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Wishlist So far, from your many suggestions. I have went down to an X4 amd because I've sort of turned this into a more budget build. added the keyboard and mouse im looking at and yeah. this is constantly in the making so more suggestions are nice . This is probably the 8-20th edit of my first build. thanks for all the help, again!
nice build
smart choice with the X4 , good GPU as will (though is still say go with Radeon)
Mobo it`s a bit old but i think it will do the job

but what a coincidence i have the same CD-Drive and it`s very rubbish, it has the sound of an Apache and not that good my advice to search another one

BTW why don't you include a sound card?
    
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AMD Wishlist

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These are currently my final build choices. Both in my price range of under 1000$. Again, if you have any suggestions that would help improve this system, without adding past the current price for both (About 910$). I do not have a sound card because I am planning on using the built in / the HDMI through the monitor.

This is not going to be a HIGH END gaming computer, but it will be alright. And, of course if anyone is able to lower the price that'd be sweet. Thanks again, overclock.net for all the help.
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you can lower the price with a 955be and just move cpu multi a bit. It's a shame that asrock board is no longer available, it was a good one.
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AMD Wishlist

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These are currently my final build choices. Both in my price range of under 1000$. Again, if you have any suggestions that would help improve this system, without adding past the current price for both (About 910$). I do not have a sound card because I am planning on using the built in / the HDMI through the monitor.

This is not going to be a HIGH END gaming computer, but it will be alright. And, of course if anyone is able to lower the price that'd be sweet. Thanks again, overclock.net for all the help.
Firstly you do not have a CPU cooler in either - are you really planning to stick with stock? Prob fine on the SB build, though you will be disappointed when you can't overclock that CPU - it's worth trying for the 2500k if you can. The AMD x6 is a wise purchase over the x4 IF and only if you decide to overclock. Otherwise get a PhII x4 955/965 and save some money plus increase your gaming performance. Bummer about the case too ...

In both of those builds you will find combo's that will drop the price by ~$50-100 when you decide to purchase. Combo's of RAM with motherboard and CPU with cooler or PSU and HDD will regularly pop up.

Also, do as previously suggested and go with the Samsung F3 1tb HDD. You're probably going for the drive you have included now because of SATA 6gbps right? You won't notice the difference on anything less than an SSD, but the Samsung drive IS better than the Seagate.

The XFX 6850 is a no-no. Go for the Asus DirectCU, the Sapphire, or the Gigabyte Vanilla Dualforce @ 775mhz (not the overclocked one). These all have better coolers and allow voltage adjustments for you to overclock the 6850 to 6870+ levels.

If you can get a better brand PSU for the same price, the Antec True Power series or the Corsair's are usually on sale with similar price ranges for 650-750watt PSU's, which is PLENTY for your chosen build. You could really get away with a good 550watt PSU for a single CPU single GPU build, even when overclocked.
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Thank you for the combo suggestions! Also, the 6GB/s is nice to know. Currently, brought the build down to 820$ with shipping. I will look for the best combo deals whenever i do purchase this build. And, what type of cooler would be suggested? Again, I am not planning on overclocking but I guess if a "cheap" cooler addon to CPU would allow the CPU to be oc then sweet.
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Be clear - the Sandy Bridge processor you chose in the above build WILL NOT OVERCLOCK, period.

The AMD Chips all will, especially Black Edition chips which are VERY easy to overclock.

A good and cheap CPU cooler is either a Xigmatek 1263 (Dark Knight or Gaia included) or the CoolerMaster Hyper212+. Also a Corsair A50. Get the cheapest one of these that fits your chosen CPU socket type.

Even if you're not overclocking it is worth getting an aftermarket cooler. Your temps will be lower and the fan's are usually quieter.

I've noticed on your case that the fan on the side door is where a CPU cooler tower would sit. You will have to (and should) switch the position of the fan on your case side door to the lower position above where your GPU will go if you decide to get an aftermarket cooler. Furthermore, I'm not aware of the dimensions of your case, be sure to check that your case will fit an aftermarket CPU cooler.
 
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i agree with willibj you need a CPU cooler as for my little experience AMD stock coolers are bad and make really LOUD noise (i`m not an overclocker but i changed mine just because of sound) and a good one is not that expensive

and also willibj made a point about going with ASUS GPU`s
    
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He already said that he does not wish to over-clock at the present time, so a after market cooler is null...
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Computer Case

I will look into the cpu cooling device. Yes, I am uninterested in oc, but such ideas that would improve my build are nice, such as the better cooling fan.
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He already said that he does not wish to over-clock at the present time, so a after market cooler is null...
The advocate to a cooler over stock even if not OC'ing has been mentioned. Stock coolers have a tendency to be a bit loud, granted everything is of a personal argument, as everyone has different hearing thresholds. I for one value silence, and even though I'm running at 4ghz, I can't hear a whisper coming from my tower unless my dvd drive spins up.

Even at stock speeds if you're using the stock cooler you're going to hear it most likely. And yes, I have placed an after-market cooler on cpu's which would never be oc'ed.

Don't get me wrong, if it's not in the budget then it's not in the budget. But this is why it's been recommended so many times, it's not really people trying to push him to OC even if he doesn't want to.
     
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