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1st build, am I missing anything?

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February 23, 2010 8:47:41 PM

Hi Guys,
I'm taking a stab at my first computer build. Can you take a look at my list and see if I missing anything, or if there are better parts for the same price. I already have some hard drives and DVD burners and I'm going to get a Scythe Mugen 2 rev. B from Amazon for $47. I plan to O.C. a little and will use the machine for encoding and gaming. $1300 is all I would like to spend.



RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W Modular LED Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817152036
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$104.98
$74.98


OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820227365
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$159.99


LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811112239
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$129.99
$99.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #:N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99


HIS Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) H585F1GDG Video Card
Item #:N82E16814161302
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
$309.99


Foxconn FlamingBlade GTI ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813186170
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$174.99


Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819115202
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$288.99
Grand Total: $1,213.92

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February 23, 2010 9:12:56 PM

if you went with an AMD build you could get the 5870 or even the 5970 in that budget.

Your case and PSU are both bad choices.

Try going with the HAF 922 and power supplies made by antec, corsair, seasonic, ocz, pc power and cooling.
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February 23, 2010 9:28:20 PM

I need the computer for encoding video, which is why I went with the i7 vs AMD. I also went with the X58 over the P55 so I could take advantage of 6 core encoding in the future.
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February 23, 2010 9:34:33 PM

Get rid of the crappy Raidmax PSU. For the same price you can get a Corsair 550 VX. Unless you are going to crossfire that is plenty if you do plan to crossfire in the future get the Corsair 750TX.

I myself like Gigabyte or Asus motherboards especially the Gigabyte UD series ( example Gigabyte EX 58 UDxx ).

Good luck!
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February 23, 2010 9:46:40 PM

Thank you, that's the kind of help I'm looking for. I dropped that combo into my cart and removed the raidmax psu and HIS 5850, the total came out the same.
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February 23, 2010 9:59:25 PM

Already got rid of the PSU, thanks to Whitefang. That Asus board is nice, but its about $170 more than the Foxconn after rebate.
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