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A check on a newbie's first build

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November 25, 2010 11:49:06 AM

Hi all :)  this is my first time building a computer and I would love to have feedbacks and error checks on my build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before December
Budget: 1500~
System Usage: Animation Programs for School, Gaming, and Media.
Parts not Required: Stuff that isn't on this list
Preferred Websites: Newegg, TIgerdirect, and NCIX
Country of Origin: U.S.
Parts Preference: Love EVGA NVIDIA cards, even though i have never gone beyond the 8400 GT, I did have previously 2 cards by them.
Overclocking: Probably not - I dont want to my computer to die early; it must last!!
SLI: Definitely, gotta try this bad boy out
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: It'll be nice If i dont have to buy a new main board and keep upgrading parts on it :o 

Computer Parts
Motherboard
ASUS P7P55 Deluxe Motherboard - LGA1156, Intel P55, ATX, Dual-Channel DDR3, Intel DMI, SLI, CrossFireX - Tiger $169.99+
MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - NCIX $129.50+
EVGA P55 Micro SLI Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, SLI, Crossfire - Tiger $144.99+

Video Card (2 of these for SLI)
EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 Video Card - 768MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi - Tiger $169.99+

Computer Processors Unit
Intel Core i5 750 BX80605I5750 Processor - 2.66GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail - Tiger Newegg $199.99+
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760- Newegg $174.99

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Newegg $49.99+

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G - Tiger $54.99+

DVD Burner
Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVD? 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD? (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM - Tiger $19.99+

Computer Case
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg $89.99+


Power Supply Unit
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Newegg $79.99

I'm not sure which Windows version I should go for, but I think generally any Windows 7 64 bit is okay (am i rite?).
I need a double check on the compatibility of motherboard and parts, whether the computer can run in SLI mode, and my PSU calculations. I used a calculator that a helper sticky gave a link to, and got 608 watts. However, I selected a 750W PSU, just in case I was wrong and because of its compatibility preferences but please correct as needed.

A few other things I want to make sure is survivability of my computer; I'm not overclocking any processors because of possible overheating. I'm just scared because I see lots of people on online shopping sites giving feedbacks a few months after their initial buy and saying that their processors (mainly GPU's) have fried up. Thanks in advance! :) 

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November 25, 2010 12:19:44 PM

Basically, your built is OK.

I would choose ASUS mobo over MSI, although both of them are on my shopping list.

I would choose Win 7 home premium x64, higher than this won't be necessary.

Actually 750W is a bit too much, if you are not SLI-ing. 650W should be enough for you without a second GTX460 but it doesn't hurt to have a bit more.

I personally prefer the HD6850 rather than GTX460, since HD6850 is more power efficient and the performance is more or less the same as GTX460.

OC is actually OK if you know what you are doing a.k.a correct BIOS settings and correct cooling system.
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November 25, 2010 12:20:46 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
That's an excellent config :) 
Both of the boards are good and can run 2 GTX 460s fine.
And for OS,get Windows 7 64bit home premium.Because the "Basic" edition doesn't have many important features;whereas,the HP edition offers the best price/performance ratio IMO.
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November 25, 2010 12:59:50 PM

guanyu210379 said:
Basically, your built is OK.

I would choose ASUS mobo over MSI, although both of them are on my shopping list.

I would choose Win 7 home premium x64, higher than this won't be necessary.

Actually 750W is a bit too much, if you are not SLI-ing. 650W should be enough for you without a second GTX460 but it doesn't hurt to have a bit more.

I personally prefer the HD6850 rather than GTX460, since HD6850 is more power efficient and the performance is more or less the same as GTX460.

OC is actually OK if you know what you are doing a.k.a correct BIOS settings and correct cooling system.

thx for your comment :) ,I will definitely consider the ATI card. However, I am SLI-ing, so should i stiill degrade to a 650W?

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
That's an excellent config :) 
Both of the boards are good and can run 2 GTX 460s fine.
And for OS,get Windows 7 64bit home premium.Because the "Basic" edition doesn't have many important features;whereas,the HP edition offers the best price/performance ratio IMO.


Thank you :) 
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November 28, 2010 2:09:27 PM

sorry for the necro, but.. can i get a check on the PSU?
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November 28, 2010 4:04:49 PM

get the antec tp 750
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November 29, 2010 5:51:06 AM

If you plan to SLI-ing, It is better to get the 750W.
Antec is also a very good brand.
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November 29, 2010 10:35:10 AM

AHA!
The Holiday offers are already there!
Better hurry up as long as the stock last!
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November 29, 2010 11:50:26 AM

ohh you missed out. the Antec tp-750 was $80 for the last 3 days. back up to $125.
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December 7, 2010 9:56:09 PM

orzz... I've been busy with some college app stuffs and will be for the next 3 weeks so I will be holding off the buy;; I know very generally that technology improves every 6 months or so, does that mean in January all these prices will drop? If so, I will gladly wait till next year to buy them.
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