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Old 09-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some help if you don't mind. I am a dur at this not very smart so please be with me.. I play wow sometimes but I will be using it for diablo 3 cod video editing photoshop and more. This is what I got so far.

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window Item #:N82E16811119196 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$99.99 $69.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #:N82E16822136769 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$84.99 $69.99

1 ASUS M5A97 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Item #:N82E16813131767 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$99.99 $94.99

1 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Item #:N82E16820145347 Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

$97.99 $89.99

1 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 100315L Video Card with Eyefinity Item #:N82E16814102908 Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$149.99

may be overkill but I was just messing with it. Whats you guys think

1 AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ Eight-Core Desktop Processor Item #: N82E16819103961
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What is your budget? If you do Photoshop and video editing you would be better off with an Intel processor.
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My budget is like 800. Usa. Why intel?
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More cycles per clock, in general it's simply faster. For games it's faster because single threaded performance lacks in the FX line, and Intel simply dominates in CPU intensive tasks. With 800 you can get a 2500k 560ti based rig rather easily off Newegg.
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Hate to be a pest but where should I start motherboard wise? Like I wanna playh diablo 3 and possible wow and cod. But thanks a lot so far

ok here is a new build i was working on. i do have an issue i dont know what kinda power supply to get.. any suggestions??

also what is a good gaming video card?


DVD drive:
[QUOTE]ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

CASE:
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COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119196
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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153

HDD:
Is this a good hardrive?

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Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148840
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM:
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231315
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL


MOBO:
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128502
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PRocessor:
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072

Subtotal: $664.93

so please any ideas on a video card for gaming, ideas on the hdd, and expecially the PSU
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