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First time builder, need critique

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July 5, 2010 8:53:59 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Graphic Design, Web Design, Light Gaming maybe)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, speakers)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, microcenter, tigerdirect.com-) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (Whatever gives me a good distance for my money)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes,when I figure out how. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Dont Know, is it useful for rendering?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Don't know yet.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

I am a college student who is hoping to build a pc and begin getting into graphic and web design during the summer. This will be my first pc build and I am open minded to any tips or suggestions given. I would like the list of parts I have chosen to be double check for any errors. Thank you.

-ASUS M4A78T-E Motherboard 790gx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HP HPDVD1260I Multiformat DVD Writer
Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler
(microcenter)
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W
+
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
=$209.98 *after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
COOLER MASTER Elite RC + Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
-HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Any suggestions for a graphics card?

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July 5, 2010 9:52:10 AM

An HD5750 would do the job.... and change the Hitachi HDD for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. It's a good build btw.
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July 5, 2010 12:03:21 PM

Thanks for the heads up , I'll check out the Samsung spinpoint. Just curious, is there another graphics card you would recommend, 130+ for a gpu is just beyond my budget at this point.
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July 5, 2010 12:06:20 PM

Kneelb4zod said:
Thanks for the heads up , I'll check out the Samsung spinpoint. Just curious, is there another graphics card you would recommend, 130+ for a gpu is just beyond my budget at this point.


There was an article at Tom's today, here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-radeon-hd-ge...


It looks like HD 4850 is still on the market, so if DX11 is not that much impotant, grab one while u can :) 
It has same performance as the 5750.
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July 6, 2010 12:57:52 AM

Sweet, thanks for all the help. Haha guess I better start saving for that graphics card.
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