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December 14, 2011 9:34:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: around christmas/beginning of jan

Budget Range: (1000-1200ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming(swtor mostly)

Parts Not Required: (OS,HDD,Soeakers,dvd drive, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg

Country: (USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (AMD

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes maybe in future

Monitor Resolution: (whatever a 32inch 720p TV is

Additional Comments: (I want to sit in my recliner and play on my 32 inch HD TV(720P) with wireless mouse and keyboard) Ill be playing SWTOR, Listening to music,Watching VIDS, and thats it

I want to use an AMD CPU and Chipset along with GPU. Thanks guys

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December 14, 2011 9:35:46 PM

Um also ill only be using this PC for MMO's. I use my xbox and ps3 for all other games. gracious
December 14, 2011 10:14:49 PM

AMD cpu's are not as good as Sandy Bridge for gaming , thier viseo cards are alright though but it's your computer.

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$69.99 and a $10 rebate that makes it $59.99

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler

Total for this build is $927.93 and you can add another 6950 later for crossfire or if you have the funds now you could do that now. The SSD is for the OS and would enhance the overall performance of the Pc.
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December 14, 2011 10:44:48 PM

yea i know the Sandy Bridges are better. But ive been usimg AMD since i was in High School, i have nothing against intel its just old habits die hard. I wont be doing hardcore gaming just playing some MMO's. Thanks for the build info. Will the 6950 be able to actually handle the 32 inch tv playing on max or ultra for SWTOR?
December 14, 2011 11:04:52 PM

My advice? Get rid of the SSD. It's overpriced for what you're going to be doing. You're not going to notice much of an improvement if your primary function is to play MMOs on the computer. It'll shave off some boot time, but a few seconds (to me anyway) isn't worth $200. Take the cash and buy a better CPU like

Remember, the rule of thumb with the Bulldozer chips is to take the number of "cores" and divide by two to actually find out how many "modules (real cores)" are on the chip. I wouldn't go any less than the FX6100 personally. Otherwise I'd recommend the Phenom II X6 1100T.

I bought the Sabertooth for a secondary PC over the Black Friday sales and I can say it is an excellent board.
December 14, 2011 11:21:26 PM

thanks man. Im hoping that they can improve the new technology involved the Bulldozer CPU's and create something really great. I have faith in AMD
December 15, 2011 1:17:15 AM

Your faith is missplaced as AMD is no longer going after Intel and trying to be king of the cpu hill. They are going to be focusing on the mainstream cpu's , smartphones , tablets and the cloud. Whatever is in the pipeline for the high end will be the last.