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November 27, 2011 1:13:12 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Monday-ish, 28 Nov. 11

Budget Range: $750 AR, not including shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. RO2, Stalker series, BFBC2, BF3?

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/mouse, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, I guess

Country: USA

Parts Preferences:
None really

Overclocking: Not planning on it

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 Asus VE198D 19", already own

Additional Comments:
Preferably quiet & cool.

Need to get a new pc to replace my old old old Clevo laptop. 9800GTS in it is dying from heat issues. Looking to not spend more than ~$750 before shipping on the new desktop. I'm a student, so I can't really afford to throw more money at this project. No plans for SLI/CF, not planning on OC either. Not going to upgrade monitor either, so 1440x900 is max resolution.

Still have the external speakers, and a nearly new Asus 19" LCD my friend gave me when she upgraded to a pair 21.5". Wouldn't complain about a mech keyboard though; I miss those old IBM Model M's.

What I pieced together so far:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


Combo on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 24" SATA III Blue Round Cable w/ Locking Latch, Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 GbpModel RCAB-11042 x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All together that's $749.89, before shipping. Provided Newegg doesn't bust out some crazy deals tomorrow.

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November 27, 2011 8:53:02 PM

crewton said:
Build looks good. I'd swap your psu for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's cheaper, more efficient, better company, more amps on the 12V rail.

Cool. You don't think I'd have any power issues with the 500w over the 600? I know the 6870 says it wants at least a 500.

Only ever burned out one PSU due to over-draw, but it's not something I'd like to deal with here.
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November 27, 2011 8:59:55 PM

AMD 960T $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock 970 Extreme3 AM3+ $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PowerColor 6950 2GB $255 ($10 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 620w HCG $65 ($15 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 1TB 7200.12 $69
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/875542/Seagate-Ba...
NZXT Gamma $36 (Free shipping vs Newegg 5.99)
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...
Total: $675 Before rebates

Much more performance, it'll be $25 more than your current build after OS but it's overall a much better build.
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