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Created On: 12/25/2010 01:05 PM
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 12/25/2010 01:05 PM
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Hello all,

I'm going to be building a computer for the first time. Ive been doing quite a bit of research and decided to go with an amd cpu. Will mainly be used for games, photo editing, and browsing the web. Looking at keeping this around 1300K, pretty flexible on the price since I am leaning towards a SSD to run the OS.

I already bought an Antec 300 and LG Blu Ray burner. I saw a few posts and was looking at a few builds people had in their sigs. So far this is what I am thinking. I am looking at newegg for the rest of my stuff. Combo the cpu/mother for 424, 470 priced at 249 with 20 MIB.

AMD 1090T
Asus Crosshair IV
EVGA Geforce 470 (not sure if i should get the superclocked version or not)
G Skill Flare PC3-16000 (4GB or 8GB, not sure if I need 8GB)
850W power supply (Not sure which brand yet)
Get WD Caviar Green 2TB and WD Black 1TB

Thoughts, comments, and any suggestions welcomed.
 12/25/2010 04:23 PM
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You could run that system with a quality 450w PSU like the Corsair VX450. Although, for future purposes, I understand the desire to get a high powered unit.

Don't go cheap on the PSU either, it doesn't pay in the long run. Avoid OCZ units except for their Z-series, Rosewill Green-series PSU's are pretty good for the price. Antec True Power New/High Current Gamer/Earthwatts are good. Corsair PSU's are excellent as well although their Builder Series aren't quite the same quality as their other offerings.

The Seasonic X-series represents just about the best PSU you can buy.

Unless you're going to be working with really large files when editing photos, 4 gigs of RAM should be plenty.

In my opinion, the speed benefits of SSD drives don't outweigh their cost/gigabyte ratio. WD Velociraptors seem like rational purchases compared to SSD all other factors being equal.

Rig 1: AM2 X2 4850e--MSI K9N Neo V3--2x1gb Mushkin DDR2 800--Sapphire HD4830--Corsair VX450--Acer H213H-Win XP
Rig 2:Athlon X2 7850 Kuma--Biostar 780L--2x1gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800--Asus Formula HD4770--Corsair VX450--LG Flatron W2252TQ-Win 7 32-bit Premium
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 12/26/2010 09:51 AM
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I found a combo deal on newegg for a seasonic x750 gold and 6870 for 359 plus MIB. So instead of the 470 I might go with this.

I was looking into the raptors as well and might go that route. Might get a 300GB with a green 2TB. Seems like new egg is sold out of the g skill flare, any recommendations to what else is comparable.
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