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Motherboard - MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX () - $54.99
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 125W Quad-Core () - $135.99
GPU - HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB CrossFireX Support with Eyefinity () - $179.99
RAM - CORSAIR XMS 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory () - $64.99 w/ MIR
Hard Drive - Western Digital AV-GP WD7500AVDS 750GB 32MB Hard Drive () - $70 w/ Shipping
PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W () - $59.99 w/ Promo Code EMCZNZR53 and MIR

Total - $595

This basically leaves $55 for improvements (we already have dealt with case/os/monitor/keyboard/mouse)

I know the hard drive is lacking, and the motherboard isn't too great either.

Thanks.
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AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.4GHz MSI 785GM-E45 mATX Gigabyte GTX 465 800/1600/3600 OCZ 4GB DDR2 800MHz 
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WD Caviar Blue 640GB Windows Vista 64-Bit BenQ G2220HD 1920x1080 Corsair 650TX 
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Lian Li K62 Mid ATX Tower 
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AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.4GHz MSI 785GM-E45 mATX Gigabyte GTX 465 800/1600/3600 OCZ 4GB DDR2 800MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Caviar Blue 640GB Windows Vista 64-Bit BenQ G2220HD 1920x1080 Corsair 650TX 
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Lian Li K62 Mid ATX Tower 
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post #2 of 7
You want dual channel RAM, so either 4GB or 8, I suggest 4, it's the sweet spot at the moment

Also, I would get a mobo with at least 8x/8x CF support for future upgrades
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Intel [i5 2500k] Gigabyte [P67A-B3] MSI [N560GTX-Ti TWIN FROZR II] Corsair [VENGEANCE DDR3 1333MHZ l 2x4GB] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
OCZ [Vertex 2E l 60GB] WD Western Digital [Cavair Blue l 640GB] Sony x22 DVD Re Writer LG x10 BD-ROM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair [H100] Windows [7 I HP 64 Bit] Viewsonic [22" l 1920x1080] Generic 
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OCZ [Z Series l 650W] CM [HAF 922 I Window] Logitech [MX 518] The Desk 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
OCZ [Vertex 2E l 60GB] WD Western Digital [Cavair Blue l 640GB] Sony x22 DVD Re Writer LG x10 BD-ROM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair [H100] Windows [7 I HP 64 Bit] Viewsonic [22" l 1920x1080] Generic 
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OCZ [Z Series l 650W] CM [HAF 922 I Window] Logitech [MX 518] The Desk 
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post #3 of 7
Get a hard drive at least 1 TB, $70 for 750GB is high.
    
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Intel E2180 @ 3.0GHz Abit IP35-E ATI X1650PRO 512MB OCZ Gold XTC (2 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD = 500GB SATA + 300GB PATA, Hitachi = 1 TB SATA Lite-On SHM-165P6S Windows 7 Ultimate eMachines 23" LCD 
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WD = 500GB SATA + 300GB PATA, Hitachi = 1 TB SATA Lite-On SHM-165P6S Windows 7 Ultimate eMachines 23" LCD 
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Kensington Wireless Xcase 600W Powmax XMan Kensington Wireless 
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post #4 of 7
That memory runs triple channel, and that's for Intel only. Go with a dual channel stick.

Either these will do perfectly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231321

Also, I would spend a little more money on this CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808 (use the $10 promo code to get the discount), that way you have it priced at $134.99 which cost the same, but will perform better than the CPU you chose.
post #5 of 7
Also if you are going with 945, try to find 95W C3 version. It runs cooler and is better for OC
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Intel Core i5 4670K Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H  Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 Ghz Edition (GV-R797TO-3GD) Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 (2 * 8GB DDR3 1600) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD,1.5TB WD, 2 TB WD, 128 Plextor M4 DVD-RW NEC4500A IDE Scythe Mugen 4 Windows 8 Pro 64bit 
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23" LG IPS236 + 40" Sony LCD Full HD Corsair HX850  Zalman Z9 Logitech G500s 
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Intel Core i5 4670K Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H  Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 Ghz Edition (GV-R797TO-3GD) Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 (2 * 8GB DDR3 1600) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD,1.5TB WD, 2 TB WD, 128 Plextor M4 DVD-RW NEC4500A IDE Scythe Mugen 4 Windows 8 Pro 64bit 
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23" LG IPS236 + 40" Sony LCD Full HD Corsair HX850  Zalman Z9 Logitech G500s 
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post #6 of 7
Looks like a decent start but I see room for improvement. Get a unlocked multiplier 955BE (that raisethe3 also suggested) for a little more and really the same price when you count the free $10 gift card. The motherboard is just awful and too cheapo. The Biostar 890FX is the cheapest one with that chipset and has set many overclocking records. It also supports dual X16 Crossfire. The RAM you chose is triple channel and meant for Intel LGA1366 systems, get a 4GB kit. The PSU choice was good but you can get a modular Antec for a little more and no rebates. The hard drive choice was really bad. It's a slow green drive that is better suited for storage only and not an OS drive that needs to be faster. It's also a really bad price for a 750GB hard drive. So here is the build I would get:

Phenom II X4 955BE: $144.99 shipped (free $10 gift card)
Biostar 890FX AM3 Mobo: $109.99 + shipping
G.SKILL 4GB DDR3-1600 kit: $49.99 shipped after code EMCZNZV33
Sapphire HD6850 1GB: $154.99 free shipping after MIR and code HARDOCP1215A
Antec TruePower New 650W: $71.99 shipped after code DEANC10
Samsung F3 1TB HDD: $54.99 shipped after code RUDOLPH5

Total: $586.94 + shipping (on motherboard) after MIR and coupons
Edited by Ben the OCer - 12/18/10 at 11:32pm
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Celeron G540 2.5GHz Intel DZ68AF Micro ATX Asus HD7750 G.SKILL Eco 4GB DDR3-1600 Kit 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 120GB WD Green 2.5TB Samsung Blu-Ray Drive Intel Stock Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 27" 720P TV Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard (N5902) Corsair CX430M 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone GD05B-USB3.0 Micro ATX Logitech Harmony 300i + HP 5070-2584 IR Receiver Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Speaker System Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2250 TV Tuner 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 120GB WD Green 2.5TB Samsung Blu-Ray Drive Intel Stock Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Viewsonic 27" 720P TV Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard (N5902) Corsair CX430M 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone GD05B-USB3.0 Micro ATX Logitech Harmony 300i + HP 5070-2584 IR Receiver Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Speaker System Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2250 TV Tuner 
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