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Please comment on my $1000 gaming rig. First time builder.

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July 29, 2010 2:49:11 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first time posting and my first time building a computer. How does this build look, and does anyone have any comments/suggestions about changing anything? I'm building it primarily to play FFXIV and other new games like Starcraft II. My price point is around $1000, but I have some breathing room there. Currently, I'm just installing the 1 GPU, but would like to keep the option for SLI open for the future.

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD Drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

O/S: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1,044.91

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July 29, 2010 3:42:40 PM
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July 29, 2010 7:54:30 PM

Thanks, guys! mrhoshos96, can I ask why your suggested build is better? Is it mainly the different case and the addition of a CPU cooler?
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July 29, 2010 10:18:35 PM

1st the case and psu are much better . the psu is modular and more efficient
2nd the videocard has a better cooler quieter and has a lifetime warranty
3rd the hdd is better quality and a hell lot faster(it competes with the velociraptors)
4th the odd is cheaper
5th the build includes a great cooler
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July 29, 2010 10:34:51 PM

Excellent. I really appreciate your input.
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July 29, 2010 10:58:40 PM

you are welcome.
now it's time to select what you think is the best answer.
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July 30, 2010 12:27:24 AM

mrhoshos96 said:
you are welcome.
now it's time to select what you think is the best answer.


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July 30, 2010 12:51:03 AM

Best answer selected by rsrlawman.
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