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Old 02-14-2010, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You most likely don't need a sound card; most motherboards have integrated sound that is actually pretty decent.

You could also try to find combo deals to cut costs. For example:
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Edit: Whoops, I automatically assumed you were buying from Newegg. But yeah, I agree with what Shiro says down below. You can go even lower down the phenom line, so long as its an X4, to meet your budget needs.
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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
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Here's my suggestion.
It will give you the same performance, except you'll end up with a 24" 1920x1200 monitor
For Cheaper!
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here we go think i may settle on this. thanks for all the help and recommendations.

everything look compatible?

is there any new gfx cards/hardware/pricedrops coming out that might be worth waiting for? i could buy it right now, but if it will pay off to hold out for another month or two i could do that as well.
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^ not too bad, but, check this out I threw together for someone else.

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^ Ok, so I guess your budget is around $600, Could this be stretched to $800?

Newegg.com - EVGA 120-LF-E650-TR LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

For about $827, this will blow that other build out of the water. there is also at least $70 in rebates, plus you might be able to find some combo deals to lower the price even further
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Its a great build but he also need the monitor. Maybe swap out that psu. But personally i would rather grab a 955 and nice am3 board and overclock that since for gaming there wont be a whole lot of difference.
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