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Old 10-27-2010, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I dont really know what im getting myself into lol, but I'm gonna build my first PC, was looking for some input on a build I found. I'm looking to run SC2 on ultra(and eventually Diablo 3!!) and just have a generally smooth gaming experience.

Alright, I dont really have a spending limit, but I dont expect it to be over $1000. I really dont know if Im doing too much here, but this is what I've gathered!

Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

RAM - Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G

Video Card - Newegg.com - ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity

Sound Card - Newegg.com - Creative 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer

Hard Drive - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

I think thats all!

Sorry for the copy and paste! couldnt get the links to work!

Thanks!
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A big NO on the Cooler Master PSU. Unless you just want to kill your other components when it blows. Go with a solid brand. Here's three:

Newegg.com - SeaSonic SS-650HT 650W ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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Ditto on PSU.

Any reason you need a sound card, when your onboard video is more powerful? 7.1 vs 10 channels. Unless you like Creative more, which I understand.
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Thanks for the replies! Yea, i guess i didnt catch the on-board sound card deal. thanks for the point. And ill also be getting that seasonic powersupply as well! Am i forgetting anything besides an OS?
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Optical drive? (DVD Burner)
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