Help with my build first time builder

Hi guys I wanted to ask you to rate my build and give me some feedback as to if the parts I selected are ok.
Also wanted to ask if you guys know where to find really good detailed pc building guides.
The ones I found aren't that great.

I want to use this pc for moderate gaming and everyday stuff.
Thanks

Sony NEC Optiarc Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118012

Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136161


SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770


OCZ Vista Upgrade 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2VU8004GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227195

GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128351

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010

Im trying to keep it under 800, the part that im unsure about really is the mobo. Also if you guys have experience with the case and cpu if i should get a diffrent cpu fan/heatsink. Quietness does matter to me quite a bit.

Thanks again.
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  1. Looks good, although I prefer Asus P5Q series motherboards, but thats just me.
  2. ^^ agreed....

    but if not, then dont buy the C's u dont need both DDR2 and DDR3.
    Plus from past versions, the dual memory type boards had some problems with memory
  3. Thanks suggestion noted looking into the one you suggested now.
  4. would this asus be a better mobo, keep in mind I'm probably not gonna do overlclocking.
  5. You really don't need DDR3 right now. It will only be helpful if you don't plan to upgrade your RAM for a while and then plan to use that DDR3 is some future build much further down the line. Get the R model instead. It has a nice rebate right now :sol:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128344
  6. There is little difference between the gigabyte mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128344

    and the Asus P5Q one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131295

    Go for the cheaper one.

    Edit: The gigabyte one supports crossfire x8 which isn't worth it anyway. Nevertheless if you want crossfire support you might like the P5Q Pro card from Asus.
  7. My NewEgg list is very similar. I am going to buy the mobo at my local Fry's, and will likely get an Asus since they don't carry Gigabyte. I have had DOA mobos in the past and would much rather be able to replace it locally than deal with RMAs and having to ship it back.

    Also I am going to add a 120mm Antec case fan to the front of that case.

    Good luck on your first build! http://img2.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/cool/cool0012.gif
  8. Do u need that sound card. Usually onboard sound is pretty good. U could save that $90 and get a better GPU like the GX2, GTX 260 or 4870

    Same with that velociraptor...seems like a bit overkill for that system, Gpu should come before a fast HD that only gives faster load speeds
  9. ^+1 agreed.

    Also the Velociraptor is a waste. You could get 2 1TB drives and raid them, which would be as fast as, or faster, and tons more storage.
  10. Don't have experience with the Antec 300, but it did not receive great reviews. In that price range the cooler master centurions are nice cases. Also the raidmax O2 line I have experience with and are good for the price.
    I didn't see a power supply mentioned.
    The hard drive..well you can get 320 gb for 5 dollasr more and 500GB for about 10-15 more. Cost per gigabyte I think the 500gb is the sweet spot right now.
  11. ok, my bad stealth extreme is a good choice.
  12. Ok guys I gonna look into some other cases than, Is everything compatible though and do you guys know of any good building guides?
    Are the heights of all atx mids the same?
  13. How are these
    RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156063

    COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119106

    RAIDMAX O2 ATX-302BP Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156182&Tpk=raidmax%20o2
  14. Silverion77 said:
    Do u need that sound card. Usually onboard sound is pretty good. U could save that $90 and get a better GPU like the GX2, GTX 260 or 4870

    Same with that velociraptor...seems like a bit overkill for that system, Gpu should come before a fast HD that only gives faster load speeds


    I am going to try either the mobo sound or use my Audigy 2 Value from my old system.

    Anonymous said:
    ^+1 agreed.

    Also the Velociraptor is a waste. You could get 2 1TB drives and raid them, which would be as fast as, or faster, and tons more storage.


    I am selecting the VelociRaptor for reliability mostly, since I am also a programmer (Visual Studio) and photographer (Photoshop). But, I am also debating the merits of it over the 640G models from WD and Seagate. RAID 0 is out because it makes the system less reliable.

    Thanks tho.
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