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So guys/gals my friend who got me my job has asked me to slap together build.

Budget: 1,000 but I know I can build what he wants/needs for less.

uses: basic gaming, general use no need to overclock till system needs upgrade.

wants: dx11, evga gpu (step up program) and red red and black them.

I will more then likely have him hold off till BD but if he does not want to wait I need something put together now, here's what I have so far.



Ram concerns: I know PHII's love tighter timings and the ram is 7-7-7-21 @ 1333 stock and I figured that would be enough for stock clocks on cpu.

Mobo concerns: not so sure on the biostar.

Gpu/psu concerns: not sure if the 520W psu would handle a single GTX 480 if he elects to take advantage of the step up program.

Cost as is: $819.92
$789.92 after MIB w/o shipping

Suggestions are very welcome.
Edited by banging34hzs - 5/13/11 at 12:42am
    
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nice build only thing i would consider changing would be the 870 biostar to the 890 one the full size atx one ive personally used both these motherboards and my experiences with the 870 were not too good. . .
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Looks good but it's a myth that 1333 7-7-7-21 RAM performs better than 1600 9-9-9-24 RAM, so get a set of 1600 MHz RAM.

Also with the extra cash maybe get an SSD?
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biostar isnt bad, but i wouldnt put a 125+w cpu in it

the psu is a little weak for that system imo

this ram is on sale for $34ar
PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD3-1600-X8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178265
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/off topic: don't want to change topic, but in about a month (12th of June as I've heard) AMD will launch Bulldozer. It may pay off to wait a bit. A friend of mine waited just a bit more 2 years ago and he bought for the same budget a Core i5 750 rig in stead of a C2Q, he was pretty happy about it.

Otherwise the rig looks good. I would just maybe get cheaper RAM and double the amount because it's so cheap nowadays.
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/off topic: don't want to change topic, but in about a month (12th of June as I've heard) AMD will launch Bulldozer. It may pay off to wait a bit. A friend of mine waited just a bit more 2 years ago and he bought for the same budget a Core i5 750 rig in stead of a C2Q, he was pretty happy about it.

Otherwise the rig looks good. I would just maybe get cheaper RAM and double the amount because it's so cheap nowadays.
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I will more then likely have him hold off till BD but if he does not want to wait I need something put together now, here's what I have so far.
and i agree with the holding off thing to be honest.
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Like others have told you, Bulldozer is about to come out, I'd hold the trigger.
    
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Like others have told you, Bulldozer is about to come out, I'd hold the trigger.
Agreed wait for BD or if you cant wait go sandyballs, buying a phenom 2 right now seems a little daft especially as you can fit a 2500k into your budget and it will wipe the floor with the older generation processor.

500w psu is plenty for a single gpu set-up even with a reasonable overclock.

see if you can pick up the newer F4's over the F3 they seem to be the same ish price at the moment so mayaswell get the newer ones.

Ram tight timings are nice for phenoms but your not making a beastly going to massively overclock it rig anyway so 1600 cas 9 will most likely be better and cheaper for you.
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As to an x6 CPU my recommendation would go to a motherboard with at least 6+2 phase - 8+2 phase. Gigabyte's

should cost about the same as that mobo after shipping. I highly recommend you at least invest in an AM3+ compatible motherboard or wait for the final 900 series AM3+ boads.
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Well since I will be the one to build it I am gonna make him wait for BD, but all this is just to show him a general idea of what he can expect to get with roughly a grand.

not to sure when the next gen of gpu's will hit the market but i will cross that bridge when i get to it.
    
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