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October 8, 2010 5:19:44 PM

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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October 9, 2010 9:14:03 PM

Why don't you like ATi? They are made by AMD.. they have great great GPUs that don't make your PC a space heater.

Why do you need 8GB of ram? If you are gaming then get 4GB

Get a 5850 or 5830
5850 -
5830 -

With that get a better motherboard
October 11, 2010 2:55:05 PM

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.