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$800-$1000 Gaming/Home Office Build

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January 26, 2011 8:24:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Week

Budget Range: $800-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home Office / Moderate Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, and i have a 1tb WD green drive for storage

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Eventually if i need to

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

This is what I have in mind...

Nippon Labs Premium High Performance HDMI Cable 15 ft. HDMI TO HDMI Cable A/V Gold Plated for 1080P cable HDTV Cable PS3 ...
Item #: N82E16812816004
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$23.99
$13.99


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$18.99


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$69.95
$59.95


Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136320
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$59.99


Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key ...
Item #: N82E16833166038
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$24.99


Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 310 Laser
Item #: N82E16823126032
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$59.99


Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate
Item #: N82E16820223103
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$14.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231277
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$49.99
1

Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ
Item #: N82E16820139254
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$6.99 Saving
$6.99
$0.00


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$148.99
1

AMD Gift Coupon - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat PC Game VIVA MEDIA
Item #: N82E16800995095
Return Policy: Downloadable Software Return Policy
-$29.99 Saving
$29.99
$0.00


XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150477
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$45.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$329.98
$269.98


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
Item #: N82E16817371015
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$35.00 Instant
-$5.00 Combo
$199.98
$159.98
Subtotal: $881.83

Any suggestions?
I was thinking about the 1055t instead of the 955?
I already have a 1tb storage drive should i skip the WD Black and go for a SSD?
Should i go 6850 or 6870 instead of the 5850?

Thanks in Advance!
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January 26, 2011 8:31:59 PM

You are in good shape overall. My thoughts are...

CPU - No need for the X6 for office / gaming use... The X4 955 is a great choice and, when paired with an aftermarket cooler, can overclock very well to 3.6+ GHz. The Hyper 212+ cooler is highly recommended.
PSU - Opt up for a 750w or larger.
GPU - 6850 would get my vote, but all three of those choices would be nice.
HDD / SSD - IMHO the SSD gets the nod simply for performance reasons. Look for one with a SandForce controller.
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