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#1 Sep 17 2010 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
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It's been a long time since I've built my own machine. I've been real lazy and stuck with Dell prebuilt systems for a long time, mostly because I get a nice discount for them from work. But now that I have Starcraft II, and I may consider getting FFXIV, I'm thinking of building my own brand new system from scratch as my current one can't even handle Starcraft on its lowest settings.

So after browsing TigerDirect and NewEgg with a budget of <$1000, this is what I got:

NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black

AMD HDT90ZFBGRBOX Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core Processor - 3.20GHz, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Socket AM3, Processor with Fan


HIS iCooler V H583FN1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/Eyefinity

Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

LG GH22NS40 DVD Writer - DVD+R 22x, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 12x, SATA (OEM)

XION Power Real 1000W ATX Power Supply

Corsair XMS3 CMX6GX3M3A1333C9 Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048)

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (comes free with my work MSDN subscription! :))

As far as I can tell, there aren't any incompatibilities. I'm getting the full value of each component, right? Nothing screams "problematic" to me, but I haven't been keeping up with the latest technologies to know for sure. I'm not looking for major improvements (unless there's something big that I'm not seeing), I just want to make sure everything will work when I put this all together. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
#2 Sep 17 2010 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
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Why did you buy anything from tigerdirect? The only thing out of all that that is cheaper at tigerdirect is the hard drive. everything else you should get on newegg. in fact, id just buy a different HD and get everything through newegg.

Other than that, yeah it looks solid. I wouldnt get that brand of power supply, I would go with an Antec or a Corsair. People love to skimp on PSUs but its probably the #1 thing to make sure you get the best of. Besides, if you get everything on newegg like i suggest, you'll save enough bucks to buy a better PSU :P
#3 Sep 17 2010 at 4:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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That list of components will all work together. The power supply is a no name generic brand, and I wouldn't reccommend using it. The video card is also a generic brand. You don't need that much wattage unless you plan on running multiple cards in crossfire mode. A better 750 or 800 watt PSU might be a better investment unless you plan on upgrading to a larger unit.

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#4 Sep 17 2010 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Why did you buy anything from tigerdirect? The only thing out of all that that is cheaper at tigerdirect is the hard drive. everything else you should get on newegg. in fact, id just buy a different HD and get everything through newegg.

In addition to this if you look at combo deals on new egg, Case + HDD, you can get a better deal and stay true to new egg(Last time I ordered from tiger I had dead pixels in my monitor =/)
Just an example of a cheaper deal, very similar case and the same hdd.
IMO better case and twice the HDD space for the same price.

Just look around combo deals there are some very nice deals.

EDIT: Just checked the processor it's 20 dollars cheaper on new egg, without a combo.

EDIT 2: Found a good combo deal on your proc with a decent power supply.

Overall price of power supply+CPU would be higher but your getting a better quality power supply

Edited, Sep 17th 2010 6:20pm by Consilium

Edited, Sep 17th 2010 6:24pm by Consilium
#5 Sep 17 2010 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
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Awesome, thanks guys! That's fantastic!

I've used TigerDirect for a long time, they've been real good to me. I just haven't been that aware of other sites like NewEgg until recently. I spent most of my time reading reviews making sure I was getting quality hardware instead of comparing prices, so my bad on that. I appreciate your guys' help! No doubt my wife will be pleased at these lower prices, hehe.
#6 Oct 25 2010 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
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if you want to have a nice gaming Pc..
you have to choose the high and a good quality of Pc
and also the parts on it..
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