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Old 04-26-2011, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how does my build look?

this is my first time building a pc and just wanted to make sure that everything would work together.

heres my parts:

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GIGABYTE GA-870A-USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM

Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 12,000,000:1 (ACM)

uniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

EDIMAX EW-7128G IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

(if you need links to any of the parts on newegg, i can post the links)

and if you suggest using different parts then the ones i have listed, try not to make it too expensive, i dont want to spend over $800


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Old 04-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: how does my build look?

That PSU might be a little lacking. It's a good one yes, but I'd buy a bigger one in case you ever want to upgrade. Look at the Antec's 550W.

Why just get a 500GB HDD? 1TB is only like $10 more. WD is king, though.

Don't get AS5, get TX-2 instead. It's a much better paste than AS5. Slaymate would agree with me.

For wireless, Edimax or Encore. I have used their products in the past, had no problems.

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thanks for the reply, i have updated the list
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Get the WD Black. The green is slower. I learned the hard way.
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
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That Phenom II X2 555 might unlock to a quad but it is a dice shoot. You might want to go ahead and go with an Athlon II x4 unless you wouldn't mind being stuck on a dual core it if doesn't.

The Acer S211HLbd looks nice, but go for all the real estate you can.

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