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May 1, 2011 12:24:07 AM

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

If someone could please do a little run over on this and tell me if you see any problems or have any suggestions or if youve heard bad about anything. Putting this together for my buddy. He wants the 460 because i have the exact one and if i upgrade he can save some cash by just tossing my old one in in SLI. So no changes on the 460 and keep in mind he wants to SLI.

This comp will be used for gaming and a little music production using Protools and simple video editing. He doesnt need to make pixar animations or professional films.

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May 1, 2011 12:41:38 AM

Well as i said the 460 is so he can just use my old 460.
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May 1, 2011 1:49:17 AM

Odd that newegg specs tab says nothing about GFX slots. Is buddy considering SLI at a later date .... if not a single slot board is fine. If so, ya want a better PSU.

Single GFX - $69

Dual GFX - $109

I'd upgrade the cooler to the Mugen 2 (7C better than the 212)
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu

If budget can handle, I'd up it to 8GB
RAM - $84 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9

And he'll want the Antec 300 Illusion w/ the extra fans not the plain 300

May 1, 2011 4:26:59 AM

Thank you guys for the advice i might stick with the same mobo because he has some preferences on some thing about it. Anyone else have anything else to say before i buy?
May 5, 2011 10:36:42 PM

Any more suggestions or thoughts im about to buy probably tomorrow
May 5, 2011 10:45:11 PM

Looks good to go.
May 5, 2011 11:25:32 PM

Yeah I just wanted to quote South Park here:

"I'm not your buddy, guy! I'm not your guy, friend! I'm not your friend, buddy!"

Good luck with your build.