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Hi all.
Please check this new build that we are planning for a family pc.
we'll work with photo, video and office apps and of course some games, not new ones.
games: BF2, DOD.

PSU
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4558889&sku=U12-40502

SSD
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6574779&sku=O261-6338

CPU
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4777384&sku=I69-0950

MB
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7094583&sku=I69-2218

RAM
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5688415&sku=P33-6110


We've just realized that the mobo is tripple channel and been thinking of exchanging the RAM for this one

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6572448&CatId=4325

or for this one.

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6658214&CatId=4325

GPU
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7040151&sku=E145-0570

HDD
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076939&sku=TSD-1000FAEX

Case
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7108921&sku=T925-1336

OS
Win 7 Pro or HP.

I don't think we'll need a dvd reader/writer, can re-use one from an existing machine.

already have everything in hand but still unopened so we can exchange for better parts if needed be and also ordering from newegg, specially the ram since they sell it for less.
More RAM has been considered but wanted your opinion.
thanks for readin.
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  1. Best answer
    PSU - Overkill and expensive. Corsair or Antec are btter options...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    SSD - 40GB is pretty small for the OS / boot drive. Consider opting up to a 60GB model. Good choice with the OCZ with SandForce controller!!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550&cm_re=ocz_60gb_ssd-_-20-227-550-_-Product

    MEM - LGA1366 motherboards use tripple channel memory. Using the 8GB kit you linked to will have you running in dual channel mode. ...not ideal with LGA1366. Consider something like the link below (G.SKILL 6GB kig CL7).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145250&cm_re=ddr3_1333-_-20-145-250-_-Product

    Don't forget the OS...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7_for_system_builders-_-32-116-754-_-Product
  2. Sadams04: I updated the op while you posted your suggestions,
    I thought of ordering them from newegg but talked with family and we'll build over the weekend so there would be no time to wait for them to arrive.
    Will check if there is one of those parts at the local compusa.

    Will your suggested psu be ok if we decide to add another gpu down the road?

    Thanks a million. :)
  3. The Corsair 850w should be perfectly fine for dual GPUs down the road.

    If you have a Microcenter near you, I would recommend them over CompUSA simply for pricing reasons.
  4. betunn said:
    Sadams04: I updated the op while you posted your suggestions,
    I thought of ordering them from newegg but talked with family and we'll build over the weekend so there would be no time to wait for them to arrive.
    Will check if there is one of those parts at the local compusa.

    Will your suggested psu be ok if we decide to add another gpu down the road?

    Thanks a million. :)

    Try this down below...same cpu, and h/d...better mother board, psu, case, etc... that case you have chosen is going to be super tight if fitting dual vid cards in there especially if you ever decide to add an after market heat sink, not to mention these gtx 560's run almost on par with the 570's yet use less power and run cooler seeing how they are made with a newer chip set. this particular gtx 560 down below is over clocked. Two of those cards will easily out perform a gtx 580 ...which runs $500 btw.

    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606 <---more info. on that case.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 $99.98 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003 $129.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
    XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.592174 Combo Price: $474.99
    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
    ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226181 $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998983

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $249.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591415 Combo Price: $184.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $1246.91 *not including SSD, shipping, rebates, etc...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233130 $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Corsair Force F40 CSSD-F40GB2 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997013 $4.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay

    *Here's a bargain on a decent after market h/s...it comes with decent thermal compound also.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=198BHWZY74N2MFGJW8CD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 $28.05 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler
  5. Hi again!
    No Micro Center around here, only one is Compusa.

    Finished it Sat early morning and it is now up and running.

    Switched the PSU to the Corsair HX850W.
    RAM to 6-2 gb Patriot Viper tripple channel for a total of 12gb.
    SDD to the 60 gb one, it has already taken over 40 and we're not done installing everything yet.

    Sticked to the case because we liked that it has the Dock on top for SATA HDD's but as Why_Me mentioned it is quite small, so probably no dual GPU's
    No changes on the GPU.
    Stock fan as there's not much room but we are not overclocking so that's not a problem.


    OS: Win 7 Pro.
    Scored 7.5 on the windows test.

    Premnier Elements, Pro and After Effects load up and run pretty fast.
    I can finally get some work done on this machine.
    Thanks a lot for all of your input guys. :)
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