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#1 Mar 03 2011 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
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100% new to this, but my HP Dragon died and I've decided to build a "gaming" PC. I've been researching and going through your threads for a few days now and I think I've put together something that may work for me... any thoughts would be appreciated and any suggestions for anything I may have missed.

Ty much in advance

Cooler Master HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf-_-11-119-197-_-Product
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914
AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894&Tpk=amd%20phenom%20ii%20x4%209
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631&cm_re=asus_m4a89gtd_pro-_-13-131-631-_-Product
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136183&cm_re=lg_black_blu-ray-_-27-136-183-_-Product

Edited, Mar 3rd 2011 3:53am by CaelofHades
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#2 Mar 03 2011 at 8:26 AM Rating: Good
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I am a little confused.

Two quick questions

Is the DDR2 memory for a different computer?

What are you using to power this computer?

Just so you know putting DDR2 memory into a motherboard that uses DDR3 is a bad idea.
#3 Mar 03 2011 at 8:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yup, you'll want DDR3 ram and you will need a minimum of a 650 watt Power Supply, prefferably more for that machine.
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#4 Mar 03 2011 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea I caught the DDR3 mistake thanks and yes, I have an 850w PSU
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I'd also get more than 2 gigabytes of memory if you're gonna be running on a 64 bit OS. At minimum 4, and your motherboard selection can handle up to 16 gigs total. I'd aim for 4 sticks of 2 gigs each as the goal, for a total of 8.
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#6 Mar 03 2011 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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ok so once again, thx all and this is what I am about to order: (sorry for the huge posts)

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#7 Mar 03 2011 at 8:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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The HAF case you specified the first time is a far superior case to the one you have now. They will both work, but the way I look at it, is the case is the single component you will have longest out of all your computer parts (10+ years on average). why not get the good one? The blue ray player you have there will playback blue ray movies, but it cannot burn blue ray disks. Personally, I'd spend $20 more and get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181
Which can burn blue ray disks.

That CPU cooler is nice and will work, but the one that comes stock with the Phenom should work if you don't want to spend the money.

The asus motherboard you had listed before is much better than the asrock one you have listed now. you get what you pay for on motherboards generally.
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