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January 19, 2011 1:36:57 AM

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...

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January 19, 2011 1:42:51 AM

Yep. Looks to be a pretty potent computer nice and balanced. Good Luck
January 19, 2011 1:51:42 AM

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/d...

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-g...

Hope this helps!
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January 19, 2011 1:59:56 AM

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?
January 19, 2011 2:06:46 AM

You're welcome! If you won't be overclocking, the standard heatsink and fan that the processor comes with should be just fine. :) 
January 19, 2011 3:11:33 AM

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...


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=N82E168... $79.95
Antec Six Hundred Black Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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?Ite... 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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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
January 21, 2011 1:03:53 AM

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
January 21, 2011 1:17:20 AM

Here's a few dollar savors for that build.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh... $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=N82E168... $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)
January 21, 2011 1:41:56 AM

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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