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Building New Gaming System

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October 5, 2010 4:00:11 AM

I'll get to answering the questions first and add comments at the bottom

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP, would like to order everything this week if possible.

Budget Range: $800ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW/FFXIV), and Photo Editing (12.1MP) in PS Elements

Parts Not Required: Logitech G9x Mouse, Logitech G15 Keyboard, Acer Monitor, Antec 900 Case, and some crappy speakers, possibly PSU

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever is cheaper, but I generally lean towards NewEgg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Prefer AMD CPU, swaying towards Phenom II 965

Overclocking: No, most likely not

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, I think

Additional Comments: Looking to get a system that will run fine with WoW on Max settings, as well as enough multitasking capabilities for gaming and web surfing, as well as photo editing

Will be running on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I currently have the following PSU:


I'm open to upgrading this to the following PSU if it can stay within my budget still:


Really looking to build a system with the AMD Phenom II 965


DVD-Rom will be cheap roughly $15, and as for Harddrive I'm looking at:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200RPM SATA 6.0

I'm open on Motherboard and RAM, as well as the GPU. Just really hoping to get some good recomendations that will work with my needs and stay within budget, or even below it, if possible =).

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October 5, 2010 5:31:19 AM

^ If that PSU is still working fine and I guess must still be in warranty, then stick with it, it has enough power for any single chip graphic card out there...
As for rest of the parts,
X4 965 + HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS 870 + ASUS DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - If you do a lot of Photopshop work, then 8GB might be warranted
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Why not this 1TB ? It is as good or maybe even better -
Samsung F3 1TB
$16 off w/ promo code EMCYXNW34, ends 10/4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$732 (Not including the rebates or the promo code)
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