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Old 10-15-2011, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone i am making my first pc build and need some help, are all my parts compatible and out of the two builds which would you pick and would you change anything (my budget is around 900), if possible can you use parts from either Aria PC - Computer Hardware, Components, Monitors.. at lowest prices or PC Components, Desktop PCs, Laptops, LCD TVs & Computer Hardware..... THANKS A LOT

Build 1

850W Corsair TX850 V2 ATX2.3 SLI/Crossfire Compliant Power Supply


LG 22x DVD-RW SATA Black Optical ReWriter Drive


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1

8GB Corsair Vengeance Black LP (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard

1TB Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive (69)

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (90)

AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 3.60GHz (4.20GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 8-Core Processor (195)

NZXT Phantom Black V2 Full Tower Chassis w/ USB3.0

TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter [TL-WN851ND]


Build 2


850W Corsair TX850 V2 ATX2.3 SLI/Crossfire Compliant Power Supply (96)

LG 22x DVD-RW SATA Black Optical ReWriter Drive (18)


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1 (75)


8GB Corsair Vengeance Black LP (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (49)


ASUS Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard (168)


NZXT Phantom Black V2 Full Tower Chassis w/ USB3.0 (120)


AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 3.30GHz (3.90GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 6-Core Processor (140)


500GB Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive (45)


Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6950 "Dual Fan Edition" 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (215)


TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter [TL-WN851ND] (18)



please bear in mind that build 2 is a bit more expensive and i can add another hard drive at a later date, build 1 is cheaper and i can always add another gpu as im pretty sure the motherboard and power supply will support it (can someone confirm please) thanks for any help.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is this build primarily going to be used for?

*Edit - Posted when you were still on, but since you logged here's my 2.

The Bulldozer line has gotten less than stellar reviews.
Build 1 - for 1 more you can get an i7 2600k + Asus P8P67 Pro.
Build 2 - for 15 less you can get an i5 2500k + Asus P8P67 Pro.

Or, if you are set on AMD, get the Phenom II X6 1100T for either build.
50 less / 5 more, respectively.

To cut some cost you can get the TX650 for build 1, or TX750 for build 2.
They will have the power to run dual cards in their respective builds.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A bit of everything really, will be playing games on it for example open world games like Skyrim.

will quickly take a look at what you suggested, thanks for quick reply

*edit: thanks, will probably go with the 2600k on build 1 with asus p8p67.
Is it worth getting a 500gb hard drive for 20 less on build 1 and then getting the sapphire 6950 like build 2 (i know it is will bring me to around 980 but i can probably stretch my budget that far, so is it worth it?)

also it will take me a couple of months to get to get the money i need, by then it will be christmas and im hoping a lot of parts will go on sale do you reckon it will? and if it does do you think i will be able to get a solid state drive or an extra hard drive for the same price (900-980) or hopefully cheaper

New build
850W Corsair TX850 V2 ATX2.3 SLI/Crossfire Compliant Power Supply

LG 22x DVD-RW SATA Black Optical ReWriter Drive


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1

8GB Corsair Vengeance Black LP (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

500GB Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6950 "Dual Fan Edition" 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card


TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter [TL-WN851ND]

NZXT Phantom Black V2 Full Tower Chassis w/ USB3.0
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Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
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You can still get a 1TB drive, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a great drive and roughly 27 less than the WD 1TB (couple cheaper than the 500GB too).

Personally would go with the MSI Twin Frozr II 6950, 5 less with higher factory overclock and 1yr more on the warranty.

I know cases are a personal choice, but I would also check out the Corsair Carbide 500R, great case and 25 less than the NZXT.

By the time Christmas rolls around I would expect prices to come down a bit, probably to the point where you'll be under budget.
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thanks again, looks like i will go with the samsung spinpoint 1tb. however i think i will stick with the sapphire and the nzxt just like the look really, lol. i know its not the greatest reason
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