Originally Posted by wohast
SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM - $29
XCLIO A380COLOR Fully Black 1.0 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail - $110
HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard - $90
ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail - $170
POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail - $170
Turtle Beach RIVIERA 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM - $22
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail - $160
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail - $180
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $200
TOTAL - $1130
everything look compatible? any places I can cut costs? would like to get it under $1000 so I can use the extra cash for a new keyboard.
You can get the Sony Optiarc which is the same as your Samsung drive for 3$ cheaper.
You do NOT need a full tower case.
A mid tower will fit everything you have.
Why are you choosing the X Clio case anyway?
I recommend the Rosewill Blackbone right now.
Only 45$ with shipping included, and it can fit all your parts.
Hitachi Deskstar ....
I recommend AGAINST buying a Hitachi 'Deathstar'
Their failure rates aren't exactly good news.
Get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 or a Western Digital Caviar Black
I'll comment on the monitor in an edit.
5770's are good cards, but you should be able to get it for cheaper using a combo deal.
You don't need a sound card.
That RAM is decent for overclocking.
Buy the Phenom II X4 955 and overclock it.
It's the same as the 965, but $20-30 cheaper.
The 965 just has .2Ghz more. There really isn't a difference.
You don't need a 650w Corsair PSU unless you're planning on crossfiring two 5770's, and even then a 520w Antec Neo or 500w OCZ ModXstream would do you fine