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March 10, 2011 2:16:15 AM

Hey all, I was wondering if my build would work together or not. It seems like it would, but this is my first build so I'm not completely positive. Any advice or alternatives about the build would be greatly appreciated.

CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K Processor with 6 MB Cache (228.99) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ord_car...

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive (89.99)-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036Q7MV0/ref=ord_car...

Case-Antec Nine Hundred (99.99) -
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I5JHB0/ref=ord_car...

Optical- LG Electronics LightScribe 10x SATA Blu-ray Combo Internal Drive (69.99) -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037FUW9E/ref=ord_car...

RAM- Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 (109.99) -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ord_car...

Graphics Card-EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE 1 GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card (159.99) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DKWLB4/ref=ord_car...

Motherboard- MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel (179.99) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't now what PSU to get. Any input would be appreciated...thanks

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March 10, 2011 2:21:04 AM

Please list the parts out in a single/double spaced kind of list. It's really hard to see the parts. Also you have many dead links.

OH BTW I notice one change already, the 460 SE is worse that 460 768mb, in fact almost as bad as the 450 GTS.
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March 10, 2011 2:24:59 AM

Change that HDD to a Samsung F3 1TB you'll save 40$-30$ plus they perform just about the same.

Not only that you may want to drop the Vengence, Get the Ripjaw G.Skill 8gb DDR3 1333, it's 30$ cheaper and just as good. You won't notice a difference I guarantee it.

Wait for later this month for the Asrock Extreme4 P67, cheaper better and great value.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e...

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March 10, 2011 2:36:15 AM

The Antec nine-hundread is a great case, great to work with, I have one siting by me right now. Also can't beat 99.99, have you checked newegg? they might have it for about 69.99 or maybe best buy? I am not sure what amazon has, they might have a special with it you prefer =)

The caviar black is a very reliable drive.

CPU is a great bang for your buck CPU

All in all everything looks great except for these two things I noticed...

The graphics card being the 460 SE at that price is a bit troublesome, I am pretty sure I saw it somewhere else as the non SE (1GB version) by MSI for about the same price. Also MSI has always impressed me since a friend got me hooked on them.

As for the PSU, I want to say that you can get a 650W or 750W Corsair Power supply and be just fine, but be warned, if you plan on doing SLI or Crossfire later, it would be best to go ahead and have the 750W, it would be easier then having to try and resell a used PSU.
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March 11, 2011 4:13:06 AM

thanks for your guys' input. For the graphics card, what does the SE mean?
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March 11, 2011 4:36:53 AM

To be honest, SE really doesn't mean anything. It just means that it is downgraded and worse than the 460 768mb.


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