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June 21, 2012 8:29:31 AM

This is what i have so far this is going to be the first computer i build and i do not know much about building a computer so any advice and/or parts you think would go better would be appreciated.

AMD Phenom II X4 965

Cooler Master Hyper 212+

Mushkin 8GB DDR3

AMD Radeon HD6850


Samsung DVD Burner

Antec 650W

Cooler Master CM690

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch

Approximate Purchase Date: next week
Budget Range: $800-850(850 is really pushing it) Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers but you can suggest some if you would like

Country: united states

Parts Preferences:i have no preferences

Overclocking: No

Monitor Resolution: i don't have a monitor yet

Additional Comments: well i want the best build i can get for $800-850 and if you think it would be better to just buy a prebuilt please list some that you think would be good

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June 21, 2012 5:51:09 PM

I feel as if the 700-900 budget range sells a home builder short of how much more ther could be capable of with the addition of a few hundred dollars, but if you're adamant on your current price range I'd suggest....

putting out a few more bucks on your RAM, sporting these...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Dropping down your HHD preference to 500GB until the supply increases...A lot of unnecessary money is being poured out into these. Do you see yourself exceeding 500gb in a year?
June 21, 2012 7:58:56 PM

i don't see my self exceeding 500gb in a year but i wanted to get the TB just in-case i guess a could drop it then and wait unitil i need it. yeah i don't think i could go any higher on the price range i still need to buy a monitor and a os.
if you think the price range is a problem and i cannot get the best deal for it im still open to buying a prebuild if you think i can get a better performing machine for my price range.