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knightwolf

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ok this is my first build and would like some help to make sure parts are compatible, and acdeuatic for my needs. i would like a system that will run civ 5 and sims 3 with max everything and be smooth, and be upgradeable. trying to keep the cost of the total build under $900 if possible. this is what i have came up with:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor $160

MSI 770-C45 ATX AMD Motherboard $80

A-DATA 4GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $188

HITACHI Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K (0S00164) 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $140

Palit NE39800TFHD02 GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $110

SILVERSTONE DA700 700W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply $100

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $100

Grand Total $896

Any help will be nice. Thank you
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Welcome to GTG.com.

Everything looks good, but I do not see where you listed what case you will be using? I also do not see where you have picked out an optical drive, or are you using a case and optical drive(s) you currently have?

One other thing, instead of buying one 2 TB Harddrive, why not go for two 1 TB HDs so that you can back up to one? Just a suggestion unless you already have a plan to backup your data.

If you have any questions regarding any of your hardware or of thinking of changes, you can look at the MSI 770-C45 Test Reports at MSI.com.

edit: fixed url in link.

Edited by MedStudent.003Hz, 12 July 2010 - 03:48 PM.

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I will be using me prior optical drive which is a Sata drive. the case i may recycle as well, or i may be getting one for free, so i waited on the case until i know for sure. i do know if i do get the case it will be a coolmaster, which one not sure. i had plan to add a second 1Tb drive later, after the inital build. thanks for the feedback.
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