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January 1, 2011 7:05:43 PM

I used to build a new system yearly but I have been out of the habit of doing that for 9 years. So, it's well over due for a new build and I feel like I'm brand new to this now. Here is what I have so far any opinions or advise is welcome

Been out of the game for almost 9 years. Need advice.....
Here is what I have so far.

OS: Windows 7 Professional
MOBO: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
FORM FACTOR: ATX
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W
VIDEO CARD: GPU is up in the air. I am considering these two GIGABYTE GV-N460OC2-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB and the GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

HDD: 1x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

Optical Drive: 1x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

Display: I play on a 32 inch TV as my monitor my Resolution is 1360 x 768

Case: This is another area I'm considering several options but this is what I kind of like NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK

My budget is about $1200.00



Let me know what y'all think.

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January 1, 2011 7:17:16 PM

750w PSU is way over-kill for a single video card like one of those... (if you're going Corsair - a ~550w will be more than enough)

more importantly... for a $1200 budget that already includes a monitor... you can do much, much better... like a system based on the current X58 /w i7-950... or the upcoming Sandy Bridge P67 /w 2500K/2600K CPU

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January 1, 2011 7:21:20 PM

1 more thing... unless you're logging onto a 'Windows Server' environment (which i'm sure you're not) -> save the ~$40 and get the Win 7 Home Premium over the Pro...

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January 1, 2011 7:51:09 PM

I'd take the 460 over the 5770.

Use a 650 watter for one GFX card, an 850 id considering adding a 2nds in future. The 750 watterwill probably work, but remeber that PSU's are most efficient at 50% laod so the extra headroom will help in two ways.

This will save ya $30 over the HX750, is 850 watts and easily a quality match for the Corsair HX850. And I agree w/ Mike, with your budget, I'd be doing a 1366 or 1155/1156 based system.

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January 1, 2011 8:03:11 PM
January 1, 2011 9:34:42 PM

I like the suggestions but the PSU I'm ordering is modular because I like my case to be extra clean on the inside. I usually stick with AMD because every intel chip I have ever bought (around 15 or so) has fried on me. The Win 7 Pro is there because like I said I haven't built a system in 9 years so I'm still running several older programs and home doesn't support XP mode. But please keep the Ideas coming I do like getting feed back. Please Explain to me why OEM other than being cheaper. The last time I bought an OEM from newegg the Serial was listed as already used.
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January 1, 2011 11:04:50 PM

Also, I would appreciate reasons when listing alternate equipment. But that being said I have updated my list a bit and after reading some reviews have switch to an i7.


New Build looks something like

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/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Let me know what Y'all Think.
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January 1, 2011 11:28:59 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
This will save ya $30 over the HX750, is 850 watts and easily a quality match for the Corsair HX850. And I agree w/ Mike, with your budget, I'd be doing a 1366 or 1155/1156 based system.


What Power supply are you talking about?


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