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Looking for a fast rig for gaming, music, and av editing. I'm starting from scratch and trying to get it under 1 grand. Any suggestions? is it worth doing an AM3 build to "future proof" it, or will an AM2+ keep me goin for a while.
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Where are you? Can/US? I could suggest a few from Canada.
Black Knight
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 @ 4.3GHz (1.40V) XFX NVidia 780i - 3-Way SLI 2 x EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLI OCZ SLI-Ready PC6400 8GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640GB & WD Caviar Green 320GB LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM/DL GSA-H55N SATA Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64-Bit 2 x Philips 22" WideScreen 1920x1080 & 1680x1050 
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Logitech G15 - Gaming Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular 9-Bay Thermaltake M9 ATX Mid Tower Case Logitech G9 - Gaming 
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Black Knight
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 @ 4.3GHz (1.40V) XFX NVidia 780i - 3-Way SLI 2 x EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLI OCZ SLI-Ready PC6400 8GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640GB & WD Caviar Green 320GB LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM/DL GSA-H55N SATA Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64-Bit 2 x Philips 22" WideScreen 1920x1080 & 1680x1050 
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Black Knight
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E8400 E0 @ 4.3GHz (1.40V) XFX NVidia 780i - 3-Way SLI 2 x EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLI OCZ SLI-Ready PC6400 8GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640GB & WD Caviar Green 320GB LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM/DL GSA-H55N SATA Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64-Bit 2 x Philips 22" WideScreen 1920x1080 & 1680x1050 
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Black Knight
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 @ 4.3GHz (1.40V) XFX NVidia 780i - 3-Way SLI 2 x EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLI OCZ SLI-Ready PC6400 8GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640GB & WD Caviar Green 320GB LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM/DL GSA-H55N SATA Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64-Bit 2 x Philips 22" WideScreen 1920x1080 & 1680x1050 
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Sorry, in the US. Zip 92109
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Black Knight
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 @ 4.3GHz (1.40V) XFX NVidia 780i - 3-Way SLI 2 x EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLI OCZ SLI-Ready PC6400 8GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640GB & WD Caviar Green 320GB LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM/DL GSA-H55N SATA Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64-Bit 2 x Philips 22" WideScreen 1920x1080 & 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 - Gaming Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular 9-Bay Thermaltake M9 ATX Mid Tower Case Logitech G9 - Gaming 
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Black Knight
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 @ 4.3GHz (1.40V) XFX NVidia 780i - 3-Way SLI 2 x EVGA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLI OCZ SLI-Ready PC6400 8GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Black 640GB & WD Caviar Green 320GB LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM/DL GSA-H55N SATA Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64-Bit 2 x Philips 22" WideScreen 1920x1080 & 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 - Gaming Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular 9-Bay Thermaltake M9 ATX Mid Tower Case Logitech G9 - Gaming 
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Disclaimer: I'm still learning about the AMD nomenclature, so please let's have someone take a look at this who is more familiar with this side of the fence.

Total $995 +shipping and tax

Mobo 109.99
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128387

CPU 169.99
AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103650

RAM 67.99
Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146785

PSU 99.99/79.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

CASE 129.99
LIAN LI PC-60BPLUSII Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112100

GPU 369.99
XFX HD-487A-CDF9 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150349

HDD 49.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074
Edited by Aardobard - 7/7/09 at 6:33pm
Pants A'Dragun
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-7600k MSI Z270 A Pro GTX 960 Corsair DDR4 3000MHz 
CoolingOSCase
Corsair H110i Windows 10 Fractal Systems Define R5 
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Pants A'Dragun
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-7600k MSI Z270 A Pro GTX 960 Corsair DDR4 3000MHz 
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Corsair H110i Windows 10 Fractal Systems Define R5 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.212377
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.213770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835202006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150359
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136167

Specs:
LG SATA DVD Burner
XFX ATI 4890 1 GB
Phenom II 945
Xigmatek Dark Knight cooler
OCZ Freeze TIM
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 Mobo
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
Samsung 1TB 7200 rpm hdd
Cooler Master HAF 932
Corsair 750tx

Total: 957.40 minus 50 from mail in rebates.
Skylake
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i7 6700K ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero EVGA GTX 970 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 32GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 SAMSUNG 850 EVO Corsair H100i Windows 10 
PowerCase
SeaSonic G-750 Fractal Design Define R4 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i7 6700K ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero EVGA GTX 970 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 32GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 SAMSUNG 850 EVO Corsair H100i Windows 10 
PowerCase
SeaSonic G-750 Fractal Design Define R4 
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