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    Hello All!

    Recently I came into some money that I would like to build a completely new PC tower with. I have the case and the mouse/externals, just working on the inside. My budget is $1000.

    And yes, this would be my first fully fledge building of a PC. I have helped build them, and I have worked with people on them, but not from scratch by myself.

    Motherboard

    Processor

    RAM

    Graphics Card

    Optical Drive

    Hard Drive

    Power Supply

    Monitor

    As of this moment I go over my budget about $40 and that's fine with me.

    The real questions are: Should I get the 560 over the 460 graphics card?

    Is the motherboard and the pieces compatible with each other?
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    If you are getting Monitor, Hds, everything and are not re-using anything, my suggestion would certainly be go with a AMD build.


    Intel will be the better performer, but be hard to fit it all in under $1000.
    Besides for games, it will not matter that much.



    GPU:
    YES, go with a 560 over the 460.
    Other options would be a HD 6870 ATI card, or 6950 for a bit more.
    Of course, budget and preference will play a large role here. Either camp has good GPUS.


    PSU:

    As far as your PSU, do not skimp here and steer clear of Roswill. They are junk sorry to say. And you do not want a flakey Power Supply.

    Look at Antec or Corsair.
    My suggestion would be this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

    Believe it or not, its a better PSU.


    RAM:
    Gskill is good. Never had an issue with them

    CPU:

    Id just look for a good Quad. Fast as you can find.
    The x6 will not help at all in gaming, and the extra 2 core will be useless to the a large majority of people.
    Wether you are one of those ot not, only you can decide.

    What I mean is:
    It really only has advantages in very CPU intesive, multi-threaded apps.
    And those apps have to make use of all the cores to be effecient.
    Fort example HD Video encoding. If you do anything like this alot, then the extra 2 cores may help.

    Otherwise, it will not be of any benefit in Gaming or the large majority of everything else.


    MOTHERBOARD:
    ASUS is very good.
    Another you may wish to look into is Gigabyte. They too have good MOBOs, and may have a different feature set that suits you better. Worth looking into before the final decision.
    Either ASUS or Gigabyte would be a good MOBO choice though IMHO.

    HD:

    I would look WD Black Edition drives. But this is purely preference.
    Ive always had very good luck out of them, and have switched over to them on all builds that use spinners.


    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by CenturyChild; 02-10-2011 at 01:11 PM.
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    Yes, get the GTX560 over the 460. Absolutely.

    I would recommend going for a 550 or 650 watt PSU over a 750 watt, 650 would be more than powerful enough for you and that way you can save some money as well and use it in the future. Unless you want to get a 750 watt and keep it around for years and years to come, then go your original route, but please get something that isn't Rosewill. I stand by the Antec earthwatt PSU's, they are wonderful things.

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    The x6 will not help at all in gaming, and the extra 2 core will be useless to the a large majority of people.
    People were saying this about quads 2 years ago.

    Edit: I also prefer gigabyte boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CenturyChild View Post
    Id just look for a good Quad. Fast as you can find.
    The x6 will not help at all in gaming, and the extra 2 core will be useless to the a large majority of people.
    Wether you are one of those ot not, only you can decide.
    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,7...CPUs/Practice/

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

    Get this power supply instead.

    Also, what OS are you going to be using? It needs to be 64 bit to utilize the ram you are buying.
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    The 650 Corsair is an excellent PSU, and another good option.

    Good point.
    Last edited by CenturyChild; 02-10-2011 at 02:01 PM.
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    GPU: Sapphire HD4890 Toxic
    Power: Corsair 650W PSU
    Case: Antec 900
    HDs: Intel 40GB SSDx2 -- 1TB & 640GB WD Black Ed.Spinners
    Display: LG-2453 @ 1920x1080

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    can't go wrong with Corsair really, Antec Earth Watts and SILVERSTONE Strider Plus are top rated. OCZ aren't too bad for "cheaper"
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    Thank you all for your wonderful tips! I went down to 2x2GB RAM sticks and i'll spend more money later if I need more. (I do however have Windows 7 64-bit)

    I did get rid of the Rosewill (Never had to deal with PSU's before) and I am stuck between these two: Antec vs Corsair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalagrath View Post
    Thank you all for your wonderful tips! I went down to 2x2GB RAM sticks and i'll spend more money later if I need more. (I do however have Windows 7 64-bit)

    I did get rid of the Rosewill (Never had to deal with PSU's before) and I am stuck between these two: Antec vs Corsair
    You'll be fine with either one of those, it is really up to you on that one I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalagrath View Post
    Thank you all for your wonderful tips! I went down to 2x2GB RAM sticks and i'll spend more money later if I need more. (I do however have Windows 7 64-bit)

    I did get rid of the Rosewill (Never had to deal with PSU's before) and I am stuck between these two: Antec vs Corsair
    Yep a good choice either way.. Antec iirc is built by Seasonic (good!) and Corsair uses CWT. 50/50 choice really.
    CPU: AMD FX 9370@ 5.1Ghz Cooling: Corsair H100
    Mem: 32GB GSkill 1.5V 9-9-9
    HDD: 1 OCZ SSD (boot drive), 2x OCZ SSD in Raid 0 (game drive) 1x 2TB (backup)
    GPU: Sapphire 290
    Asus VH242H (1920x1080p) X3 for 5760 x 1080 Goodness

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    I would recommend saving some cash and getting a Phenom II X4 955 BE. You will not gain anything with regards to gaming with that hexcore, and the 955 usually OCs just as well as the more expensive quads.
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