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I5 first build- review and advice

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September 15, 2010 8:55:29 PM

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=N82E168...

motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

power: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

monitor: 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cd/dvd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 15, 2010 10:21:26 PM

You need to get a 1GB version of the GTX 460. I recommend this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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=N82E168...

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

That covers it.
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September 15, 2010 10:40:02 PM

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.
September 16, 2010 3:36:55 AM

LOL - figures you'd have something more better up your sleeve!
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