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Hey Guys I'm new here...

I am looking to build my first system for gaming, games I like are some Call of Duty 4, X-Plane, Spores (kids like), etc. and would like to play them at full resolution. I was looking at the Phenom 940 from AMD and Asus motherboard. I would like Asus because of the Express Gate, if you guys can recommend another board that has the same tech let me know. Also the Antec 900 case. I don't know much about which graphics card to choose since there are so many to choose from. Can you guys help me out with this. THANKS
 

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What do you mean by full resolution? 1280x1024? 1920x1200? Tell us what components you have and what you need. Are you including an OS in the price? Do you have a preference between AMD vs Intel or ATI vs. Nvidia? Do you plan on running a multigraphics card setup later when your current GPU isn't good enough?
 

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My bad guys when I wrote this I was 3 minutes away from class, I'm in college :( .

By resolution I meant all settings of the game to the fullest. I don't know the terminology that why I said resolution.

Thanks thekid for the tamplate

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (ASAP)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, Audio Encoding)

BUDGET:
($1500)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (speakers, keyboard, mouse... have this)

WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, tigerdirect, ebay?)

BRAND PREFERENCES: (processor AMD 940, Components= whatever recommended)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680x1050 or 1920x1080)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (As quiet as possible and something like "Express Gate" for checking my email quick.)

P.S. WOW guys thanks a bunch for the quick reply.
 
$24.99 <b> LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

$159.99 <b> Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

$79.99 <b> Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

$199.99 <b> ASUS M4A79 Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131361

$224.99 <b> SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

$124.99 <b> CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

$54.99 <b> G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

$229.00 <b> AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

$99.99 <b> Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

$69.99 <b> COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail </b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

$189.99 <b> ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor Built in Speakers 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR20000:1) w/ SPDIF out - Retail
</b>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053


<b> Total= $1458.90 </b>

Hope that helps
 

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Thanks a lot Alvine just what I was looking, ordering right now... THANKS to all
 

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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail
ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.159867

Antec Signature SG650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.160428

Twelve Hundred ATX Gaming Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0288150
or
Nine Hundred II ATX Gaming Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0305999

LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM) - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009163

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

So the Antec 1200 from microcenter is $130 + $1401 from newegg, which puts you just over your budget. Those are some very luxerious cases however. I suggest you go with the CM 690, it has excellent cooling and lots of room to fit all your stuff, as well as a modestly aesthetically pleasing appearance. That total would be $1481. This is a much more powerful build, that that other one, and would probably be able to play any game at 1920x1200 if you decided to get a different monitor later.

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137
 

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Dude THANKS a lot... I took your advice, specially after those 2gb on the video card. The screen you recommended is also 2 inches bigger. The ram seem slower at just 800 when the other guy recommended the ones at 1066 but hey I don't think I would no notice the difference.

To the guy that recommended the Ben Q. Thanks but I was going to get way over my budget.

To all of you THANK YOU very much!!!
 

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Change the PSU to Corsair TX650 and the video card to 4850x2, more than enough power for 19x12. You have to look at the monitor all the time so spend a little more on that.
 

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Unless your doing some crazy overclocking you really don't need to go with 1066mhz ram. 800 should be plenty fast and still gives you some overhead that if you want to overclock you still can.
 

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Thank You all for your advice, I order the system that thekid recommended, I would upgrade my monitor later on as recommended by "theAnimal", I also have a Sony 47" 1080p where I would do most of my gaming. Once again you guys rock!!! Thanks