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March 3, 2011 6:44:01 AM

100% new to this, but my HP Dragon died and I've decided to build a "gaming" PC. I've been researching and going through your threads for a few days now and I think I've put together something that may work for me... any thoughts would be appreciated and any suggestions for anything I may have missed.

Ty much in advance

Cooler Master HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 3, 2011 7:26:36 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99
FREE SHIPPING

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SGC-2000-KKN1-GP-St... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout ATX/MATX/ITX Mid Tower Case (Black)

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-HD103SJ&tit... $59.99 Free Shipping
Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
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March 3, 2011 12:23:58 PM

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

Not worth buying anything higher than a 955 if you plan to overclock it at all. Same chips, same revision, same ceiling. You will easily achieve the speeds of a 975 without even bumping up the voltage.

chip in some extra for a
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and you can hit 4ghz without much effort.

Also, I don't see a power supply listed at all. Do you already have one? If not, are you planning to crossfire the videocard later on?
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March 3, 2011 1:15:13 PM

Yes, I have an 850w thermaltake PSU already... brother bought it for me for Christmas to jumpstart building my own PC. I also don't know much about "crossfire"ing video cards yet.. but I may in the future if it looks appealing and thx for the info on the CPU and fan I'll swap to that
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March 3, 2011 2:23:32 PM

this is what my final order will be, thoughts?

Thx again, you have no idea how much I appreciate this help :) 


COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.98
$139.98


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$89.99


ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
$109.99
$89.99


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
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$14.99


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy
$9.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231275
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$46.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99


LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136183
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$69.99


SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814102914
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
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
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$416.98
$396.98
Subtotal: $988.88
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March 3, 2011 3:05:47 PM

There are no real technical advantages to you getting that HAF 932.
Although the free shipping does take a bit of the sting out of the higher price.
That Storm Scout case Why_Me suggested is a HUGE case for a mid-ATX rating. And it does save $30
CM Storm Scout Case Review


You can easily drop that AS 5 thermal compound.
The Hyper 212+ has it's own TIM in the accessory pack. The very small thermal advantage the AS5 would give is not worth $10 IMO






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March 3, 2011 6:14:52 PM

ok so once again, thx all and this is what I am about to order: (sorry for the huge posts)

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COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119196
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$99.99
$89.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$15.00 Instant
$69.99
$54.99


ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
$109.99
$89.99


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
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$14.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231275
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$46.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99


LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136183
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$69.99


SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814102914
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
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
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$416.98
$396.98
Subtotal: $893.90
Calculate Shipping
Zip Code: GO
Shipping: $21.51
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March 3, 2011 6:39:27 PM

Combo the Samsung h/d w/ windows 7, and then look at amazon for that CM Scout. Cheaper and it's free shipping. Same with the CM cpu h/s. It's on amazon right now for $26 and free shipping. Spend your money wisely.
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March 3, 2011 6:44:02 PM

Thx Why_Me, I'm on it
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March 3, 2011 9:53:38 PM

I think you're ready to go. Be sure to let us know how things work out.

Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC

Look over the forum's "System won't boot" checklist to see some of the common build errors and how to avoid them.

-> The usual advice; read the manual / install guide; look at the parts, read the manual again and if everything makes sense and looks right - then go ahead with the install.

While you're waiting you can download the online version of the motherboard manual and start getting familiar with it. Same for the other parts you want to order if they have install guides or manuals available.
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March 3, 2011 11:28:22 PM

You guys have been above fantastic, ty very much for all the help.
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March 15, 2011 2:08:38 AM

Again thx all, got it all up and going and it's all I was wanting and needing... thx a million for all the help
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