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700-900 build first timer need advice

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November 1, 2011 11:45:01 PM

Hey, this is my first time building a computer and i need advice. these are the things i picked out so far. i have a tight budget im actually trying to spend around 800 so please tell me what can i change.
buying parts within this week.
Not gonna overclock or do any special just a comp for internet and can run most of the games like bf3,etc
using 1440x900 monitor.Thanks in advance!

November 2, 2011 12:05:30 AM

If you have the cash sawp the amd processor for a 2500k. and the gpu will be fine at the res.
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November 2, 2011 7:10:49 AM

Do you plan to to SLI or Crossfire those 6950s?

+1 on the phenom 955
November 2, 2011 1:26:07 PM

cutebeans said:
Do you plan to to SLI or Crossfire those 6950s?

+1 on the phenom 955

not any time soon. on the crossfire or sli.
November 2, 2011 1:52:49 PM

There are cheaper options for modular PSUs if that is what you are looking for, both in the 650W range and the 550W range if you decide you don't need the higher wattage:


If you don't care about modularity, the Corsair builder series is a decent choice as mentioned above, or the Antec NEO series

just a note, the NEO series doesn't come with a power cable, but you can get one easily from Monoprice for $2-3 plus $1-2 for shipping
November 3, 2011 12:01:38 AM

Yeah 500w would be more than enouguh.