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My New $1200 Intel Core i5 750 Build (with questions)

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September 12, 2009 3:59:37 PM

Over the past few days, I've been looking into building an i5 gaming computer. Overclocking would be done in the future due to little experience.

SYSTEM USAGE: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse,keyboard,speakers,headset,anti virus,wireless adapter

OVERCLOCKING: yes, once more familiar

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 w/22" size
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$140 AR ASUS VW224U 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 5000:1, 2ms, 1680x1050, DVI
http://www.buy.com/prod/asus-vw224u-22-widescreen-lcd-m...
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$33 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM,WITH FREE WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail FREE BATMAN PC GAME DOWNLOAD

Combo= $275 AR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail

Combo=$175

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD - Retail

Combo=$434.97

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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Questions:

Newegg has a coupon for 10% off hard drives "EMCHDD10B" I'd like a 500gb 7200 RPM hard drive, but I don't know which one is the best to choose (that's reliable).

Are all parts compatible with each other?

Any tips with this being my first build? (I've installed a power supply and video card before, but not an entire computer)

Would I need to adjust any settings in BIOS or Vista for parts to work properly other then installing drivers?

THANKS :D 
September 12, 2009 7:55:25 PM

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September 12, 2009 8:10:46 PM

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September 13, 2009 4:12:32 AM

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September 13, 2009 4:25:17 PM

anyone know if these parts work with each other? Thanks.
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September 13, 2009 8:36:01 PM

thanks for the help, but that site shows really old info.
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September 13, 2009 10:08:49 PM
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September 14, 2009 10:41:47 AM

Keep us updated on progress.

Good luck
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September 14, 2009 8:42:03 PM

hopefully everything will work out.
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