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November 7, 2010 8:41:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week


Budget Range: 1000-1300$


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies


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


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: Denmark


Parts Preferences: for cpu AMD, otherwise im open for suggestions


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: later on yes


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Memory: OCZ Black DDR3-1600 2x2048MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Video card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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Any suggestions on how to improve this setup? maybe to save money?
my plan is to buy another HD 6850 within a few weeks time,
is my PSU okay or overkill for that? i would like it to be modular.

:) 

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November 7, 2010 8:52:45 PM

If you wanna cheap out and settle for heat, then go with AMD, but if you want something better, Id choose an Intel i5-750 or 760

I would probably go with G.Skill or Mushkin for RAM, not OCZ

For PSUs, might wanna stick with Corsair, Antec, XFX, Sea Sonic etc

700W is more than enough, youd be fine with a 650 even, so if that'll help you get a cheaper 650W modular psu, go for it

and case... eww.... NZXT Lexa S ;) 
November 7, 2010 9:00:10 PM

I have been looking into Intel actually, but ive always used AMD, got no clue about intel at all.
would i really get an improvement in gaming if i choose an i5 instead?

if so, what mobo would you take?

gonna look into a pair of G.Skill memory :) 

i actually got a corsair TX650W PSU from my old setup, but would really like to get a modular one

about the case, was at first goin for the NZXT Phantom, but after alot of goin trough reveiws i ended up at the HAF 922 :D 
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November 8, 2010 12:36:57 AM

I'd stick with your original picks and take the extra $50 you're gonna save on the 955BE vs the i5-750 toward a good aftermarket cooler. The CM Hyper 212+ rocks for $30.

I am admittedly an AMD honk but then again, I like bang for the buck so AMD gives you that everytime. The 955BE is a mean overclocker. Not that the i5 isn't.
November 8, 2010 1:13:36 AM

Will Newegg Ship to Denmark?
November 8, 2010 1:30:43 AM

etk said:
Will Newegg Ship to Denmark?

Now that is a good question.
November 8, 2010 1:21:07 PM

jimmyzline said:
I'd stick with your original picks and take the extra $50 you're gonna save on the 955BE vs the i5-750 toward a good aftermarket cooler. The CM Hyper 212+ rocks for $30.

I am admittedly an AMD honk but then again, I like bang for the buck so AMD gives you that everytime. The 955BE is a mean overclocker. Not that the i5 isn't.


well im proberly gonna stick to my AMD setup, after a little looking at intel :) 

i was gonna buy CM hyper 212 actually, forgot to put that on my list, thx for the reminder.

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etk wrote :

Will Newegg Ship to Denmark?


i dont know if they do, but looking at the price range newegg have on the things i need,
its pretty much the same as in our online stores, only diffrence can be that there is things they dont sell,
like for instance memory, it can be hard to find G.Skill.

based on the answers here, i find that my setup would be okay?
tho changeing out the memory sticks i found, and getting a 650W PSU instead.
no need to get the X4 965? or even 970? or go with X6?
November 8, 2010 1:35:50 PM

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OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II


ehm, i think you posted in the wrong topic, otherwise im confused.
November 8, 2010 1:43:51 PM

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add to your build...


thx for trying to help, but as i stated i dont need hard drives (with that i also ment SSD)

i find no need to get SSD at this point.
November 8, 2010 3:47:53 PM

cyna said:
I have been looking into Intel actually, but ive always used AMD, got no clue about intel at all.
would i really get an improvement in gaming if i choose an i5 instead?

if so, what mobo would you take?

gonna look into a pair of G.Skill memory :) 

i actually got a corsair TX650W PSU from my old setup, but would really like to get a modular one

about the case, was at first goin for the NZXT Phantom, but after alot of goin trough reveiws i ended up at the HAF 922 :D 



I've got a similiar build and had the exact same price range, but no emphasis on gaming. Here it is in case it helps. Keep in mind this is a First time but I've done quite a bit of research the past few weeks.

CASE: Lian li $170 PC-60FNWX (I splurged)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD:$110 Asus P7P55D E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
$180 Asus P7P55D E Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-...

CPU: $210 i5 - 760 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM $80 G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin 1333 1.5 V, Cas L 7 & 7-7-7-21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD $75 Samsung f3 spinpoint 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU $230 EVGA GTX-460 OC'd 850 MHz & 1700 MHz, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU $95 (sale) Antec True power 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler (if needed) $30 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus "heatpipe direct contact"

Windows 7 $100 system builders home edition 64 bit



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