Any advice on new build? 1100~$

mellotron

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Instead of the G80 GTS I'd go for the G92 GTS, less ram, but faster overall and $10 cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130312

Also the onboard sound is probably better than that card you got chosen.

As for the Hard drive, I'd go a lot bigger than 160GB, newegg actually has some combo bundles for AMD cpu's if you get the 500GB WD. The only other suggestion I would make is to look into getting a quad core Phenom instead of the X2, but thats more of a personal preference. For a gaming rig 2 cores should be plenty.

Ninja Edit: If you get the Phenom 9500, its only $10 more, or go for the 6400+ X2 Black Edition, its $10 cheaper than the one you have selected and it has an unlocked multiplier. Aside from that it looks like a solid rig. Also I have the same ram in my system and its great stuff. Just keep in mind that if you get aftermarket cooling for the CPU you want to make sure you have enough clearance as this ram is TALL. I had to install it in the second and fourth ram slots opposed to the first and third as there was simply no space to do so with my cooler.
 

Dangman

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I recommend going with these power supplies instead since they're of better quality than that Thermaltake:
Corsair 450VX 450W PSU - $76
Corsair 550VX 550W PSU - $95
Corsair 520HX 520W PSU - $109
Corsair 650TX 650W PSU - $143
Corsair 620HX 620W PSU - $147

I also recommend going with an SATA DVD burner since it'll allow for a cleaner case with better airflow:
Samsung SH-203B 20X DVD±R SATA DVD Burner - $34

Also for $10 more, you can double your storage. But hurry up and buy this before the sale runs out:
Maxtor 300Gb SATA Hard Drive (Rebadged Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA Hard Drive) - $60

I also recommend going with this set of RAM instead since it has Micron D9 chips, therefore great overclockers, and it's $5 cheaper:
Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804 2 x 1GB DDR2 800 RAM - $75
 

squares

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Are you deadset on the case because you can shave off ~50 dollars if you go with a less li lianny case.
 

engiNURD

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Please list part names along with those links so that we don't have to click on over half a dozen links.

Thanks.

on a side note... I like how mellotron said "ninja edit" ... not so ninja, man: Last edited by mellotron : Today at 01:19 AM.
 

Abu Som3a

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I remember doing an AMD build a while ago. Here it is:
http://www.hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1031816449&postcount=5

Its prices are outdated but it should get you started
Here are a a few quick modifications:
Drop the tuniq, as phenoms overclock poorly, so it is not worth buying it.
Buy the PSU as a part of the combo with Phenom 9500. I actually meant the RX750-D-B, not the RT750-135-BK, and you will find the RX750-D-B with the 9500 for only $300.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ubCategory=343&SortField=0&PageSize=10&page=1
 

mellotron

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Please list part names along with those links so that we don't have to click on over half a dozen links.

Thanks.

on a side note... I like how mellotron said "ninja edit" ... not so ninja, man: Last edited by mellotron : Today at 01:19 AM.

oh well, can't win 'em all.
 
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