Looking For Help With New Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow
BUDGET RANGE: $1700-1800
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, internet, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Using Newegg unless someone can convince me otherwise..
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.
PARTS PREFERENCES: I'll list what I'm looking at now below.
OVERCLOCKING: Probably not right now.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure yet!

Motherboard: Asus P6T-Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-365-_-Product

CPU: Intel i7-930 (quad core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

Video Card: XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476

Ram: Corsair Dominator XMS3 (3 x 2gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145242

Case: Coolermaster HAF-932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product

Power Supply: Corsair 850-TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rsair%20850-TX

DVD Rom Drive: Sony OptiArc DVD Rom Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750gig 2 ea
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-283-_-Product

Anti-static wrist strap: Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261005

So, my main question is, can I get more bang for my buck anywhere in here? The total price, with shipping, is right at $1800. My second question is, do all of the parts come with enough screws/wires/connectors/etc? Should I be buying something else?

Oh, and what's up with monitors these days? Any brands I should be looking out for? I haven't really built/bought PC parts in about 7 years, which was before all of the HD stuff started hitting the market. Can I just buy a TV and hook it up now? I'm pretty lost about all this stuff.

Thanks for your help!
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  1. Since you are just using the build for gaming and don't need to crossfire, I would recommend something far cheaper instead - an i5 750 if you want Intel, or a X4 955 if you would like AMD.
  2. Caviar black 750GB HDDs will be older, low density (slow) platter models. The new WD Black 1TB FAEX (not FALS) has 500GB platters as does the Seagate 7200.12 500GB/1TB and Samsung F3 500GB/1TB.


    Unless you plan on adding alot more components in the future, a good 650W PSU should be plenty. A corsair 850 should handle three 5870s, which looks like more than you are planning on.
  3. ^ You'll want the other version of the 955, and possibly a newer motherboard, other than that, it's fine.
  4. jbakerlent said:
    ^ You'll want the other version of the 955, and possibly a newer motherboard, other than that, it's fine.


    +1^
  5. To answer your earlier question...with the rig I set up, all the necessary components (screws, wires, etc.) are included

    As far as monitors go...you'll have to seek advice from another...
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