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November 4, 2009 10:27:08 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware, i have been Thinking about building a PC for an while now, and it took me a while to pick out all the parts. This will be my first PC build, and Basically i will be using it for gaming (Crysis, COD:5 and COD:MW2), internet, Movies and Videos. though, becaouse this is my first time building a PC i thought i Should get some expert advice from the community at Tom's Hardware. T

My Budget on the Setup is $1200. Though this is an whole setup, not just the computer:
(Note: Speakers are not included because i already have good well-working PC speakers)

Computer Custom Build:
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Motherboard+ CPU Combo:
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156
MOBO: MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55
($339.98)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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CPU Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm ($33.98)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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CPU Thermal Compound: Artic Silver 5 (6.95)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Red 4GB DDR3 1600 ($87.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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PC Case: APEVIA X-TELSTAR-JR G-Type ($75.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Extra Case Fan: APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED ($7.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Graphics Card: XFX Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB ($227.00)
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http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=XFX-G275CE
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Hard Drive C: Western Digital Caviar Green 750GB ($69.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Power Supply: hec X-Power Pro 650 650W ($44.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Optical Drive 1 [5.25 Drive] :SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R ($29.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Optical Drive 2 [5.25 Drive] :Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVDRW ($33.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Optical Drive 3 [3.25 Drive] :Silverstone SST-FP32-B USB ($14.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Sound Card: SIIG IC-710012-S2 7.1Channel 96khz (34.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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LCD Moniter: Asus VW192T+ 19 inch WideScreen " ($129.99)
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http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=AS-VW192T%2B&show=p
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Mouse + Keyboard: Microsoft BV3-00003 Black 102 ($25.99)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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So this is the build ^ Whad do u think tom's Hadware? :D 
November 4, 2009 10:31:23 PM

and BTW the Monitor is 1680 x 1050 and yes, there will be (at least attempted) Overclocking
November 4, 2009 10:37:02 PM

Welcome to the forum.

Why three ODDs?

The combo on the mobo/CPU expired, but I would get an Asus/Gigabyte anyways.
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't really like that case, but it's up to you.

Don't get that PSU
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't get that HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You most likely could skip the sound card.

Finally, consider the HD 5850.
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November 4, 2009 10:39:30 PM

Depending on the company I think you could get a 4890 with possible lower prices and higher if not comparable performance.

Also wondering if you'd really need two Optical Drives? The Sony one should be enough right?

Edit: Also, yes the third ODD, your case should have all the ports you need, unless you're going to jam pack the computer with USB components.
November 4, 2009 11:27:47 PM

If you're only running a single video card, I'd suggest this PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Most onboard sound is good quality now days, so I would drop the soundcard.

This would be one of my favorite cases around the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're running windows 7, I'd suggest looking for a 5850. If not, I'd suggest the ATI 4870 or 4890. They're much better price/performance.
4890 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4870 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the $$ saved, you could upgrade your monitor to something like this
Acer 22"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 5, 2009 3:53:25 AM

Thanks for the Answers
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