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March 2, 2010 1:20:43 AM

I have spent some time reasearching products and these are what i have come up with. I was wondering if someone could check compatibility?

The cooler master Haf

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

Evaga p55

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

XFX GTS 250

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

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz

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

CZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

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

WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB

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

DVD burner

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

V8 cpu cooler

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

I am missing a psu and monitor mostly because I dont know which to get. Advice would be much appreciated.
March 2, 2010 1:50:32 AM

Yep, it all looks good.
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March 2, 2010 10:51:00 PM

What about a monitor and psu?
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March 2, 2010 10:52:35 PM

Is there a price point or size limit for your monitor you're looking at?
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March 2, 2010 11:20:52 PM

Do you plan on SLI in the future?

A budget for the PSU and monitor would also help.
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March 2, 2010 11:32:53 PM

I found a good dell monitor but I still need a psu. I would like to keep the option of sli open for future upgrades but the price point I am thinking (if it is reasonable) is 100-150. Just a shot in the dark.
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March 2, 2010 11:40:40 PM

As popular as the HAF are, I'd still recommend a case with dust filters, once you have one you'll be amazed at how much dust it actually prevented from getting into your system.

And monitor it depends if you want your PC setup for. Your PC build is similar to mine which is for mostly gaming, and basic school work. So I would recommend a asus vw246h which is 1920x1080. Move up to something like a 1920x1200 if you do a lot of word processing or need the extra screen viewing for like programming.

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March 2, 2010 11:52:01 PM

Thanks Guys.
If I have more questions "I'll be back!"
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March 3, 2010 12:04:34 AM

jrel209 said:
As popular as the HAF are, I'd still recommend a case with dust filters, once you have one you'll be amazed at how much dust it actually prevented from getting into your system.

And monitor it depends if you want your PC setup for. Your PC build is similar to mine which is for mostly gaming, and basic school work. So I would recommend a asus vw246h which is 1920x1080. Move up to something like a 1920x1200 if you do a lot of word processing or need the extra screen viewing for like programming.


The HAF has dust filters in the front.
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March 3, 2010 12:06:54 AM

Do yuo have any guides or tips once the computer is together. I dont understand how to upload drivers and such.
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March 3, 2010 12:40:42 AM

What operating will you be using? Do you have one? It isn't listed in your build.
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March 3, 2010 12:42:49 AM

I dont know, most likely windows 7 but maybe vista.

What do you reccomend?

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March 3, 2010 1:05:59 AM

There's not much price difference between the two. I would suggest the 64bit windows 7. You can get an OEM copy (home version) for ~$105. The retail version will come with both 32bit and 64bit.
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March 3, 2010 1:09:15 AM

Here's a guide to installing windows 7.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2354687,00.asp

After windows is installed, you'll want to go to XFX's website and download the latest video drivers.

Windows 7 is very good at installing drivers. You may not need to do anymore. You'll want to check the device manager to make sure there are no device conflicts. If there isn't, then you're done.

Before installing any programs, surfing the web, etc...you'll want to install an antivirus program and make sure it's up to date. This will help keep your system clean. I would suggest Avira, but Avast, and Microsoft security essentials are also very good.
http://www.avira.com/en/download/index.php
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March 3, 2010 1:20:56 AM

Thanks again, you guys have really helped.
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March 3, 2010 1:21:17 AM

You're welcome
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March 3, 2010 1:22:37 AM

Best answer selected by tommydag.
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March 3, 2010 1:27:50 AM

Thanks for the vote.
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