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First Time Build, Need Advice Please

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October 31, 2010 8:50:06 AM

Hi,
I am building my first [graphics] computer for my business and need some advice please.
I was thinking of this set up as it needs to be upgradeable, reliable and good for graphic design.
motherboard-
http://www.vtechnologies.co.za/index.php?page=shop.prod...
CPU-
http://www.vtechnologies.co.za/index.php?page=shop.prod...
Graphics card-
http://www.vtechnologies.co.za/index.php?page=shop.prod...
HDD-
http://www.vtechnologies.co.za/index.php?page=shop.prod...
RAM-
http://www.vtechnologies.co.za/index.php?page=shop.prod...
PSU-
http://www.vtechnologies.co.za/index.php?page=shop.prod...
Case-
http://www.vtechnologies.co.za/index.php?page=shop.prod...

Firstly, will this all be compatible and do you think it will do the job i require (intense use, upgradeable, will last long)
any suggestions or improvement will be great.
Thanks alot

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October 31, 2010 3:22:22 PM

It looks good to me.

I am not familiar with aerocool or it's quality as a PSU. My short list of quality psu's would include seasonic, antec, PC P&C,XFX, and corsair. A top quality psu is probably the most important component for long term reliability.

You might consider a ssd for your OS and apps. everything will seem snappier.

October 31, 2010 4:58:00 PM

Thanks alot, this is a great help.
I will definitely look into a ssd and look more closely at PSU's :) 
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October 31, 2010 6:36:02 PM

Never heard of that RAM brand and they don't have another one. Only Biostar video cards?

Got some other site from here (the last one on that page):
http://www.pricecheck.co.za/offers/7636395/Intel+Core+i...

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
http://www.prophecy.co.za/gigabyte-gax58aud3r-lga1366-d...
i7-950
http://www.prophecy.co.za/intel-i7950-quad-core-306ghz-...
Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C8 3x2GB Kit DDR3-1600 1.65v CL8
http://www.prophecy.co.za/corsair-xms3-tr3x6g1600c8-3x2...
Sapphire HD5670
http://www.prophecy.co.za/sapphire-hd5670-40nm-hdmi-rea...
LG GH22LS50
http://www.prophecy.co.za/gh22ls50-lightscribe-sata-bla...
Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS
http://www.prophecy.co.za/seagate-barracuda-st31000528a...
Corsair VX450W
http://www.prophecy.co.za/corsair-vx450w-eps12v-450w-39...
Coolermaster RC-310-BWN1
http://www.prophecy.co.za/coolermaster-rc310bwn1-elite-...

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November 1, 2010 3:33:02 PM

This is all a great help.
As I said I am new to this and am trying to learn, so what is the difference between biostar and sapphire? (why sapphire?) and how do you chose a PSU?
!