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March 28, 2011 9:38:56 PM

Im looking for input on my first build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the of April

Budget Range: Around $1000 USD Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , school work, internet. Will be used by the whole family.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I prefer AMD CPUs but not opposed to an intel.

Overclocking: Yes. To start i will most likely use the Auto overclock feature on the Asus board i picked out till i learn a little more bout overclocking.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future but not now.

Monitor Resolution: 26" @ 1366 x 768

Additional Comments: Video Card must have a HDMI output Just looking for input before i buy the parts. Will the Corsair A70 fit in the case i picked out? If not is there a different one that will?


These are the parts i picked out so far.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $18.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $64.99

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $119.99 - $10.00 rebate.

MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 $224.99 - $30.00 Rebate.

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $11.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $49.99

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz $159.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $179.99

CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler $46.24 - $20.00 Rebate.

The Case and Power Supply are a combo deal at for $179.98

Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W

Total Before rebates is $1,057.14

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March 28, 2011 10:01:17 PM

I am planing on upgrading the monitor in the future. For right now it functions so it would be one less expense. Plus i may be able to con the family into getting a me a better monitor for my Bday in a couple months.
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March 29, 2011 2:55:02 PM

Ok cool, but seriously consider going the i5 route.
March 29, 2011 11:54:01 PM

does anyone else have any suggestions?
March 30, 2011 11:52:39 PM

Nobody even wants to post on a PII build. Start a new one with a i5-2500K and you'll get ton's of responses.