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August 25, 2011 11:45:36 AM

Case: Cool Master HAF 912 $60
PSU: Cool Master 600W Silent Pro $70
MoBo: ASUS Crosshair V Formula $310
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 $120
CPU Cooler: Cool Master Hyper 212+ $28
GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 $370
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2x4GB) 1333HMz $49
HDD: WD Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 6GB/s $65
CD/DVD Burner: ASUS SATA 24x $21
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit $100

Total: $1193

This build is strictly AMD, so I am not planning on changing major components (the Intel build I had in mind cost a few hundred dollars more, but I would say this build offers better performance for the price). It is a black and red scheme as well. So, what are your thought and opinions? I do not plan on changing anything (I have OCD, so changing something, such as brands, will bother me).

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August 25, 2011 12:01:22 PM

Why pay almost thrice the price of the CPU on a MoBo? Is it a AM3+ one?
August 25, 2011 12:01:51 PM

With this money, It's not a good idea going AMD. 1000+ $ systems have to go with Intel. If you still want to go with AMD you can save a lot of money here!
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August 25, 2011 12:05:53 PM

@008Rohit
Yes, it is an AM3+. I'm just waiting till BD, but the CPU I listed should be good enough to last after BD's release.

@michxymi
I was thinking the same thing. I am already over budget just a bit, but I might reconsider and try something else (i5 2500k with a GTX 560 ti, 570, etc. maybe)

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August 25, 2011 12:05:58 PM
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MB - Seems like overkill for a single GPU. Nice and all, but overkill. Might consider something like the ASUS linked below...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - DDR3-1600 would serve you much better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - The Samsung F3 1TB is a fast, reliable drive that will give you double the space at $15 less (on sale today).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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For what it is worth, a similarly priced Intel build would actually game better and overclock higher. If you are open for suggestions, the build below is a good start...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k - $220

CPU COOLER: Hyper 212+ - $28

MB: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 - $150

RAM: GSkill 8GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 1.5v 8-8-8-24 - $70

Graphics Card: ASUS HD 6950 2GB - $370

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG F3 1TB - $50

Case: HAF 912 - $50 after MIR

Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 750w - $85 after MIR

BLU-RAY Burner: LG Black 12x - $80

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100

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August 25, 2011 12:17:28 PM

@sadams04 I started looking for an Intel/Nvidia build now. I'm going to buy several components now which are at my price point, and buy the other not-so-essential components later (I'll reuse a few parts I have lying around until I save up a bit more). Thanks for the help everyone!
August 25, 2011 12:31:35 PM

I plan on saving up just a bit more money and get a GTX 580 1.5GB, i5 2500k, and ASUS P8P67 Pro. Well, I guess I'm done here.
August 25, 2011 12:31:59 PM

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