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May 13, 2011 6:38:39 PM

Looking to start from 100% scratch aside from mouse keyboard monitor etc.

Trying to make this a gaming computer and I tried to select parts as so. If anyone sees any incompatibility or has pointers for me please let me know. Thanks!

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $69

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $105

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $110

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $225

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $200

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $95

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $60

Disk Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $22

Operating System: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... : $130


That comes out to $1016, but some of the items are combo deals and that brings it to $953.

In addition to the main build you see above, I planned on getting a
140mm Red LED Fan, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , for the top of the case.

After tax shipping and whatever else the total build comes to #1,002.18.



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May 13, 2011 7:11:28 PM

noclue11 said:
The grafic card you choosed most of the time performs on par with 5850 card that is bit cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Here you get the proof http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=290
As if u go for a single card and you aint gonna do xfire in the future the 5850 gonna save you a few bucks .(in xfire 6870 performs faster than the 5850 xfired)


Yeah I looked at that when I was building but the Card / Power Supply come as a combo deal saving $20 off the bat, and theres a $20 mail in rebate on the 6870. ( I didnt include any rebates in the price)
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May 13, 2011 7:15:22 PM

Than you got yourself a nice deal :)  and everything looks ok.

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May 13, 2011 7:16:19 PM
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MB - If you have no intentions of running dual GPUs, you are fine with the Biostar. If this is something you are considering for a future upgrade, look at motherboards with 8x/8x PCIe slots (ASUS P8P67 PRO). The Biostar at 16x/4x has the second slot running at 4x which is less than ideal for the second graphics cards.

GPU - I would agree with swapping this to the HD 5850. ...or the HD 6950.

HD - Scratch the WD Blue. Samsung F3 1TB is a better performer.

PSU - If only using one graphics card you can bring this down to a 650w unit. Some would say 650w is still overkill, but I tend to opt up in this space. Stick with Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic...
May 13, 2011 7:16:31 PM

=) Thanks, and thanks for the feedback.
May 13, 2011 7:35:36 PM

sadams04 said:
MB - If you have no intentions of running dual GPUs, you are fine with the Biostar. If this is something you are considering for a future upgrade, look at motherboards with 8x/8x PCIe slots (ASUS P8P67 PRO). The Biostar at 16x/4x has the second slot running at 4x which is less than ideal for the second graphics cards.

GPU - I would agree with swapping this to the HD 5850. ...or the HD 6950.

HD - Scratch the WD Blue. Samsung F3 1TB is a better performer.

PSU - If only using one graphics card you can bring this down to a 650w unit. Some would say 650w is still overkill, but I tend to opt up in this space. Stick with Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic...


If I were to upgrade the GPU to a 6950 would I still be able to drop the PSU? And I do plan on using 1 GPU.
May 13, 2011 7:48:37 PM

A 650w PSU would run your 6950 more than fine.
May 13, 2011 7:59:06 PM

do you need 1 or 2gb 6950 i guess what i m asking is what resolution do you play at?
May 13, 2011 8:01:39 PM

also will you go cf in the future?
May 13, 2011 8:04:58 PM

If u read a bit there ^ you will see that he says this : "And I do plan on using 1 GPU."
May 13, 2011 8:07:12 PM

1900x1200 res.
May 13, 2011 9:18:11 PM

or you get could the same one for less both before and after rebate with free shipping on newegg.
May 13, 2011 9:40:30 PM

oops live in CA have to deal with rediculous taxes!!!
May 16, 2011 4:30:56 PM

Best answer selected by domenic71.
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