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December 24, 2010 12:00:55 AM

Hey guys, this is going to be my first build. I have 700$ to spend on a PC from newegg, not including shipping. I already have the OS, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I would really appreciate some help picking out parts. The best piece I need is the processor, I'll be running many processor hogging programs. The video card does not have to be the best, but still decent. If you come up with a build that goes a little over 700$ and has like some mail in rebates that would be fine. Thanks.
December 24, 2010 2:04:10 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz

ASUS EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM

SAMSUNG 22x DVD+/-R CD/DVD Burner

COOLER MASTER HAF 922

CORSAIR 650W Power Supply

$677 after rebates.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2010 2:58:00 AM

Caviar's and most WD drives are overated. All it is, is the brand.

Samsung F3 1tb or 500gb.

1tb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Samsungs are cheaper, faster, with a larger platter size. F3;s are recommended budget HDDs.

955 also would be a better choice than the 965. With that said change the 965, for a 955. Then pickup this cooler, not a stock one, that way you'll be able to OC the chip. I have a 955, runs great.

Hyper 212+:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh...
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December 24, 2010 3:04:58 AM

Try this on: 6 core w/ HD6850. room & wattage to expand to a crossfire later:

LG 22x DVD Burner: $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB Hard drive: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AS Rock 870 Extreme 3 motherboard: $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte HD6850: $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-Data 4 GB DDR3-1600 RAM kit: $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
only $7 more than a cheap 1333 kit

AMD 1075t Phenom II X6 + Free game: $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Rosewill Destroyer case + Rosewill Green 80+ 530W PSU: $89.99
The Rosewill Greens have a decent reputation

total $696.92 with all free shipping.

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December 24, 2010 4:40:01 AM

O.O I wouldn't recommend that PSU, Rosewill's in general. Better to pay more than risk the explosion or power failure. Plus the 1075T I don't think is needed. I think if you doing that, he should just get a 1055T. The money saved have it put towards a different PSU. Case wise though that case is fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

How does that change look Screwy? I approve of everything else though. Maybe add the Hyper 212+ I recommended, would allow for some OCing room. After all the 1055T OCs real well.
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December 24, 2010 4:44:22 AM

aznshinobi said:
O.O I wouldn't recommend that PSU, Rosewill's in general. Better to pay more than risk the explosion or power failure. Plus the 1075T I don't think is needed. I think if you doing that, he should just get a 1055T. The money saved have it put towards a different PSU. Case wise though that case is fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

How does that change look Screwy? I approve of everything else though. Maybe add the Hyper 212+ I recommended, would allow for some OCing room. After all the 1055T OCs real well.


Hey, will this build work? I'm getting a 100$ gift card to compusa, so I need to split it up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2010 4:54:00 AM

Well I don't know about Ultra PSU's, but I guess that's alright. If not then I trust this would be good. Plus that case. http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

After MIR it's cheaper, but before the MIR, it's kinda pricier than the Ultra combo.

Isn't that just the build Screwy made, besides case/psu.

Do you really want the game? And are you going to OC your CPU?
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December 24, 2010 4:58:47 AM

I do not want the game, and this is my first build. I never OCed anything and I don't know how. The build I posted is over budget, so I can't afford anymore.
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December 24, 2010 5:05:27 AM
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December 24, 2010 5:12:19 AM

Well I'm no PSU guru, but from what my knowledge is, that PSU should run your system fine. MAYBE even an extra 6850. But if you plan to just keep this build stock like this, the PSU should be fine. The case is fine as well.
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December 24, 2010 5:15:20 AM

Thanks so much. Also, is the system easy to OC to 3.0GHz? I never did it before.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2010 5:16:55 AM

Ummm yes. But watch your temps. But seeing as that is only 200mhz, that shouldn't be a problem with the stock heatsink. That's why I suggested the Hyper 212+ if you wanted to OC further, you can and keep your temps low.

Check stickies for how to OC.
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December 24, 2010 5:27:19 AM

One more thing, do I need to buy thermal paste and a static wristband?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2010 5:56:54 AM

Static wristband, I think there BS, but I bought one from Frys for a dollar grounding myself to the case. Can never be to safe.

As for paste, their is pre-applied paste to the heatsink that comes with the 1055T
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