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Work/gaming pc - first build

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September 5, 2010 2:03:49 AM

This will be the first attempt at building my own pc. I've tried to do a lot of research on all of the components, paying special attention to the "bang for the buck". I've listed out everything below. I'm planning to buy everything through so if you have any suggestions (which I welcome whole-heartedly) it would be great if you could use that site. My goal for this pc is a work/game computer. If you see anything that wouldn't be compatible or isn't worth the money or any suggestions at all, please tell me!

(I already have a mouse.)

Case: Antec Solo

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX630WFGIBOX

Power Supply: Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Optical Drive: a Lite-On reader/writer

Speakers: ALTEC LANSING VS2620 5 Watts RMS 2.0

Monitor: G W2040T-PN Glossy Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

Keyboard: Logitech Pro 2000 Black 104 Normal Keys 14 Function Keys USB Cordless Standard Keyboard

It would be nice to keep it under or fairly close to $1000. I don't care too much about sound, graphics are more important to me. Aesthetics doesn't matter too much (especially for the case). Functionality > aesthetics in my opinion, thank you in advance!

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September 5, 2010 2:14:16 AM

You're going to want a better GPU. If anything, I'd change that.

How about something like this? Just somethign to look at, don't take it to heart. Its got a faster CPU, bigger HDD, much better GPU, better PSU. Higher resolution monitor.

You would have to use these two promo codes.

With the promo codes and mail in rebate it would be.. roughly 940 dollars.
September 5, 2010 3:24:19 AM

Thanks for the suggestions! Would the graphics card that you chose (the GeForce GTX 460) be limited by the processor that I chose (Athlon II x4 630)? I don't want to drop the money for a really nice graphics card and it be limited because the processor couldn't keep up.
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September 5, 2010 3:34:55 AM

No you will be fine with that CPU and GPU together.
September 16, 2010 3:37:06 AM

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