New Build, Advice Please!

I have included the template below. I have already created a parts list and any suggestions are welcome. I basically need to build a cool, quiet, and low energy consumption machine.

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (This week)

BUDGET RANGE: (800-1000) After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop, Web Editing, HTPC

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (www.newegg.com)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, ATI

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1400x900)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (The computer needs to be powerful, quiet, able to edit photos quickly using Adobe Photoshop)

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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128401

SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $54.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102829

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W $49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield $199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $209.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104163

HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM SATA $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145233

AZiO AWD102N PCI Wireless Adapter $22.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833340013

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP $29.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

TOTAL: $887.91 (without shipping)
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  1. I probably wouldn't use that case for a quiet, non-overclocked build.

    I probably would not use that form factor either for a non-gaming rig.

    Here are some other choices:

    Gigabyte UD2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405&cm_re=P55-_-13-128-405-_-Product

    Antec mini P180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129041

    Looks like a good choice on the RAM. You could save a bit and purchase two of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
    G.skill has been making some good RAM and these match or exceed the Kingston kit. I would not anticipate any issues.

    The WD Caviar Black would be the more reliable, faster choice in hard drives:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
  2. Proximon said:
    I probably wouldn't use that case for a quiet, non-overclocked build.

    I probably would not use that form factor either for a non-gaming rig.

    Here are some other choices:

    Gigabyte UD2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405&cm_re=P55-_-13-128-405-_-Product

    Antec mini P180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129041

    Looks like a good choice on the RAM. You could save a bit and purchase two of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
    G.skill has been making some good RAM and these match or exceed the Kingston kit. I would not anticipate any issues.

    The WD Caviar Black would be the more reliable, faster choice in hard drives:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284



    Thank you for the suggestions Proximon! I researched hard drives and cases on the site and your suggestions were great. I am going with the Antec P180, it looks to be nearly silent during operation. The hard drive you suggested was out of stock so I am ordering a Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA hard drive instead. The motherboard you suggested looks great. I have had bad experience with G.skill but thanks for the link. I actually found some Kingston ram that was cheaper, more around $200 instead of $230.

    My New Total: $831.88

    This includes the SATA cable since the hard drive is OEM and an upgraded CPU fan.

    Once again
    Thanks!
  3. SATA cables should come with the motherboard
  4. WD Black is a performance drive, WD green is a power saving lower performing drive. I am not sure if the lesser drive performance will affect your application or not. If you want a performance drive the Samsung F3 is quick and inexpensive.
  5. What they said. The F3 is a good choice. The Caviar Green is going to be quiet and reliable, but not very speedy.
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