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Need help deciding on parts

My first thread here, and it's also my first time building my own gaming PC. I'm not too confident in my choices so far and I'd appreciate some advice from you knowledgeable people on what I should choose from my lists, or what I should look for outside my lists.

So far I have lists for:

CUPs: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=11661794

Motherboards: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=11662294

RAM: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=11662534

Graphics cards: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=20774828

Hard Drives: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14035585

and part of a potential rig: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=20772988

I haven't looked at PSUs, cases, operating systems, or anything else I might need, so advice on these parts would be helpful. I do however have a monitor, mouse and keyboard, though I'm open to a new monitor, gaming mouse and keyboard for the right price.

I'm hoping to stay within a 700$ budget, though I'm willing to go up to 800.
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  1. Your lists are rather confusing, I would do you up a build though I am unsure on your uses. There is a "generic" way to post for a new system, this can be found on the sticky and I suggest you post in that format. Here it is:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Wolygon said:
    Your lists are rather confusing, I would do you up a build though I am unsure on your uses. There is a "generic" way to post for a new system, this can be found on the sticky and I suggest you post in that format. Here it is:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice


    Well, I'd like something for gaming, and also for image software like photoshop and 3D modeling.
  3. Oh thanks so much. This'll help me wind down some choices.

    Edit: On second thought that video card is a bit too pricey for me. is there a cheaper option?
  4. If you wouldn't mind.
  5. Well you have two options.

    You can drop down to a GTX 460 with 768MB of RAM as I said here is one for $170:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125334&cm_re=gtx_460_768mb-_-14-125-334-_-Product

    Or you could drop down again to a HD 5770. This won't lose you much in performance yert it will save you a lot of money. If your not worried to much about performance I think this is the best buy at $120 with the rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338&cm_re=hd_5770-_-14-161-338-_-Product

    Hope that helps.
  6. A few things: I'm not very interested in Blu-ray at the moment.

    Not sure if I need/want an SSD right now.

    Will that case be compatible with my chosen motherboard?

    Do I really want to pay more for a PSU with lower wattage (the Corsair)?
  7. No the motherboard I picked is ATX
  8. Will that video card work on the selected motherboard?

    I'm not sure how PCI Express 2.1 differs from 2.0
  9. ah forget it.
  10. Yes, 2.0 and 2.1 are the same. I can't see anything in the links.
  11. Best answer
    Hey I'm not sure what everyones sooking about, blu-ray, SSDs. Your build is nice apart from the PSU, but mosox has bundled everything saving some money and allowing you to afford the HD 5850.

    I'd go for his it looks nice. :)
  12. Ordered my parts. Thanks for your help and wish me luck.
  13. Best answer selected by TLoVG.
  14. Good luck! You'll have fun.
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