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Finished my parts list tell me how I did

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August 13, 2011 10:26:34 PM

I recently decided to do a major upgrade to my pc Here are my choices







I was going to go with an i5 2500k but opted the amd route my budget is only 850-900 and I really need a new case. I will probably upgrade cpu to BD as well as add another gpu in 8-10 months. Let me know if I should go a different route Ill probably order this tomorrow. My current specs are below

Q6600, Msi P43 neo, 4g ddr2, 8800 gts 512, TT tr2 550w psu

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August 14, 2011 12:05:20 AM

Here's my recommendations:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 $120 [$10 promo ends 8/16]

Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz $49 [comes with World of Tanks]

Antec HCG 750W $95 [$25 MIR available and $10 promo ends 8/14]

Here's a comparison of 990fx motheroard I would've chosen. I also included the one you have. They all are more or less the same except for the number of PCIe slots and USB 2.0/3.0.|13-128-514^13-128-514-TS%2C13-131-736^13-131-736-TS%2C13-157-266^13-157-266-TS%2C13-157-267^13-157-267-TS
ASRock is a really solid brand now and you won't regret going with them but I'm just listing alternatives if you want to save some money. 650W should be enough for running 6950 crossfire but I would suggest going to 750W if it's the same price and same great reliability. You will have more headroom to overclock and future upgrades. Otherwise I think the list is good. The memory is just a suggestion it's a limited edition deal with Newegg and Kingston does not make crappy RAM.

Oh the reason to drop down for the Phenom II x4 955 is that they are both Black Edition processors. You can easily match it up to a 965. There's no need to spend the extra $10 or $20 after the promo. Same performance, better price. Have fun with your build :) 
August 14, 2011 12:13:57 AM

Not sure if you're interested, but there's a store called Microcenter and they're having a bundle sale right now (you save $40 on selected 1155 mobos + processors). They have an online store as well, so you can have the items shipped to you if you don't have a store locally.

They are also having the same promotion for AMD processors/mobos, but I believe you'd have to look up their catalog (newspaper) which is on the site somewhere. (AMD cpu/mobo saves you $50).

You'd better hurry though, the promotion ends tomorrow!

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