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April 5, 2010 5:28:50 AM

Folks,
Just double-checking before I place this order. I would like tohave thoughts and comments on this build so I know I am doing something right. Any and all are appreciated. Rather know now than after it's too late.
I will be doing mostly photo editing, some video editing, internet surfing and such, netflix streaming rarely, some youtube video watching.

Cooler Master Centurian 5 Mid Tower
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Biostar V9603GT52 GeForce 9600 GT Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, DVI, HDMI, VGA
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

ASUS P7P55D Pro Motherboard & Intel Core i5 750 Processor Bundle (comes with stock fan)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2x2048MB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Cooler Master GX Series 650W Power Supply - ATX, 650-Watts, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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April 5, 2010 6:00:08 AM
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^ Good choice of components, but seeing that you are not into gaming, then you can skimp on that mobo, PSU and invest on more RAM...
Check out this config...
i5 750 + Gigabyte UD3 - SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 - Doesn't do crossfire at x8x8 but I dont think it would matter you at all...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - 2x 4GB -> 8GB would be very good for photo editing/ rendering and such stuff...
A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec EA 500 -> High quality with enough power even for HD 5870...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - Cheaper and free shipping at newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Other options...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - Cheaper at newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card - Better with good features...
HD 5570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $803 - You get 8GB of RAM instead of 4GB and no compromise in quality either...And you get ~$35-$55 in Mail-In-Rebates too...
April 5, 2010 6:44:47 AM

Yeah the Cooler Master PSU was built by Seventeam. Most Seventeam-built PSUs haven't been good lately. Not really bad, but not quite worthy of recommendation.

The only thing I have to add to Gkay's suggestions would be this OCZ500MXSP:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which may be a bit more efficient and quieter. Both PSUs are more power than you really need but the rice is right.
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April 11, 2010 11:58:06 PM

Best answer selected by rugman1969.
April 11, 2010 11:58:19 PM

Thanks for all the help folks
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