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Final check off on i5 build please help

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December 2, 2009 6:16:24 PM

Hi, I am going to order the parts listed below by the end of tonight

and I would really appreicate it if you guys will help see if my parts are compatible and good, and if there are

any better/cheaper parts out there that would make my computer just as good please feel free to share.

This is my first build, I am super noob at it and please feel free to make any suggestions.

My budget was originally $700 but I got tired of waiting for better deals and want to just build my computer

already. However if you guys know cheaper parts please let me know, I would really want to stay under my

$700 dollar budget. The [v] means I already have it.

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 ($150) [V]

MOBO: ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard ($119)

GPU: HD 4870 1GB ($150)

Ram: Corsair XMs3 4GB ($94)

PSU: Antec Earthwatts EA650 650W ($79)

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG SH-S223F ($26)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB ($34) [ did not get this at newegg ] [v]

Case:Cooler Master Storm Scout Case ($49)[v]

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December 3, 2009 6:36:13 PM

Guess I'm too late to post, but you got the right parts for the build. The PSU needs to be at least 500W with 2 6-pin PCI-E connectors. Your PSU exceeds these requirements. Though the PSU and HDD could have been cheaper.
December 3, 2009 7:01:42 PM

I would get a 5770 over a 4870.