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November 7, 2010 2:54:07 PM

Hello,
Looking for some input for my first build. Do I have everything I need? Things to remove or better options?
I plan to play World of Warcraft and general PC applications. I connect via a wireless connection.

I would like to spend between 1-1.2k. I will be purchasing a 32" 1080p LCD HD tv for a monitor with HDMI connection. Thanks for your help.

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136178
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$20.99


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$59.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$54.99


ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131398
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$99.99


ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$109.99
$99.99


GIGABYTE GV-R687D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
Item #: N82E16814125347
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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$489.98
($244.99 each)


COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ...
Item #: N82E16817171037
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
$139.99
$79.99


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy
$9.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231277
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$74.99


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$175.99
$165.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99
Subtotal: $1,256.88

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November 7, 2010 3:34:18 PM

Get the AMD Phenom II X4 955 if you plan to OC.

You do realise you have 2 mobo's listed right?

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275&cm_re=g.skill_ddr3_1333-_-20-231-275-_-Product better memory for AMD. It does more with lower latencies (CAS 8) than higher frequencies.

I don't use Cooler Master PSU's.. Seasonic, Corsair, or XFX.
Corsair 750TX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 (I realise it cost more.. you get more Watts, plus it's from a good PSU company.)
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November 7, 2010 3:51:32 PM

Thank you Vindictive for your reply.

Does this look good?

Any other items might I need to start it up?

Here is my updated list:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
Item #: N82E16811129024

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136178
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Linksys WMP600N PCI Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band
Item #: N82E16833124342
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 GIGABYTE GV-R687D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
Item #: N82E16814125347
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116758

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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November 7, 2010 4:33:36 PM

whats "Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply" ? you don't need a case that comes with a PSU, + 500W isn't enough for two 6870's.
Stick with the haf 912
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November 7, 2010 4:45:09 PM

Thank you, I'll stick with your stated picks.

I appreciate your input.

I'll let you know how it all works out.

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November 7, 2010 5:37:16 PM

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OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II
ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G

if you're a student with student email address you might be able to get Win7 from MS and there student program - costs $30


How can I find out more about this student thing?
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November 7, 2010 10:34:12 PM

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sure thing bro.
goodluck.
http://www.microsoft.com/education/license/howtobuy/agr...

for older guys like me if i want a deal i have to BIOS activate mine... :ange: 


The only thing I'm unsure of is that it says "upgrade" and then lists some windows OS you must have. Since its for a new build would that be considered an upgrade? My netbook is running XP but obviously my new system comes with no software.
I e-mail microsoft and asked anyway but maybe you know xD
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