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Amazon customer, building computer

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#1 skorbin


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:10 PM

Hey guys, I know how to assemble a computer and everything. I've just been out of the game when it comes to hardware and everything. I already have a 1TB harddrive from the current system, but I was hoping someone could link me to some quality parts. My budget is at 800 USD (remember, no harddrive), and it will be used for gaming/media.

Amazon links please, im a premier customer there.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

What games, please?


#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:45 PM

For mid-range gaming, there are some options:

Case: NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series Steel Full Tower Chassis - This is great for large graphics cards and other high-end hardware. $89

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 - This will take AM3/AM3+ CPU's, allows for Crossfire, and has USB 3.0. This is in stock and ships for free at Newegg. $99

Graphics Card: DIAMOND 6870PE51GB Radeon HD 6870 1GB - This is a solid mid-range graphics card. This is in stock and less expensive at Newegg. $174 (Before $10 mail-in rebate)

Power Supply: ENERMAX NAXN ENP550AWT 550W - This is a good power supply if you are using a single graphics card. If you think you will be doing Crossfire, you may want a higher capacity unit. This is available from a third party seller at Amazon. I strongly suggest not using third parties when purchasing components, as such, this is at Newegg. $64

CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz - This is a six-core CPU part of the Bulldozer line. $159

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - This should be enough memory for most of your uses. This is far less expensive at Newegg. $45

ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - A basic drive that is less expensive at Newegg. $20

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM - You need this. This costs the same and ships for free at both Newegg and Amazon. $99

Aftermarket Cooler: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 - Quiet and cool, this is an excellent air cooler. This is less expensive at Newegg. $34

Grand Total: $800 (Before taxes, rebates, and shipping, all parts from Newegg.)



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