First Build, Help

Looking for help, suggestions, or tips in deciding on what parts to buy for my new computer,
Price Range $1000-$1800 Use:Gaming
Currently: Bioshock 1-2, Borderlands, GTA 4, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 1-2, WoW
Future: Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, Skyrim
So far I narrowed down my search to these parts-

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo.....$230
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard.....$220
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower .....$160
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333.....$230
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16.....$120x2=$240

Hard Drive: TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s (having difficulty deciding on what manufacturer to go with)
Power Supply: 800-1000W

Any other suggestions on other parts I need or should look into getting would be helpful also.
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  1. your budget allows for intel builds
    if i were you, i'd get an i5 2500k overclocks easily to 4.5ghz+ on air cooling
    or
    just wait til bulldozer comes out
    16gb memory is overkill
    some say 4gb is enough, but since you think more is better, just go with 8gb - it's more than enough
    i would get 1x6950 then later add another 6950 if budget fits and when you need the extra card (ie. eyefinity!)
    powersupply 800-1000w is overkill
    get like 650-750w(named brands psu) if you plan to crossfire 6950's than those
    i think 500-550w(named brands psu) is enough for a single 6950
    as for hard drive
    get a ssd + hdd
    i'd get a vertex 3 and a 2tb harddrive for storage
  2. redman793 said:
    Looking for help, suggestions, or tips in deciding on what parts to buy for my new computer,
    Price Range $1000-$1800 Use:Gaming
    Currently: Bioshock 1-2, Borderlands, GTA 4, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 1-2, WoW
    Future: Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, Skyrim
    So far I narrowed down my search to these parts-

    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo.....$230
    ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard.....$220
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower .....$160
    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333.....$230
    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16.....$120x2=$240

    Hard Drive: TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s (having difficulty deciding on what manufacturer to go with)
    Power Supply: 800-1000W

    Any other suggestions on other parts I need or should look into getting would be helpful also.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <--- Do you need a monitor ? What is your resolution, do you have an o/s (Windows), plan on over clocking ? dual vid cards ? What country... US, UK, Canada, etc...
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