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This will be my first build. after much research and talk on both amd and intel side of things I have a 1500 budget and built up this

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13330891

I dont plan on overclocking being i have never done it. If overclocking is easy then I will do it and would love to learn. I also have an i7-950 build and i5 2500k both of which go over the 1500 budget but not by much here they are.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13330431 <---i5 2500k

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13331571

Also these computers will strictly be used for gaming. Dont do graphic design and I dont care about benchmarks cause im not building to run benchmarks...
post #2 of 5
First build looks great, besides a couple things. Replace CPU cooler with a Scythe Mugen 2 (better, cheaper). Replace board with Biostar TA890FXE (WAYYY BETTER THAN MSI, has an overclocking world record for your CPU, and somewhat cheaper). Replace RAM with this(8GB is not needed for gaming). And lastly, this PSU will give you room to upgrade for Xfire+ quieter operation+ better PSU overall.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150P GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 Dual 5870s G. Skill 8GB 1600MHZ 7-8-7-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force3 120GB, 1.5TB, 250GB, 80GB DVD-RW+Fan controller {Windows 7 x64} {ASUS} 23" 1080P LED + Dual Samsung 19" 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Logitech keyboard Xigmatek NRP-MC1002 Silver Xigmatek Elysium w/ window, 15 fans Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Xigmatek 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150P GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 Dual 5870s G. Skill 8GB 1600MHZ 7-8-7-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force3 120GB, 1.5TB, 250GB, 80GB DVD-RW+Fan controller {Windows 7 x64} {ASUS} 23" 1080P LED + Dual Samsung 19" 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Basic Logitech keyboard Xigmatek NRP-MC1002 Silver Xigmatek Elysium w/ window, 15 fans Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
Xigmatek 
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post #3 of 5
well your buying alot of expensive thing for nothing.

first go with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.589453
keep this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.589453
the case you have is over kill
go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.587722
remove your sleave cpu cooler
and keep the rest, you save cash there should be great
post #4 of 5
Dive right in with what you want and can afford that is what I did
and I have no regrets

I also suggest googling HomeBuiltPC the site is purpose
built by a very smart person/people the product
is good for anyone not just 1st timers
Edited by snot - 1/28/11 at 10:54pm
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Phenom x II 555 @ 3.4 Ghz Biostar A880G+ HD5450 2 X 4Gb Patriot 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Momentus Hybrid Lite on 24x combo Windows 7 Dell 23inch 
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Dell Seasonic 520 Bronze Certified MATX Dell 
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Mossy Oak Breakup onboard 
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Phenom x II 555 @ 3.4 Ghz Biostar A880G+ HD5450 2 X 4Gb Patriot 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB Seagate Momentus Hybrid Lite on 24x combo Windows 7 Dell 23inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Seasonic 520 Bronze Certified MATX Dell 
Mouse PadAudio
Mossy Oak Breakup onboard 
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Originally Posted by snot View Post
Dive right in with what you want and can afford that is what I did
and I have no regrets

I also suggest googling HomeBuiltPC the site is purpose
built by a very smart person/people the product
is good for anyone not just 1st timers
sounds like free publicity to me
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