Ready to Order - Comments please

I think I am ready to order now. I got great advice from gkay09, and changed a few items to meet my preferences. Can you guys please check to see if they are all compatible and reliable? Also, please comment on any item that I need to downgrade or upgrade

This will be my first build


BUDGET RANGE: $800, but the lower the better

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the internet, Starcraft 2, watching shows/youtube

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse and speakers






MONITOR RESOLUTION: as good as my budget will allow

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I wanted a case without all those neon lights, and specifically Antec 300. Also, I want a computer that is rather quite and can be connected to my HDTV so I can watch stuff on my TV.

Below is my build

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-768I GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" ...

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX620WFGIBOX

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
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  1. 1. I'd say that you have a top-end graphics card relative to your lower-end CPU and might suggest that you up the CPU and/or overclock it to not have your processor be the bottleneck on gaming.

    2. You'll also need a keyboard, unless you left it off the 'parts not required' list by accident.

    3. Faster memory will probably help you to get a good overclock; it's not really much more $$$ to get, say, DDR3 1600.

    4. If you can stretch the budget to squeeze in an SSD as your system drive you'll enjoy the speed boost for general computer usage.
  2. Thanks for the responses, guys.

    jeroly, Keyboard is one item that I want to buy after seeing in person, so I left it off the list intentionally. Also, this is my first build, and I am not sure if I want to risk overclocking it or not...which RAM do you recommend for DDR3 1600? Finally, I will look into some SSDs to see how much they are

    Davcon, thanks for the links. Out of all those PSUs, which one do you recommend? PSU is the one area where I really don't know what I want.

    Finally, are they all compatible?
  3. Looks good get a nice wireless keyboard and mouse and maybee bump up the wat a bit on the power supply
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