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February 4, 2010 3:32:22 AM

This will be my first build so all newbie advice is appreciated. All of these parts are from newegg, i have a copy of windows. Please give me feedback on the build, compatibility issues...etc. thanks for your time!

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM - $24.99

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -$10.00 Instant $69.99= $59.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$39.49

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
-$30.00 Instant-$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card- $199.99=$169.99

ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-131-603 - $84.99

HIS H577FN1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail -$169.99


XCLIO STABLEPOWER 500W 500W ATX Active PFC Power Supply - Retail- $50.99

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse - Retail -$30.99

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-2GBNQ - Retail -$64.99

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945FBGIBOX - Retail - $149.99

Subtotal: $846.40

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February 4, 2010 4:14:00 AM

^ You can improve the build a lot with better components without much change in the budget... Here are some suggestions for the build overall...
1. PSU + DVD
OCZ 500W + Sony - This OCZ is a far better PSU than that XCILO PSU...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

2. RAM - I would suggest this 4GB RMA kit for just $20 more...Well worth it...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. CASE - Check out this one...
NZXT BETA EVO Classic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. HDD - Definitely a better one...
Samsung F3 500GB - Bigger, better...Just $10 more will get you a very fast 500GB HDD ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5. And definitely this mobo + CPU combo...
X4 945 95W TDP + Gigabyte 770 - This CPU is better than the one you have linked as this is more power efficient...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Graphics card -
This one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - Comes less than the above total...
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February 6, 2010 12:35:31 AM

Thanks for the input! Ill defiantly change out those other components for those, its better and it costs less. Good thing i asked before i bought!
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February 12, 2010 11:26:51 PM

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