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Noob Building Computer Part II

Sorry about my 1st post just offering links. If I had taken the time to read the sticky's I would have posted properly. This system will be used to play Sims 3 (#1 priority, its for wife) and World of Warcraft Cata edition. I am sure you folks will be able to find better items for me. I checked the three mentioned sites and was starting to go wacky looking at the tech jargon. So are these parts compatible, and are they the best I can get on my budget? Thank you for any help you can give me.

Approximate Purchase Date: Ordering 2-12-11

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $1400 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, some Microsoft Office

Parts Not Required: All Parts Required

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Tiger Direct in that order

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Needs a lot of cooling

Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5 Retail $104.74
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X2677A/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder 1pk Retail $99.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NGJO4M/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Samsung P2250 22-Inch Widescreen Touch of Color LCD Monitor - Rose Black Retail $169.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ARSZ0C/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A2NG4HB43UEDVL

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) $29.79
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SIMPXM/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A23NVCSO4PYH3S

Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 ( D1T-00002 )Retail $16.11
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A6NV0U/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER


Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000 Retail $38.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A6PPOK/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K

Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case Black - (RC-932-KKN1-GP) Retail $119.98
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EPUQAE/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage Speakers with Subwoofer & Remote Retail $59.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029Z9UNW/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

ASUS GTX460 768 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 - Overclocking Edition Retail $159.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003V8AS00/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive (WD1002FAEX) Retail $87.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036Q7MV0/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz 8 MB LGA1156 Processor BX80605I5760 Retail $209.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VANRAQ/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Intel DP55WB Media Series P55 micro-ATX Core i7 Core i5 LGA1156 Desktop Motherboard Retail $109.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002N2Z0KS/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 Retail $109.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N8GVUY/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=AZ8ZZL30AH7DI

I hope I did it right this time. Thank You Bantracis for your assistance and again my apologies

Lionzrule
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  1. Best answer
    Standard disclaimer at this point is that both current Intel Sockets and AMD sockets are dead, as in no more CPU's will be made for them.

    Sandy bridge and socket 1155 is the new intel mainstream line, but it was basically recalled due to a chipset issue and won't be back till april. At the same time, AMD should be releasing it's new Bulldozer CPU's and socket AM3+ around that time.

    Since only thing you're really doing is gaming, you don't actually need to spend $1,400. You'd be fine going AMD.

    Here's one build

    Optical
    $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

    Case
    HAF 922 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    HD
    Spinpoint F3 1tb $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    RAM
    G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 cas 7 4gb $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231439&cm_re=g_skill_4gb-_-20-231-439-_-Product

    CPU
    Phenom II x4 955 $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Mobo/OS
    GA-890 and win 7 64 bit $230
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590999

    GPU/PSU
    XFX 650W and xfx 6870 $289 w/ $70 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.597415

    Monitor
    Acer 23" 1080p $146
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

    Speakers
    Creative 2.1 system $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116048

    Total Including Shipping: $1123
    After rebates $1053


    Just throw in a mouse and keyboard of your choice.

    You don't need a HAF 932, 922 is already large as most full towers.

    You can also throw in an OCZ 120gb SSD for $175 After rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227543&cm_re=ocz_120gb-_-20-227-543-_-Product

    SSD's aren't necessary, but they make the user experience much better. I personally don't build PC's without one anymore. More than anything else a SSD makes users feel like their PC is fast. It does this by lowering response times, allowing much faster boots and multiple things to load at once.

    Doesn't increase FPS though.
  2. Ok thank you for your quick response, I liked your recommendations and went with them except for following items:

    RAM
    G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 cas 7 4gb $55

    GPU/PSU
    XFX 650W and xfx 6870 $289 w/ $70 MIR
    Monitor
    Acer 23" 1080p $146


    Those three items I stuck with my original plans...my price was below $1240 and I still get a good system for her Sims 3....extra money I can use to buy her xpacs for the games
  3. This build allows you to run two of those o/c gtx 560's @ 8x & 8x. This build also contains an o/s (Windows 7), 8 gigs of RAM (2x4), and an LED BackLight 1920 x 1080 HDMI monitor. If you already have Windows then just subtract it from this build.

    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606 <---more info on that case

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tower-Black/dp/B0026FCI2U/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1297328074&sr=1-1 $99.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000X2677A/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $104.74 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131624R $117.99
    ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 Intel H57 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-760BOX&title=Intel-Core-i5-Processor-i5-760-2-8GHz-8MB-LGA1156-CPU-Retail $203.99 Free Shipping
    Intel Core i5 Processor i5-760 2.8GHz 8MB LGA1156 CPU, Retail - BX80605I5760

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095 $82.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $249.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591429 Combo Price: $159.98
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100 $159.99 - 149.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1

    Total: $1,196.94 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
  4. Lionzrule said:
    Ok thank you for your quick response, I liked your recommendations and went with them except for following items:

    RAM
    G Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 cas 7 4gb $55

    GPU/PSU
    XFX 650W and xfx 6870 $289 w/ $70 MIR
    Monitor
    Acer 23" 1080p $146


    Those three items I stuck with my original plans...my price was below $1240 and I still get a good system for her Sims 3....extra money I can use to buy her xpacs for the games


    The XFX PSU is actually better than the 750tx. It's both modular and higher efficiency.

    RAM wise, if you want 8gb, then just grab 2 kits of the Ripjaw. It's a better kit than the Corsair XMS3.

    Cas 7 vs cas 9 in the Corsair, 1.5v vs 1.65 v. Also G Skill RAM usually OC's and runs at tighter timings than rated, so you know you're getting quality.
  5. Ok you sold me converted the Ram to Ripjaw and also PSU over 750tx. That left the only item that I selected was video card. Again thank you both for your time and placing order tomorrow.

    Lionzrule
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