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February 8, 2012 9:41:43 PM

I am new to PC's and just want to make sure that all of my final selected parts are compatible. I know all the parts are from circuit city but I plan on ordering them over Newegg. I plan on using this first build to fully commit to PC over console gaming.

$100.00 - AOC e2051Sn 20" Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$40.00 - Microsoft 69R-00001 Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$40.00 - Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$75.00 - Xion AXP970-001BK Predator Gaming Mid-Tower Case
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$125.00 - Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$200.00 - Intel Core i5-2400 BX80623I52400 Processor
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$100.00 - Gigabyte GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 Video Card
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$90.00 - Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$55.00 - Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 XMS3 8GB DDR3 RAM Kit
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$85.00 - Corsair CP-9020003-NA Enthusiast Series TX750M Modular Power Supply
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$20.00 - MSI DH-18D5S 18X DVDROM Drive
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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February 8, 2012 9:52:50 PM

Pretty decent choices all around, but Xion is a horrible case manufacturer. They're as bad if not worse than Apevia and Raidmax. Go with something like a Cooler Master HAF 912, which will actually save you $20. Use that $20 and instead upgrade to the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3H. That board has way more expansion options for the price.

Try this:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then I'm not sure I recommend that monitor. That's another one that my work buys frequently because they're cheap but these monitors don't last very long. Go with an Acer or a Hanns G instead. Try something like this:

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 8, 2012 9:57:57 PM

Best answer selected by ebowling13.
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February 8, 2012 9:58:07 PM

Thanks for the advice.
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