its working pretty well, but need another computer.

Thanks in advance

July 29, 2010 8:58:31 PM

You didn't list an optical drive, do you need 1?

If you're willing to deal with rebates, here's X4 955+5850 build. You'll want the 5850 for 1080p gaming.


optical
$18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAm
G Skill Eco $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/HD
NZXT Gamma and 7200.12 500gb $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo/CPU
Ga 890 UD4 and X4 955 $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU/GPU
XFX 650W and XFX 5850 $355 w/ $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $838 before shipping and rebates



If you use a GTX 460 don't get a xfire board. AMD chipsets do not support SLI. There are certain 3rd party mobo's using an old Nvidia chipset that do can SLI, but they aren't' officially supported either.

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July 29, 2010 9:12:29 PM

You definately should be buying a GTX460 1gb (same prices at 5830 but smokes it in every game)

^^^agree with zooted
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July 29, 2010 9:13:54 PM


Thanks for the replies. Yea, i need an optical drive, but didnt list it because a basic one will do just fine.

Will take a closer look at the GTX 460.


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July 30, 2010 11:44:08 AM

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July 30, 2010 8:33:20 PM

Just wanted to update. This was my final order. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE HELP! Ended up picking up another monitor. Looking back, the only thing I would have changed was maybe the power supply could have been bigger.. but i will not be doing any SLI (Obviously).



OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817341022

Standard Return Policy

$64.99


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727

CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$179.99


MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130275

Standard Return Policy

$99.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181

Standard Return Policy

$54.99


LITE-ON 22X DVD Writer Black IDE Model iHAP422-98 LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827106328

Standard Return Policy

$28.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231278

Memory Standard Return Policy

$99.99


Rosewill RFA-120-K 120mm Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835200048

Standard Return Policy

$4.49


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007

Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy

$9.99


GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125333

VGA Standard Return Policy

$229.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754

Software Standard Return Policy

$99.99

Shipping from NJ, USA


Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066

Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

$54.99


ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236052

Monitor Standard Return Policy

$189.99






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July 31, 2010 1:00:15 AM

Academic but i would have just gone 955BE and a SATA DVDRW You are welcomed
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July 31, 2010 3:34:37 AM

batuchka said:
Academic but i would have just gone 955BE and a SATA DVDRW You are welcomed


Truth be told, i did. Newegg was nice enough to let me change my order. 955 is on the way
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July 31, 2010 4:36:11 AM

Ok happy building and enjoy your new rig ^^
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July 31, 2010 5:43:42 AM

Best answer selected by Godspeed409.
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