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400$-450$ CPU,Motherboard,case and watercooling?

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January 11, 2012 10:08:30 PM

WANTEND AMD Gaming pc. already have a gtx 560( non-Ti). 650w psu and 8 gb of ram and a 1TB HDD and dvd burner

PRICE 400$ - 450$
will need cpu amd is a logical choice , a motherboard, and a case. if any money is spared any watercooling system is welcome : coarsair H40?

psu: adata HM 650w

Parts Not Required: monitor, hdd, psu, vga card, ram, optical drive ,mouse

Preferred Website(s) newegg or tigerdirect

Country: US

Parts Preferences: amd FX or phenom X6 1055T and an ASUS motherboard
I have looked at the in win dragon slayer is the case worth the money?
Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 22 inch at 1920x1080

Additional Comments: watercooling noter i only need a cpu watercooler very new to watercooling and the corsair H40 seems a solid choice. does and recomend this?
January 11, 2012 10:59:26 PM

Case- rosewill challenger ($60 including shipping)

Processor: I'm an intel fan, used to go the AMD path but have been very unimpressed as of late. Intel blows them out of the water but here you go, I'll link 2 processors and 2 mobos

AMD Phenom x6 (150)

Intel i5-2400 (2500 is slightly better but since you aren't oc'ing no need for it) (190)


AMD- (140) and includes usb 3.0 and sata 6gb/s

Intel- (122)
I own this board and love it, includes usb 3.0 and sata 6gb/s as well

Either processor/mobo combo is around 300, plus the case puts you at 360

You have no real need for water cooling unless you really want to, but I would suggest picking up the hyper 212 evo (45) or the old hyper 212 (30). Either will provide superb cooling for your new build at a lower cost


old 212-

With shipping you're sitting right at $400

I would suggest later on down the road picking up a small (60gb or so) ssd (run for around $100). The performance increase is tremendous and you won't be able to live without it once you get it haha
January 11, 2012 11:09:16 PM

Yeah, I highly doubt you're going to need water cooling unless you plan on getting Intel and upgrading your cpu at some point. A water cooler is simply a waste.