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New PC Build Please Assist

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January 13, 2012 12:50:35 PM

Good Morning All,

First and foremost this is going to be my first custom build. I don't have much experience at all with overclocking either. I am looking to build a new PC for as close to $1000 as possible. I primarily use my system for PC gaming, specifically "Star Wars The Old Republic." I would like the pc/motherboard to have the option to upgrade later on down the road when the next big MMORPG comes along. Also, I am going with and AMD processor. With that said, this is what I have so far. Any and all suggestions are apreciated.

Case - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $67.99

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Corsair Carbide Series 500R - 139.99 ( $124.99 After mail in rebate)


Motherboard - MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX - $121.99 ($101.99 After mail in rebate)


Processor - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz - $159.99

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AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz - $109.99


Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 -$79.99




GPU - XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 - $279.99 (249.99 After mail in rebate)





PSU - Undecided.




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January 13, 2012 1:19:13 PM
January 13, 2012 1:29:08 PM
January 13, 2012 3:22:39 PM

Partial to AMD builds. I thought there are issues with not using all available 240 pin memory slots, specifically timing. The board is definitely very nice.
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