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I am building a $950 gaming computer! Now, I know this in in the AMD section, but please don't feel abliged to stick with AMD and ATI, I am cool with Intel and NVidia too. I was wondering if i could have your input on parts, these are the parts that i would like:

CPU
CPU Cooler(can be integrated)
Motherboard
Graphics Card(can be sli or xfire)
GPU Cooler(can be integrated)
Memory
Memory Cooler(can be integrated)
Hard Drive(can be multiple)
Optical Drive(DVD Burner)
Power Supply
Sound Card(can be integrated)

please make sure the computer is the best it can be for the amount of money spent! And use all $950, in previous posts i have done, some people went over, some people went like $100 under, so I was like, welll this obviously isn't the best I can get! Rep will be provided if I am satisfied...
Edited by stinky64 - 1/4/10 at 5:06am
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2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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I would go with the following... if you wanna stay in budget,you can go with stock cooling for the moment. I got a $12 shipping fee and if you buy from newegg you can be taxed in a few states.

edited:had wrong ram selected.


Edited by Crazydood - 1/4/10 at 6:05am
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Crazydood basically hit it on the money. +1 to him
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Samsung 960 M.2 512gb Noctua D15 TY 143 TY 143 
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Noctua NF-120 200mm Kryonaut TIM Windows 10 Professional QNIX 2710 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black widow Chroma Seasonic 850 Titanium Core X9 Razer Mamba TE 
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Western Digital 320GB Vertex 4 128gb Samsung 16x DVD Reader Noctua D14 
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Originally Posted by Crazydood View Post
I would go with the following... if you wanna stay in budget,you can go with stock cooling for the moment. I got a $12 shipping fee and if you buy from newegg you can be taxed in a few states.

edited:had wrong ram selected.

I am going to go with this build, except, to stay in budget, no cpu cooler, and instead of the gigabyte mobo I want the biostar 75 xe cfx-sli, which is the same price!
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2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB in RAID 0 LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W Cooler Master Gladiator 600 + 2 x 120mm fan 
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Why would you go biostar over gigabyte?
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post #6 of 6
I assume this is for a friend since there is nothing wrong with your sig rig. Do you need a case or do you already have one. I would have to agree, that I would get a Gigabyte motherboard over a Biostar (and I own a Biostar).
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