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May 4, 2010 12:23:27 AM

Hey, some as you will see, I'm a newbie when it comes to building my own computer.

I am the occasional gamer and programmer but would more so use this for entertainment (Blu-ray, music, work). I want to make sure that all the components I have selected will work together, that the power supply works, and open to any suggestions of things to change that people may have. I am looking to save money, so suggestions of things to replace to save a couple $$$ would be great. Thanks!
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Computer Case:
NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive:
3 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card:
XFX GS250XZDFU GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply:
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

RAM:
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX

Motherboard:
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor:
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750

Blu-Ray Combo Drive:
SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support - OEM

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May 4, 2010 12:41:49 AM

Nix the 3 Hard Drives and use 1 single 500 GB per platter drive.

Would much rather see you in an Antec 902 or HAF 922

Antec 902 w/ EA-650 $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HAF 922 w/ Corsair TX650 $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For $20 more, you get USB 3 and SATA III
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This card's $30 cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 4, 2010 12:57:03 AM

little warning about the GTX250 they run hot i didnt do my resarch before i bought 2 and now regret it they run @59 & 55 degrees c respectively on idle and are forever getting to hot and crashing my pc when playing COH/Oblivion. try to push your budget to the 260 its a better g/card all round than the 250.
I agree with jack on the case the 900-902 are good cases before i changed upto the 1200 the 250's did a little better in my 900 (only a little mind you). The one problem i found with the 900 was with an sli rig the PSU is to close to the bottom GPU causeing heat probs.
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May 4, 2010 3:14:53 AM

Thanks for the quick replies. Jack I am going to take your suggestion for the pwoer supply and case. I dont quite understand what you are saying for the harddrives. I basically want to make a shared drive, and then 2 seperate drives one with windows and one with some other OS's. I didnt think I would be able to access the "shared drive" with the OS's if it was a single partitioned drive?

Eithel: Would you recommend this instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434&cm_re=GeForce_GTX_260-_-14-130-434-_-Product
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May 4, 2010 9:38:36 PM

Striker1021 said:
Thanks for the quick replies. Jack I am going to take your suggestion for the pwoer supply and case. I dont quite understand what you are saying for the harddrives. I basically want to make a shared drive, and then 2 seperate drives one with windows and one with some other OS's. I didnt think I would be able to access the "shared drive" with the OS's if it was a single partitioned drive?

Eithel: Would you recommend this instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434&cm_re=GeForce_GTX_260-_-14-130-434-_-Product


I have no personall expriance with the 260 so cant say for sure. but since buying my 250's without doing my resarch ive found everyone telling me the 260 runs alot cooler and is an all round better card. Learn from my mistake, read the reviwes on the card you are looking at and do some resarch before parting with your hard earned cash.
But seriously as a 250 owner im saying no dont buy one.

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Esp as i own 2 of the exact model and make you sugested :) 
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