My first build

Here's what I've come up with:

CPU: Intel i5-760 2.8GHz
Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX
Graphics: EVGA Geforce GTX 460
Memory: G.skill ECO series 4 GB DDR3-1600
Cooler: Cooler master hyper 212+
case: Rosewill Challenger
HDD: Western Digital 640GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
DVD:Liteon 24x dvd writer

$1,017.90. I plan on playing World of Warcraft at max settings on 1920x1080, doing school work and watching videos online. What do you think? I think I might be able to get a less expensive PSU and Motherboard.
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  1. Also, don't forget the combo deals.
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    ^^^ Nice build, but if it is mainly for gaming and that too WoW, then the AMD would offer better value...
    And like coleam45 said, dont forget combos...
    Here is a build...
    X4 955 + HD 5870

    ASUS 870 + DVD

    NZXT M59 + Corsair 4GB DDR3

    OCZ Fatality 550W + Samsung F3 1TB

    CPU cooler -

    Total - ~$870 | $815 AR
    And by the time you would want a more powerful graphic card, there will be newer cards...
    Also ATI is set to launch newer by this month-end, so you might want to check those out...
  3. I'd give myself a little bit more headroom on the PSU. The OCZ is a quality PSU, but I'd prefer to have more than a 50W cushion. According to the Antec PSU calculator, this system will draw about 500-505W with no pci add-on cards. I'd be safe and go for at least a 600 or 650W.

    Also, if you're building an AMD system, definitely wait a couple weeks. the 6xxx series launch will almost definitely drop the prices on the 5xxx series.
  4. ^ The value that the PSU calculator shows is the max that the system will draw i.e., with full CPU + GPU load, and I doubt in day-to-day usage, you will be able to replicate the full load scenario...
    But he can to do this too -
    HDD from here - $5 coupon code: BAT5 (expires October 10)

    PSU - CM Silent PRO
  5. I actually have an old Dell PC that I was thinking of taking the HDD from. I had added it on myself years ago. It's a WD 250gb 7200RPM 16M cache SATA 3.0gb/s

    I dont think I can pull anything else from it. The case probably wouldn't have enough airflow. It's your basic Dell case with one opening on the front near the bottom and a Fan in the middle of the back side with the PSU mounted at the top.

    gkay09, you are really good at finding those combo deals.

    Quick question, I was under the impression that I should only buy 'name-brand' when it comes to the PSU but I only recognize the name 'corsair'. Is OCZ a top brand also?

    Thanks for the help guys, I just read about what you mentioned with new ATI chips coming out in a couple weeks. Sounds like it would be worth waiting to see if I can save $100 on a card or maybe upgrade.
  6. ^ OCZs do give some very good products too, their PSU lines especially the Fatality, Z series and the ModeXtreme lines are pretty good and give you more for the money(Modular, cheaper)...
    As for the HDD, get a new one IMO...these are faster and more efficient,...
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