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October 14, 2010 8:36:27 PM

Im not going to be building this for another month or two, so I know prices will drop and new things will come out but I just want to get a general idea of what to look for and if I should possibly wait till something new comes out and such.

Here it is-

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

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (I need the most advice with this)

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

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

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

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

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

All this come to $790

So Im open for any suggestions or advice about this build. I dont want to go too much over $800, but if it's definitely worth it then Ill consider it.

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October 14, 2010 8:56:54 PM

ok, that MOBo won't do multipel graphics cards, but otherwise, its pretty solid

the CPU is fine

you might consider upping your GPU to the 1 GB model.

PSU is a good PSU, but probly overkill for what you have. You can get by with a 500W PSU with this system, especially since you won't be able to do SLI.

for the same price, get this HDD instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

your ram is DDR2 and will not work with this. you want DDR3

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

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

the case is not bad, but may be overkill for what you plan to do.

check out the Challenger or Destroyer at half the cost.
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October 14, 2010 9:05:45 PM

Thanks Screwy. Yeah I didnt plan on doing SLI so I guess Im going to stick with that mobo.

Thanks for the hdd suggestion and mentioning the DDR3 ram, I totally forgot to check about the ram compatibility.

Great suggestions man, I appreciate it.
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October 14, 2010 9:08:40 PM

samdsox said:
i would actually get i5 760 it is an upgraded version of i5 750

here is the case i would suggest

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


Ah I didnt even think about the 760, thank.

Since you and screwy are both suggesting that I get a different case I think I will. The one you posted looks pretty solid
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October 14, 2010 9:26:59 PM

samdsox said:
get this hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

not very sure about 1156 mobos but take a look at this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I think Im going to stick with the hdd Screwy mentioned-

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

I honestly dont really know what to look for in a mobo besides what is compatible and what isnt. What is better about that one you mentioned?
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October 14, 2010 9:31:34 PM

Best answer selected by Beznet.
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