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Doing my first Homebuild, How does this look

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February 23, 2010 2:49:29 AM

I have read the "how to" threads here in Tom's forums and also picked out my hardware (for the most part) from the suggested builds here. Following is a list of what I have purchased already and would like to know if I have missed anything that would bring me to a stop. I am pretty sure I have the big things covered, but small details can be killers as well.

1 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
1 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998691 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820226050
1 Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
1 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full - Retail
Item #: N82E16832116717
1 XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835233029
2 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136284
1 XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150443
1 Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129043
1 Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371024
1 ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131614
1 Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
Item #: N82E16820167023
1 1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail
Item #: N82E16812706004
1 ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5" to 3.5" SSD & SATA Hard Drive Converter - Black - Retail

You will probably notice that most of this list is taken from the suggested "extreme enthusiast" build listed in another thread. I went with a different video card (the cost was basically more than I thought I needed) and I substituted the WD Caviar after reading the reviews (at Newegg) and also to some extent the recommended one here in the forums was out of stock and ... to be honest, I really want to get started on this :) 

Mostly I would like to hear if you all think there are things here that are "Bad", secondly can you see anything that I need in hardware and finally do you recommend any other software tools (I will buy some of the tools like Prime for testing). I do not have any experience with this so I do not know if there are little items that might be hard to "run out" to the neighborhood computer store and get.

Thank you so much in advance

Forgot to add
I already have;
DVI - LCD Monitor (24" wide screen)
USB - Keyboard
USB - Mouse
Speakers
USB - Headset

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February 23, 2010 3:01:15 AM

looks like a really good build

Only thing i can add is to take your time putting it together, don't force anything keep yourself grounded.

pickup some zip ties to keep the cable management looking clean

if your not sure take a brake for a few read the mobo book


Enjoy the build :) 
February 23, 2010 3:01:17 AM

All looks good, but for case perhaps look at a haf 932/922, but that boils down to personal choice at a point. For PSU perhaps get the 750w corsair, or 850w of course.. and also the 7200.12 barracuda, or spinpoint f3 over the WDC black, both are faster and quieter
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February 23, 2010 4:19:16 AM

Niklas_13 said:
looks like a really good build

Only thing i can add is to take your time putting it together, don't force anything keep yourself grounded.

pickup some zip ties to keep the cable management looking clean

if your not sure take a brake for a few read the mobo book


Enjoy the build :) 


Thanks for looking this over, stress levels are somewhat returning to normal levels having spent 2000+ so far on a box full of parts that could very well just end up that way. :sweat:  Just kidding, will keep you all updated when it working. :D 
February 23, 2010 4:23:53 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
All looks good, but for case perhaps look at a haf 932/922, but that boils down to personal choice at a point. For PSU perhaps get the 750w corsair, or 850w of course.. and also the 7200.12 barracuda, or spinpoint f3 over the WDC black, both are faster and quieter


Thanks for the suggestions, I have just read the specs. on what I bought and what you have suggested. Since I have the items on order at this point, I guess I will stick with the original list. I do like the Corsair quite a bit and the HDD is still a toss up between the three. I have to thank you too because in going back and reading the reviews on the WD Black, I discovered it does not come with a SATA cable, at least I won't be suprised by that.
February 23, 2010 4:28:36 AM

Well most mobos come with a couple of sata cables so i wouldnt worry too much about that :) 
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