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November 25, 2009 5:06:31 AM

I'm building my first computer since my dad and I last built one in the 1980's. Can someone please take a look at the following and let me know if this works?

CPU and HEATSINK:
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm
$221.97

MOTHERBOARD / RAM:
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
Combo $190.98

CASE:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$64.99 after rebate

POWER SUPPLY:
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
$39.99 after rebate

HARD DRIVE:
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
$89.99

GPU:
GIGABYTE GV-R467ZL-1GI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
$64.99 after rebate

DVD-ROM:
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B
$25.99

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
$104.99


This should come to $824 after rebates (assuming they come through).
Does this build work? I'm trying to keep the budget around $800. The one big question I had was on the graphics card. This one seemed powerful for the price and quiet.

Thanks for the help!!

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November 25, 2009 5:13:53 AM

^ Yes it would work...
What will you be using the PC for ? And about the HDD, you can get a Faster Samsung F3/ Seagate 7200.12 1TB HDD for less...
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November 25, 2009 5:19:10 AM

Thanks for the quick feedback!

Using it for Adobe CS4, so some graphics work. It's frustratingly slow on my celeron laptop. :D 

I'm not a hard core gamer, but will likely pick up a few of the more recent games if I have a system that can play them.
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November 25, 2009 5:34:28 AM

^ The HD 4670 would suffice if you game occasionally at low resolutions...
If you have a high resolution monitor, then you would have to turn down settings in graphic intensive games...
And if you do professional work, then another 4GB RAM would be beneficial...
And I dont think you would need 650W PSU...
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November 25, 2009 5:43:07 AM

Which chassis is that going in? That is gonna be a rather large cooler on a mATX motherboard. Are you going to try and squeeze that into a HTPC?
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