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August 4, 2010 3:38:47 AM

I'm new to the forum and after reading several threads getting ideas on my first build i figured I'd join and get thoughts on whether or not I've made good choices. This will be my first time ever building a computer and is primarily for gaming.

mobo -

cpu -

psu -

hdd -

dvd -

graphics -

case and os -

memory -

My budget was between 800-850 was hoping to favor the 800 side but this was about the best I could do. Also, will I need any extra misc cables, fans, heatsinks etc etc. Like I said, this will be my first build and I'd like to get all the right parts and make sure I'll have everything I need to get it up and running when I receive everything. Thanks for any help that ya'll can give me.

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August 4, 2010 3:58:29 AM

Do you plan to overclock? If so, you need a decent HSF. Overall your system is pretty well rounded. However, you might need a beefier CPU for 1080p gaming. Besides that, an extra fan or two ensures stability.
August 4, 2010 4:06:18 AM

I know what overclocking is but have no idea how to do it. I'm new to the computer gaming scene. I'm hoping everything I have right now will run SC2 and battlefield smoothly. I have plans of upgrading in the distant future so right now I'm just trying to get started. I'm open to suggestions on changing which components I get as long as It stays in the 800-850 range with an OS.
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August 4, 2010 4:15:59 AM

u better get an amd build.... cheaper and better

cpu: amd phenom ii x4 955

gpu: ati 5850

psu: samsung spinpoint f3 1tb

mobo: asus m4a78t-e

ram: g.skill 4gb 1600mhz cl7

odd: lg dvd burner

os: windows 7 ultimate 64 bits

case: get the case u want but get a big one of a name brand and withgood airflow
August 4, 2010 5:54:35 PM

any other thoughts?
August 5, 2010 4:32:59 PM

Fwiw I dont like the CPU, or the PSU, or the HDD.

For the money, Id get an

AMD 955 black CPU
Gigabyte 870A Amd Board (even the 7xx chipsets are perfectly fine)
try to swing a GTX 460 GPU
Newegg still has OCZ PSU's on sale that ive had goodluck with

you can save a few bucks on that drive, they have some cheaper
Samsung spinpoint over the WD drive