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First time builder review & critique please

Hello everyone,

Approximate Purchase Date: Asap

Budget Range: Roughly 1000-1200 but cheaper the better :D

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mainly, surfing the internet, watching movies, etc

Parts Not Required: Monitor (LCD TV 1080P), Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe (never done it before)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (never done it before)

Monitor Resolution: Currently @ 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Any and all help would be lovely since I've never built a computer before :p

This is what I have got so far from perusing the sticky...am also looking for decently priced speakers, sound card, and Ethernet card (and anything else that I've missed)


List of Parts:

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Game Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114004


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM [combo deal]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.177066

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case & Windows 7 [combo deal]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-119-197

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX +

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity [combo deal]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.494117

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL +

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power .. [combo deal]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.492821

Thanks everyone!
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  1. What motherboard are you going with (didn't see it listed)? Rest of your system looks solid... IMO.
  2. Oops, thought that was in there

    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631
  3. Speakers: Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM are good starting speakers.

    Sound Card: Not required

    Ethernet Card: Not required
  4. Best answer
    Okay... Complete solid build IMO.

    As for build help, I would review these two threads to get you through the process:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
  5. Coolies, thanks tecmo for the prompt replies.

    How come the sound and ethernet cards aren't required? {as you can tell I'm a noob @ this} lol :D
  6. Your on-board sound and ethernet (LAN) are more than adequate for system needs. You don't need those types of components / adapters majority of the time on current motherboards.
  7. Ah awesome, thanks :D
  8. Best answer selected by ripak000.
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