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Old 08-30-2009, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on building a computer for the first time, I have some questions, naturally

K So here are the parts:

Case: Newegg.com - XCLIO Godspeed Two Advanced Fully Black Finish 0.5 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Power Supply: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500D 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
Processor: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Motherboard: Newegg.com - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Video Card: Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Memory: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory
Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
CD/DVD Drive: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

I''m planning on using this computer for gaming.

Two questions:
Am I missing anything?
Any overall suggestions?

I'm trying to keep it under $750 (excluding monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc)

Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What processor are you looking at. Looks like you accidentally put the PSU link.
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sorry, i fixed the link
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Haven't heard of that Gskill Ram before, also doesn't have any reviews. I'd maybe go with this kit Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Desktop Memory better timings I believe and same speed.

Unless I'm blind or overly tired(wouldn't be the first time) I can't find how many rpms that HDD spins at. I'd recommend this one Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives I've got it, fast, quiet, cool, works great.

Edit: Corsair has a great deal on their 550w, $30 MIR so its crazy cheap counting that. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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I would go with this power supply instead. It has a little more headroom, 550 watts and after the rebate it's $20 cheaper.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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You'll get better performance from this HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Are there a 500 gig version of the hard drives that you guys recommended because I'd rather spend less than $70 - $80 on the hard drive
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Here you go

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for the hard drive!
k so so far the 2 things i have changed are the
Hard drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Memory: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Desktop Memory

Also, are there any other good quality hard drives out there for 10 - 15 bucks cheaper?
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I'm using a couple of these. One for Vista 64 and the other has Windows 7. They've worked good for me

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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