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New Build! Need reviewing please!

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March 4, 2012 7:16:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: some bought/finishing in couple days.

Budget Range: around $700 (don't know anything about rebates).

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, homework.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com only.

Country: Canada.

Parts Preferences: just want best for price.

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Later.

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Build: (don't mind the prices they differed by now.)

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (have)
HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... (have)
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (have)

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if anyone can find me a cheap 20" monitor, let me know, this will be out of the budget (seperate).

For the last 4 ^, i would like any opinions, or changes you suggest. just make sure the price doesn't go any higher. Thanks!

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March 4, 2012 4:49:48 PM

My first impression is that you like the color blue.
I guess you are comitted to AMD since you already have the cpu , with gaming however the Intel Sandy Bridge rules. The AMD cpu's offer a cheap alternative to Intel but they are lacking in gaming power. The video card is a good choice for your budget. You could have built a better gaming computer if you had posted before you bought anything.
The case you listed is ok but a computer case is one of those things that is more of a personal taste. The three things that you could change is the ram motherboard and the psu. You really don't need 16gb as you will never use half of it. A lot of people think that the more ram the better but for games you really don't need much. I had task manager open while playing MW3 and I was using 3gb of ram for the game and over all 5gb. SO to save some money here and maybe put it towards a better psu would be a good idea. OCZ is better known for memory and not psu's. The XFX brand is however a good choice but with crossfire in the future you either have to address the psu now or when you get the second card. You can look at this psu;

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

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I notice some of your links are Newegg and some Newegg Canada , so I listed both.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

This is the 8gb of the same brand of ram , the motherboard you chose only has one x16 slot and the other is a x4 , if you are thinking of crossfire then you want to have at least two x8 pci-e slots.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I'm afraid the price has gone up a little but you do have to make some choices as to what you want to do. Crossfire means a different MB and a larger psu. If you want to stick with what you have listed then later when you want to crossfire you will be changing out the psu and MB and you will either have to try and sell those parts or keep them on a shelf.
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March 10, 2012 6:46:55 PM

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