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dcw329
June 3rd, 2012, 06:52 PM
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OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series RVD3X2-FHPX4-240G PCI-E 240GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:RVD3X2-FHPX4-240G
Item #:N82E16820227744
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$699.99 -$120.00 Instant $579.99
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NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:CA-PH410-W1
Item #:N82E16811146087
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$99.99 $99.99
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ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and ...
Model #:Crosshair V Formula
Item #:N82E16813131735
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$239.99 -$30.00 Instant $209.99
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XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
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Item #:N82E16814150549
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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Model #:HCG-900
Item #:N82E16817371050
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$159.99 -$30.00 Instant $129.99
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AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
Model #:FD8150FRGUBOX
Item #:N82E16819103960
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$199.99 $199.99
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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
Item #:N82E16820233180
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$54.99 $54.99
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
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$149.99 -$30.00 Instant $119.99
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
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Item #:N82E16827135204
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$17.99 $17.99
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CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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Item #:N82E16835181017
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$114.99 $114.99
Subtotal: $1,757.90

my original budget was 2,500, but with 3 new monitors, new gaming keyboard and mouse, new desk... etc... ill probably get close.

but based off of this, any suggestions in the areas of:

where a bottleneck would be? and what should be upgraded?
what is total overkill and could be down scaled without much problem?
what is non-compatible
any thoughts on how this would work with linux? (ubuntu's unity or kde specifically?)
pretty good bet that the amd's not hackontishable right?
any other comments or thoughts?

i just want some thoughts. its a first build for me, but that doesnt mean i didnt want to go all out.

Temüjin
June 4th, 2012, 05:18 AM
For $230, I'd rather have an Nvidia GTX 560/560ti (just for VDPAU acceleration).