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February 14, 2011 8:27:31 PM

After asking for advice many times on here and getting some pretty good advice I finally ordered all my parts to build my pc......i plan on it being a gaming pc for games like empire total war, microsoft flight simulator X and WoW....i plan on possibly overclocking it at some point bu tprob not right away.....i would love it if you guys would grade it for me and let me know if anythign i bought was a good or bad decision

Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz 8 MB LGA1156 Processor BX80605I5760

ASUS P7P55 LX - LGA 1156 - Intel P55 - DDR3 - ATX Motherboard

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler

2x Cooler Master 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - (R4-L2R-20AC-GP)

Masscool G751 - Thermal paste - gray

Sparkle GeForce GTX460 1024MB GDDR5 PCI Express with Native MiniHDMI Graphics Card

ASUS 24X Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3LT LightScribe Support - OEM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

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February 15, 2011 2:06:00 AM

Pretty well-balanced build. But you might have saved some money getting the Samsung spinpoint F3 1 TB while getting superior performance. Also, you will need to get another 460 for sli in a few months or so. PSU good enough for X3 460s.
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February 15, 2011 4:41:36 AM

@ rvd89- You can't do 460 tri-sli. And even if you could, IIRC FSX doesn't like xfire/sli.

@ OP Everything looks pretty good to me, only things I would question is not waiting for re-release of sandy bridge, if you were under time constraints it's no major issue and also the choice for 4gb of faster ram vs 8 gb of slower cheaper ram. However, 4gb is enough for games, so you'll be fine.
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February 15, 2011 2:41:17 PM

Thermal paste wise, you don't actually need to buy any unless you're doing a really high OC.
If you do, I'd go with AS MTX. Non conductive + no burnin time.

I'd also go with cas 7 ram, if that kit isn't cas 7.

@rvd89 the 7200.12 are very close to F3's in performance, slower at transfers, but slightly better as a boot/OS drive. They're on sale many places for $5 cheaper than the F3's so they're a perfectly fine alternative.
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