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November 28, 2010 5:19:19 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1400

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

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: CF: Would like the possibility in the future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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Here is what I was thinking so far. Haven't bought anything so feel free to edit/critique as much as you would like.

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermal:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
I was thinking a 6870 and maybe do CF later once prices come down.

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:
Windows 7

DVD:
ASUS Black SATA 24X Burner with E-Hammer Software LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
Not sure(24" or so I am thinking)

Currently without a monitor this comes to roughly $1100-1200 before combos and shipping.

Butcher as much as you would like! I would like to be able to play at max settings if possible.

Thanks = D

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November 28, 2010 5:57:20 AM

Right now newegg has the HAF 932 for $89.99 after MIB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since this is mainly for WoW (which is all that I play) I found one of the greatest things that enhanced my gameplay was two additional monitors. With two additional monitors, you can have a browser open ready to search anything you need to, and on the other monitor you can have any interfaces you need like a DPS meter or what-have-you and it won't clog your center screen.
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November 28, 2010 6:02:52 AM

^+1, even though it makes me angry what I paid for it...

That's an expensive board for "maybe overclocking"

8GB RAM seems Excessive. If you are trying to future-proof on the RAM, I'd go with 4GB of 1600 over 8GB of 1333. It's cheaper and less likely to hold you back if you later add more ram or use the ram in another system.
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November 28, 2010 6:08:17 AM

Mmk. Ill change to 4g of ram and get that case. This is my first build and not very experienced with overclocking. Once I get settled I will probably do some research and do it.

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November 28, 2010 8:57:41 AM

Any advice on what monitor or vid card to go with? I still have a bit in my budget to play with.

Is there another mobo I should get for a lesser price? Crossfire probably won't be a huge deal since the only game I currently play is wow and the graphics aren't too intense.

updated case and ram in first post.
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November 28, 2010 10:20:16 AM

the 6870s are almost completely sold out, but there is an MSI still in stock at $269.

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November 28, 2010 11:52:55 PM

So, I am thinking about ordering tonight. Here is what I have come up with:



I will probably get one of the 24" Asus monitors.

Is that video card overkill and should I just order a 6870 from a different site? I saw some on tigerdirect earlier today.


edit: better image
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November 29, 2010 12:27:26 AM

Ram seems pricey, here is an alternative

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would stick with the 6870 from somewhere else. Pick up a SSD with the difference
Here is one I like, but you could prob do better grabbing whatever is cheap on cyber monday. Anything with TRIM support should be fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 29, 2010 12:34:18 AM

Is that video card overkill and should I just order a 6870 from a different site? I saw some on tigerdirect earlier today.



Have you considered the HD6870's? ~$100.00 less and 2 brands {powercolor and HIS) in stock at newegg. They also run cooler and are less power hungry.
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November 29, 2010 1:25:22 AM

Should I do the HIS 6870 and drop the psu down to a corsair 750? This is just for wow which mostly doesn't benefit from dual cards so I probably won't end up needing to CF.

I will drop the ram down to a cheaper one and pick up an ssd for windows/wow.

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November 29, 2010 1:34:22 AM

changed gpu to:

HIS H687FT1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu to:

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram to:

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

added ssd:

Corsair Force CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

down to $1179.88 = D

Monitor:

ASUS VK246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1 ) Built-in Speakers w/ 1.3m Pixel Webcam
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$209.99


I also want to look into a new keyboard. I really like the slim ones. Any suggestions on brands or models?
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November 29, 2010 1:59:24 AM

A single 6870 only requires a 500W PSU with two 6-pin pcie connectors. Although you are getting a great deal on the 750w, the same Corsair series 550W is also on sale at newegg.
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November 29, 2010 2:07:18 AM

Ill stick with the 750 incase I CF in the future for another game and its a good deal = )

any other issues before I click chechout?



comes to: $1188.17 with shipping
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November 29, 2010 2:20:11 AM

I think its pretty solid
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November 29, 2010 3:50:35 AM

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November 29, 2010 5:32:58 AM

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