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December 28, 2010 1:06:50 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 500-550 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Going to be used for CAD/3D Rendering, Mild gaming, Lotsa internet/downloading and watching movies

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD Build


SLI or Crossfire: Starting with 1 GPU but would like to have capabilty to add 2nd card

Monitor Resolution:going to be ran through 1080p 43" LCD TV

Additional Comments: Going to be used for CAD/3D Rendering, Mild gaming, Lotsa internet/downloading and watching movies

Here's what i came up with on my own:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Total:$ 535.92

Would like to have upgradability options in future

In future i will probably:
Go to x6
Could decide between going to sli/crossfire or just getting higher end card eventually

To save money i changed:
CPU from x6 to x4
GPU From 256-bit to 128-bit
MOBO only has 1 Pci-E 2.0 expansion slot

Are any of those changes gonna hurt my performance?

Thanks guys,
PS. This forum is packed with info

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December 28, 2010 2:55:44 AM

^ Nice build, but say with ~$50 more, you can get X6 + 5770 + Surely a better quality PSU in that budget,...
X6 + Mobo



PSU - Antec EA 430W

The above parts have about ~$55 in rebates too,...

HDD - Good one cheaper here -