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First Build, $1000 pc for college

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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?

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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
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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.
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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
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