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September 28, 2011 7:41:04 PM

Hello,

I am looking to build my first computer and have put together what I *think* I need in the wish list below. Am I missing anything? How does it look?


http://amzn.com/w/3SXBJZRZMFCY8
September 28, 2011 9:18:35 PM

You don't need a network adapter, pretty much all motherboards have them integrated now. You could probably get a 2500k, unless you are doing heavy video editting, and a spinpoint f3 would be a better choice than the WD Black
September 28, 2011 9:30:38 PM

What is the computer for?
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September 28, 2011 9:58:07 PM

Lose the cooler and bump the graphics card up at least one notch to a 570.
September 28, 2011 10:10:32 PM

That ram is really expensive and it would be better to just have two sticks of ram and not three. Having two sticks will allow you to add more ram latter on, and the ram would run in duel channel mode.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance

You may also want to look into getting an OEM version of Windows 7 Pro. An OEM license can only be used with the motherboard you buy and can not be moved to another computer.
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Professional-64bit-System-Builder

Do you plan on overclocking? That CPU cooler is big.
September 29, 2011 2:09:04 AM

Kamab said:
What is the computer for?


It will mostly be for gaming
September 29, 2011 2:10:00 AM

Petrofsky said:
Lose the cooler and bump the graphics card up at least one notch to a 570.


Shouldn't I have a CPU fan? Would you recommend any other cooling setup?
September 29, 2011 2:10:51 AM

Someguy27 said:
That ram is really expensive and it would be better to just have two sticks of ram and not three. Having two sticks will allow you to add more ram latter on, and the ram would run in duel channel mode.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance

You may also want to look into getting an OEM version of Windows 7 Pro. An OEM license can only be used with the motherboard you buy and can not be moved to another computer.
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Professional-64bit-System-Builder

Do you plan on overclocking? That CPU cooler is big.


Thanks for the advice, Someguy!
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September 29, 2011 2:30:14 AM

jsprings03 said:
Shouldn't I have a CPU fan? Would you recommend any other cooling setup?


The i5 comes with its own cooler right in the box with the CPU. If you really want a good-looking cooler, go right ahead and get one, but I was only saying save the money on the cooler and put it toward a better video card, which is the one place you'll see the most improvement.
September 29, 2011 3:43:33 AM

It would be hard for me to justify spending that much on Windows Office. While openoffice is admittedly a bit worse, it is free! You could spend that money on a 128GB SSD (crucial m4 or what not). I like the changes to the rest of your purchase though. The GTX 570 will be great for most games now and you could always upgrade to an SLI setup later.
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