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1300$ Beast

Cpu:AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886 Will Unlock 4th Core

Motherboard:MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223

Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

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=N82E16822152185

SSD:G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-80GBP2 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231398

Case:Rosewill CRUISER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side Panel Window, comes with Four Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, 1x Side Blue LED 190mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147145

PSU:XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001

GPU:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity*2 CROSSFIRE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150507

Cooler:Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018 For OCing to 4 GHZ

Total 1360$ AR

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  1. Spending so much on everything except CPU, poor him, wat did he do wrong. Get an X4.

    CPU + MOBO: AMD Phenom II X4 955 B.E 3.2GHz + GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.564535

    GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    OR
    wait a bit for AMD 69xx series cards releasing in a week approx. For new builds always go for single GPU so u have option to add another later and not being stuck. Wat resolution are u gona have?

    Also get a Full Tower case if u can and dont buy SSD rite now if other components are getting affected.
  2. advantages of full tower cases are what?
  3. ok then i guess i 'll wait for SB and Amd 69xx
  4. Best answer
    there will always be new pc parts coming out that are better then the others before
    if you have the money to go for it by all means do:) but just saying getting a top notch cpu now and comparing it SB wont be a huge diff... 10 to 15% performance
    and even then u can OC ur cpu that u can buy now to hit 4 ghz and more with some patience and tweaking and save urself some bucksssss $$$ unless u dont care about $$$ :P
  5. thnx for the info but i prefer to wait since i can get more money
  6. Best answer selected by sr26.
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