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First Time Build: Is this a good build?

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September 7, 2010 8:19:36 PM

This is my first time building a PC and I picked out some parts on NewEgg. Are all these parts compatible with each other? Any suggestions for different parts? Are there any extra parts I need to buy?
Thanks for your help.


Plan on purchasing parts in a month or two.

I'd rather not spend more than $800 (before rebates)

This will be a gaming PC. I'd like to have an fps of at least 30 (preferably 60) on most games.

I do not require any accessory parts including monitors, keyboards, speakers, etc.
I will be reusing my power supply (thermaltake toughpower 850 watt power supply) and 4gb of DDR2 ram

I was planning on buying from new egg but I will buy from whoever has the cheapest parts.

The case is a mid-tower (would a full tower be better?) and I would prefer to use Intel and Nvidia cpu and gpu.

Maybe overclocking

Maybe SLI

1680x1050 monitor resolution


Here is a quick build I put together, I'm not set on anything and I would love suggestions on getting more bang for my buck. less money = happy me:

$79.99 - Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$229.99 - GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$44.98 - Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$354.99 (combo) Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

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September 7, 2010 9:13:43 PM

I fixed it up a bit. Let me know if more info would be helpful. Thanks for the help.
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September 7, 2010 9:49:12 PM

You're spending too much on the proc. You need DDR3 to work with that mobo. What specific 850 watt is it?

What are you upgrading from? If you're building in a month come back then.
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September 14, 2010 3:08:00 AM

Best answer selected by unbiasedfanboy.
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