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Looking for some advice on this build. Thanks!

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January 2, 2011 10:53:09 PM


This is Through NCIX if your all wondering. I have never built a computer before so I'm getting them to do it for an extra $50 not a big deal on my part. So here is what i have set up.



Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3

ASUS Sabertooth I55 LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
Supports Intel K series CPUs since BIOS 1610

Corsair XMS3 CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 Dominator DHX+ 8GB DDR3 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Memory Kit

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 FTW Fermi 850MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card

Fractal Design Define XL Black E-ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case 4X5.25 10X3.5INT No PS

Seasonic SS-750HT 750W 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80 Plus Silver 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan OEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

LG GH24LS50 24X Super Multi Lightscribe SATA DVD Writer OEM Black


This Build came to a Price of $1303.

This build will be used for some gaming and school work. Thanks in advance to all who help and Happy New Years as well.

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January 2, 2011 11:37:35 PM

Some of that stuff doesn't really seem necessary, and it's overpriced. For $1300, you could build a system based around an i7-950.

This is more along the lines of what you need. For over $300 less, you get a better CPU cooler, same GPU (you'll need to overclock to get to the FTW range - REALLY easy), better case, a solid state drive for your OS, and a hard drive more worth the money. You really only need 4GB RAM unless you're doing really intense work with computational or photo/video programs.

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$69.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$69.99


EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130591
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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-$40.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$199.99
$159.99


ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135224
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$53.97
($17.99 each)


Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
Item #: N82E16817371015
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$30.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99
$69.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231274
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$44.99


ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131634
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$149.99
$129.99


Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Item #: N82E16819115067
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$208.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99


A-DATA S596 Turbo AS596TB-64GM-C 2.5" 64GB USB 2.0 & SATAII Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820211479
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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$104.99
Subtotal: $942.88
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