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November 25, 2010 5:54:37 PM


So I want to give building a PC a shot. This is what I have thus far:

MSI 890fxa-GD70
Sapphire 5970
G Skill 3 x 4gb DDR3 2000
AMD 970

Thoughts? Suggestions? I'm looking to stay under $ 2000 and get some decent Black Friday deals.

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November 25, 2010 5:56:48 PM

go back to the forum and go to the top stickied thing "read before posting" then go to "how to ask for help"
copy and paste the questionnaire.
November 25, 2010 6:22:00 PM

Sorry, I'm working on my phone, as my PC died while I was researching this. Think its the power supply.

Purchase date: Within a week
Budget: Under $ 2000. Future proofing built in.
System Usage: Gaming, surfing net with multiple windows with multiple tabs of firefox open while gaming, storage of high resolution photos
Parts not required: Need everything. My 5 year old dell will be parted out
Site preferred: New Egg
Country: USA
Parts Preferred: Best performance and quality for the price.
Overclocking: I don't have experience doing this, so I should probably stay away for the moment
SLI/Crossfire: I've not read that this is necessary.
Monitor Resolution: Need a new one, so this is flexible
November 25, 2010 6:29:55 PM

i5 760 (on sale today) -$190

asus p7p55d-e pro - $180

samsung spinpoint f3 1tb - $70

Gigabyte Super Overclocked GTX 470 x 2 = $600

G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Cas 8 - $185

Antec Truepower TP-750 750W - $80 (i just bought 1 of these 1 hour ago, amazing deal)

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB - $189 after MIR

ASUS MS246H Glossy Black 23.6"- $170 after MIR

CM 690 II Advanced - $80

Hyper 212+ - $15 after MIR (amazing deal)

just pick a DVD burner/reader $20

W7 home 64 bit oem - $85 right now

= $1674
add more wherever you feel necessary.
I'd start with upping to the Haf X, or Silverstone RV02 case.

If you want 3d gaming switch the monitor to this - $500 comes with the Nvidia 3d glasses and everything.