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November 4, 2010 3:36:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the month

Budget Range: $1,200 Max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo editing, Gaming, audio file editing, regular multi tasking web surfing document use.

Parts Not Required: Tower

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Buy.com, tigerdirect.com, or any other reliable site

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I am building for the first time and so am unsure on a lot of things because my knowladge is based off of what I have researched and read.

I say finalizing but in reality only 1 of my listed parts have I bought already

Tower: Already bought Silverstone Raven RVO2 for ~140$ (price went up day after I bought)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Phenom II BE X4 965 ~165$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-I really dont know on cpu's though wether I should go AMD or intel please post suggestions

GPU: EVGA GTX 470~ $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws duel channel kit, 4Gb, 2x 2gb ~ $75
(these seem the most logical as for price and quality)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: Asus 890GX ~ 150$
(again really no idea just that it can sli)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Drive: Samsung spinpoint 1Tb ~ $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Veiwsonic 27" ~ $350 (really I just picked a random monitor with a decent eggrating If any one has opinions on monitors please let me know)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should be it.

as for questions
1. Should I go intel or AMD for this build
2. What motherboard would you say is necessary if I want to may be some day sli but really haven no idea
3. Should I wait to build till amd and intel release new hardware (sandy bridges, bulldozer, etc.)
4. Monitor, what is your personal preference, and what do you think would be a good choice for me. BTW this will be used in my dorm as both my tv and monitor.

Thanks in advance.

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November 4, 2010 3:54:55 AM

If you want to SLi, go with an nforce 980a MB. Know that two GTS 450 ($180 right now) or GTX 460 outperform a single 470 in almost every respect. A 650W power supply would suffice with your 470 or SLi 460's. A 600W PSU would be sufficient for dual 450's. I would stay with the AMD chipset if the point of this build is budget. If you're prepared to wait to build this system, buy it on black friday or cyber monday (the friday or monday after thanksgiving), they have VERY good deals on those days.

Save $50 on your monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Spend the same on your monitor and get LED backlit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 4, 2010 4:34:26 AM

thumps up for your article, great post...
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November 4, 2010 6:03:13 AM


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November 4, 2010 6:46:41 AM

Atotalnoob said:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Model #:RC-932-KKN1-GP
Item #:N82E16811119160

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:870 EXTREME3
Item #:N82E16813157198

PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:VCGGTX4601XPB-OC
Item #:N82E16814133326

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active ...
Model #:CMPSU-750HX
Item #:N82E16817139010


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Model #:HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #:N82E16819103727

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
Model #:F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
Item #:N82E16820231276

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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ASUS MS236H Glossy Black / White 23" 2ms(GTG) Ring stand and Ergo-fit technology Widescreen LCD Monitor w/HDMI
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
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Total 1,184.89$


Thanks for the over view and addition of the psu. I already have my raven tower so no need for the haf 932. I would prefer a slightly bigger monitor for my photo editing. Also is there a reason you changed out the gtx 470 for the 460?
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November 4, 2010 6:51:00 AM

ahhh sorry, on both counts.. =D....☺ it is OC'ed.. (plus I skim the threads, and I am woooozy from my sleeping pill(YES THEY ARE PRESCRIBED TO ME) (I take 4 and they barely make me sleepy)

can you have the system at home and use your TV for larger monitor? drop a little bit money on another GPU, maybe you can afford another 460/470.
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November 4, 2010 7:07:06 AM

Atotalnoob said:
ahhh sorry, on both counts.. =D....☺ it is OC'ed.. (plus I skim the threads, and I am woooozy from my sleeping pill(YES THEY ARE PRESCRIBED TO ME) (I take 4 and they barely make me sleepy)

can you have the system at home and use your TV for larger monitor? drop a little bit money on another GPU, maybe you can afford another 460/470.


Those sleeping pills :sleep:  sound alot like roofies :bounce: 

Well I graduate this year and then am off to college, I would prefer instead of buying a tv and monitor to just buy one that will fit between the 2 sizes and work for both.

As for the extra card I cant put out the extra 40-60 bucks to upgrade to 470 from the 460 but dropping another 180 on graphics cards is a little out of my budget, may be in the future I can add another and sli but not right now sadly.
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November 4, 2010 9:40:11 PM

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GTX 470's are going on a crazy sale.
plus the nVidia GTX 5 series is about to drop.
but if your going to run an amd chip the go ATi with the graphics too..

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When or where have the GTX 470 gone on sale?? Also I really have no problem with going intel over amd if thats what you recommend I am just trying to get the highest performance within my budget that has room for upgrades, over clocking, and may be core unlocking. I think I prefer the nvidia graphics cards to the amd ones =/

Also could you may be post a link/links to some of the items you suggested.
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November 7, 2010 3:12:34 AM

bump? thought more people would be arguing and listing reasons why I should go with different brands and or products...
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November 7, 2010 3:19:26 AM

Lol mostly we are in agreement... If it in my threads box i reply :) 
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November 7, 2010 3:26:35 AM

Atotalnoob said:
Lol mostly we are in agreement... If it in my threads box i reply :) 


So what I have posted + changes people have posted is the best pc i can get for 1000$?
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November 7, 2010 3:25:24 PM

Just about...
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November 25, 2010 3:34:32 PM

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