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February 26, 2010 3:55:35 AM

Hey Ya'll just want some input on this build i've been working on and finally have money to get:D 

Please feel free to make any adjustments you see as necessary or more bang for it's buck.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

If you have questions please feel free to ask i'll try to check this regularly and respond!

Oh, will be trying to add a second graphics card at a later date.....

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February 26, 2010 4:27:26 AM

only two reccomendations

Windows 7 Professional OEM $139 (Cheaper and better, less microsoft support)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
P7P55D-E Pro $189 (it has sata III and USB 3.0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Maybe with the money you saved get a better case, if you plan to upgrade this and or overclock at any time.

like the Cooler Master HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the Antec 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 26, 2010 4:30:25 AM

Ya, I was actually at the store today and realized I could get a cheaper Windows 7 OS, as for the other motherboard.... Is SATA III and USB 3.0 really THAT important?
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February 26, 2010 4:40:39 AM

YES, its future proof and SATA III is practical esspecially if you consider upgrading your HHD to an SSD in the future. and USB 3.0 is much faster than the previous generation 5Gigabits per second about 640ish Mb/s data transfers in comparison with 480Megabits per second ~60Mb/s data transfers

plus its not any more expensive than your other motherboard.
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February 26, 2010 4:43:12 AM

requiemsallure said:
YES, its future proof and SATA III is practical esspecially if you consider upgrading your HHD to an SSD in the future. and USB 3.0 is much faster than the previous generation 5Gigabits per second about 640ish Mb/s data transfers in comparison with 480Megabits per second ~60Mb/s data transfers


Hmm okay, I didn't know that. Figured there was something good about it:)  If I may ask what about my CD-ROM?
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February 26, 2010 5:00:06 AM

siahjoewing said:
Hey thanks for your help so much! If you see anything else that can be fixed or tweaked just let me know:) 



will do :p 
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February 26, 2010 5:40:23 AM

requiemsallure said:
really the only other thing i could add, though its a bit more expensive than your HDD its much better.

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

it has a much higher capacity than the other one too.

other than that just ask me if you are curious about anything else.



How well do you think my PSU will be?
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February 26, 2010 6:19:35 AM

if you have any more questions i would be happy to answer them.

By the way i changed my previous post, i noticed something wrong.
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February 26, 2010 3:33:30 PM

For 99.99% of home users out there, there is no reason go to with a professional version of a Windows operating system... so that's $30-$40 that could be saved by going with Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. Unless your home computer specifically needs to be joined to a domain or is going to use an obscene amount of memory, there just isn't any value going with the professional version.
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February 26, 2010 3:34:48 PM

And while I love my CoolerMaster Scout, it is worth saying that it will NOT hold an ATI 5870 card. The 5850 is a snug fit, but does fit in mine... but you won't be able to utilize longer cards unless you cut out / modify the internal drive cage.
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February 26, 2010 3:40:38 PM

For Hard drives go with the Samsung Spin point f3 version or the seagate 7200.12 they out preform the 500 gb and 1tb Carver black. Only Carver Black that compares is the 2 TB due to the 500gb platter that it uses.
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February 26, 2010 4:31:10 PM

Best answer selected by siahjoewing.
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