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Old 10-30-2009, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to all,

I am attempting to build my first computer from scratch, and would love some advice please. I've read some guides and watched some videos that I am pretty confident when the assembly step arrives, but need help on what to buy / what is compatible.
These are all on newegg.

Mobo: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Power supply: APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA750W 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
Newegg.com - APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA750W 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
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

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
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

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

CD/DVD: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

A video card will be purchased separately, leaning towards a radeon 4850.
My guess is that I'll need another fan, and a suggestion for one would be awesome.

Am I missing any components? Do I need to buy any sort of thermal compound?

Thank you all for reading,
Mr Freckle
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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All looks good to me except the PSU - apevia is on the avoid list.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads up, switching to a corsair. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Looks good.... you dont want to go took cheap with a PSU... i did and i blew up about a year after i got it... just read and make sure you put things in right... and souble check before you turn the pc on for the first time. Also look up some air flow guiles forr case fans... usually want air moving from the front to the back...
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