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August 10, 2010 8:06:09 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as I can finish researching/comparing parts. Hopefully sometime this week.

BUDGET RANGE: 2000 Max

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the Web, Video Editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitors, Headphones

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I was planning on using newegg. No real preference though.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I was planning to use an i7 930 Bloomfield. Other than that, I haven't acquired enough knowledge to justify choosing parts on my own.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. I don't know much about overclocking, but I'm willing to learn.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Initially no, but definitely sometime in the near future.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1900x1080. 2 Monitors, however 1 is currently running at 1400x900 and I'm considering upgrading it in the near future.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My room gets really hot. I was thinking about possibly getting a water cooling system, but I don't know much about it. I would like to future proof this machine as much as possible. I'm really starting from scratch, no past building experience, limited knowledge from reading beginner articles/stickies on this site. Any advice/parts suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Will edit to add parts as I choose them, let me know what you think.
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August 10, 2010 2:47:34 PM

I would go with this,

1090t, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

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

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

850w Pro, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

And pick your case :) 
I went with AMD because AMD Fusion CPUs are coming next year and you will be able to drop the new CPUs into todays motherboards :)  very good upgrade path, and you get a stronger graphics card.
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August 10, 2010 3:01:24 PM

I wouldn't go with 1090 or i7 if gaming is your priority, I would be looking at i5 750/760 or AMD 955/965.

Aside from that, I would be looking at getting G Skill 1600mhz 4gb RAM (or 6gb triple if going i7).

Probably a Corsair 750w PSU so that you can XFire the 5870s later (850w if planning on big OCing on everything)

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb or 1tb HDD.

Asus P7P55D E Pro if you went the i5 route. Otherwise an Asus or Gigabyte board (890 for AMD, x58 for i7)
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August 10, 2010 3:04:29 PM

asteldian said:
I wouldn't go with 1090 or i7 if gaming is your priority, I would be looking at i5 750/760 or AMD 955/965.

Aside from that, I would be looking at getting G Skill 1600mhz 4gb RAM (or 6gb triple if going i7).

Probably a Corsair 750w PSU so that you can XFire the 5870s later (850w if planning on big OCing on everything)

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb or 1tb HDD.

Asus P7P55D E Pro if you went the i5 route. Otherwise an Asus or Gigabyte board (890 for AMD, x58 for i7)

It would be good future proofing if he went with a better CPU, and his budget allows for it.
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August 10, 2010 3:07:10 PM

xurwin said:
cpu/mobo:amd deneb 955 + biostar 890fx
gpu:ati 5970
hdd:samsung f3 1tb
ram:gskill ripjaws 6gb
psu:corsair 650 watts
hsf:cm hyper 212
dvd:cheap dvd sata drive
case:cm haff 922
ssd:mushkin enhanced callisto delxue 60gb

total:$1,533.89

below budget. this is VERY good for gaming.

.... BIOSTAR? really? for a 2000 dollar budget get something thats better than that, i mean really. Asus, MSI, EVGA. best brands. best boards.
and that ram wont do good in that board, dual channel! you posted triple.
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August 10, 2010 3:10:33 PM

Mr Pizza said:
.... BIOSTAR? really? for a 2000 dollar budget get something thats better than that, i mean really. Asus, MSI, EVGA. best brands. best boards.


LOL, its a 890fx board. Biostar is also a trusted brand. i jsut picked it because it has a combo and to fit a ati 5970. why waste so much money on intel when they would replace lga 1366 next year and amd's bulldozer would be a great choice for upgrade. and he's only going with gaming. so 5970 is the way to go. and this biostar mobo is still a good mobo.

my bad on the 6gb ram. yes, i know that. i already changed it.
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August 10, 2010 3:13:58 PM

xurwin said:
LOL, its a 890fx board. Biostar is also a trusted brand. i jsut picked it because it has a combo and to fit a ati 5970. why waste so much money on intel when they would replace lga 1366 next year and amd's bulldozer would be a great choice for upgrade. and he's only going with gaming. so 5970 is the way to go. and this biostar mobo is still a good mobo.

Well, 3/4s of that i said to him :p  I know bulldozer, thats why I posted an AMD build too, with a 5970? I would go for the Crosshair IV Formula, MSI 890FXA-GD70 or the GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5

Links,
Gigabyte, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Another Asus, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

look at my first post.
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August 10, 2010 3:16:21 PM

+1 to the crosshair 4. if he's gaming he also get that rather than what you said is that biostar is :D 
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August 10, 2010 3:19:14 PM

xurwin said:
+1 to the crosshair 4. if he's gaming he also get that rather than what you said is that biostar is :D 

Well, i am making a $2200 build and i know a lot about what people have said over 5+ months of research ;) 
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August 10, 2010 3:32:24 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Well, i am making a $2200 build and i know a lot about what people have said over 5+ months of research ;) 


i feel you bro.yeah, here at toms many good people give's great advice's i learned from them like batchuka,alvin smith,asteldian,lmeow,saint. even from you. 5months of research then new gpu's mobo's and cpu's come out. ;)  goodluck with that $2200.
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August 10, 2010 3:39:45 PM

xurwin said:
i feel you bro.yeah, here at toms many good people give's great advice's i learned from them like batchuka,alvin smith,asteldian,lmeow,saint. even from you. 5months of research then new gpu's mobo's and cpu's come out. ;)  goodluck with that $2200.

Thanks man
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August 11, 2010 1:15:34 PM

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