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Making my first PC

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July 26, 2010 11:11:53 PM

Hello, I want to Build my first system. Could anyone check out my list of parts and tell me what I should change.

Intel Core i7 860 BOX, 2.80 GHz, LGA 1156, 4C/8T

Asus P7P55D-E, P55, LGA1156, CFX, SATA-3, USB 3

Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9, 3x2GB, DDR3-1600, CL9@1.65V

Samsung HD103SJ, F3, 7200rpm, 32MB, 1TB, SATA-II
LG GH22LS, 22x DVD±R Brenner, LS, SA TA, schwarz

Antec EarthWatts 750 Watt, Umweltfreundlich, RoHS

Cooler Master Sileo RC-500-KKN1-GP - black

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July 26, 2010 11:15:39 PM

The LGA 1156 i7s use dual channel memory so drop down to 4GB of ram, try to find a kit at 1.5V or less, 1.65 is the max safe voltage for memory on an intel processor so if you want to OC you arent going to be able to bump the voltage up to boost stability.

I notice you didnt mention a graphics card, you need a graphics card if you hope to see anything.

Other than those two things, the parts you picked look to be good.
July 26, 2010 11:19:28 PM

Yes I know I did not put that on but I did it on purpose because I do not know which card is compatible with my system. Do you know which one I should choose? I do not play any games though so it doesnt have to be very good.
Also, do you think 750 Watt is good because I just chose it randomly :)  .
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July 27, 2010 3:37:01 PM

Your choice of a PSU is commendable considering you are new to DIY. Most people choose a PSU that is "just big enough". This is one of the worse mistakes any builder can make. An oversized quality PSU is the cheapest insurance policy you will ever buy and can be re-used for years tocome. Most people around here totally ignore that simple logic.