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Old 10-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll start off by saying i have no experience in computer building. So i apologize in advance. If i say something that doesn't make since.

My budget is 1000-1200$ range. Id would like to not need to upgrade anytime soon. I figure less time i spend in side the computer, less likely i am to mess something up. Only time i want to open it. Is if I feel like crossfiring.

I will mainly be using the computer for gaming and a little video editing.
I want to run 2 monitors, and my TV. Id like to be able too, say run a game on 1 and have something on the other (i.e video, music, webcam ext).

This is what i've come up with

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
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ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
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XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
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COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
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Patriot Pyro PP60GS25SSDR 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
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Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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If talked with a few friends about this list. They say it will work and its overkill for what i will be doing, but i figure i wont need to upgrade for years.

If there is anything They or I have missed please let me know, Or if there is something i could trade out and save a few bucks or get better performance out of.

Thanks in advance for any help
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Get this RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Exact same price, but has better cooling fins.

Don't get the CoolerMaster PSU. Go for the Corsair TX650 V2.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Get a WD Caviar 500GB Black if you want to put your programs on there. It will nicely boost performance along with that SSD.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Well, for $7 more you could go with the OCZ ZS Series OCZ-ZS750W 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Performance Power Supply. Other than that, those other changes that MindoverMaster suggested would be very beneficial.
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I've posted my 1st post on 2 other pc sites. they also said to switch the psu, so i went with the Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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they also said to get the WD Caviar, But they said to get the 750gb for 5$ more. plus it has twice the cache.

the only problem im having is the ram. they say to not get g.skill and get either Crucial, Corsair, Kingston, or A-Data, But the ASUS site list of compatible memory doesn't list any 2x4gb kits that will work for the motherboard i picked. i don't know if its cause the list is old/outdated or the MB cant run 2x4gb sticks.

Like i said in my 1st post i'm a complete noob when it comes to pc building. So im trying to find some info on this or wait for a reply on the other forums.
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the g skill is fine. get this set. $40 if you buy between 10 and 1 pst today. heckuva deal.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

where is the 750 Gb for $5 more?
i think this 1 Tb hd is highly recommended, perhaps better with twice as much storage for the same price: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Don't buy G.Skill? My gosh. I bought ONLY G.Skill for the last 5 years. Never a problem.
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This is the 750gb for 5$ more
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I also missed the sale on that g.skill ram. so im S.O.L there.

Since posting on a few pc forums, Most of my stuff has changed. Im now really close to my 1200$ limit.

switched to the hard drive i posted above

Switched motherboard to this 1
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

switched to this Graphics card
Newegg.com - HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

this PSU
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

this SSD
Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

this ram
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9


The rest are the same as i 1st posted. If everything looks good i Think i'll order most of the parts this week
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