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September 12, 2010 3:23:03 AM

Hello. First, thanks for helping me out before; months ago I had a PC put together with you guys but I didn't order due to lack of funds. Now, I'm planning on purchasing my parts this coming week. I already got a list put together, and was wondering if I could get some help with the compatibility?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This coming week

BUDGET RANGE: $700 - $1000 (below $1000 if possible)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet surfing, school work (it won't see heavy duty use, such as two monitors. Price I'm looking at really does reflect how I'll use it : )

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: The monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg if possible please?

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I'm going for AMD since it's cheaper, really lol

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd be more than happy if it could play modern day PC games on the Normal setting or better.

Okay, this is what I got

Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (I want to stick to this one)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is $866.91 before shipping and taxes.

If anyone would like to recommend something I'd love to see it. Otherwise, is all of this compatible? Thanks and sorry for the bother ^^

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September 12, 2010 3:40:22 AM

Well, you're right - AMD is cheaper. But I happen to have an i5 750 config from about a half hour ago, so i thought I'd show you a faster cpu, faster video card, larger psu, larger/faster hard drive that costs about $80 more, MIRs/Combos not included :) 

Seriously, you can probably ignore the cpu/mobo/vid card if you really want to, and just check the other parts. Or use the HD 5770 instead of the GTX 460 if your gaming resolution is less than 1920 and save $40:

Intel Core i5-750 $195
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7_home_premium_64_bit-_-32-116-754-_-Product

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

ZOTAC ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500169
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September 12, 2010 3:40:58 AM

Yup, everything is compatible, if you want to save some cash go MIR, and look for some combos, as well I would suggest going with a Samsung Spinpoint F3 (500gb). Looks good though!
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September 12, 2010 3:42:25 AM

That's a last-gen mobo, and expensive. For 10$ less you can get crossfire support and current-gen chipsets: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

While for 10$ more you can get that with extra PCIe slots+integrated: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Overpriced 5770. For 30$ more you can get a 460 that outclasses it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or for 55$ less you can get a cheaper 5770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the same price you can get a nicer HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., or for 20$ more you could double the capacity. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For 15$ more you could get a silver-efficiency, 750 watt, modular PSU that's quite a bit a nicer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is probably unnecessary, but you could get a hexacore for 22$ more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If you drop to a cheaper 5770 you can get the nicer mobo, CPU, hard drive, and PSU for ~10$ more.
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September 12, 2010 6:51:22 AM

Alright, all your responses helped ^^ Thanks a whole bunch. Now I got a cheaper computer.
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September 12, 2010 6:52:43 AM

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