Help with first gaming build - $750

I have never built anything before and need help. I'm mostly happy with what i picked, but i'm not really one for this and probably have missed something that doesn't work with everything else. About 750/800 is good, but of course, less is better for me.


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754


Preferred:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674


Help needed:

BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702010

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136167

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147135

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864BA1339 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148194


Yeah, it's pretty much everything. Was also looking at monitor that is fine if it goes over.

SCEPTRE X226W-1920 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR(10000:1) 1000:1 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112017

^today's deal.

Appreciate help.
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  1. This HDD is faster and cheaper per gb. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395&cm_re=7200.12-_-22-148-395-_-Product

    If you do not plan on x-fire get this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008&Tpk=corsair%20400w
    If you plan on x-fire get a 600w OCZ or 650w Antec/Corsair.
    DO NOT get that BFG PSU. it is junk.

    Heres 4gb or ram, and faster for just $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=ripjaws-_-20-231-303-_-Product
  2. sonic-boom said:
    This HDD is faster and cheaper per gb. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395&cm_re=7200.12-_-22-148-395-_-Product

    If you do not plan on x-fire get this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008&Tpk=corsair%20400w
    If you plan on x-fire get a 600w OCZ or 650w Antec/Corsair.
    DO NOT get that BFG PSU. it is junk.

    Heres 4gb or ram, and faster for just $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=ripjaws-_-20-231-303-_-Product


    Excellent Ram, good psus, hdd is ok but the op should make sure he updates the firmware, you could also get a 1 TB drive from newegg for $65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145287 I'm pretty sure this is as fast as the seagate but I'm no hdd expert. I'd expect it to be though, as it is 7200 rpm and has 16mb of cache.
  3. The .11 seagates are the bad ones. The .12 ones are great.
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    yesterday this was $119.00 though. was a black friday weekend deal or something. i guess the op missed it. i, however, did not :lol:
  5. Ya man a few killer deals now long gone :(
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