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July 16, 2012 2:26:07 PM

I am building a new computer just for mainly watching movies on 1080p and gaming. sc2 etc no high intense graphic hogging games though.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: ($420 ish)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: already have a video card, 4870 just to save a bit.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon

Location: Alameda, CA

Parts Preferences: Amd, XFX, gigabit, not really committed to anyone

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire:No

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: What I have so far:
-Haf 912 - $50.99 on amazon
corsair 8gb 1333mhz - $41.99
samsung 830 - $88.5
Gigabyte Amd am3+ 760G + SB710 motherboard - $ 56
AMD 965 x4 - $100
Total = $403.71

My main concern is the motherboard. I do not know if it is adequate enough but I got it because it was really cheap. Please I would love some suggestion or parts recommendation. Thank you for your time.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: for movie watching and games like sc2 maybe diablo all on ultra maybe

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a b À AMD
July 16, 2012 2:55:29 PM

the 760Gs I think are limited to 95W CPUs - Athlon II X2/X3/X4, Phenom II X2/X3 and low wattage X4/X6 (like 840, 920, 1035, 1045), FX 4100, 6100

let me see what I can do for your $402, not including a video card. the 4870 is 3 generations old now, but still comparable to a 7770 or 6790.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($53.82 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $382.74
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 16, 2012 3:48:29 PM

Tank you I forgot to mention I won't need a optical drive. I rather go ssd since it was s cheap and it won't be my main computer so not a lot of files. But yea good catch on the motherboard. Hopefully amazon can match newegg prices.
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July 16, 2012 4:06:41 PM

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 how about this mobo? With some adjustments I can fit it in.
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a b À AMD
July 16, 2012 4:22:41 PM

yes, that will work fine
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July 23, 2012 1:29:38 AM

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