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September 13, 2011 2:29:02 AM

This is my first build. I am up for any suggestions on what I can do to make it better. Here's a link to my wishlist on newegg to make things easier:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Hopefully that link works for everyone.

The case, in particular, is something I would like to replace. However, I simply can't find anything else in my price range. USB 3.0 cases are more expensive. I also want to avoid cases with huge, bright LEDs which seem to make up the majority.

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September 13, 2011 3:37:40 AM

1. Spend a bit more on the motherboard, don't get an outdated chipset like the AMD 770, go with the 990FX and then you have a logical upgrade path for Bulldozer. Pretty much anything below 870 wont work with the 1090T. Check the BIOS updates from the manufacturer to make sure it's compatible.

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

2. I'd get this power supply over a budget Antec:

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

3. I don't know much about Power Color graphics cards, I'd go with a better known brand like XFX, Asus, or Sapphire. But the 6850 is definitely a good choice, very fast and stable.

4. Some Asus products are great, and some are absolutely terrible. Their DVD burners are definitely in the latter category.
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September 13, 2011 12:22:02 PM

It says the wishlist doesn't exist, but I would recommend is an AM3+ Mobo, because it allows for you to upgrade to AMD's upcoming Bulldozer CPU, which is rumored to be as fast as Intel's Sandy bridge CPUs, which is definitely an option.
From what g-unit says, I'm assuming you are going to buy a HD Radeon 6850, which is a terrific graphics card. The manufacturer doesn't really matter, since the GPU is always made to AMD standards, so they are all the same. Just see if one manufacturer has a better warranty than another. Also, the 6850 would NOT be able to play some games on High settings in settings over 2000x1500 or something like that.
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September 13, 2011 12:24:46 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
It says the wishlist doesn't exist, but I would recommend is an AM3+ Mobo, because it allows for you to upgrade to AMD's upcoming Bulldozer CPU, which is rumored to be as fast as Intel's Sandy bridge CPUs, which is definitely an option.
From what g-unit says, I'm assuming you are going to buy a HD Radeon 6850, which is a terrific graphics card. The manufacturer doesn't really matter, since the GPU is always made to AMD standards, so they are all the same. Just see if one manufacturer has a better warranty than another. Also, the 6850 would NOT be able to play some games on High settings in settings over 2000x1500 or something like that.


That means he bought it.
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September 13, 2011 2:12:36 PM

I actually changed it up a bit based on what info I got from this forum and on another forum I posted the same question. Here's what I have come up with:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I changed over to Intel i5 since it was basically the same price.

Does this look any better?
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