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July 13, 2010 3:34:14 AM

I'm a first time builder, and I was wondering if these parts would make a good computer:

Xion AXP 100 Gaming Series Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill RFA-80-K 80mm Case Fan

IPCQUEEN IPC-12025 120mm Case Fan

ASUS P7H55D-M EVO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Scythe KAMA READER 2 SCKMRD-2000BK 45-in-1 USB 2.0 Media Reader & Writer

ENCORE ENLWI-G(2) Wireless Network Card

Palit NE3TS25EFHD02 GeForce GTS 250 E-Green 1GB Video Card

APEVIA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

LITE-ON Black DVD burner

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

I'll be using the PC for some gaming, music, movies.

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July 13, 2010 3:50:50 AM

First thing i see, Apevia PSU, no no! Get a good PSU that has Active PFC and is atleast 80+ basic certified, a cheap crappy unit does nothing but risk blowing the rest of your components.

I think you need to readjust a bit of your spendings, an AMD build would probably be a much better choice for you. A few questions first though, whats your total budget, whats the resolution of the monitor you plan on using? Also, why the multicard reader, and cheapo wireless card?
July 13, 2010 4:56:39 AM

I'm assuming you picked a 'micro ATX' motherboard b/c htey are cheaper... but you don't want that. You want a regular ATX sized motherboard.

Id say go for an ATI 5770 instead of that GTS 250
I agree with Hunter, generally not a good idea to get a cheapo power supply, but since nothing you're looking at will use a ton of juice, I think you could get by on it if you really wanted to.
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July 13, 2010 5:36:51 AM

First thing, majority of these parts were suggested to me by a friend. He told me it would be cheaper to build a computer on my own than for me to buy it prebuilt.

hunter315 - I was planning to spend somewhere between $700-$800, give or take a bit. i will look for a better, not so cheap, power supply. the resolution of my monitor 1680x1050. I was actually planning on getting a different card reader and wireless card because they do seem pretty cheap, but it's what my friend suggested and I wanted to see what others thought first. Why would you say that AMD would be a much better choice for me?

lowriderflow - i picked the micro ATX motherboard because it's what my friend suggested and because it has USB 3.0. I'll see about getting the ATI 5770.
July 13, 2010 2:12:38 PM

$750AR : USB/SATA III, Crossfire capable, yada yada