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August 29, 2010 9:01:02 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next Week

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: FFXIV, Watching Movies, Typical Use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor not needed

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Build

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't care about bling and I would like it to run as quiet as possible. I would say my knowledge level is moderate and would like help from the community to be sure I'm buying the best parts for the money. This is what I've found so far, but open to change anything:

Case - NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146058 $49.99 (After Rebate)

PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
Item #: N82E16817341018 $84.99 (After Rebate)

RAM - OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK
Item #: N82E16820227495 (After Rebate) $83.99

HD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181 $54.99

MOBO - ASUS M4N75TD AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131637 $99.99

Video Card - 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 $229.99

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808 $152.99

DVD - ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A6T/BLK/B/G
Item #: N82E16827135202 $16.99

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August 29, 2010 10:45:01 PM

Make sure the case will accept full size (150mm and larger depth PSUs).
I've got to send back a new midtower PC that I like because I'm having a tough time
finding a high quality 600watt PSU that'll fit. Also, most PSUs have long cables that need to go somewhere in that smallish mid tower case.

good luck
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August 30, 2010 1:26:44 AM

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (230$)

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (or Black Edition, but doesn't sound you'd need that many multipliers) (200$)

RAM: (Look through the motherboards RAM list on manuf. site)

VidCard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (230$)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (120$)

780$

Leaves 220$ for case, HDD, SSD, RAM or whatever you choose.

I own 3 WD10EALS, it is a fast and reliable 1TB drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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August 30, 2010 2:22:51 AM

I suggest these parts because with your budget, you don't want to skimp on quality and features of better products.

If you aren't impressed by the Crosshair Mobo, I'd suggest a gigabyte or asus board.
Usually great price=performance and quality control.
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August 30, 2010 8:48:37 PM

mike1 said:
Make sure the case will accept full size (150mm and larger depth PSUs).
I've got to send back a new midtower PC that I like because I'm having a tough time
finding a high quality 600watt PSU that'll fit. Also, most PSUs have long cables that need to go somewhere in that smallish mid tower case.

good luck


Hmm I didn't think about the PSU size, thanks.
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August 30, 2010 8:50:35 PM

Freytos said:
The first two are intel based and the 3rd is $1500.


Part recommendations still hold. And in your price range the Intel build would be faster so IMO that's not an issue.
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August 30, 2010 8:50:38 PM

aaron92 said:
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (230$)

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (or Black Edition, but doesn't sound you'd need that many multipliers) (200$)

RAM: (Look through the motherboards RAM list on manuf. site)

VidCard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (230$)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (120$)

780$

Leaves 220$ for case, HDD, SSD, RAM or whatever you choose.

I own 3 WD10EALS, it is a fast and reliable 1TB drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


From what I've read the 955be should out-perform the 1055t in gaming, but I think I will upgrade the mobo a bit and go for something a little nicer. The main reason I chose that board was for the SLI capabilities, does the crosshair IV SLI?
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