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March 14, 2011 5:08:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 1/2 weeks

Budget Range: $800 ( doesn't have to be exact)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard and mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Parts Preferences: by brand or type

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: i will like this to be a reliable gaming pc.

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LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24

Athena Power CA-601YW80 Yellow SECC 1.0mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case V2.92 EPS 800W Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $140

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $175

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor (Model: HDZ955FBGMBOX)
GIGABYTE AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX Motherboard (Model: GA-880GMA-UD2H)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST31000528AS) Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... $324

total $930

is this a good reliable gaming build that would last for some time. and how do i crossfire the video card

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March 14, 2011 5:41:56 PM

For that price you can get into a Sandy Bridge build which would be very good for gaming. Just swap the MB + CPU for an LGA1155 setup and make sure your memory is 1.5v (which it should be). With that said... looking at your parts for this AM3 build my thoughts are beow. The AMD build would be a fine gaming machine as well, but not on par with Sandy Bridge..

PSU => The power supply in that case may not be the greatest... IMHO, stick with Corsair or Antec then follow that up with a case you like. Something like => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD => Samsung F3 1TB or F4 2TB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU => Good choice on the 6850. In order to run CrossFire you will need to pick up a second 6850. This may not be needed unless you know you are going to tax the GPU.

CPU Cooler => Hyper 212+ will keep you cool and let you overclock. You should expect close to, or over, 4.0 GHz with good cooling. MicroCenter has them for $27 if you have a store near you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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March 14, 2011 5:53:33 PM

haf 912 case - $60
spinpoint f3 1tb hdd - $65
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $119 - 10mir
xfx 750w 80+ silver - $130 - 30 mir
mushkin 1333 4gb - $40
955be + 6950 - $400 combo - $20 mir

Total $810 - $60 rebates = $770.

Add a cooler if your ocing like a hyper 212+ or similar

all prices from newegg
edit: forgot the odd. you can pick one up from newegg $18 shipped
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March 14, 2011 5:54:50 PM

i rather stick to the amd build
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