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I took the plunge today...

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I've been refining the build that I want over the past month or so. My friend got me an antec 902 case for my birthday, and I found an MSi R5770 Hawk for only $100 through local listings. Today I bought a Phenom II x4 955BE and a Corsair 650TX in a combo deal from newegg. Now, I only need RAM (which I will hopefully be buying today or tomorrow, assuming it comes back in stock before the MIR runs out) and the motherboard (which will be ASUS M4A79XTD EVO). My build is almost finished! I'll be waiting 30 days for the newegg gift card to come in before I get the mobo, but after that I will be in business! I'm so excited!
    
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Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.4 GHz @ stock ASUS M4A79XTD EVO MSi R5770 Hawk Mushkin Enhanced 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1T @ stock 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB F3 + WD 320GB Blue Windows 7 HP + Windows XP Pro Dell ST2410 24" Corsair TX650 
CaseMouse
Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
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Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.4 GHz @ stock ASUS M4A79XTD EVO MSi R5770 Hawk Mushkin Enhanced 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1T @ stock 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB F3 + WD 320GB Blue Windows 7 HP + Windows XP Pro Dell ST2410 24" Corsair TX650 
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Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
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post #2 of 5
It seems like you have got everything figured out, congrats

Nice price on that 5770 HAWK too!
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8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz 128GB Corsair Force Pro, 2 x 2TB HDD, 500GB Ext... LG Blu-Ray, DVD/CD RW drive Corsair H60 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Genuine 27" Crossover 27Q S-IPS 1440p Cyborg V7 Corsair HX1000 
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8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz 128GB Corsair Force Pro, 2 x 2TB HDD, 500GB Ext... LG Blu-Ray, DVD/CD RW drive Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Genuine 27" Crossover 27Q S-IPS 1440p Cyborg V7 Corsair HX1000 
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NZXT Phantom White Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Wireless Steelseries QcK Sennheiser eH250 
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very nice. Not a bad setup.
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I had the Corsair TX650 + ASUS M4A79XTD, and struggled with it for a week (would rarely post (only got it to post two or three times the whole week), no beeps, same thing after RMA'ing the motherboard). I gave up after that week and brought it in to NCIX and let them fix it, the tech said there was an incompatibility between the PSU and mobo. My PSU worked fine in another system, and the other system's PSU worked fine in my rig, so it wasn't just the PSU or mobo.

I'd never heard of something like that before, and I doubt it'll happen to you too, but if you do have a problem like that, try to exchange the PSU for something else. I grabbed an Antec Earthwatts 650w, and although it's not as nice looking (no cable/wire sleeves), it works fine now.

Good luck!
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WD Caviar Blue 1TB (WD10EZEX) Intel 520 120GB LG SuperMulti CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ 
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 BenQ E2420HD Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless w/ MX blues Seasonic SS-650HT 
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Well, I took unboxing pictures when I got my PSU and CPU, but I didn't take pictures when I got my mobo. Instead of posting unboxing pictures I'll just post the inside of my computer - this is an almost finished product. Due to a set of circumstances I really don't want to go into (it's a bit silly, and a bit annoying) I have everything except the ram, and I have everything assembled. Here is my new AMD build:











Comments? It took me an hour to get the cable management down. I still have the front panel wires in front, but everything else is tucked away. My first time doing cable management too.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.4 GHz @ stock ASUS M4A79XTD EVO MSi R5770 Hawk Mushkin Enhanced 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1T @ stock 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB F3 + WD 320GB Blue Windows 7 HP + Windows XP Pro Dell ST2410 24" Corsair TX650 
CaseMouse
Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.4 GHz @ stock ASUS M4A79XTD EVO MSi R5770 Hawk Mushkin Enhanced 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 1T @ stock 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB F3 + WD 320GB Blue Windows 7 HP + Windows XP Pro Dell ST2410 24" Corsair TX650 
CaseMouse
Antec 902 Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
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