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First Build. Mid-Range Gaming & CUDA.

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December 11, 2010 2:32:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (Before 12/24/10)

Budget Range: $850 Better if it could be less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Compressing Blu-Ray BD 50 to BD 25(DVDFab w/ CUDA support), Gaming (Medieval 2 Total War, and soon Shogun 2 Total War, might get into other games), internet.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, wireless card (D-Link DWA-556), DVD Drive (LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner), Video Card (EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB) Although thinking of selling it, Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg mostly.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900

Additional Comments: Don't really watch movies on my pc. Won't be needing an SSD for now. I really want to be able to play Total War games maxed out, don't really play other games but might get into them. Also would like to be able to get better compression times from BD50 to BD25. I have a HP p6310y Desktop right now, and its showing an estimate of 7-12 hours just to compress 1 movie and its maxing all 4 cores. Also will be getting Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit from Amazon.

Need help with the rest of it. Any suggestions would help.


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December 11, 2010 6:42:59 AM

Even under the lowest end of that budget range one could build a little gaming monster ^^

Items off Egg $553 (less DVDRW since u have ODD covered)

Items from Microcenter $170 Deneb 965BE + MSI 785G-E53
$723 in total
December 19, 2010 8:26:44 PM

Sorry it took me so long to reply, but I've been extremly busy. I've done some research and have come up with this build.

Also $176.99 for Windows 7 Home Premium from Amazon.

Grand total with tax and shipping from all = $753.11

Will these parts be compatible with each other, are there any bottlenecks? Not sure if its too much power, as I won't be overclocking the processor. But later on I will be adding a new video card, maybe some more fans, and another HDD.

Any suggestions let me know.
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December 20, 2010 2:31:57 PM

December 20, 2010 4:06:24 PM

Yeah I'm going to sell it. Probably get a gtx 460 card.
December 24, 2010 2:09:05 AM

Best answer selected by chrisc18.
December 24, 2010 5:07:32 AM

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