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June 25, 2011 12:19:55 AM

Hello all after much research and posting on this site I've finally finished my build. I'd like to thank all of you that took the tine to give me advice because it was very much needed and appreciated. Thus is my first build its very exciting. I'm primarily using computer for Programming, Games, movies, music. The programming bit ill be going to school soon for it. So here we go.

Case - NZXT Phantom Full Tower (White/Red Trim) (PURCHASED $140)
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-146-...

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 (PURCHASED $130)
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-...

Processor - Intel i7-2600 3.4ghz Sandy Bridge (PURCHASED $260)
(I wont be using OC so I didn't go with 2600k saved 70$)
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-115-...

Memory - Corsair Blue Vengeance 8gb (2x4gb) (PURCHASED $85)
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-145-...

Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB (PURCHASED $175)
(I will be purchasing another of these cards for CrossfireX it'll be good for stuff I'll be doing until than by itself)
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-150-...

Power Supply - Raidmax Modular 850w 80+ GOLD Unit (PURCHASED $120)
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-152-...

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium OEC ($100)

Monitor - Samsung ToC 37" HDTV (ALREADY OWNED)

Hard Drive - Would appreciate any suggestions.. Not specifics as ill be going to MicroCenter in PA to get itunless you goto site and click on PA store at top of website.

CD DVD Rom - Haven't decided what yet also getting at MC next weekend.

Wireless Network Card - Not sure what I need to get at all fir this. I already have setup the wireless network in my house so I just need the card.

Mouse/Keyboard - has to be wireless I can handle this on my own haha. Also buying from local store maybe not MC. Best Buy might be cheaper.

Total: $1200 estimation not actual

So that is everything I think. If anyone sees anything out of place or missing please let me know. I'm very new to new PC stuff luckily my brother is gonna help me build it and he's very knowledgeable but this'll be my own learning and research. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.



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June 25, 2011 12:27:58 AM

Hi there, nice build. I'll help you out as best I can.
Without a doubt, the HDD you want is this one: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Super fast, super reliable, super deal.

For a burner, look a this one: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Nice and cheap.

For a wireless card, any PCI-e X1 or PCI card that is dual band/wireless N is a good buy.

And for mouse and keyboard suggestions (I'm gonna go ahead :p ) Razer's are all very good, but I like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Nice and cheap. Good quality too. It's cheaper on newegg, so if you want it be sure to order it.

And yeah. that's pretty much it!
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June 25, 2011 12:34:06 AM

Actually ya know any newegg suggestions will work I can always just get windows on weekend instead either way it wont be complete til Saturday :-( so much waiting.
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June 25, 2011 12:35:13 AM

Lol, no worries. Most everything can be had from microcenter, except the MX518 <3
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June 25, 2011 12:42:53 AM

Haha yea microcenter is awesome its an hour away from my house which sucks but its worth it.
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June 25, 2011 8:55:40 PM

Anyone have suggestions about a wireless n network card/adapter that'd be good in the 25$-45$ price range. Also what kind of wireless keyboard and mouse should I get RF USB or Bluetooth and do I need something extra for Bluetooth? What are minimum specs I should be looking for on a good hard drive? Thanks again for the DVD ron suggestion thinking about ordering it today :-).
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July 2, 2011 12:03:20 AM

Best answer selected by buddynugget.
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