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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 6300 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. 06/13/2013

      By Joe Whinery 6/13/2013 Directron NewEgg
    If I were going to build a system today, I would use:        
                 
  Change Item Brand Model   Approx    
                 
                 
1   Case Rosewill Challenger-U3     Amazon NewEgg
                 
2   Case P/S CoolMax ZU 700B - 140mm   $70.00 Directron NewEgg
3   BD Writer LG WH14NS40   $68.00 Directron NewEgg
4   DVD+-RW Lenova DRW-24B1ST/BLS/B/AS   $15.00 Directron  
5   CPU - AMD FX FX 6300 FD6300WMHKBOX   $118.00 Directron NewEgg
6   Fan Included with Retail Box CPU    
7   Hard Drive Seagate ST500DM002 6GbS   $57.00 Directron Amazon
8   Hard Drive WDC WD5000AAKX 6GbS Blue   $56.00 Directron NewEgg
9   Keyboard Logitech MK550   $65.00 Directron NewEgg
                 
10 Memory 8GB  DDR3 1600        
      Mushkin 997043 PC-12800   $70.00 Directron NewEgg
11   Monitor Monitor Personal preference, Check stores locally. Directron NewEgg
12                
  A MotherBoard --> ASUS    --> M5A99FX-PRO-R2.0   $140.00 Directron NewEgg
  B   Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 $114.99   Amazon NewEgg
                 
  C     GA-990FXA-UD5 $189.99   Amazon NewEgg
                 
13   Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop    
                 
14   Operating Sys Windows 7 x64 Professional OEM   $139.99 Directron NewEgg
15       Home Premium OEM $90.00   Directron NewEgg
16 A Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-3001RB   $18.95 Directron NewEgg
  B   Altec Lansing VS2621 $36.99   Directron Amazon
17 A Graphics ASUS ENGTX550-Ti DC/DI/1GD5 $130.00 Directron NewEgg
  B     GTX650-TI-O-1GD5 139.99   Directron NewEgg
                 
                 
    Total       $1,007.94    
                 
18   Mobile Rack Kingwin HD-KF-813-BK   $23.99 Directron Amazon
19 A Backup Software Easeus TODO Backup Free V2.5.1   Free    
  B   Macrium Reflect Reflect Free   Free    
      Netgear WNDR3400-100NAS   $70.00 Directron NewEgg
    Total            
20   Front USB 3.0 Biostar USB 3.0 Cable Bracket $19.99   Amazon NewEgg
21   Cable Extender NZXT CB-8P $4.99   Directron Amazon
                 
22   Better Keyboard          
    www4.dealtime.com/xPO-Logitech-MX3200-Cordless-Laser-Desktop for keyboard    
                 
                 

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

Additional PC Build Considerations & Information:
  1. images/bullet2.gifHotFix Required - Windows 7 XP Mode AMD FX CPU - KB 2519949
  2. images/bullet2.gifEnabling AHCI the easy way by Joe Whinery!
  3. images/bullet2.gifWindows 7 Comparison Chart
  4. images/bullet2.gifInstalling 3TB HDs
  5. images/bullet2.gifSupporting 3TB HDs - Limits & Requirements - GPT instead of MBR
  6. images/bullet2.gifAMD FX CPU Options
  7. images/bullet2.gifVideo Resolutions
  8. images/bullet2.gifDisplayPort
  9. AMD Eyefinity Validated Dongles
  10. ACCELL Cables - Audio, Video, Speaker, Computer Cables and Interconnects

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