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New AMD Gaming Build Around $700

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May 16, 2012 7:36:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week

Budget Range: Around 700 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Diablo 3, Civ5, Battlefield 3), Internet, Videos, Work(excel, quickbooks)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Overclocking: Maybe - Will probably do a lite overclock because where I live it takes along time to get new parts

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Latter

Monitor Resolution: Dual DVI Displays at 1680x1050

This is what I am looking at right now:
Processor: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card: ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 $130 after Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid State Hybrid Drive $140 (Discount Code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $47 (Discount Code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Antec Three Hundred $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $90 (Discount Code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total Cost: $722

I would like to stay with an AMD processor because I like to keep competition in the CPU business and they always seem to have good value. I want to play Diablo 3, Civ5, Battlefield 3 at max settings with a 1680x1050 resolution. I always want to build a new PC so I would rather spend 750 now and then again in 1.5 years then $1500 and not be able to for 3yrs.

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