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First Build AMD

Last response: in Systems
December 12, 2010 10:27:31 PM

Hi, I have been lurking for a while and this is my first build. I did research and this is what I have come up with. Please tell me if you see any issues and I am always open to suggestions.

Approximate Purchase Date: next couple of days.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800)700 to 800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: school work, gaming, internet, steaming movies and cd movies.

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS- I will be able to get this from school. monitor 20in

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.

Country of Origin: usa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I partial to AMD chips seems to be most cost effective.

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I do play games like dragon age, starcraft II, and the new diablo when it come out.

With that being said this is what I put together so far:

DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

Case: Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan
-$15.00 Instant

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card20-145-260


Cpu&motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
* AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDX945FBGIBOX

-$10.00 Instant
-$12.99 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-131-646


Gpu & power: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply


Total: 670.93

I do have wiggle room if you have any recommendations.

Thanks for looking it over.

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December 13, 2010 12:11:24 AM
December 13, 2010 12:26:51 AM

Thank you, I did not think I could afford the 6850 on my budget.
December 13, 2010 12:41:18 AM

Best answer selected by newbie2011.