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June 19, 2011 6:28:11 PM

Alright so posted below is what I put together, and I really like it, and I know the motherboard is 16x/4x but I don't plan on using a crossfire setup any time soon. Other than that open to any ideas.

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 19, 2011 6:56:43 PM

When you say you don't plan to CF soon...does that mean you do plan on it? In any event I'd recommend grabbing a 990 AMD motherboard to give you the guaranteed bulldozer upgrade path. If you don't plan to CF you can down grade your psu to 500W.
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June 19, 2011 7:13:22 PM

obsidian86 said:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv...

please help us help you


Sorry about that this build came out to be around 900 which is pretty much where I want it but I'm very flexible with price right now so I didn't include it.

I would like the play at 1920x1200 if possible but I'm willing to go to a lower resolution if need be.

I would buy these parts this week.
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June 19, 2011 7:19:40 PM

crewton said:
When you say you don't plan to CF soon...does that mean you do plan on it? In any event I'd recommend grabbing a 990 AMD motherboard to give you the guaranteed bulldozer upgrade path. If you don't plan to CF you can down grade your psu to 500W.


As in something like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 19, 2011 7:52:58 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
even something like this: ($150)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or this:( $190)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

would be good if you plan on keeping your PC open to future upgrades.


I'm kind of an ASUS fan (I've always liked their other products) so I'm leaning towards this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Didn't even thing about Bulldozer, and now I know :) 

With this board I'm sitting at $1040 including windows 7, I think I'm pretty happy with that, and I'll be able to update as well, and Crossfire if it strikes me as necessary. :) 
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June 19, 2011 7:59:21 PM

sounds perfect.
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June 19, 2011 8:14:40 PM

Best answer selected by Tmadd07.
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