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August 12, 2010 8:54:13 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 (including OS)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD & ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 22 inch monitor

Here's what I'm looking at getting.

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO $99 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 $294 &
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $160
with combo discount $430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred $100 &
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W $90 AR
with combo discount $170 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plus $100 for Windows 7 64-bit and that total is $1008

I'm unsure on that CPU cooler. Does anyone know if that one would be ok for OCing? Or if there is a better deal out there for another one?

Any suggestions, comments, or questions on anything would be very welcome.

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 9:54:33 PM

Proximon said:
I feel you should get a newer MB, one with USB 3 and SATA 6GB/S.

CM 690 with Win 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Better case with more room, but no window.

Antec TP-750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is a big upgrade over the older TX750

Better cooler at a good price
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

"Usually ships within 1 to 2 months." :o 
Heres a cooler where you wont have to wait so long for.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the Mobo, here one for $75, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There is also another one with Crossfire support for $15 more if you plan to leave that option for the future.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2010 10:08:31 PM

Yikes.

Good price on the old Xiggy, works well.
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August 13, 2010 4:48:58 AM

Yes, Dude...that's a nice build.
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