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November 18, 2011 3:22:16 AM

Hello everyone, I am looking to build a new gaming system and I haven't built one in a while so I am not up to date on the latest hardware. I know that I want one of the new AMD 8-core processors but other than that I am up for all of the help that I can get. So far here is what I have picked out:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+

CPU: AMD FX-8150

Graphics: Gigabyte GV-R6950C-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (4GB x 2) x2 (for 16GB total)

Optical: Lite-On Blu Ray ROM

Wireless: (Not my house so cannot run CAT 5) Premieretek PT-H5DN

Like I said earlier, I haven't built a pc in a long time so I am not 100% sure if all of this hardware is great (especially the PSU) so I am open to any changes that need to be made. The only thing that I would like to keep the same is the processor though I am willing to get the lower model 8-core processor. Also, my budget is between $1000 and $1500.

Again, thank you so much for your help.

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November 18, 2011 3:24:42 AM

Noooo! Not the AMD 8 core! Give me a second...
November 18, 2011 3:26:16 AM

Here is a build with a monitor if you need one

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00

Intel Core i5-2500K - $215.00

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $245.00

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $150.00

LITE-ON DVD Burner - $19.00

Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $115.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.00

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00

ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers - $180.00

Total: $1475.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping/Tax)
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November 18, 2011 3:27:48 AM

If you dont need the monitor and OS up the GPU as much as possible the 750W PSU will be able to handle dual SLI/CF and OC'ing
November 18, 2011 3:00:43 PM

Ok, well I don't need windows because I get it through school and I am leaving monitors out of the cost. I think that the graphics card that you picked probably won't work for me. I guess I should have specified everything that I am planning on doing with the system.

I am a computer programmer and while I would like to be able to play games, like battefield 3 and skyrim, on ultra, I also need lots of monitors and performance for work as well. I plan on having at least 3 monitors hooked up to this system. I am also probably going to stick with the OCZ Agility 3 SSD.

However, other than the video card and ssd, I will probably get everything that you have recommended or wait until intel releases its upcoming socket and then make a decision.

Thanks for the help Emelth.
November 18, 2011 3:12:34 PM

NO. Waiting sucks, and Intel's new CPUs are several months away.
If you're planning to use multiple displays at one time, you should consider dual GPU configuration, at least GTX 560 Ti in SLI or GTX 570 in SLI, that after dropping the monitor and operating system.

Also, 60GB SSDs are least these days get the one you listed above.

You should get 1600MHz (PC3 12800), high speed RAMs barely make difference on a Sandy Bridge as far as I've discovered.
These are better, IMO:

Also, there's like 3% performance difference b/w 1333MHz and 1866MHz. so get those you think are cheaper.