New System

Ok, Old Tower bit the Dust so going to build a new one and need some help. I have always been a fan of Intel but thinking of going AMD on this build. AMD seems to be better product for WAY cheaper right now.

I already have a Few parts that i will be salvaging from old tower and some parts that i have that got on killer deal that are brand now.

Salving: A 320GB WD hard drive, DVD burner, Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse
Open to getting another dive or two and doing a raid 0

New Parts I have:
Case: Cool mater Stacker 830
Power Supply: Cool Master 850w

Already have Windows 7 x64 ultimate

Newegg is where i plan on getting parts from, also have a local MicroCenter that I can go to if it is cheaper there.

Want to keep under $850ish but cheaper is better.

I Do not like ATI at all and will be Going with Nvidia for the GPU

Here is what I'm thinking for parts:

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard


AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX630WFK42GI - OEM

OCZ Reaper Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1333C9LV8GK

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler

Current Cost: $687
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  1. The AM3 mobos with SLI don't have USB3 and SATA 3.

    GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H + AMD Phenom II X4 955
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.524409
    RAM - see above
    PowerColor PCS+ AX5870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131352&cm_re=hd_5870-_-14-131-352-_-Product

    Quote:
    I Do not like ATI at all and will be Going with Nvidia for the GPU


    You can put this on the card:
    http://www.nvidiastore.com/images/product_images/popup_images/30_2.jpg
  2. Have had several issue with ATI and doing High end 3D rendering and animation for gaming ya not so much of a deal but i will be doing more 3D work with it then gaming or at least i plan to. Want to eventually go with Dual Graphics cards so not sure if 8x by 8x is good enough (honestly i don't know) but think that 16x by 16 would be better thanks for the feed!

    if anybody can recommend a Good motherboard that is where i mostly lost. and not sure if it is worth getting an after marker CPU cooler too.
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