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February 21, 2012 10:25:26 AM

Im upgrading from and older build around $500 to this one.
My main concern is well does the build look ok/compatible with one another.
I think i got most of it right, but rather be safe than sorry.
Also tryin to stay somewhat around the $750-800 range, * including Windows 7 OS*
So Here it is and please by all means suggestions are welcomed.
Just mostly want to see if all checks out.

CD Drive:
LITE-ON DVD Burner

Case:
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Motherboard:
ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

GFX card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

Power Supply:
RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

CPU:
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor
February 21, 2012 10:36:24 AM

I will take a look shortly after lunch and let you know my opinions.

As a quick tip though, to make things easier for myself and other users, re name the links to the product it links to. This will save us time having to click each link to look at your suggestions and save us from having to remember them all to see if they're compatible.
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February 21, 2012 10:56:55 AM

yes its made for gaming specifically.
Not exactly top current games like BF3.
Mostly WoW,SC2
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February 21, 2012 11:32:57 AM

Here is a build, and it falls right in the $700-800 range.

Cooler Master HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CX600 PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Z68 Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i5-2300:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate 500GB Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$745 before shipping, $760 after shipping. $40 in Mail in rebates as well.
Not sure if you wanted to overclock, so if you do; you need to go to an i5-2500K

That Antec case should be fine as well, but the HAF is cheaper (albeit less cooled)
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February 21, 2012 11:57:31 AM

trow that gpu away and get the gtx560ti from msi, or get the hd 7770 it's fairly good,

amd cpu are not as bad as others say, but gaming wise, it's just the same, as long as you get immersed in your gameplay the you won't notice the others, of course unless your a super human addict then maybe you might notice 1fps to the others or from 60min fps against 800 min fps of course in the end money wise it's your choice, all i can say from having both of them and multiple cpu's they are all good, fx 4core, 6core, i3 2100, phenomii, athlonii, so lets go with the important part where is we can play that game (if you make the build for gaming)

but if you use it for something else, besides gaming then the fx is good enough, just get the 7770 xfx/sapphire gpu it's good for a cheap price,

and the hard disk, get a seagate barracuda 500gb 7200rpm, its good enough just nearly around the same price, with the extra money, go grab some nice gpu like hd 7970 if you want, it's awesome, and a good PSU and case, so later after like 5 years when you want to upgrade, your case and psu stays or at least it should

get a good full tower case, and a good corsair AX1200w/850w

why 1200w? who knows what you might do to your pc, and it looks nice, same with the 850w,

case something like the haf X is good those big ones, or the CosmosII, if you want to own something awesome,

psu and chassis is something you should not really go cheap about since they are the one who most likely last you 5 years, like the psu but the case if you got a good looking big case that can fit almost everything, then get one, it can last you 10 years without worrying about your case, or whether newer gpu would fit there
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February 21, 2012 1:20:19 PM

this guy(tava nova)is funny he sugest every thing extra large.
Actually it is good to have large case and psu(not 1200 but 850-1000w) but he has limited budget
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February 21, 2012 2:08:58 PM

I own an antec 300 and it is by far one of the best cases on the market for the price. Personally I like having a mid tower, as opposed to the a full size.

As far as the CPU goes...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

For an extra 50 dollars you can get a CPU 5 tier's higher, which is definitely worth it. I suggest the...

Core i5-2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And a MB that supports both LGA 1155 and DDR3 1600...
MSI P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The turbo boost function is quite amazing and ahead of what AMD is currently offering. IMO chalk up the 50 bucks and be set for the next 3-4 years.
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February 21, 2012 2:25:04 PM

Looking at the price comparison with the Cooler Master HAF 912 being 49.99 after rebate, that may be a slightly better deal than the Antec 300. While the Antec 300 has more fans, it has limited cable management options. I cut a hole in the MB side of the case and ran a lot of cables behind the MB tray. The cooler master has these management holes already in place. Just a thought.
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