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I posted another suggest thread over in the Intel section. However, I would like to be open with AMD builds.

I don't need: optical drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor

My budget is $800 (rebates are fine!). It will be used for gaming.

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Just posted this on another thread. I'm sure xd will storm through and beat it but none the less: Slightly-Over-Your-Budget-Strong-AMD-Build

Just take out the SSD and your under budget.
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Originally Posted by jagz View Post
Just posted this on another thread. I'm sure xd will storm through and beat it but none the less: Slightly-Over-Your-Budget-Strong-AMD-Build

Just take out the SSD and your under budget.
I like what he has, but personally I would sub out a cheaper quad-core and spend more money on an enthusiast board like the Crosshair V. Then you can upgrade to Bulldozer when it hits.
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Originally Posted by InfernoReaper View Post
I like what he has, but personally I would sub out a cheaper quad-core and spend more money on an enthusiast board like the Crosshair V. Then you can upgrade to Bulldozer when it hits.
I would recommend that also. I kept the hex-core in there for the previous guy cause that sounded like what he was looking for + the 6 cores would actually help what he does.

As for OP here, Def a x4 955 BE and a stronger board, I agree.
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tri or quad videocards would warrent a higher end board. if your not going that far then its a waste.i would lean more toward gig 990fxa-ud3.
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