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[New system build] My first custom comp, please give advice, etc.

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November 28, 2009 7:18:25 PM

Hey guys, so this is my first custom built computer. Main use is for gaming. I will list what i have set up from research, reviews, some friends, and lots of reading. Please just let me know if its all compatible, or if there are better parts out there for the money, other sites i should buy from, etc. I think i will be running with windows 7? Thanks so much in advance!

Purchase date: november or december 09

budget range: 800-900ish USD

system usage: gaming, music, internet browsing,

Parts:

Processor
Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card
Two choices, #1 is what i would like most, but if i dont get enough $ i will go with #2
1. SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2. XFX Radeon HD 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor
Acer Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor,
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/power supply
Rosewill Conqueror RPS-01-WB500P Triple 120mm Fans Steel ATX Mid tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard and Mouse
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks again!!!



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November 28, 2009 7:22:27 PM

Socket 775 is outdated and a dead end. Go with a AMD athlon or Phenom build. Your board only supports DDR2 ram you have DDR3 picked. That PSU is a no no. Need a Corsair, Antec or OCZ. Spinpoint f3 HDD, same price for better performance.
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November 28, 2009 7:54:57 PM

with Sonic-boom's feedback...

CPU
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(i dont really know whats better)

still working on case/power supply...

feedback please :) 
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November 29, 2009 6:06:57 AM

sonic-boom said:
Socket 775 is outdated and a dead end. Go with a AMD athlon or Phenom build. Your board only supports DDR2 ram you have DDR3 picked. That PSU is a no no. Need a Corsair, Antec or OCZ. Spinpoint f3 HDD, same price for better performance.


Whats wrong with a Rosewill? I have yet to have to RMA or do warrenty service on any of the 25 I've ordered in the past year.
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November 29, 2009 11:33:33 PM

thanks guys. here is the new set up as of now..


whatcha think?
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November 30, 2009 2:22:58 AM

Nice build - i especially like the CM Scout! With a solid case/psu investment it will be mainstays for many an overhaul/upgrade later so good choice ^^
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December 1, 2009 9:37:28 PM

thanks!
one last thing....
do i need the 700W power supply? if not i would love to know off $20 or so.. and and recommendations for mouse keyboard? because they just removed the one i picked from newegg because they ran out.
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