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First Build (Double Checking)

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September 10, 2010 1:36:01 PM

I've been a computer enthusiast since I was little. I've always been fascinated with every aspect of them. Over the years, just from being exposed to them at such an early age, I've learned so much about them. I went from knowing nothing, to fixing friends computers on a daily basis. I know how everything works for the most part, but I'm of course alittle hesitant still. One of my friends came to me and asked me if I could build him a Desktop, something with power and performance, but nothing too crazy. I of course jumped at the opportunity which leads me here. After obtaining his budget and doing my research here is a list of components I've compiled. I just want to know what you all think, and maybe get some words of advice for my first build.


Total: $1,079.84

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
VGA: XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
CD/DVD: ASUS
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


I went with the VGA card I did because it was important for him to have an HDMI port. He's all about multimedia and home theater. He wants the ability to hook his tower up to his LCD HDTV to use it as a display. Every other decision I made was going off recommendations.

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September 10, 2010 1:51:27 PM

All your links are broken.


i5-760 - $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - $134 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - $74
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card GTX470 - $324 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - $129 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $921.93

Or you can get two GTX 460s in SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2

Subtotal: $1,051.93

Or you can get two GTX470s in SLI

Subtotal: $1,251.93
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September 10, 2010 2:06:49 PM

Sorry about that, fixed the links.
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September 10, 2010 8:39:12 PM

Right so I went ahead and purchased everything. The only thing I changed in my specs is the video card. I did get the GTX 470.

Question I have is, with everything listed, am I going to have a heating issue?
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September 10, 2010 8:43:44 PM

the Antec 900 is very solid in cooling. I think you'll be fine.
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