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I'm building a PC for the first time ever and I'm wondering if this list has all the necessary parts I need and whether this build is futureproof.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14947925
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  1. Yep. Looks to be a pretty potent computer nice and balanced. Good Luck
  2. I'm more familiar with AMD builds, but it looks pretty solid!

    I don't think you'll need the PCI LAN card, though, as the motherboard has built in 10/100/1000Mbps LAN.

    Also, unless you are planning on overclocking your CPU, I don't think you should need the Cooler Master heatsink (also, the motherboard says it has a Socket LGA 1155 in it, and the Cooler Master says it's only compatible with Socket LGA775/1156/1366).

    Lastly, if you (or a family member) has a .edu e-mail address, you can get Windows 7 Pro for only $65: http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx

    Oh, and to be on the safe-side, don't forget to use one of these when you are building your PC, and follow this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building

    Hope this helps!
  3. thank you Hastibe! Since I will be removing the Cooler Master heatsink and I won't be overclocking, do I need any additional fans or heatsinks?
  4. You're welcome! If you won't be overclocking, the standard heatsink and fan that the processor comes with should be just fine. :)
  5. CX55 said:
    I'm building a PC for the first time ever and I'm wondering if this list has all the necessary parts I need and whether this build is futureproof.
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14947925


    Ok I can see some obvious changes to be made. First off if you want 8 gigs of RAM you get 2x4 gigs and not 4x2 gigs. I'm guessing this is a gaming rig so 4 gigs will suffice. Also there is no need for a after market h/s seeing how that board and cpu won't o/c. The stock h/s will be just fine. So how about we try something like this down below and get you a better case, vid card, and cpu for that budget.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129079 $79.95
    Antec Six Hundred Black Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094 $59.99
    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575897 Combo Price: $294.98
    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
    Intel BOXDH67CL LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425 $44.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING $15 off with promo code HARDOCP112C, ends 1/19
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161355 $299.99 FREE SHIPPING - $269.99 after mail-in rebate card
    HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236043 $174.99
    ASUS VK222H Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Webcam 300 cd/m2 ASCR 5000:1(1000:1) Built-in Speakers

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $1,141.86 *not including rebates, promo codes, shipping, etc..

    If you really want 8 gigs of RAM..photo shop maybe ? Anyways check this RAM out down below...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426 $84.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
  6. OK I've revised my build based on the recommendations

    Optical Drive:
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    $19.99

    Case:
    NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146058
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant
    $69.99
    $49.99

    Hard Drive:
    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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    -$5.00 Instant
    $69.99
    $64.99

    Monitor:
    ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
    Item #: N82E16824236050
    Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
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    -$20.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $179.99
    $159.99

    Graphics Card:
    HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video

    Card with Eyefinity
    Item #: N82E16814161355
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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    -$30.00 Instant
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $329.99
    $299.99

    Power Supply:
    CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139019
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $79.99
    $69.99

    Memory Card:
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model

    F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
    Item #: N82E16820231426
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $84.99

    Operating System:
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99

    CPU and Motherboard:
    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

    BX80623I52500
    Item #: N82E16819115073
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Intel BOXDH67CL LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813121480
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    Intel Sid Meier's Civilization V Free Game for CPU promo Free with purchase!
    Item #: N82E16800995100
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$59.99 Combo
    $354.97
    $294.98
    Subtotal: $1,144.90
    Calculate Shipping
    Zip Code: GO
    Shipping: $22.68
    Grand Total: $1,167.58
    Total After Rebates: $1,097.58
  7. Here's a few dollar savors for that build.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=0WTZP6BVYETKEAAD5S00&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470939291&pf_rd_i=507846 $59.99 this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236099 $149.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)
  8. thanks Why_Me for the suggestions. I'm sticking to the 23'' monitor because it has built-in speakers but I'll certainly add in the cheaper hard drive.
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