First Build, $1000 pc for college Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 13, 2010 12:06 PM in Systems Share djdrabik June 13, 2010 7:08:26 AM This is my first time building a pc, how does this look? APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ( this week ) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 1000-1200) After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (CS5, Video Editing & Animation, Gaming) PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, CD Drive, DVD Drive) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ( newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com ) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA) OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (Quiet PC - for dorm in college) Parts CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Processor Boxed http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Graphics: Sapphire Radeon Toxic HD 5850 http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... My primary concern is the case, am i gonna have enough room to fit everything inside? And is the airflow good enough without being too loud? More about : build 1000 college | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Jacks_85 June 13, 2010 7:35:48 AM HDD i would change it to samsung spinpoint f3 you case will fit everything in it....air flow i'm not too sure but i know coolermaster has the 922 and it has one of the best airflow. In terms of noise i would say it all depends on your fans | Report abuse Mark Heath June 13, 2010 7:37:53 AM That case should be fine for airflow, but if you're worried about airflow the CM HAF 922 is really good. Apart from possibly swapping to the more expensive Corsair HX-750 (since it's more reliable and efficient), the build's good. | Report abuse Hereisphilly June 13, 2010 8:23:37 AM you can drop the psu down to 650w, cos thats enough to crossfire 2 5850s, let alone just running 1 | Report abuse Mark Heath June 13, 2010 12:06:16 PM oh yeh, missed that. Corsair TX-650's non modular, but good. Not sure of good modular ones for this price range. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 89.99 + free shipping + $10 mail in rebate | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>First Build, $1000 pc for college> Related ressources: ForumFirst Build , PC for college + gaming ForumGaming pc for college with crossfire hd6950 ( first build ) ForumNeed a portable gaming laptop for College for $ 1000 ForumFirst Gaming PC Build around $ 1000 ForumFirst Time Builder (700-800) College /Upgradable Build ForumMOBO for college student/ gamer first build ForumFirst build . ~$ 1000 budget. Video/Audio editing PC Forum$ 1000 Programming/Gaming PC First Build ForumTrying to build a $ 1000 PC for the first time ForumFirst Laptop - For College /Moderate Gaming Forum$ 1000 College PC , gaming and multimedia Forum$800 - $ 1000 Music Production Build ( First Build too) ForumFirst timer, College work + gaming, medium budget ForumFirst Build - Under $ 1000 .00 Forum~$ 1000 first Build , need advice ForumFirst build gaming PC , $ 1000 budget ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !