First Build, $1000 pc for college

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)




ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (Quiet PC - for dorm in college)


CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Processor Boxed

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Graphics: Sapphire Radeon Toxic HD 5850

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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?
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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. you can drop the psu down to 650w, cos thats enough to crossfire 2 5850s, let alone just running 1
  4. oh yeh, missed that. Corsair TX-650's non modular, but good. Not sure of good modular ones for this price range.
    89.99 + free shipping + $10 mail in rebate
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