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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,

Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM

Rosewill 24" SATA III Blue Round Cable w/ Locking Latch, Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 GbpModel RCAB-11042 x2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

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 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.
November 27, 2011 8:59:55 PM

AMD 960T $125
Asrock 970 Extreme3 AM3+ $85
Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 $40
PowerColor 6950 2GB $255 ($10 MIR)
Antec 620w HCG $65 ($15 MIR)
Seagate 1TB 7200.12 $69
NZXT Gamma $36 (Free shipping vs Newegg 5.99)
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.