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December 2, 2009 3:51:54 PM

So this is going to be my first PC I am going to build. I have researched for months and have learned a lot.
I plan on using this computer for mostly gaming and picture and video editing.
I just want to make sure all of these parts will work together.

Motherboard
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Video Card
Radeon HD 5850
(Out of Stock everywhere I look!)

Hard Drives
(2) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
(I plan on running these in RAID 1)

Memory(RAM)
I am still not sure, but it is going to be 8GB of DDR3 memory. Im planning on buying 2 (2X2GB) Memory for less than $100 each. Anyone have any suggestions?

DVD Burners and Card Reader
(2) SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model

Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader

Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3
(Is this a good enough power supply for everything?)

Case
NZXT Guardian 921 ATX Mid Tower


I am going to use my current keyboard and buy speakers less than $20 since I mostly use a headset when gaming.
Right now I am purchasing everything from Newegg because of the lowest prices. I have also looked at Zipzoomfly, TigerDirect, and Buy.com.

Suggestions are welcome!!!
And will everything work together properly?


Thanks!

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December 2, 2009 4:02:00 PM

The build is looking pretty good.

I recommend this RAM:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $99.99

You do not want to use IDE DVD burners in a new build. Here's a 22x Samsung SATA burner:

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM $26.99

I really don't trust Seagate drives any more. This drive is excellent:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

You could save a pretty good amount by using this motherboard instead:

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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December 2, 2009 4:05:58 PM

To start, it's a fairly good build so far.

RAM: You're not going to get 4 GB for under $100 and still get quality sticks. I'd recommend finding some DDR3 1333 with CAS Latency 7. Usually these run between $110-$125. G.Skill has several offerings here that are pretty good.

Optical: Do not get IDE burners. Make sure you get SATA drives. Most boards will only have 1 IDE connection, including yours, and using IDE will restrict the airflow.

PSU: This is more of a preference, but I'm not a fan of Antec PSUs. There are plenty of high quality ones from OCZ and Corsair that are priced nearly the same and higher quality.

Case: I looked at that case for my last build, and found a lot of issues with it. The airflow's not that great and the cool temperture monitor is mainly useless. I'd recommend an Antec 300 Illusion.
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December 2, 2009 4:07:08 PM

MadAdmiral said:
RAM: You're not going to get 4 GB for under $100 and still get quality sticks. I'd recommend finding some DDR3 1333 with CAS Latency 7. Usually these run between $110-$125. G.Skill has several offerings here that are pretty good.

The RAM I recommended is 1.5v DDR3 1333 CAS 7 RAM for $99.99. :) 
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December 2, 2009 4:08:46 PM

Yeah...the price dropped on those today. They were $109 earlier.
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December 2, 2009 5:13:24 PM

First off, shortstuff's recommendations are quite good. In my experience, however, 7200.12 has not let me down. Not to say that the f3 is any worse, but if you decide to keep with the 7200.12s, then it would also be an excellent choice.

Also, your PSU is an excellent choice. You could stand to get one with less watts (while also saving money) if have no plans on crossfiring in the future.
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December 3, 2009 4:01:18 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
The build is looking pretty good.

I recommend this RAM:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $99.99

You do not want to use IDE DVD burners in a new build. Here's a 22x Samsung SATA burner:

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM $26.99

I really don't trust Seagate drives any more. This drive is excellent:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

You could save a pretty good amount by using this motherboard instead:

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail



Thanks! I switched out the motherboard and the burners! Im thinking about keeping the same hard drives and that RAM looks very good. Thank you everyone else for your suggestions! More are welcome!!
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December 4, 2009 7:39:26 PM

So here is my current build. Any more suggestions?

Motherboard
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
Radeon HD 5850
(Out of Stock everywhere I look still!!!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drives
(2) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

DVD Burners and Card Reader
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
NZXT Guardian 921 ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hopefully by mid december everything will be in stock so I can finally buy everything!!
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