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Balkien

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Hey guys I'm planning on getting a new computer but this time I thought Id build it as Ive been told its cheaper and you can get a better system for less.

I looked around newegg and found some parts and wanted your opinion on them now this computer is geared towards gaming and my limit is around $900, if anything is out of place or you think theres something better that can be substituted please let me know

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104020 (im adding another 2GB stick on)

Proccessor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103648

DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Again if there's anything you think would be better please point it out or if theres anything i left out, thank you
 
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go with shodows conf it is very good:D and i would say go with cheaper case,with saved money you can afford petter parts
 

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TY for the tips shadowfold and planet I wasnt sure which case would hold everything and get good ventilation and such but i had heard a lot of good things about that case so I thought might as well go with one i know will hold it all though if you have a better one i will gladly swap it out.
 
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Well it seems youve made my system a lot better and brought the price down around $50 sweet and ty :D
 
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what about the coolermaster 334 elite guys:confused: it looks nice but is a lot cheaper
 

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Also just to make sure that motherboard supports a triple core cpu? just want to make sure
 
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All the AMD 700 series boards will support Phenom II out of the box.
 

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I like the looks of the 690, but the cable guides piss me off. They are WAY to close to the edge of the motherboard.
 
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I'd personally get a great case now and less good parts... Just so that you have a great (and good looking) case for the next XX years... Tech evolves fast... cases don't so much... That's why when I get my PC, I'm getting the HAF 932 ... I know 155$ is a lot more than the 75$ + ~25$ ship is, but IMO it is worth the extra 55$
 

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There were a few questions I came up with for after I build the computer, Do I have to buy a copy of windows xp for the new system? is there any way I can get the early windows 7 on it? Also do I have to partition my new hardrive? And if i did use windows 7 would my xp games still be compatible with it? Thank you in advance
 
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Yes XP games are compatible... no no need of partitioning... You can get Windows 7 RC from here

Windows 7 RC will start 2 hour shutdows at March 1st 2010 and will expire June 1st... Before that, you'll have to backup all your data in order to change OSes...
 

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I see but How do I get that on my new comp? download on this one transfer it onto an external HD then ut it on the new comp? or something else?
 
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You could upgrade to a HDD with 140GB more room and 32MB cache for only $15. It's a WD Black, I have 2 and love them, so fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Also, that PSU is a great deal, since it's modular, but it's only 500W. The video card recommends 500W minimum, add that with your 95W CPU and whatever else and you may go over 500W, so you may want something with a bit more power, although I know modular PSU's over 500W are expensive as crap.
I assume that you want the blu-ray drive for some reason unknown. Unless BRD were becoming common currency, you'd never catch me paying over $100 for a disk drive.
Last, you may want to get a fan for your optional fan bracket on the side panel. I bought a couple of these for my CM Storm Sniper's side panel. They're really good, Logisys 120mm, 4 blue LED's to match the ones on your front fans, only $7 with free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999479
 
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burn it to a CD or DVD with another computer?
 
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You could upgrade to a HDD with 140GB more room and 32MB cache for only $15. It's a WD Black, I have 2 and love them, so fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Also, that PSU is a great deal, since it's modular, but it's only 500W. The video card recommends 500W minimum, add that with your 95W CPU and whatever else, so may go over, so you may want something with a bit more power, although I know modular PSU's over 500W are expensive as crap.
I assume that you want the blu-ray drive for some reason unknown. Unless BRD were becoming common currency, you'd never catch me paying over $100 for a disk drive.
Last, you may want to get a fan for your optional fan bracket on the side panel. I bought a couple of these for my CM Storm Sniper's side panel. They're really good, Logisys 120mm, 4 blue LED's to match the ones on your front fans, only $7 with free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999479
I believe he has already bought the parts
 
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lol there is a thanks button for that (the smiley face) in order to prevent posts like that xD