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First time builder please critique

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July 8, 2008 7:01:44 PM

I know there are alot of these threads but this is my first build and im really close to ordering and want some final opinions. Have been doing lots of research over the past few days and this is my final build (barring opinions from you guys). Ok here it goes.

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148136

ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121253

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731

GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128336

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

Couple of comments...I needed a cheap case to stay within budget and that one was recommended by a friend who works for IBM. He said it was a great case for beginners.

Also I think 64 bit vista and the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM is on newegg for $109...what exactly is DSP? Is that the full version that I need? The cheap price just threw me off.

Thanks for help.

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Anonymous
July 8, 2008 7:05:17 PM

Holy moly this build is very similar to mine. Like almost exactly the same only you went quad core instead of OC dual.

I'd say I'm a bit skeptical of that hard drive.
Here's my build, take a look at the comments as they may pertain to your build:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253250-31-gaming-advice-nice
July 8, 2008 7:13:49 PM

That case you decided to go with was my first choice, but I just dont like the bottom mounting PSU.

Edit * What is the deal with that vista man? Why is it so cheap?
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July 8, 2008 7:15:52 PM

I would go with the WD 640 instead of the hard drive listed, do you plan to overclock?
July 8, 2008 7:17:10 PM

I was planning on overclocking just a little. Im a beginner and I really dont push it.
Anonymous
July 8, 2008 8:35:36 PM

I would guess that vistas cheap because XP is good enough already so people just don't want to go through the trouble of setting up a new OS with potential driver fail.

Yeah, I'm not sure about that bottom mounted PSU either, but I'm not sure what the downside would be. There was a review that said the case caught fire O.O
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