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First Time Builder Help ($700-$900)

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January 22, 2011 12:04:44 PM

I'm looking to build by first PC. I've considered an initial configuration, and any feedback/recommendations is greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range: 700-900 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing Internet, Photo Editing, Streaming (through TV - need HDMI output), Video Editing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: None


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080


Additional Comments: Any monitor recommendations would also be appreciated - this is just what I was thinking. I'm not tying the monitor purchase to the computer so it's not factored into my budget.
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Here's what I was considering as a possible configuration:

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mercury Extreme™ Pro SSD 40GB
SATA 3.0Gb/s Solid-State Drive
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computin...
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January 22, 2011 5:39:32 PM

Solid build. Check Amazon for that Samsung h/d. Cheaper and free shipping.
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January 22, 2011 5:45:55 PM

Case - $70 - Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $90 - Antec TP-650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM - $60 - 2 x (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $170 - Asus GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $947

-Corsair TX650 PSU is not certified by nVidia to run twin 460 GTX, the Antec one is

-nVidia GFX card fr video editing
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February 1, 2011 12:56:54 PM

Best answer selected by illiniguy.
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