New guy needs help with component choices Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 10, 2010 11:53 AM in Systems Share battalionvt December 10, 2010 5:36:47 AM This is my AMD build, if there is something that not compatible or you know of a better substitute for around the same cost please let me know. Approximate Purchase Date: The next couple of weeks. Budget Range: Before / Rebates $1300-1500 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) Parts not required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Tigerdirect Country of Origin: United States. Parts Preferences: No real preference. Overclocking: Maybe. I want to learn more about it. SLI or Crossfire: I still thinking about, is heat going to be a problem with card selected. Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) undecided. Additional Comments: I’m new at this so don’t overlook the obvious, if you think I need to know something please tell me. I was an aviation electronics tech in the navy so I should be able to put it together. I thought about building an Intel system with an i7 950 but don’t want to spend all that money on something I will replace in two years or so. I have an old AMD and it has been good to me so I thought I would try another one and it seems to be more in my price range. The AM3 motherboard I have selected is not going to support the next AMD processors like the bulldozer so it will not have a future. The AM3+ boards are not out yet so this is where I’m at. Thanks for the help. Ricky. 1. COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. $89.98 newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2. AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX With GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $378.99 newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 3. G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR or G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $99.99 newegg. http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#41 4. COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $169.99 newegg. 5. XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $239.99 newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 6. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $69.99 newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 7. LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk – OEM $99.99 newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 8. Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler $39.99 newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : guy component choices Proximon December 10, 2010 6:17:19 AM Welcome to the boards. At that budget level I think you would be better off building a stronger Intel system. You really don't need more than 4-6GB of RAM. The PSU is overkill by quite a bit. I doubt you need a Blu-ray burner. A combo drive would save a bit there, and I know of a good one. So let's make a list like that... I'll be back in a bit with one. battalionvt December 10, 2010 6:25:57 AM I plan on having two 6870 so do I need this big power supply? I plan on getting some SSD later. and maybe try some OC. Related resources New guy , needs much help . =) - Forum ASrock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 System Build Component Compatability Choices ? - Forum Need advice on new build component choices - Forum new guy with new system needs help . - Forum Building a new desktop, need some opinions for my choices - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Proximon December 10, 2010 6:35:35 AM Here we go: i7 950 + Asus Sabertooth X58 board + CM HAF X case $625 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Corsair DDR3 6GB 1600 CL9 $93 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seasonic X650 $95 - see promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is one of the best PSUs made at a great price. Sapphire 6870 $245 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Non-reference cooler should be more effective and quieter. Spinpoint F3 $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Samsung 12X Blu-ray drive $75 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Was a bit less, but still a great drive. I have the 8x and am very happy with it. CM Hyper 212+ CPU cooler $30 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Win 7 64-bit $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Proximon December 10, 2010 6:38:59 AM The PSU would cover crossfire 6870s. If you would like a bit more margin this PSU would be great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's made by Seasonic and is actually the same platform, just a bit beefed up. If you can tolerate the looks. Anonymous December 10, 2010 9:12:05 AM Go for a DVD drive rather than Bluray and upgrade the graphics to a GTX 570 mrhoshos96 December 10, 2010 11:33:21 AM you know you can wait for sandybridge. mrhoshos96 December 10, 2010 11:53:38 AM nice future proof build: Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew estimate from computer guy , what do you think? ForumPlease advise me on these component choices for new system. ForumHELP Between two Gaming PC Choices ForumNew Build, opinions concerning choices . ForumPC Building and advice for anything for NEW guy ForumNeed Help Finalizing Component Choices (i7 build) ForumHey you, Expert PC guy , help me with my new rig! ForumHelp a Mac guy out? ForumSo Many Radeon HD 6970 2GB Choices - Which One? ForumNew Build, any good? ForumHey, I'm Buying a New PC and need some input Forum[Solved] Need help with my new build Forum[Solved] A Low budget with medium performance. ForumHtpc build help! 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