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October 27, 2010 2:30:11 AM

I've been lurking here for a while, and I've finally saved up enough money to post. Here goes.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks


Budget Range: 700-800 USD Before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: basic multitasking (browsing, media, word processing, etc.), gaming, modeling (Autodesk Maya and Mudbox)


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: I'd probably prefer Intel to AMD, but anything solid will work.


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: I will be using a 1080p TV as a monitor, and I will also need an RBG cable(?) to connect it.


Additional Comments: I want something that will be upgradeable after the initial build, so take that into consideration. And as far as gaming goes, I don't care if I can play Crysis on max or whatever the benchmark is, but I do want games to run smoothly with normal settings, including Diablo III when it launches. Take your best guess for DIII requirements...

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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2010 3:47:45 AM

AMD Phenom II X6 1075 & Asus AMD 870 SATA 3/USB3 mobo: $314.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ 550W Modular PSU and Samsung 1 TB HDD: $114.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mushkin Enhanced Blacklline 4 GB DDR3-1600 RAM: $83.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire HD6850 1GB video card: $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Destroyer case: $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4 Additional fans, Blue LED: $14.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner: $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total $775.91
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October 27, 2010 4:07:36 AM

Id spend a lil more and get an NZXT Lexa S instead of a Rosewill Destroyer... you won't be disappointed... No need for LEDs once you get that
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October 27, 2010 11:14:10 AM

@xurwin: An HDMI cable will work fine. I would need a type A to type C cable for that?

@other guys: I don't really need a tricked out case.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2010 11:25:08 AM

$727 with *one* HD6870 1st hehe
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October 28, 2010 2:39:21 AM

xurwin: will 550w be enough power, even after whatever upgrades I decide to make?

Thanks everyone, I'd like a couple more opinions before I make my choice.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 28, 2010 2:40:59 AM

550 will be enough for anything shy of two 470s
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October 28, 2010 9:46:15 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
550 will be enough for anything shy of two 470s

what he said :D 

or consider corsiar 650 watts this will be more than enough.
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November 3, 2010 7:25:54 PM

I was going to go with screwy's build, buy I guess I took to long, because the deal expired....

Also, due to unfortunate circumstances I will also be needing a monitor. Maybe I should just make a new thread altogether.
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November 7, 2010 3:12:39 PM

Best answer selected by no_detection.
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