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Revised first build. Check compatibility and PSU please.

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September 5, 2010 4:55:08 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP. My current computer is driving me insane.

BUDGET RANGE: Around $1000 for everything (before/after rebates).

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (SCII, Just Cause 2, GTA IV, NFS: Shift), watching movies, multitasking.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything including monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS. No speakers needed.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg and Microcenter (Kinda far for me though). I never shopped on ZipZoomFly or NCIX but if you can find good prices for parts I need, please use them.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: New York City

PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer AMD. Socket 1156 is dead anyway.

OVERCLOCKING: No.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I used Batuchka's build from my previous thread to find more combos to get all the parts I wanted. (b^_^)b I don't know if 600W is enough for this build. Thanks to everyone in advance.

CPU and DVD burner: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX945WFGMBOX
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.494592
Combo Price: $149.98

GPU and PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.493758
Combo Price: $269.98

OS and case: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-119-137
Combo Price: $159.98

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
Price: $99.99

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131654
Price: $104.99

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
Price: $74.99 ($15 off with promo)

Monitor: Acer H243Hbmid 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 Max (ACM) Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009167
Price: $219.99

Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823175001
Price: $52.99

Mouse: GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black 5+1 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Dual Lens Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826146009
Price: $16.99

Will that OCZ 600w PSU be enough this system? Are there any changes I should make? Comments are welcome.

Edit: Changed monitor to Acer H243H based on these reviews.

Digital Versus review of H243HX

Digital Versus review of H243H (A clone of the H243HX)
September 5, 2010 5:32:11 PM

SInce youre sticking with AMD, why not get this HD5850, $240AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then this 650W XFX PSU, $65 (though you can really get by from a 500W like this)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A Cheaper Mobo that offers the same features: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Finally a CPU+RAM combo, you get DDR3 1600 RAM + 955BE for for $210AR.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

However, your current build is fine, keep the GTX460+PSU if you want.
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September 5, 2010 5:50:25 PM

Do motherboards/cases come with standoffs to prevent the mobo from being shorted? Also, do I need to buy extra SATA cables for the DVD drive and the HDD or does the mobo come with them?
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September 5, 2010 5:53:00 PM

kageryu said:
Do motherboards/cases come with standoffs to prevent the mobo from being shorted?

They do, most likely with the case.

On the SATA cables, most Mobo gives you 2, which is enough for one ODD and HDD. Check newegg pics, it usually shows how much in the last pic.
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September 5, 2010 7:31:42 PM

No standoffs in the pics of the CM690. In the reviews, people said standoffs and screws are included. I guess I'll find out after I order the computer.

I did see two SATA cables with the mobo.
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September 5, 2010 7:35:23 PM

It does, its the little copper colored things:

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September 5, 2010 7:37:31 PM

I only checked the newegg pics. I didn't see any in their pics. Thanks a lot Timop. (b^_^)b
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September 5, 2010 7:38:42 PM

Its there, the little pile next to the black screws. Newegg really needs a better camera :lol: 
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September 5, 2010 7:38:56 PM

Do I need a anti-static wrist strap or can I just touch the case/power supply after it is plugged into an outlet to discharge?
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September 5, 2010 7:49:33 PM

kageryu said:
Do I need a anti-static wrist strap or can I just touch the case/power supply after it is plugged into an outlet to discharge?

Just touch the case and you should be fine.

Honestly I actually never cared about this and all I did was work barefoot and have yet to break anything (I think lol), but if it makes you feel safer, a $10 anti-static wrist strap is definitely buyable.
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