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Old 11-02-2010, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So can you guys help me? Im pretty much a newb. I know a little bit but Im not 100% sure about anything computer hardware. Can you guys help me refine the build? Its 843 and I don't want to spend more then 900.

XFX 6850. Originally, I chose the 5770. But with a 128bit bus, who does it think it's kidding?
XFX HD685XZNFC Radeon HD 6850 Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCIe, mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI - FREE SHIPPING at TigerDirect.com

Biostar Motherboard and X4 965 Black processor.
Biostar TA890GXB HD Motherboard and AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor Bundle at TigerDirect.com

Thermaltake Case. Cheap and (I hope) fits my needs.
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 120mm LED Fan, 4x 5.25 Bays, 5x 3.5 Bays at TigerDirect.com

Corsair RAM. Good quality and great company
Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x 2048MB), 240 Pin, Dual-Channel at TigerDirect.com

Western Digital 1TB Black HDD. Good company and its plenty of space.
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, 32MB, SATA-300 at TigerDirect.com

Asus DVD burner/drive. Its a cheap drive.
Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVDĪR 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVDĪR (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM at TigerDirect.com

Corsair 750-Watt PSU.
Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus at TigerDirect.com
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You can knock that 965 to a 955 to save some cash. The 128bit bus was just fine for the 5770 but the 6850 is alot better in performance in general.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Buy some of those in combos and tack on an SSD. If you're really tight on money then it's not that important, but an SSD would greatly improve the load time for both OS and apps.
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SSDs make everything better, kinda like sprinkles.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what about a 600W psu, he would save almost 50$ and it would still work fine that card . unless he plans on crossfire
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get this mobo and CPU combo

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

get the 6870 for just a little bit more:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

and this ram is better:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
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I love that MSI mobo. I regret letting go of it.
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