First Time Build/Need Advice/<$1300

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard/mouse/monitor/OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ive mostly been looking at newegg but only because i figured that was the best route

PARTS PREFERENCES: looking mainly at intel unless convinced otherwise

OVERCLOCKING: probably not in the first year, but in the future im sure ill get more and more interested

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1280X1080

Ive been lurking here for a few weeks reading around, and came up with this build. Im trying to see if everything looks alright, making sure i didnt miss anything, or choose a bad part.

CPU: i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=n82e16819115202

Case: AZZA Solano
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004

Hard Drive: Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-22-152-185-_-Product

Mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163

PSU: Antec 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015
(also, im fairly sure this is enough power, but like i said this is my first time doing this so i wanted to make sure)

Memory: G.Skill 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190&cm_re=g_skill_ddr3_4gb-_-20-231-190-_-Product

GPU: Radeon HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=radeon_5850-_-14-102-857-_-Product

also, would it be a problem to just use a disk drive from my current computer?

Thanks for your help.
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  1. looks good, but that case looks like a really bad rip off the antec 900 & 902, but it has 4 fans so it should be alright for air flow.

    Also your ram is duel channel, you should be looking for triple channel ram.
  2. ^+1.
    Also, you didn't list whether you plan on crossfiring in the future...

    Here's some RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230

    Finally, you'll need to upgrade your monitor, I wouldn't even consider an 920/5850 at that resolution.
  3. If you selected that case on the basis of the rebate, here's what one newegg reviewer had to say,
    "Other Thoughts: Something I forgot to mention...The mesh on the front is REALLY REALLY hard to get out. You really have to bang it to get it out.
    And be careful with the Mail in Rebate, it is only valid for 15 days..starting on the day YOU ORDER!. They include weekends, which is what got me."
  4. thanks for the help guys
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