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January 12, 2010 5:54:53 AM

this is my first build and was hoping that you guys could please go through my build and let me know if everything is compatible. i have not bought any of the pieces so far, therefore i am open to changing things around.

cpu: intel i5 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard: Intel BOXDH55HC LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case: antec 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu: corsair 650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory: corsair xms3 4gb ddr3-1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hard drive: WD 640gb 7200rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

video card: HIS 4850 HD 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cd/dvd drive: 22x samsung
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i am hoping that with this computer i'll be able to use adobe cs4 products and play games like COD and GTA4 with no problems. thanks for all your help, i really appreciate it.

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January 12, 2010 6:52:30 AM

Everything looks good. You will want to boost your GPU power a little bit. Grab a 4870 or 5770 and you won't have any problems with those games. On a side note, you could save some money by getting a pair of Mushkin, G.Skill, or OCZ RAM. They will have better timings and lower pricing.
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January 12, 2010 2:24:18 PM

This build has one major issue: The motherboard you chose only supports DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, but you chose 1600 Mhz RAM. While it will still work, its a waste of speed. So...
You should get this combo which gets you both a better Motherboard and CPU for the same price: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 and Intel Core i5-750 - $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Your Heatsink needs to be changed because it does not fit the socket type of your motherboard (1156). Get the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*This heatsink is easy to install and works really well

The Case, PS, RAM, HD, DVD, monitor, and thermal compound are all good

I would recommend upgrading your graphics card to a Radeon 5770.
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 Combo with Free Game - $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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January 12, 2010 2:27:02 PM

+1^ for Bohley, like you took the words from my mouth. The RAM choice could be a little more cost-effective by going with G Skill or OCZ. The Video card is not bad, but if you're gaming @ 1650 x 1250, go with a 4870 or higher equivalent.
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January 12, 2010 2:33:17 PM

BohleyK said:
Everything looks good. You will want to boost your GPU power a little bit. Grab a 4870 or 5770 and you won't have any problems with those games. On a side note, you could save some money by getting a pair of Mushkin, G.Skill, or OCZ RAM. They will have better timings and lower pricing.

Mushkin is a good brand, i can vouch as i am running 4gb chip kit wit no problem
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January 12, 2010 2:34:53 PM

if your gonna go 640GB HDD you might as well spend the extra 10 or 15 dollars and get a 1TB you wont regret it. make a small partition (60 to 100GB) to run your OS and core prorams, then you got allll that space for media files. and lesser important programs.
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