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Old 04-02-2010, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, this is my first build, I'm pretty sure these parts work with each other already but I thought I'd check with someone else first. my budget is around 1500. right now I'm about 100 over but thats because i decided to throw in a small ssd for faster booting. I don't mind paying a little more for better performance but where I'm at now is probably as much as I can spend. Heres my part list....



LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor - Retail
Newegg.com - ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR) Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors

XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

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

EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD

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Thanks for the help in advance
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Everything looks good.

You could save $25 by getting this combo:
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I also can't say i'm a huge fan of the case, kinda expensive for a mid-tower.

As for CPU, for an extra $85 you can get the i7 860; and you'll get 2 free games with it, Avatar, and Assassin's Creed II
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That corsair cooler isn't bad, but for the money you could probably get something better.

Good Luck.
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^ Definetly go with that combo, and from what I suggest getting the i7 should end up costing the same amount.

Yes that case is very expensive. IMO this one is better anyways, has more wire management, room for rads if you ever decide to go that route, and its cheap. Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black Steel body / Plastic + Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

This intel drive is cheaper, and has 10gb more.
Newegg.com - Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD

The hydro thing is a bit of a waste of money. If you aren't planning on doing some major overclocking, this one will suit you just fine. Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

The since you're getting a 1tb, the black edition won't make much of a difference. This samsung is $10 cheaper, and you won't be able to notice any difference between it and the WD. Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EDIT: Just noticed you picked the 750hx, You could go with this XFX 650w, which is still modular, and has a strong single rail like the corsair for $50 less http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=XFX%20650w Unless you plan on adding a second 5870, then a 750w would be preferable.
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