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I would not go with amd, but that's just me.
And I would definitely use a SSD for the boot drive, even a small one if you're on a budget.

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1. For gaming your hardware is going to heat up quick and that case isn't gonna help you any. Poor airflow, and just a basic design which in todays day sucks. The more airflow you can get the better. Also 120mm fans are LOUD in comparison to 200mm fans. I say, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197

2. For a power supply I would go bigger and better brand. Thermaltake is not a good brand to me. To inconsistant in holding voltages which could lead to early failure of some parts. A psu should be able to last you years down the road and be able to handle multiple upgrades. You might want to add a dozen drives, or go dual to quad video card setup. Its best to leave you lots of room so you can be setup for future changes. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139034

3. Should suffice just fine but I've been happier with Intel for gaming.
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5. Basic drive, should do the job if you dont want state of the art speed. SSD is 100% better tho and I HIGHLY recommend it.
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Thanks for the advice regarding the SSD. As of now, this is just my first build and I'm trying to keep my costs low. When I decide to go nuts and build my dream gaming rig, I'll be sure to use an SSD for boot.

As for the case, I'm considering getting a Cooler Master Storm Sniper or Trooper. It's still within my budget, so I'm pretty happy.

Sniper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119194
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I also have this video card in mind: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131435

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I would not go with amd, but that's just me.


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It's not that I'm not a fan of Intel, I am. as much as I want to buy an i7 processor, I can't afford it.

Random question: Can I take an optical drive out of a computer I have sitting around and use it in this build? I'm probably never going to use it outside of CD installations.
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It's not that I'm not a fan of Intel, I am. as much as I want to buy an i7 processor, I can't afford it.

Random question: Can I take an optical drive out of a computer I have sitting around and use it in this build? I'm probably never going to use it outside of CD installations.
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Here's how you build one:
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A case, power supply, and drive are items you can go all out on now and wont need to replace down the road. Those are things that really don't get outdated very fast and will last you for 5-6 years or more. I would start with those items and buy good, quality parts and then go from there. You ever plan to run more then 1 card and more then 1 drive?

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A case, power supply, and drive are items you can go all out on now and wont need to replace down the road. Those are things that really don't get outdated very fast and will last you for 5-6 years or more. I would start with those items and buy good, quality parts and then go from there. You ever plan to run more then 1 card and more then 1 drive?
I plan on running 2 video cards and eventually an SSD for boot and HDD for storage.
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This is my first revision of the build. Lots of good parts went on sale, and I've got tons of discounts. What do you think?

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Here's how you build one:
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What are you main objective to get from this computer? Editing, games?

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Primary goal of this computer is gaming. Secondary is HD video capture for video podcasts and game streams.
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If you're not too good at matching up compatible parts, I'd recommend:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Sort=0&Recs=10

As others have stated, you need a case with great airflow, especially if you're doing more than 1 video card. Here's my setup that was done 3 years ago.



I didn't do the best cable routing, but it works. lol
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I would only use kingston, corsair, cruicel memory. Nothing else.

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When is the last time did you a gaming build? g.skilll will hold up to most of those as of late and even benchmarks better in some cases lately. I have 16gb of g.skill in the build I did about 4 months ago and it is solid memory.

As a matter of fact the most recent tom's hardware performance build used g.skill yet again. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...7970,3158.html

EDIT: I'm also questioning why AMD? I used to be a huge AMD guy but most of their recent gen can't hold up to the Intel offerings. Also, are you running ATI cards now? Do you run newer games? I hear their drivers still bloooooowwwwww. Also ditch the seagate HD. I've had bad bad luck with them.

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If you're not too good at matching up compatible parts, I'd recommend:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Sort=0&Recs=10

As others have stated, you need a case with great airflow, especially if you're doing more than 1 video card. Here's my setup that was done 3 years ago.

I didn't do the best cable routing, but it works. lol
I love your build. Triple CrossfireX and liquid cooling?

I settled on the Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper. It's a roomy tower with space for all of my upgrade needs down the line, and it's got lots of room for airflow, all for a great price.
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Also ditch the seagate HD. I've had bad bad luck with them.

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EDIT: I'm also questioning why AMD? I used to be a huge AMD guy but most of their recent gen can't hold up to the Intel offerings. Also, are you running ATI cards now? Do you run newer games? I hear their drivers still bloooooowwwwww. Also ditch the seagate HD. I've had bad bad luck with them.
To be honest, I equally like AMD and Intel a LOT. I have enough friends with custom rigs so I went around looking at their builds. Both chipsets performed similarly, but I always found that AMD stayed cooler, while Intel had slightly better overclocks. It really came down to a coin flip.

As for the games I play... League of Legends (and similar titles), Left 4 Dead (1 and 2), Killing Floor, Team Fortress 2, and Battlefield 2.
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I love your build. Triple CrossfireX and liquid cooling?

I settled on the Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper. It's a roomy tower with space for all of my upgrade needs down the line, and it's got lots of room for airflow, all for a great price.
Triple-SLI, and liquid on the processor, which is a q9450 from a few years back. With *only* 8 gigs of Patriot memory, which I would recommend as a brand.

However, if the most graphically intense game you want to play is L4D, you don't need any more than 1 video card from a few years ago. I only run 1 9800 GTX now, and it handles modern warfare and battlefield 3 just fine.

*The rig was built to handle Crysis in Ultra High settings, no other game has come close to needed that type of hardware to run it.

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To be honest, I equally like AMD and Intel a LOT. I have enough friends with custom rigs so I went around looking at their builds. Both chipsets performed similarly, but I always found that AMD stayed cooler, while Intel had slightly better overclocks. It really came down to a coin flip.

As for the games I play... League of Legends (and similar titles), Left 4 Dead (1 and 2), Killing Floor, Team Fortress 2, and Battlefield 2.
Might want to do more reading on that, unless I'm mistaken and/or AMD made a comeback in the last few months dollar for dollar Intel has been dancing all over them for a while now in the desktop arena. I know AMD has been making strides to get back into the game but I didn't think those dreams came true yet.

Those you shouldn't have issues with, seems like with new releases ATI is always behind the 8ball. The BF3 compatible drivers were a disaster until a month or so after launch.

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And not a single fuck was given that day lol =] Computer was beast though, and had major airflow since my front door on the case consists of 3 120mm fans + a radiator.
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Triple-SLI, and liquid on the processor, which is a q9450 from a few years back. With *only* 8 gigs of Patriot memory, which I would recommend as a brand.

However, if the most graphically intense game you want to play is L4D, you don't need any more than 1 video card from a few years ago. I only run 1 9800 GTX now, and it handles modern warfare and battlefield 3 just fine.

*The rig was built to handle Crysis in Ultra High settings, no other game has come close to needed that type of hardware to run it.
I'm going to be playing lots of multiplayer, as well as run multiple game servers and I do an online show on the weekends, so I need as much power as I can get.
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