Help with my build with individual prices from newegg

Hello this is going to be my first build. I'm still trying to decide what to keep or remove or add on the build.

optical drive - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - 16.99

case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 49.99

hdd - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 42.00

gpu - ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ... - 179.99

psu - COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 69.99

ram - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - 59.99

extra fan - NZXT FN-200RB 200mm Case Fan - 14.99

cooling unit - CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - 101.99

cpu - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

mobo - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

cpu & mobo deal - 248.99

os - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - 99.99

total - $ 884.91 dollars
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  1. HDD: The F4 is a good choice, but I also like the Spinpoint F3. A 1 TB drive is only $55 on Newegg (with a promo code). It's a touch slower and a little louder and such, but it's a great drive and you can't beat the price per GB.

    PSU: I trust Corsair, but I don't know much about their "Builder" series PSUs. I do know Corsair recently released a lesser quality 650W, which I assume is the GX. Instead, I'd proabably pay $5 more for the Antec Earthwatts 650W, which I know is high quality.

    HSF: Don't bother with a cheap water cooling solution. Instead, get a great air cooler. They'll cool just as well, but without the potential mess of water cooling. Check out the Notcua NH-D14 (usually about $90). It's easily the best HSF out there, but it's pretty big. If it won't fit in the HAF, check out the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B (SCMG-2100 on Newegg I believe). It's only about $35-40. I'd probably go with the Scythe to save some cash for the next change.

    CPU/Mobo: Not great choices. First, the X4 955 is the exact same CPU as the 965, just without a very slight factory overclock. Second, that's an older board. I'd look at the ASRock 870 Extreme3 instead. However, even with all that, I'd take a long look at the new Sandy Bridge CPUs. They're a lot faster, and not that much more expensive. The i5-2500K is about $225 and a good board (the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4) run about $190. You'd easily get an extra 40-50% performance for about the same percentage increase. To be honest, I wouldn't want to buy any non-Sandy Bridge CPU right now.
  2. Thanks ill looks into the Sandy Bridge CPU, this is my first build in 6 years so i'm a little new. I wasn't really sure about the psu is 650 enough?
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    Well, it kind of depends. Are you planning on Crossfire? If not, you could probably drop it to a 550W model (stick to Corsair, Antec, Silverstone and SeaSonic) and save a bit on the board (the ASRock 770 Extreme3 for AMD, no idea on a specific model for Sandy Bridge). If you are, 650W should be enough, unless you're going for a really massive overclock on everything. For most purposes, the 650W should be enough. If you don't mind spending more, the Earthwatts 750W model is about $80.
  4. I'm probably not planning on crossfire, I think ill be using one gpu for the time being. I also change my cpu and mobo I decided to go with the sandy bridge i5 2500k and the gigabyte mobo. I also change the gpu from the 6850 to a (MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP).
  5. That Cooler Master 650 GX is no good, the 750W version failed multiple reviews, i actually havent seen a review that it passed, so i would stay clear of the Cooler Master GX series.

    Since you are only planning on a single GPU, something like the Seasonic S12II 520W or the Corsair 550VX would be a good pick for the PSU.
  6. Crap. Totally read that Cooler Master as Corsair for some reason...

    Definitely avoid Cooler Master PSUs. They're pretty terrible. If it was the Corsair one I thought it was, it would be marginal, but since it's not, it's a horrible choice...
  7. Sandy Bridge for ~$900:
    - ASUS Black 24X DVDRW: $17
    - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB: $43
    - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100
    - COOLER MASTER HAF 912: $50
    - CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX: $60 ($50 after mir) -> a 6850 requires a 450w power supply... this Corsair at 500w is top quality and more than enough power
    - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1600: $50
    - ASUS Radeon HD 6850 1GB: $180 ($160 after mir)
    - [COMBO] Intel Core i5-2500K + GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3: $335
    - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus: $30 -> you can save a lot here... you won't need liquid cooling for Sandy Bridge... they run quite cool and will easily get to beyond 4.5GHz on air no problem

    TOTAL: $865 ($835 after mir)
  8. Thanks and yeah I took mad admiral's advice and I switched over to the the antec psu
  9. looks like you have enough room to wiggle too -> a 2nd F4 hard drive -> to make a nice and fast 640gb RAID 0 drive (just add $43)

    or you can do what others have mentioned here... and go for a 1TB hard drive
  10. At the moment I going towards the f4 hdd, I might get 2 depending whether I wan't to watch movies on this rig. My question is, are there enough fans?
  11. The 912 is suprising void of fans (it only has one), but there are other great choices in that budget range as well. I like the Rosewill Challenger, Rosewill Destroyer and Antec 300 Illusion personally.
  12. Does it matter if I use different brands of fans in the same computer?
  13. +1 ^ Antec 300 Illusion
  14. chickenlilcurry said:
    Does it matter if I use different brands of fans in the same computer?

  15. I don't like recommending cases that you need to buy extra fans for. Generally, once you've added the cost of the extra fans (typically $10 a piece), you could have easily bought a better case that already has more fans.

    I keep finding that the Antec 300 Illusion is pretty amazing for it's price. It's high quality, it looks pretty good, and it comes with three fans already.
  16. Best answer selected by chickenlilcurry.
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