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My First Build--Help Please!

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September 26, 2010 8:55:31 PM

Hi, I am going to be building my first desktop and I would just like some advice about what parts to use. I will be using the desktop for gaming, entertainment, and internet browsing. I am looking to spend about $750 on the entire system excluding the monitor. Here are the parts that I have in mind:

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz $190

: ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $135

Psu: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W $50 after MIR

Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM $78

Video Card
: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 $125 after MIR

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $75

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout $90

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (I already have this--got it from school for a discount!)

Total: $743
I already have an optical drive, mouse, and keyboard. I am open to suggestions, thanks!

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September 27, 2010 2:16:39 AM

I'm not really sure if all my components are compatible with each other. Will that Mobo support the memory that I have listed up there, and will it support the video card as well?

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September 27, 2010 2:23:12 AM

get this ram, much much much faster


everything is A-OKAY

You may be interested in the GTS 450, (not powerful really.. if it's used as a physx and on by itself)

If you want to stay with the AMD graphics, i would go with an AMD CPU

AMD motherboard,

same ram
October 7, 2010 1:01:35 AM

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