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First time build--AMD?

Bazook

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Hi all, after years of store bought H.P. computers I have decided I would build a system from scratch. I plan on buying within the next 3-4 weeks, and the only reason I am going with AMD is cost, so I am open to other options. If I figure out how to do it I may overclock, so cooling is important. Here is what I have..

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition AM-932-RWN1-GP Red Steel / Plastic / Mesh bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119212


ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131392


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727


CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011


SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102809


OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227496

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

This system will be used mostly for gaming (on a budget) and internet. Thanks in advance
John
 

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If you are going to OC, then you might as well get the 955BE (same exact silicon). you'll also need aftermarket cooling. A lot of good choices in this area, but definitely look at the Hyper 212+. It is a very good cooler for the money.
 

Bazook

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Okay, added the Extra cooling to the list (Hyper 212+ not compatible with Amd??) and went with the 955BE. Any other thoughts? I am about at the end of the budget.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition AM-932-RWN1-GP Red Steel / Plastic / Mesh bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119212

ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131392

SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102809

CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227496

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

Thanks again
 

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calinkula

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You're going top tier on everything else, you might as well ditch the 4850x2 and pay slightly more for a 5850.

If you re-prioritized your money, you could probably fit a 5870 in that budget. I'm more about performance than flash though and in the end it's your money.

Example: I went with decent looking $50 ATX mid tower instead of a $150 for a full tower I'd never even halfway fill up.
 

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