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Old 07-09-2010, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to build a decent computer that will

A: Last me a while before needing to upgrade
B: Have room for upgrading when it's time.
C: Cost less than $800 (Over that right now by about $75.)
D: Run cool enough that I have some room to OC later on
E: Hackintosh once I get it running.

I'm looking for criticism of any parts that I list that are crap and lower prices ( no kidding huh? ) I've been scavenging forums and shopping sites like newegg, tiger direct and such. Here's what I've come up with.

Any tips are appreciated, going to build it slowly ordering a piece at a time (so the Mrs. doesn't see how much I'm spending ) So I'll have time to do some more window shopping.

Thanks for the help.


CASE - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
Newegg.com - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OR
- Xion Solaris XON-403
Newegg.com - XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU - Apevia ATX-JV650W
Newegg.com - APEVIA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

MB - Biostar TA890FXE
FRYS.com*|*BioStar

CPU - AMD X6 1055T
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

GPU - Powercooler PCS+ AX5770
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM - G Skill 2x2 DDR3
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT

CD/DVD - LITEON CD-DVD ROM
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - CD / DVD Drives

HD - WD 500gb 32mb cache 7200 sata 3.0gb
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OS - Win 7 Home premium full
Walmart.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full: Computers
I have an old copy of XP laying around, could use that if needed, but maybe WIN7 worth it? Use OS X at home and for work. Haven't played around with Vista or 7 but all of the previous abortions left a bad taste in my mouth.
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