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Hey guys, June is almost here which is when I want to buy my PC. I just like to plan things out and see what I have to look for. Plus I'm bored and willing to learn some things.

So I have a $1500 budget to build an entire gaming system, including monitor, mouse, keyboard, headphones, but no OS is needed. However the cheaper the better, because if I have enough money left over, then I would by myself a netbook for taking notes on. But if $1500 is needed, then I don't mind waiting to buy a netbook.

So anyways, here is what I'm thinking.
(I'll use rough estimates for the Bulldozer and motherboard since they aren't out yet.)

CPU: Bulldozer- $290
Mobo: AM3+ Motherboard (something like the sabertooth?)- $180
Ram: G. Skill Ripjaws 8 GB DDR3 1600 - $95
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB- $65
Graphics: Sapphire 2GB 6950- $275
PSU: XFX 650watt- $89
Cooler- Hyper 212+ - $40
Case: Storm Scout - $90
Sound: Asus Xonar DG- $35
DVD- Asus 24x- $21
Monitor- Asus VH242H 23.6" - $180
Keyboard- $110 mechanical
Mouse- $50 mouse
Headphones- $50
Final Price: $1570

I didn't factor in rebate costs(as they may change), and didn't check for cheaper parts from other places. I just need this to help me plan some things out, and see how I should budget things.
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Ill invest in ssd if i had your money since its make a noticeable difference. For the headphone maybe triton? Everything else looks great, but is there even a release date for the bulldozer?
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Ill invest in ssd if i had your money since its make a noticeable difference. For the headphone maybe triton? Everything else looks great, but is there even a release date for the bulldozer?
Release date is June 7th I believe.(somewhere around there).
For headphones, I was going to get the JVC Harx900 or Harx700.
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post #4 of 12
Don't get the 212+. Not at that price anyways.
You could also get a HAF 912 for $30 cheaper.
With the money you would save from the HAF 912, you could put it towards a Silver Arrow.
You could also get this RAM for $5 more and OC them like crazy.

Also, I believe the date for BD is June 20th.

Not sure if you've seen this thread, but it might interest you.
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-headsets.html
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Ah June 20th. Thought it was earlier.

I have looked at the Haf 912, but I just think the Storm Scout fits a dorm better. I can see the handle becoming almost a necessity if I want to move my rig for a lan party.

But as far as components go, is 650w enough? What about 8gb, is it overkill? If I know what I need to look for then I can start looking for deals and such.
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post #6 of 12
8GB is overkill for most people but it depends on what you'll be doing. If you'll just be surfing the internet and gaming, then 4 is all you'll need.

650W should be plenty. Crossfired 6970s and an I7 970/980X only pull about 600 at the wall so that single 6950 and Bulldozer should be fine.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/18/
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/37...e/index16.html

And here's a link about BD's release date. http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...Gen_Chips.html
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post #7 of 12
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That is true. I can also always just add more ram later on if I need to anyways where the money wouldn't be as big of an issue. So I think bumping it down to 4gig is the best thing to do.
Also, I put $290 for Bulldozer based on a leaked price for the 8 core. Doubt I'll need that too, and I can probably shave money off from that as well.
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post #8 of 12
Why get a XFX 650 w when you can get a Corsair tx750 v2 for the same price after rebates? The corsair psu is much better plus I hate how XFX treats customers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product
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post #9 of 12
if you don't have an SSD at this budget then I am disappoint
Hyper 212+ is ripoff on Newegg, buy it elsewhere or buy another cooler for same price (i.e. Scythe Mugen 2 tips it over in all ways for same price)
Heck I find even the DVD drive overpriced, just get this for $20 shipped

Prices can change so best you come back when BD is already out and you finally plan to purchase; I'll be here and others too at your aid
Edited by xd_1771 - 5/24/11 at 12:16am
post #10 of 12
I would pass on the 212+. At higher overclocks and voltages it does not have much horsepower. Some one Mentioned the Corsair TX750+1.
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