Building a new computer.

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    Default Building a new computer.

    Hey, tech. masters of OnRPG.

    This ol' machine has done its time and it is time for something new that will allow me to keep up to date with current games.

    I'm building from scratch and will maybe sell this computer or I don't know yet, but anyway.

    I have more or less $950 to spend for it, so I wanna get the best bang for my bucks. I wanna run games on mostly high.

    Comp will be used for: Gaming, coding, a bit of Photoshop and whatnot.

    I'm buying from: www.pcczone.com Unless you can get a way better deal somewhere else, please try to remain on mentioned website. All the prices are in CAN.

    Components: I've been looking around a bit and the AMD Processors seem quite cheap for their performances so I'll probably go with a Phenom II X4.

    GPU: ASUS EAH 5770 seemed like a relatively decent choice. Doesn't cost too much for a decent benchmark(35 FPS with everything maxed out on BFBC2)

    RAM: 4 Gig DDR3 seemed like the most logical choice. I don't really need more.

    HDD: 500 Gigs, don't need more.

    PSU: Maybe 750W? I'm kinda tempted to overclock...but I'm not too confident in doing it myself so...I'll check it out with time.

    As for the rest(Mobo, Cooling, Case,) I don't really know, so hopefully you guys can help me out with this.

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    Last edited by Wintersun; 07-08-2010 at 07:36 PM.

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    I have a NZXT Tempest EVO case that rocks. Its a little loud but everything stays very cool.

    Corsair has a good watercooling and I see a lot of people using this model: http://www.corsair.com/products/h50/default.aspx

    For air cooling, Maximum PC always has good things to say about the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1623&product_id=2923) Its a lot cheaper then the Corsair option.

    EDIT: This seems to be a good build: http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-l...ml#post9941968
    It has a six core processor and seems to be bulldozer ready. Total is $767.91 USD so it shouldn't be too much more.

    Spec(They used Newegg USA for prices):
    Antec 300 Steel ATX Mid-Tower Case -- $59.99
    Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 512MB GPU -- $134.99
    SeaSonic S12II 520-Watt PSU -- $69.99
    A-DATA Gaming Series DDR3-1600 4GB (2 x 2G Memory -- $98.99
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD -- $74.99
    ASUS Black DVD-ROM Drive -- $16.99
    Phenom II 1055T CPU + Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Combo -- $304.98
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    I appreciate your input and will try to work toward something similar except I'll stick to a quad core.

    Also, if you could stay within the link I posted above, I'd appreciate it.

    Here's what I've got so far.

    CPU: AMD ATHLON II X4 635 2.9GHz AM3 Processor ADX635WFGIBOX
    Motherboard: Asus M4A77TD AMD AM3 Motherboard ATX
    RAM: Kingston 4GB KIT DDR3 KVR1333D3N9K2/4G or Kingston 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ KHX1600c9d3K2/4G
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda® 7200.12 Hard Drives ST3500418AS , 500 GB SATA
    GPU: ASUS EAH5770 CUCORE/2DI/1GD5/A 1GB DDR5 Video Card
    Optical Drive: LG GH22NS50 SATA Black
    Cooling: CORSAIR CWCH50 Hydro Water Cooler LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1156, AM2/AM3 High-Performance CPU Cooler(There are cheaper alternatives...this seem a bit overkill though.
    PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w (RS-500-PCAR-A3)
    Case: ANTEC TWO HUNDRED V2 ATX Desktop Case

    For a total of 844.35$ CAN. I can easily throw out another hundred bucks on this.

    Thanks in advance,
    Wintersun
    Last edited by Wintersun; 07-10-2010 at 05:36 PM.

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