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Old 12-11-2010, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First time PC builder here, could use some opinions

Hi everyone, I'm new to the whole building a computer from scratch thing. Been wanting to do it for a few years and I've finally decided to take the plunge.

So far this is on my list of things.

Motherboard Newegg.com - MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX
Graphics Card Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Memory Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G
Power Supply Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
Case Newegg.com - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Still haven't decided on Hard Drives and CD/DVD drives. I'll probably be getting 2 HD's.

My first question is if the Power Supply (630 watt) is enough to run this potential PC so far?


Edit: Just wanted to add that I am on a budget. I was planning on spending no more than $700 but i could go a tiny bit over if it calls for it.
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I don't like MSI, but that's just me. I'll shut up now.
Why not get the X4 920 or 925?
I'm not sure on GFX cards.
Why not get:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Better PSU- Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Case fine, whatever you want.

Get Western Digital HDDs. If you want, you can get an SSD, 60-128GB is best for an OS. Then get a 1-2TB HDD for storage.
DVD-burner, get the Lite-On Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

The wattage is OK. I just like the Corsair line. Others would agree.
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I would definitely get a better power supply. Raidmax is trouble.
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Ok thanks, I'll look at some other Power Supplies. But the 630 wattage is enough to run this PC right?
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