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If I were going to build a system today, I would use:
images/bd10265.gif Joe Whinery's List of Excel Spread Sheet - PC Build Specs: (Compare Prior Build Specs).

AMD FX Bulldozer Build Specification Recommendation

Please Note: Due to the current short life cycles of Chip Sets and GPUs (from 3 to 6 months), Motherboards and Graphics cards are going obsolete quicker than I can evaluate the new crop. The same thing is happening to DVD-RW drives. Therefore, don't be surprised if your supplier suggests a different part number for some recommended device. Check the specs and it they are the same or very similar, run with it.

Item prices are for reference only and were in effect on the day of publication. 10/12/2011

      By Joe Whinery 1/04/2012 Directron NewEgg
    If I were going to build a system today, I would use:        
  Change Item Brand Model   Approx    
1 x Case --> Ranger<--   $69.99 Amazon NewEgg
      Rosewill Challenger-U3     Amazon NewEgg
        Future     Amazon NewEgg
2   Case P/S CoolMax CU 700B   $60.00 Directron NewEgg
3   BD Writer LG WH12LS30   $90.00 Directron NewEgg
4   DVD+-RW ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLS/B/AS   $20.99 Directron NewEgg
5 x CPU - AMD FX FX 8150 FD8150FRGUBOX $269.99   Amazon NewEgg
      FX 8120 FD8120FRGUBOX     Amazon NewEgg
      FX 6100 FD6100WMGUSBX   $159.99 Amazon NewEgg
      FX 4100 FD4100WMGUSBX     Amazon NewEgg
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100 HDE00ZFBGRBOX     Amazon NewEgg
      X6 1090 HDT90ZFBGRBOX     Amazon NewEgg
6   Fan Included with Retail Box CPU    
7   Hard Drive Seagate ST3500413AS 6GbS $42.00 $89.99 Directron Amazon
8   Hard Drive   ST500DM002 6GbS $42.00 $89.99 Directron Amazon
9 A Keyboard Logitech EX-100 920-000879   $24.99 Directron NewEgg
  B   Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 $19.99   Amazon NewEgg
10 Memory 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 $30.00 Directron NewEgg
11   Memory 8GB   CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $47.00   Directron NewEgg
+ x Memory 16GB > CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9<   $104.00 Amazon NewEgg
    Memory 32GB   CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 $249.99   Amazon NewEgg
    Memory 8GB DDR3 1866 CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R $79.99   Amazon NewEgg
    Memory 16GB   CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R $159.99   Provantage NewEgg
    Memory 32GB   CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10 $527.65   Amazon NewEgg
12   Monitor Monitor Personal preference, Check stores locally. Directron NewEgg
13 A   ASUS M5A97 EVO $116.00   Directron Amazon
  B MotherBoard --> --> M5A99X EVO<--   $144.99 Directron NewEgg
  C   Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 $114.99   Amazon NewEgg
  D     GA-990FXA-UD3 $149.99   Amazon NewEgg
  E     GA-990FXA-UD5 $189.99   Amazon NewEgg
  F     GA-990FXA-UD7 $234.99   Amazon NewEgg
14 A Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop    
  B   Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 $8.75   Directron Amazon
15   Operating Sys Windows 7 x64 Professional OEM   $138.99 Directron NewEgg
16       Home Premium OEM $90.00   Directron NewEgg
17 A Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-3001RB   $17.99 Directron NewEgg
  B   Altec Lansing VS2621 $36.99   Directron Amazon
18 x Graphics ASUS ENGTX550-Ti DC/DI/1GD5 $130.00 Amazon NewEgg
      Sapphire 100315L Radeon HD 6850 $149.99   Amazon NewEgg
      ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 $187.49   SuperBiiz NewEgg
      ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 $287.99   SuperBiiz NewEgg
    Total       $1141.91    
19 HD_ Mobile Rack Kingwin HD-KF-813-BK   $23.99 Directron Amazon
20 x Backup Software Easeus TODO Backup Free V2.5.1   Free    
      Acronis True Image Home Code: UGNL1211 UGR Special
21 x Front USB 3.0 Biostar USB 3.0 Cable Bracket $19.99   Amazon NewEgg
23 x Cable Extender NZXT CB-8P $4.99   Directron Amazon
    Better Keyboard      for keyboard    

Note: AMD Eyefinity support requires monitor #3 must support DisplayPort.

Additional PC Build Considerations & Information:
  1. images/bullet2.gifEnabling AHCI the easy way by Joe Whinery!
  2. images/bullet2.gifWindows 7 Comparison Chart
  3. images/bullet2.gifInstalling 3TB HDs
  4. images/bullet2.gifSupporting 3TB HDs - Limits & Requirements
  5. images/bullet2.gifAMD FX CPU Options
  6. images/bullet2.gifVideo Resolutions
  7. images/bullet2.gifDisplayPort
  8. AMD Eyefinity Validated Dongles
  9. ACCELL Cables - Audio, Video, Speaker, Computer Cables and Interconnects

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