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$700 intel budget build, first time build, need feedback

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November 24, 2010 11:10:30 PM

This is my very first time build, pls tell me whether these components are compatible. Is this a good build? Anything need to be replaced? Thanks in advance.

Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday

Budget Range: $700 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Parts Preferences: Intel I5-760, GTX460

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: need a 24"-27" monitor, not included in budge
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CPU:Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

MB: ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

PSU:COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 - OEM

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November 24, 2010 11:31:09 PM

What is this system gonna be used for?

The parts are compatible but your system could be configured better if you put in these relevant info.
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November 24, 2010 11:47:18 PM

calguyhunk said:
What is this system gonna be used for?

The parts are compatible but your system could be configured better if you put in these relevant info.


I updated, any advice?
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November 25, 2010 3:15:44 AM

Hi luffyum, get that board only if you stick to your stated stance of "no SLI".

If however you do feel like you need to keep that option open, get a $140 ASUS P7P55D PRO

The rest of your stuff looks pretty good to me. However, there are other options to consider -

Higher Wattage PSU for the same price- CORSAIR 650TX

Faster HDD- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB

Better brand ODD- Sony Optiarc SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support

You haven't given your budget for the monitor. Do you want a widescreen one (16:9) or a 4:3? Also, at the higher end of that wishlist, (27") a resolution of 1920X1080/1200 (depending on your chosen aspect ratio) might not be enough, whereas, the 2560X1440 ones would cost unnaturally high.

However, at $300, this will be a very good value-for-money choice - SAMSUNG 27" LCD Monitor with Built-in HDTV Tuner & Speakers
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