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September 17, 2010 3:15:45 AM

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE/ATAPI Model SH-S222A - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151175
$16.99


MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130223
$167.99


EVGA 768-P3-1362-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814130564

$199.99


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
$9.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
$149.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
$99.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
$29.99


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Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136320

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153

$79.98


EVGA 768-P3-1362-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814130564

Nvidia Free Just Cause 2 Coupon Free with purchase!
Item #: N82E16800999242

$199.99


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CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139009

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145260

193.98

TOTAL: 1,171

With this build I can play any game I want at full settings, and with this mother board I can add 2 more 460s to make it quad sli, I got a good deal on the PSU as well, It's a Crosair. great parts, I cant go any higher on the price but if you have any suggestions please tell. This Computer will be built this Christmas

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September 17, 2010 4:27:16 AM

^ Hi, the 790FX supports only Crossfire. IF you want SLI, then Intel would be a better option, also with GTX 460, you can only go SLI with only 2 cards as there is only one SLI connector...
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September 17, 2010 4:54:12 AM

dont go nvidia+amd... change that video card for 5850 (much better)

lower the psu to 750w

also that ram is cl9.. u need cl7

get the samsung spinpoint f3 over western digital.. its cheaper and faster

if u can try to use a dvd from an old computer...

also u dont need the thermal compuond... it comes with the hsf

and that case its bad get any cooler master haf or cooler amster 690 ii advance... also u can get an antec 300

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September 17, 2010 6:10:31 AM

2 5850s are not better, 2 gtx 460s are better than 2 5850s because of SLI being superior to crossfire at the moment, but what i would rather do is get 1 5870 and get a second 1 down the line, or i would go with an intel build with an i5 760 and get 2 gtx 460s 1gb or 1 gtx 480, the intel build will perform better in games, but might be more expensive, so it all depends on you, also you can pick up an i7 930 at microcenter for $199
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September 17, 2010 6:15:22 AM

the samsung spinpoint is not faster than the caviar black its just better price vs performance, however he is getting the caviar black in a combo with his case
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September 17, 2010 6:18:17 AM

the case is actually rated by toms hardware as the best case in its price range... so its not a bad choice.... also you dont need to get arctic silver 5 thermal paste as the hyper 212+ also comes with thermal paste if i am not mistaken
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September 17, 2010 5:29:19 PM

*sigh*

You can't quad or tri SLI 460s. If you want to SLI I would recommend going with this board

MSI NF980-G65 $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since you will only SLI two cards though you could save a little money and go with a 750a based board instead such as the MSI NF750-G55 for $99, but of course since you can afford the 980a board you may as well go for it. I also recommend that you get the 1GB versions of the 460 instead for a few dollars more and overclock them yourself.
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September 17, 2010 9:10:54 PM

Juanchioo said:
dont go nvidia+amd... change that video card for 5850 (much better)

lower the psu to 750w

also that ram is cl9.. u need cl7

get the samsung spinpoint f3 over western digital.. its cheaper and faster

if u can try to use a dvd from an old computer...

also u dont need the thermal compuond... it comes with the hsf

and that case its bad get any cooler master haf or cooler amster 690 ii advance... also u can get an antec 300

Whats wrong with AMD and Nvidia together? That case is amazing!
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September 17, 2010 9:14:22 PM

gkay09 said:
^ Hi, the 790FX supports only Crossfire. IF you want SLI, then Intel would be a better option, also with GTX 460, you can only go SLI with only 2 cards as there is only one SLI connector...

I felt so stupid after reading your post haha. I completely forgot to check for sli compatibility. I've looked on some forums and I dont think the I7 would offer that big of a performance insrease for the money, I have seen many builds with the Phenom cpus and 460s together. thanks for the reply
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September 17, 2010 9:18:49 PM

gordon_81 said:
the case is actually rated by toms hardware as the best case in its price range... so its not a bad choice.... also you dont need to get arctic silver 5 thermal paste as the hyper 212+ also comes with thermal paste if i am not mistaken

Arctic Thermal is supposed to be the best paste though and only $10. I would love to have an intel build but I want something that can be upgraded down the line and Amd cpus are very good at letting youupgrade without a motherboard. thanks for the reply
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September 20, 2010 3:51:04 AM

^ I am not talking about the i7s here...Check out the i5 760...The P55 boards also offer SLI and are very good for gaming...
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September 21, 2010 10:01:54 PM

gkay09 said:
^ I am not talking about the i7s here...Check out the i5 760...The P55 boards also offer SLI and are very good for gaming...

I'm not that into Intel. I'm considering an AMD Phenom II x6, gaming isn't the only thing I want to do. I also want to upload videos to Youtube (Professional quality videos) and six cores would make video editing a snap! I know The i7 processor would give me a few fps in games but from what I have seen the 1099t is better at just about everything else
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September 22, 2010 3:56:00 AM

^ Ohh dont think that I am pushing you to choose an Intel CPU...I thought you wanted a gaming PC and wanted to go SLI thats all...
I personally like the 6-Cores as well, they give more for the money,...
Check out the new 1075T too...
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September 22, 2010 11:53:38 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Ohh dont think that I am pushing you to choose an Intel CPU...I thought you wanted a gaming PC and wanted to go SLI thats all...
I personally like the 6-Cores as well, they give more for the money,...
Check out the new 1075T too...

Yeah I want to do some gaming and make some gaming videos for youtube. I'm also going to use it for all other activites like web browsing, music, movies, but i do want to play games and that will probably be what im doing most of the time, btw I have dial up :( . but yeah the 6 core cpus look great and I think soon enough games will start using em, I got me a good mb for sli thats for AMD, will there be any diffrence if I sli them through AMD? or would I be better off getting a 5830 or something? the board as an asus M4a98 or something of the sort
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September 22, 2010 12:18:24 PM

^ If you ask me I would stick with Crossfire for AMD,...
The HD 5830 also is a good choice, but for that budget, you can get a more powerful GPU...
Check out this build with combos -
X4 955 + HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Gigabyte 890GX + Corsair 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE + HDD -
NZXT Gamma + WD Black 500GB - The reason why I chose the Gamma is this article -
With just a single fan, it performs very well, so once when you add more fans, it would perform even better...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-gamma-rosewill...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ 750W + DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OS - Win 7 HP

Total - ~$863 | ~$828 After rebates...
Even if you add 1 more HD 5850, it would come to around ~$1121
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September 22, 2010 9:12:21 PM

gkay09 said:
^ If you ask me I would stick with Crossfire for AMD,...
The HD 5830 also is a good choice, but for that budget, you can get a more powerful GPU...
Check out this build with combos -
X4 955 + HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Gigabyte 890GX + Corsair 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE + HDD -
NZXT Gamma + WD Black 500GB - The reason why I chose the Gamma is this article -
With just a single fan, it performs very well, so once when you add more fans, it would perform even better...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-gamma-rosewill...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ 750W + DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OS - Win 7 HP

Total - ~$863 | ~$828 After rebates...
Even if you add 1 more HD 5850, it would come to around ~$1121

Hmm... I think this build Rocks! well I may make a small adjustment, I may add a 1090t so it will come out around 1000 or so... very nice!
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September 22, 2010 9:23:20 PM

Best answer selected by dominnater.
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