First computer build, comments welcome.

Well, this is the first computer I am building, well I have "built" another but Newegg shipped a defective CPU and PSU.
I was a AMD fan, but after hearing so many things about compatibility, I have decided to go Intel.

I am looking to see if I made a good choice in parts, and if anyone sees issues down the road with these.

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171

Had Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148274

Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130365

Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256045

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115131

Thank you for any help!

EDIT: I'm changing the Memory, apparently the motherboard's standard is DDR2 800, Tiger Direct said it was I think DDR2 1200.
EDIT2: I ended up changing the motherboard to a NVIDIA nForce 750i
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  1. Here's a couple great options for the RAM:

    G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209 $49.99

    or

    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731 $45.99 - $20 MIR

    I'd take some of the money saved from the RAM and put it into the Q9550 instead of the Q9400. The extra clock speed and double the cache is worth the price difference IMO. Games love as much cache as they can get.
  2. overall it looks greats.

    i would not worry about DDR2 1200 memory 1066 is just fine.

    the motherboard looks good.

    one of the future proofing things i see is PSU. there are enought watts for 1 GTX280 but i would recommend a 750 to 850 for 2. just something to think about if you want to go SLI sometime.

    also you could think about a P45 motherboard and a 4850X2 while AMD is not doing super hot in the high price ranges ATI is really giving Nvidia a run for their money

    hope this helps and good luck
  3. xxdarkreapingxx said:
    Well, this is the first computer I am building, well I have "built" another but Newegg shipped a defective CPU and PSU.
    I was a AMD fan, but after hearing so many things about compatibility, I have decided to go Intel.

    I am looking to see if I made a good choice in parts, and if anyone sees issues down the road with these.

    DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171

    Had Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148274

    Graphics Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130365

    Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256045

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298

    Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026

    Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115131

    Thank you for any help!

    EDIT: I'm changing the Memory, apparently the motherboard's standard is DDR2 800, Tiger Direct said it was I think DDR2 1200.
    EDIT2: I ended up changing the motherboard to a NVIDIA nForce 750i


    Thanks for the opportunity to troll endlessly through the newegg site for you . I need this kind of excitement
  4. The way I see it your spending $521 on CPU motherboard and memory. It is worth considering an i7 system when your investing that much. The following is $743 total, but you can chop $80 off and get a 3x1gb ram kit instead for $663.
    i7 920 $299
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
    BIOSTAR X58 Motherboard $269
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138135
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 $175
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230
  5. Well that sucks lol, I didn't find an i7 that cheap and already ordered the system.

    Not the same as I listed above though, went with a cheaper motherboard,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026

    And the same Warlock PSU I bought earlier, which was faulty, but I'm willing to give it another shot.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148035
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