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August 23, 2010 2:52:28 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sooner the better

BUDGET RANGE: 800ish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming--->Music/internet usage

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Psu, case, anything that will be plugging into the back, and Hdd(not required.. but my current is only 320 gigs running windows vista 32 bit.. so its not like im against making it pretty much anything else..)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mordor.. i mean usa...

PARTS PREFERENCES: Amd.. i guess? But i dont really care.. but i dont wanna have to update my mobo everytime i want a new cpu heh

OVERCLOCKING: Ya.. i guess i hear its not to hard now.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: prolly not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I was thinking the 5850/and 965 be but i dunno anymore since pretty much everywhere i read i get a differnt viewpoint haha..
Oh and if you can fit cpu mobo gpu and ram with money to spare (and not making it suck hehe) and can get a new os id love you long time.. ;p (vista makes me sad)

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a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2010 3:10:00 AM

Hmm best elaborate what case/psu u on but 800ish with carefully picked out parts can give one a monster frames/$$ config on AM3/DDR3 hehe My $855 config for reference
if useful ^^
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August 23, 2010 3:41:36 AM

Ah my bad, my psu is a OCZ GameXstream 700 W Power Supply im pretty sure (im sure its ocz and 700w and atleast like.. a year and a half old) the case on the other hand i have no idea, but its kinda cramped with just a 8800 gts 512 in there so i assume id have to make that bigger too to fit new tech in.

I also forgot that i probably dont need a dvd drive either ( It works well still, you just have to give it a "tap" to open it... ok maybe i could do with a new one.. haha)

I almost forgot! Thanks for replying! :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2010 8:34:24 AM

Hmm while that PSU isn't 80+ it will do but if your case is cramped by a 8800GTS then have a look at its general condition and cooling potential to assess if u will be better off with a new case hehe You are welcomed ^^
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August 23, 2010 8:49:36 AM

What's 80+ mean for psu's? Also ill probably just get a new case, they arnt very expensive and my current one only has 1 medium sized fan in the back, so it could be better
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a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2010 8:53:07 AM

80+ is 80 plus certified Ow that sounds like a dated case with i am thinking a sad looking 80mm at rear :p  Ya a case which offers decent air flow is always a good investment especially if gaming is on the cards ^^
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August 23, 2010 9:52:05 AM

Also is the 5850 that much of a worse card than the 5870? 100 less than the 5870.. thats alot of top ramen(college diet)

ps. id get the cpu/gpu combo you posted reguardless since that deal is amazing, but im not getting -40$ like you for some reason so its hovering over 500 which makes me sad :( 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2010 9:54:43 AM

Actually for 1680 x 1050 HD 5850 is more than fine as well
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August 23, 2010 10:25:36 AM

Oky dookie, ill post a list i put together soon, thanks for again for helping
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a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2010 10:30:24 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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August 23, 2010 10:57:43 AM



So i ditch the 5870 infavor of the 5850 and use the money on ram with better timings(and a prettyer color.... haha) and windows anythingbutvista 7 Whatca think?


Edit: oops i think i got the wrong windows 7 on this combo, but it doesnt look like im missing anything getting it instead of retail besides microsoft support.. :pt1cable:  am i? :whistle: 
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August 26, 2010 6:19:15 AM

Best answer selected by Monkeyninja.
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