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post #1 of 11
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I have a mid tower.
I have a HDD.
I also have a dvd drive so I'm good on that as well.

I really just would like a mobo, cpu, ram, video card, possibly a monitor (I have one, but its not the greatest)

I have these picked out:

mobo: Asus
video card: Sapphire 6950
ram: G.Skill 4gig
cpu: AMD 945 x4

Total comes to 569 shipped. What are you guys' thoughts on this? I haven't built a system in quite a while (see sig rig lol!) So please please forgive me not knowing what to get. (Also I'm partial to amd BUT if there would be a better build through intel I would gladly switch) Trying to keep it at max 700 more around 550 or so.

Overclocking won't be looked into much due to not having cooling, but I'd love to game at great quality. I plan to unlock the card to get more performance. (again I'm partial to ati as well but if better bang4buck I'd gladly switch to a nvidia gpu)

Crap I did have a psu picked out but went to check on my sunbeam nuuo to see if I could use that one on the new build, and removed the psu I picked out through newegg... What do you guys think? Keep the NUUO or get a new one?

As far as monitors go... I'd like a 24'' (wishful thinking) I would care less if I had a new monitor though...
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post #2 of 11
CPU 125$
Mobo 74$ AR
Video Card1(single) 260$ AR
Video Card2(future CF) 160$ AR
PSU1(single 6950 or 6850 CF) 45$ AR and promo code
PSU2(6950 CF) 90$ AR
Ram 35$ AR
CPU Cooler 25$ AR
Monitor (full HD) 145$ AR
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post #3 of 11
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That's a lot of MIR's lol! Total with 1 6950 and psu1 set-up + monitor comes out to 808! MIR's bring it to 564!!
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post #4 of 11
You're pairing DDR2 memory with a DDR3 motherboard, just so you know
Here's some decent quality DDR3-1600 for a decent price: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600Mhz CL9 [CL8 capable] - $50, $35 AR
post #5 of 11
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Lol thanks guys! I'm still thinkin' and trying to pry the wife for more $ to spend lolol!!
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post #6 of 11
Yeah, you need some 1600mhz ddr3 ram for that. Also, Sapphire's warranties are horrible.
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post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
I've never had a problem with sapphire though. I've had 3 previous cards from them. As you can see the last one I got was the 1800. Have they changed much in terms of quality?
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Alright guys here's what I ordered:
Kingston HyperX Blu
cooler master cpu cooler
Phenom 925
Asus board
Sapphire 6950 2gig
Antec 650w psu

Should be here mid of week!

Total of 655ish before MIR's.
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post #9 of 11
Looks good
I don't want to ruin your day though, but there is an awesome 925 + Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 combo for $143
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by NeRoToXeN View Post
Alright guys here's what I ordered:
Kingston HyperX Blu
cooler master cpu cooler
Phenom 925
Asus board
Sapphire 6950 2gig
Antec 650w psu

Should be here mid of week!

Total of 655ish before MIR's.
sweet stuff , i like it
Diablo 3 24/7
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Samsung SH-S223B Zalman CNPS5X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC E2243FW LED 21.5'' 5ms  Razer Arctosa Black Seasonic SS-600ET Sharkoon T9 Value Black  
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Diablo 3 24/7
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Intel Core Pentium G850 GIGABYTE Z68A-D3H-B3 Sapphire HD 6770 4x2GB KVR1333D3N9/2G 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Samsung SH-S223B Zalman CNPS5X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC E2243FW LED 21.5'' 5ms  Razer Arctosa Black Seasonic SS-600ET Sharkoon T9 Value Black  
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