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Old 10-27-2009, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I'm finally going to take the leap and build my first computer. I just want some reassurance that the components will work together. Also, any suggestions are appreciated.

Everything is coming from Newegg. I wanted to stay around $1500 for everything (I'm about $100 over that right now). Thanks for the help.

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

PSU
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Motherboard
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Video Card
EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Processor
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

RAM
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998681 - Retail

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - Retail

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Monitor
Acer H213H bmid Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 20000:1 Built-in Speakers - Retail
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: First Time Build - Compatibility Check

you dont need an 850w psu. even if you decide to go dual gfx cards, the one in this combo will be more than enough.
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and pick up the ram in this combo instead. its cheaper as it is, even less with the combo. same speed but has better timings.
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and at the price of that card, i would look at this one instead, which is better.
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the quick response. I've adjusted my build to include your suggestions. I've been doing a little more research and found that the ATI 5850 would be more bang for my buck right now @ about $70 more. I found one site that has them in stock. Thanks again.
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yes, that card is also a great choice, faster with newer features. i just mentioned the 4890 because it is better for the money than the gtx 260 you had picked.
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