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April 21, 2011 8:40:43 PM

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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April 21, 2011 9:20:47 PM

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
April 22, 2011 2:04:37 AM

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-advic... <--- 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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