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August 2, 2011 8:26:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Whenever i get around to it ( just trying to get some kind of list together)

Budget Range: Before:800 max / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,School, Movies

Parts Not Required: monitor(get new on if room in budget) ,keyboard, mouse,speakers,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: AMD quad core or intel quad core and an asus motherboard, 1-1.5 TB Hard drive

Overclocking: no

SLi/ Crossfire No

Monitor Resolution: Preferred 1024x768 max: 1440x900 (dell 19" monitor)

Additional Comments: i would like for the case to have a window, with nice cable management add os (windows 7 OEM)


Thanks, :sol: 

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August 2, 2011 9:13:11 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 $180 [$150 after MIR]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lite-On iHAS124-04 $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$765 before MIR/ $735 after MIR should be free shipping on all of them.

This is well under your $800 budget. A good suggestion is to sell your older monitors and purchase a newer 1920x1080. I won't go for 1920x1200 unless you go for 24" monitor but that will costs a lot. I think you can find good 20-23" monitors for $100-160. The 6870 will run everything at the highest setting at your current resolutions with no problem. I tried sticking to your preferences as closely as possible. I chose a AMD quad core along with Asus motherboard , fast 1TB hard drive, good cable management with side window, etc. The AM3+ is for future upgrade to Bulldozer which will probably run best on 1866Mhz RAM. You have low resolution monitor so spending any more than $120 will actually be overkill but I'm expecting you to upgrade soon anyway so whatever. If you can afford it, go the distance and buy a 6950 for around $250 and then flash it to a 6970 without spending any extra. I just got home and edited this and added the missing stuff.
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August 2, 2011 9:27:38 PM

p.s

some of the games i am planning on playing is

Battlefield series
Dirt 3
Dirt 2
Fallout series
Star Wars the old republic
The Sims 3
etc.

i kind of think that graphics card is a little bit of an overkill for me maybe a 6850 or a 560ti?

any benefits from using amd or intel edited it for both also thinking a bout a coolermaster/ raidmax/ NZXT case

also thinking about staying with a stock cpu fan
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August 2, 2011 10:10:56 PM

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Sinner v1.2 -

Total - $871.91
Total After Rebates - $811.91



COOLER MASTER HAF 922 - $89.98 ($79.98 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec High Current Gamer Series 620W - $69.99 ($49.99 after MIR w/ free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 1600MHZ CL9 4GB (1x4GB) - $31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $289.99 ($259.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955BE 3.2GHz - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This is a build I edited a little for you ^_^

Its a red/black themed pc (minus the sabertooth's yellow) that is bulldozer ready so whenever that cpu comes out you have the option of putting it in your pc.



thanks but case has no window and graphics card is a little bit overkill and i guess i forgot to mention at the top i was kind of going with a blue black theme, if you could modify some of the parts that would be great
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August 2, 2011 10:41:30 PM

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If you are thinking about a few cases, lmk which ones because there are so many options with nzxt and raidmax

This is one I just picked out real quick that looks nice and has good cable management


NZXT LEXA S - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series V2 500W - $59.99 ($39.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866MHZ - $89.99 ($79.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB - $216.99 ($196.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955BE 3.2GHz - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total - 836.92
After Rebates - $786.92

blue/black theme ^_^


actually i was thinking about the coolermaster storm enforcer and changing the front fan to blue and adding blue cathode lights what do you think and maybe getting a 650 watt psu (89.99) and getting the xfx hd 6850(163.99)
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August 2, 2011 10:51:37 PM

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Thats a good idea ^_^

er sec


problem thats not including windows 7 oem which is 89.99
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August 2, 2011 10:55:11 PM

wintermint said:
ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 $270 [$260 after MIR]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lite-On iHAS124-04 $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Alternative to 6950:
Radeon HD 6850 $150
ASUS VH226H 21.5" $160 -> $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$555 not including GPU. $150 will net you a HD 6850 which is good performance. You will have some room to buy a good monitor if you increase your budget a little more.
I tried sticking to your preferences as closely as possible. I chose a AMD quad along with Asus motherboard, fast 1TB hard drive, good cable management with side window, etc. The AM3+ is for future upgrade to Bulldozer which will probably run best on 1866Mhz RAM. You have low resolution monitor so spending any more than $120 will be overkill. I assume you will upgrade monitor soon but you should check the alternative I listed. The 6850 is a really good card and will handle everything you throw at it. I do recommend getting the 6950 and flashing it to the 6970 without spending extra. Hope you read this, I just got home and finished the build.


thanks for all your help and maybe by the time i get this the bulldozer will be out so i can get that as well
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August 2, 2011 10:57:07 PM

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COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer $89.99 ($79.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series V2 500W - $59.99 ($39.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866MHZ - $89.99 ($79.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB - $179.99 ($159.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955BE 3.2GHz - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200MM Blue LED fan - $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total - 837.91
After Rebates - $777.91



Was I supposed to include os? I thought you had that listed under parts not needed..


my bad i did have it listed in the wrong section an i fixed it sorry
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August 2, 2011 10:59:25 PM

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Bulldozer comes out in September.

So if you plan on waiting till then, you should just wait till a few reviews come out about them first to see which one you want.

TBH you could go with the 955 and use that for the next 2 years or however long it takes till you feel the BD cpu has gotten cheaper or you read enough reviews.

GL with the build, im off to get high.



Thanks for your help
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August 2, 2011 11:04:18 PM

Hey I just got back and revised the first post I made. I added in the missing HDD components and the missing links to the parts I suggested. I'll repaste it here in case you miss it.

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103808


Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065


ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131767


G.SKILL Sniper (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231460


Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185


XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 $180 [$150 after MIR]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150506


LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811112239


Antec EarthWatts EA-650 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371044


Lite-On iHAS124-04 $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289


$765 before MIR/ $735 after MIR should be free shipping on all of them.


This is well under your $800 budget. A good suggestion is to sell your older monitors and purchase a newer 1920x1080. I won't go for 1920x1200 unless you go for 24" monitor but that will costs a lot. I think you can find good 20-23" monitors for $100-160. The 6870 will run everything at the highest setting at your current resolutions with no problem. I tried sticking to your preferences as closely as possible. I chose a AMD quad core along with Asus motherboard , fast 1TB hard drive, good cable management with side window, etc. The AM3+ is for future upgrade to Bulldozer which will probably run best on 1866Mhz RAM. You have low resolution monitor so spending any more than $120 will actually be overkill but I'm expecting you to upgrade soon anyway so whatever. If you can afford it, go the distance and buy a 6950 for around $250 and then flash it to a 6970 without spending any extra. I just got home and edited this and added the missing stuff.

Thanks p07, it appears we both left out the OS. As for the OS, you can cut money off the RAM. We don't have any detailed information about Bulldozer yet. I did read that llano has better performance with 1866MHz better than 1600MHz. You can drop down to 4GB 1600MHz for now and buy the OS, and then add on another 4GB 1600MHz when you feel like it. They should be around $35-40 for 2x2GB.
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August 2, 2011 11:38:44 PM

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Don't forget he needs the OS as well ^_^


got it on newegg for 94.99
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August 2, 2011 11:42:35 PM

wintermint said:
Hey I just got back and revised the first post I made. I added in the missing HDD components and the missing links to the parts I suggested. I'll repaste it here in case you miss it.

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103808


Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065


ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131767


G.SKILL Sniper (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231460


Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185


XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 $180 [$150 after MIR]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150506


LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811112239


Antec EarthWatts EA-650 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371044


Lite-On iHAS124-04 $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289


$765 before MIR/ $735 after MIR should be free shipping on all of them.


This is well under your $800 budget. A good suggestion is to sell your older monitors and purchase a newer 1920x1080. I won't go for 1920x1200 unless you go for 24" monitor but that will costs a lot. I think you can find good 20-23" monitors for $100-160. The 6870 will run everything at the highest setting at your current resolutions with no problem. I tried sticking to your preferences as closely as possible. I chose a AMD quad core along with Asus motherboard , fast 1TB hard drive, good cable management with side window, etc. The AM3+ is for future upgrade to Bulldozer which will probably run best on 1866Mhz RAM. You have low resolution monitor so spending any more than $120 will actually be overkill but I'm expecting you to upgrade soon anyway so whatever. If you can afford it, go the distance and buy a 6950 for around $250 and then flash it to a 6970 without spending any extra. I just got home and edited this and added the missing stuff.

Thanks p07, it appears we both left out the OS. As for the OS, you can cut money off the RAM. We don't have any detailed information about Bulldozer yet. I did read that llano has better performance with 1866MHz better than 1600MHz. You can drop down to 4GB 1600MHz for now and buy the OS, and then add on another 4GB 1600MHz when you feel like it. They should be around $35-40 for 2x2GB.


you have the motherboard twice and your links dont work
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August 2, 2011 11:52:13 PM

Try using the first post instead of the second post I made but include the mention of the OS. Are you sure I have the motherboard url listed twice? A quick glance shows all the URL are different.
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August 2, 2011 11:59:51 PM

wintermint said:
Try using the first post instead of the second post I made but include the mention of the OS. Are you sure I have the motherboard url listed twice? A quick glance shows all the URL are different.


it says ASUS m5a97 Am3+ motherboard twice the url is correct but no the name
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August 3, 2011 12:19:55 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

http://www.buy.com/prod/xfx-xps-450w-sew-atx12v-eps12v-... $50.24 + FREE SHIPPING
XFX XPS-450W-SEW ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply - 85% Efficiency - 450 W - Internal - 110 V AC, 220 V AC - P1450SXXB9

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-H67M-GE-B3-Intel-Motherboa... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock H67M-GE B3 Intel H67 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $184.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S... $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Ex... $179.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100314-2SR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total: $751.16

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 12,000,000:1 (ACM)

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H67M-GE <----- more info, specs, and pics of that Asrock board.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor... <---- Benchmarks "Intel > AMD"
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August 3, 2011 12:21:58 AM

I fixed it. The link is to a Phenom II x4 955 but the name was the same as the motherboard. Sorry about that. You're free to switch away my case and drop down to cheaper RAM. 1866 should be the amount you want though. It will bring the OS into better affordability. Hope this settles everything :) 

Glad we are able to help you. I finally achieved my first badge :D 
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August 3, 2011 12:24:31 AM

wintermint said:
I fixed it. The link is to a Phenom II x4 955 but the name was the same as the motherboard. Sorry about that. You're free to switch away my case and drop down to cheaper RAM. 1866 should be the amount you want though. It will bring the OS into better affordability. Hope this settles everything :) 


yup thanks
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August 3, 2011 2:53:38 AM

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