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New build time, please leave suggetions. Thanks!

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May 29, 2011 5:12:05 PM

Time to build a new one! My current PC is starting to show its age.

Please let me know if I have anything that can be swapped out for anything better. All help is appreciated!

Already purchased:
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PSU:

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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GPU:

Galaxy - GeForce GTS 450 1GB PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

(I know its not the best, but I already have it. Looking to SLI it in about a month, do I have to buy the same brand or would it even be worth it?)
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Wishlist:
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Case:

(trying to find an atermarket cpu fan/heatsink that would fit also)

NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

(Oddly enough, it is cheaper at Walmart.com, wtf?)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-NZXT-Lexa-S-Mid-Tower-Cha...
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CPU:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

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

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Motherboard:

(Would like to go cheaper if possible and if SLI would not benefit me)

ASUS M4N75TD AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

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

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RAM:

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS

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


Fan/Heatsink:

Would like suggestions, I am having a hard time trying to find a good that that will be sure to fit the case.
May 29, 2011 5:16:57 PM

look into a 13 2100 build/ i5 2300 it would be better than that amd setup you are thinking about
May 29, 2011 5:21:51 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
look into a 13 2100 build/ i5 2300 it would be better than that amd setup you are thinking about


Looks more expensive and I honestly do not think I would be maxing out the AMD Phenom II X4 955. All I plan on doing is gaming. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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May 29, 2011 5:25:56 PM

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4 cores are greater than 2 considering most games are turning towards more than 2 cores now. also as it stands the amd build is still cheaper.

Thank you for the help, cheaper is definitely the way I want to stay. It's not easy being a single father, lol. I plan on getting a pink case and transferring my current hardware to it for my daughter as a surprise.
May 29, 2011 5:29:38 PM

i said look into it. i didnt know the end price amd655.
May 29, 2011 5:31:39 PM

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check my rig in my more info spot.
if you chose a better gpu say a 6970 or gtx 570 you will get great gains in games.
as for my own experience my gpu handles everything i throw at it.

Ok, I will look into it, thanks!
May 29, 2011 5:38:57 PM

sorry for screwing up i guess i have no sense any ways i have a life and do other things than this
May 29, 2011 5:44:09 PM

amd655, I really like your motherboard, does it support SLI?
May 29, 2011 5:44:28 PM

i didnt want to spend 20 min making the list also you doing the research for someone else isnt as helpful as someone doing it himself
May 29, 2011 5:50:13 PM

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considering the way you put this across to the op its not helping as he wants the listed items but is asking for a little help in getting things cheaper.
if you had any sense you know full well that atm amd is cheaper and is definitly no slouch in gaming.

thanks for helping me figure out i had no sense
May 29, 2011 5:53:18 PM

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thanks for helping me figure out i had no sense


Please just stop, this is a forum for asking help with a new build, not a forum to try to argue.
May 29, 2011 5:58:53 PM

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i do aplogize deadpool for rising to it.
on topic: are u happy with my recommendations?
if u need some more information just type in google for gpu benchmarks corresponding to which gpu you want to see or have interest in.
6950 or 6970 ect.


I am happy with the recommendations, I will look into other motherboards to see if I can find anything less expensive but not too cheap on the specs. Thank you very much!
May 29, 2011 6:04:22 PM

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i am having to go now i have to cook :) 

good luck.

AAARRRGGG!!!!! I am at work and starving, did you really have to remind of food? lol
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