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My first *NEW* Computer

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Wow, after years of building systems from secondhand parts, I was finally able to build something that is CURRENT Technology! Well... I had a couple things old but no need to updated EVERYTHING I even did it on a small budget! I LOVE MicroCenter sales!


X2 5000+ Black Edition = $84
Gigabyte GA-M57 SLI S4 = $99
Corsair XMS2 4GB Kit = $119
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case = $49
Cooler Master 500w PSU = $49
Tuniq Tower 120 = $59
WD 250GB SATAII = Already Own
EVGA 7950GT KO = $90 (+1 for Craigslist)
Samsung 20x DVDRW SATA = $29
22" LCD Widescreen Acer = Already Own
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TOTAL: $529 before Taxes and Rebates. $489 after Rebates



NOW, I WAS considering going C2D with a 2180, BUT I have faith in AMD that they will come out with something awesome for the AM2+ platform, hence my choice in the AM2/+ board!


I'm not huge into gaming aside from a little WoW and HL2, here and there. No reason to spend $250+ on an 8800 series, when the 7950 will do me just fine, and if I ever decide I need a little more horsepower, I'd probably just run Dual 7950's, but WoW on HIGH doesn't need that much.
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Core i7 950 @ 4GHz Gigabyte X58-USB3 2x GTX480 8GB A-DATA DDR3 
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60GB SSD + 2x 1TB WD Blacks Snow Leopard / Win7 / XP 24" Viewsonic LCD Mushkin 650 
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Corsair 800D 
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Nice for the price

If you ever add a second 7950, you'll need a somewhat beefier PSU though. But for now, excellent choices I think.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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which cooler master psu is that? they have one w/o ovp (overvolt protection) when the psu goes bad it will likely take out some of ur components. i bought a psu w/o ovp from craiglist i use it for testing only powering on componets outside of case etc..) but never in a rig running 24/7.
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Great, man!
Try to get another HDD, same model down the road.
The only downside is the motherboard, possibly. Is PCIE 2.0 backwards compatible? can you put a 2.0 card in a 1.0 slot?
Later on, upgrade options would be limited to the PCIE 1.0 8800 series.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Nice for the price

If you ever add a second 7950, you'll need a somewhat beefier PSU though. But for now, excellent choices I think.
His psu should be fine for dual 7950's. I ran 1x7950GT 512 on a pos psu that came with my case with only 18 amps on my 12v rails lol.
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Nice for the price

If you ever add a second 7950, you'll need a somewhat beefier PSU though. But for now, excellent choices I think.
Thanks! If I ever decide to get serious about gaming I'll probably just go dual 8800's I know that goes against my first post, but I've done a little more thinking.

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which cooler master psu is that? they have one w/o ovp (overvolt protection) when the psu goes bad it will likely take out some of ur components. i bought a psu w/o ovp from craiglist i use it for testing only powering on componets outside of case etc..) but never in a rig running 24/7.
Yep, its got OVP

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Great, man!
Try to get another HDD, same model down the road.
The only downside is the motherboard, possibly. Is PCIE 2.0 backwards compatible? can you put a 2.0 card in a 1.0 slot?
Later on, upgrade options would be limited to the PCIE 1.0 8800 series.
I actually had a second HD setup in RAID with this one, but I sold it for $50 to pay for my Tuniq Tower! lol The fiance told me I could spend more than $200 + What I sold my old rig for! And yes, its PCIE 2.0 compatible This is the 2.0 revision board!
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Corsair 800D 
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