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October 4, 2011 2:26:19 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $700-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming Video.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, also have a Blue Ray burner so no need for optic drive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No Preference.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Not a fan of Nvidia thanks to my XPS m1730 would love AMD components.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes not at the moment, but want my build to be crossfire ready once i grab a second card.

Monitor Resolution: N/A using my 1080p Vizio 120hz

Additional Comments: Quiet if possible, Have great hearing and extra noises irritate me. Heh.


What i found for myself. Please tell me what you think. I have built computers for friends but never for myself.
CASE ---Antec 300 or Rosewill Challenger, both are --- $49.95
Graphics Card --- XFX Radeon HD 6870 1gb --- $195.99
Power Supply --- RAIDMAX HYBRID 630w --- $54.99
Processor --- Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition --- $189.99
Motherboard --- GIGABYTE GA-990FX --- $189.99
RAM --- G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x4GB @ 1600 --- $51.99

With these items im grabbign off Newegg. I also get a 60GB SSD thrown in for free and i own a 2TB external that i can throw in this PC to save a buck.
It also comes with a 4GB Kingston class 10 SDHC.
total price After tax and shipping is $909.81

I called newegg support and they do have a military discount seemed like they didnt want to give me one but they do and its free shipping and he said like 5% discount which i found online its a 10% discount so that gets rid of my tax and shipping so a Grand Total of $815.92

Let me know what ya think. Last time i built a PC was years ago before i even knew as mush as i know now about PC's.

Thanks in Advance.

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October 4, 2011 2:57:51 AM

um why a 6-core CPU in a gaming rig when game devlopers are just starting to optimize their games for 4-core CPUs with CUDA / ATI Accelerate on the Graphics Card or Graphics Cards?
October 4, 2011 3:14:22 AM

also in addition please include what connectors your already bought components need? for the mouse is it a PS/2 mouse or a USB mouse or a Wireless mouse with an adapter of what kind? same with the keyboard. is that a VGA, DVI, display port, SPDIF, Compsite, S-Video, or another input method of monitor? what kind of internal connection is required for the blu-ray player SATA 3.0Gbps, SATA 6Gbps, or EIDE or PATA. And do you have only a 100Mbps network to the router or a 1Gbps network to the router as it applies to the network chip in the chipset?
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October 4, 2011 3:44:56 AM

@MasterMace we still need to know what connectors he requires there to be for his components to run before we give him a build as what is the point of a $800 build if it has the wrong plugs inside it for what he has to run. With that i do agree with you that his choice of a graphics card is not the best out there but the better graphics card might not fit the budget and PSU specs he has on his build thus he picked a different one for computability reasons not for performance.
October 4, 2011 4:01:41 AM

a different build of the following will be alot cheaper and can do CrossfireX once you get your copy of windows XP/Vista/7/8 up and running.
1 Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-90-RD
1 Fractal Design Arc Mini Black High Performance PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 and 3 Fractal Design Silent Fans
1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 ASUS F1A75-M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
1 XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
1 hec XP1080 800W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V / EPS12V CrossFire & SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
1 AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3650WNGXBOX
All of this costing a subtotal of $753.92 with $13.85 with shipping so it won't be so bad. the out of the box Crossfire will be a nice addition to have in this build with the FM1 socket of AMD's for a little future proofing the build as well as the 800 Watt power supply.
it also comes with a Kingston 4GB Mirco SDHC Flash Card with the G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM did in your build. The Price is of midnight on October 3, 2011 and I hope the build will help you build your own. There are better builds but they cost more then the $800 budget you set for us to be building under.
October 4, 2011 11:15:50 PM

I own windows 7. Mouse and keyboard are USB/wired my choice they come with both.
@yumri. I dont claim to know anything computers my picks were based on bundles and cheapies i was able to find. I chose the 630 power supply simply because with the 6870x2 would need that much. Also @yumri is your build form newegg items?
My TV i will be using as a monitor has HDMI/DVI/VGA/RGB/Components so pretty much anything goes with it
October 4, 2011 11:17:53 PM

Also have never heard of fractal equipment in your build going to have to check them out

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October 4, 2011 11:19:32 PM

Check out my $850 build here, more like $825 but it'll give you way more performance but at about the same price.

Crossfire with the A6's APU is a terrible idea and that PSU is terrible as well, not even 80+ rated.

October 11, 2011 3:32:18 PM

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