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Old September 11, 2010, 11:53 AM
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First post here and all I can say is wow there is alot of information here. Anyways here is what Im looking at

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming and internet mostly

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
1300-1500

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
Impartial

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
just my 24inch monitor

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
some

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
If I can learn how yes lol

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
less then a month from now

9. What resolution do you use?
1280 by 1024

This is what I am thinking bout

AMD PH-II 6 core 1055T
A gigabyte board not sure which yet
6-8gigs ddr3-1333
WD 1.0T hard drive
Vid card Im not sure yet was thinking a radeon 5850
DVD doesnt matter to much to me
750watt psu
Case not sure
Windows 7 os

IM new to this so all opinions are welcomed
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Old September 11, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Gigabyte's 870A for a single gpu setup, 890FXA for crossfire setup.

G Skill, Corsair, Mushkin or Patroit are preferred for memory.

A GTX460 1GB has the best bang for buck over the 5850, if you set on ATI go for the 5850 or 70

LG Pioneer Asus Plextor Samsung are all good

I recommend Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone or Antec. For a single card solution then up 600W will do just fine, if CFX/SLI of a 5850 or 460 then 650W is good.

Cases are subjective, however I'd recommend the Corsair 600T, Cooler Master's CM 690 II Basic/Advanced or HAF 912/922/932

Good luck with your build
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Old September 11, 2010, 06:15 PM
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why not get 4gb and then put the extra 100 bucks towards something else and also to get 6gb of ddr3 you need an x58 mobo which is gonna be a bit more $
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Old September 12, 2010, 10:45 AM
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Good choice if you go 1055T. Consider a modular psu, as cable clutter and management becomes easier to deal with, especially for air flow. My preference is Corsair, but Seasonic is another good name.
I would look at the Samsung 1 tb hdd as well, a bit faster than WD. Either one is good.
I would recommend the 460 1gb as well. Best bang for $ imho.
I would look at Mushkin memory. Great rep, warranty and well respected in the enthusiasts' corner. I would go 8 gbs. I found the difference bet. 6 & 8 gbs worth the extra expense.
Case selection is subjective. My choice if you don't mind the look is HAF X. It has usb 3 ports, has 2 hot swappable sata 3 capable hdd bays, and has great air flow. It also has 9 slots in the back for multi gpu. Love Win 7, especially 64 bit.

Good luck with the build and welcome to HWC!
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Old September 12, 2010, 12:02 PM
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Thx for the replies this is where I am at for the moment

CM 690 II Basic
Corsiar TX750W
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
AMD Phenom II 1055T
Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB DD3 2X2GB DDR3-1600
WD Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200rpm 64mb cache
CM Hyper 212 cooler
I am still undecided on which video card to go with also still have some money to play with to upgrade a few of the items above



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Old September 12, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Please consider the modular psu, the HX 750 is a good psu, less hassle with extra cables. Even if you can afford it, consider a smaller HDD for your OS, or a SSD if you want to spend that much. Intel's 80gb X 25 is a great choice for SSD. If not, then be sure to partition a small bit for your OS, say 100 gb max. It'll run more efficiently.
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Old September 12, 2010, 02:42 PM
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also still have some money to play with to upgrade a few of the items above
What I suggest:
1) Upgrade the board to a 790FX or 890FX model.
2) Upgrade the case to the Advanced model.
3) Get one of these PSUs:
Newegg.ca - XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.ca - SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.ca - Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
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Old September 12, 2010, 02:48 PM
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well it depends on what you want to do with it. the above psus are nice, but way overhead of what you need. even with one juicy videocard :)

if you go amnd, 870a from gigabyte all the way. that or add a good 30 bucks for the ud3 with some extra heatsinks.

i still think that a quad right now is not really needed unless you render or such, the 1055 is a nice piece of hardware, especially when the 95 watter(we were 'promised' a 95 watt version a while ago) hits shelves
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Old September 12, 2010, 03:05 PM
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Please consider the modular psu, the HX 750 is a good psu, less hassle with extra cables.
Agreed, you really should go modular. I like Corsair best, though wouldn't argue with the XFX jobs.

As for the cards, +1 for the GTX 460 even though the 5850 isn't bad.
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Old September 12, 2010, 05:16 PM
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also still have some money to play with to upgrade a few of the items above
I love the updated build you've done so far, nice job With that in mind, I'm agreeing with the others that posted after me with doing these upgrades..

1. Go modular, the AX & HX series from Corsair are both fantastic series, the AX is Gold rated efficiency.

2. Switch the case from Basic to Advanced.

3. If you want a dual ATi card setup, then upgrade the mobo to the 890FX.

4. Referring to the 3rd, go for 2 5850's, if your not wanting a dual card setup, then the 460 1GB is one option (excellent for your resolution) or if you plan to upgrade the monitor at some time, then go for a 480!

5. Referring to the 4th, a sweet 24in Samsung monitor would be a excellent addition to the build, either the XL2370 or BX2440X are my 2 recommendations.

6. A small/medium sized SSD would be an excellent edition to your build, I would recommend a OCZ Vertex 2 Extended 60/120GB drive.
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