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Old 08-05-2010, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

This is my first time building a computer. I am looking for a good gaming computer at around $1000. I am going to be using this computer for gaming and will be playing FPS games such as Modern Warfare 2 and am looking to use it for upcoming mmorpgs like Guild Wars 2.

The components I have gathered up so far are:

CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor $180

Case- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $40

Motherboard- ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $110

GPU- GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit $230

PSU- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W $110

Memory- OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $85

HDD- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $75

Dvd Burner- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X $20

OS - Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium $100

I have a mouse and keyboard picked out that are really basic for $22

Subtotal - $971.89




Looking for any suggestions that will help this computer. I want it to last me a while and be easily upgradable.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well bad news that link wont work its bringing me to the sign in page on newegg.com and even if i were to sign in it wont show your wish list.
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Njord's right, we can't see your wish list - I don't use Newegg, is there an option to make your wish list public?

It would probably be easier for us to list your choices here, in text.
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alright its fixed
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I don't see the CPU in your posted list, did you forget to add it?
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I knew there was a reason that it was turning out so cheap...
I added in the processor and changed my budget to $1000
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Are you ever going to be doing heavy overclocking? If not, get the Phenom II X4 945 instead, unless the 965 isn't much more expensive (~$10). There will be no noticeable performance difference, and could save you a good but of money - and you can get back the 0.2GHz or whatever with some very basic, easy overclocking if you want to.

Instead of the Hitachi hard drive, get the Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB instead. Newer and faster, for about the same price.

Otherwise everything looks good, except for the motherboard which uses a low-end chipset - 870. You'll probably get better performance and features if you get something newer (though I'm not an expert on motherboards).
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here is my final build... let me know if i can get anything better for the same price or something just as good for cheaper:
CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor $180

Case- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $40

Motherboard- ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $185

GPU- GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit $230

PSU- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W $110

Memory- OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $85

HDD- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $75

Dvd Burner- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X $20

OS - Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium $100

I have a mouse and keyboard picked out that are really basic for $22

Subtotal: $1,046.89
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Hmm, on closer inspection I was talking out of my arse about the motherboard. The one you had picked before will be fine. Sorry about that.

You can get your chosen CPU and RAM in this combo, which will save you $20:
Newegg.com Shopping Cart

Otherwise, all is great
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Haha, k. I completely forgot about combos and managed to save $100 with them without swapping anything except the 750w corsair psu for a rosewell 750w psu. Also is there any performance difference between a 2.8ghz 6 core vs 3.4 ghz 4 core CPU?Thanks for your help so far.
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