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Final Build Check $1500 Intel Gaming PC w/Monitor

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November 11, 2010 11:06:28 PM

Hello, well first off I'd like to thank everyone here who helped in the creation of this build, seeing as this is my first time in such endeavours it was very helpful and I am very grateful.

Link to the old thread:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/298209-31-first-time-...

This thread, however, is old and so I figured I should post a final check thread see if I could get any last minute suggestions or corrections to my build as this is the first time I will build a custom PC and I will probably be buying all the pieces online tomorrow evening (central time). So here it goes:

CPU:Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$208.99

MOBO:ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$179.99

HSF:Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99

GPU:EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$269.99


CASE:Antec DF-85 Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99


MEMORY:G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89.99
These seem like a very good deal considering they're low voltage, however I was wondering if there is any reason I should go with the Ripjaw series 2 X 2GB?


SSD:G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-60GBP2 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$54.99

Optical Drive:LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99


PSU:Antec CP-850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99


MONITOR:ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$189.99

+THERMAL PASTE AND ANTI STATIC WRIST STRAP

Comes around to a grand total of $1535.54 with shipping, any feedback at all would be much appreciated.

One more thing, I'm going to be building this computer at an uncle's house in Texas and then travelling back home (I live in Mexico). I decided to do this since I was already travelling to Texas this December and the parts are cheaper and more recent in the US than here in Mexico.

Anyway, what would be your recommendations for the transportation of the computer, should I assemble it to make sure all parts are working OK, disassemble it, pack it up in its anti static bags and product boxes, and then reassemble it at home here in Mexico? OR should I just keep some parts assembled on the case and some parts on the boxes (I'm worried about static discharge and handling, what's your opinion???)

Anyway thanks a lot for all the input.


November 12, 2010 1:59:13 AM

Everything looks good. When i take my computer between my house and apartment i just stick the whole case with everything in it inside the original box for the case. I havent had any trouble, but i know they sell this foam stuff you crack open and put in your case and it expands to hold everything together and make sure nothing vibrates. Worth looking in to if your worried.
November 12, 2010 2:12:49 AM

Thanks for the input bavman, just to make it clear I'll be travelling by airline and the thing will be way too big for carry-on so it would be handled by the airline people, has anyone had any experience with transporting your computer case on an airplane? I guess one of those "fragile" labels would go on it but i have no idea how much they're respected by the baggage people.

I guess I might be charged for overweight luggage but that's OK I'll pay x.X
November 12, 2010 2:51:55 AM

No Idea why you have an 850W PSU.

You could OC with a 650W with like 100's of watts to spare esp. if its corsair.
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