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September 13, 2010 2:56:26 AM

CD/DVD drive

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE/ATAPI Model SH-S222A - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151175
$17

Hard drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073
$54

GPU (I really like this card, it can achieve 470 performance and is cheaper)

MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127518
$250

Thermal compound

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
$10

Ram (I'm not quite sure about this ram. Open for sugestions)

OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK
Item #: N82E16820227558
$95

OS

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
$95

CPU cooler (Looks like a good cooler)

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
$30

PSU and Case combo, $105

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-D-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...
Item #: N82E16817182069

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-D-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...
Item #: N82E16817182069

CPU (I don't want to change this) and MB combo (Looks like a great Mother Board) $205

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

MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130290

total: $880 with shiping

I'm going to be playing on my HDTV that displays at 1762 x 990, I prefer my games to be set at higher settings, though i will set them lower if its a game like Crysis. Again the Limit is $900 for now. This build will be built within 1-2 months, if the ati 6*** series comes out by then i might consider one of those cards. All of these parts come from Newegg.com, thank you for your posts

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September 13, 2010 3:05:28 AM

its good but get a different PSU everything else is good if not great

Rosewill does not make a good PSU
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September 13, 2010 3:08:04 AM

spentshells said:
its good but get a different PSU everything else is good if not great

Rosewill does not make a good PSU

Ok what PSU do you recommend that wouldn't break my budget?
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September 13, 2010 3:26:20 AM

Some of the newer Rosewill PSUs have been reviewed favorably in competent technical reviews; it seems they are trying to repair their badly soiled reputation.
Still, you only need 550W for that build. Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic have some models in the 550W-650W range that are often available with decent prices, like the Earthwatts and Truepower New. Right now, the 620W Neo Eco is available for $70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can get a cheap case for less than $35; just make sure it has at least one 120mm fan, preferably two of them (or places for them).
Also, the WD Blue series drives aren't their fast ones. Get a Seagate 7200.12 (NOT .11), a Samsung Spinpoint F3, or a Western Digital Black. The price should be about the same, $55.
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September 13, 2010 12:01:50 PM

Onus said:
Some of the newer Rosewill PSUs have been reviewed favorably in competent technical reviews; it seems they are trying to repair their badly soiled reputation.
Still, you only need 550W for that build. Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic have some models in the 550W-650W range that are often available with decent prices, like the Earthwatts and Truepower New. Right now, the 620W Neo Eco is available for $70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can get a cheap case for less than $35; just make sure it has at least one 120mm fan, preferably two of them (or places for them).
Also, the WD Blue series drives aren't their fast ones. Get a Seagate 7200.12 (NOT .11), a Samsung Spinpoint F3, or a Western Digital Black. The price should be about the same, $55.

Well I went ahead and added a Western Digital Black 500gb HD and that Rosewill case I had to my Newegg cart in a combo.

I also added that PSU to the cart, would have liked a little more power for the future but I think it will work good.

Final price: $876
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September 13, 2010 12:02:38 PM

Best answer selected by dominnater.
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September 14, 2010 12:23:12 AM

Nice. Have fun with your build.
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