I5 first build- review and advice

Building my first rig and wanted some advice from more tech sauvy people. Rig will be used for photoshop and other graphics apps, some gaming. looking to buy in about a month, just need to know if im on target here or if i missed the mark. Budgets around 1500 so ive got some room to play with if need be.

Grand Total: $1,367.80

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409

power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130563

monitor: 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

cd/dvd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
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  1. You need to get a 1GB version of the GTX 460. I recommend this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333


    You have chosen a card that can be easily SLI'd, and a PSU that will support two, but your board choice will not.
    You have chosen a 6GB/S hard drive but the board does not support that.

    Here is a board that will do it all, but not at the same time....
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333

    (You can't get a P55 board that will do both SLI and 6GB/S at the same time. Chipset limitation.)

    That covers it.
  2. I'd switch the ram to some g skill ripjaws for like $20 more. If $ isn't an issue, maybe consider adding an ssd as well. nice build though. have fun.
  3. Proximon miss-linked, but he may have meant this board at x8-x8:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

    or this one at x16-x4:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409

    HD: you may want to consider this larger, faster, less expensive F3:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
  4. Thanks Twoboxer! I actually thought I was linking the less expensive ASRock board though:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157206
  5. LOL - figures you'd have something more better up your sleeve!
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