First time build look good ?

hello this is my absolute very first build i just wanted to see what everyone thought ? and make sure everything was compatible ? if you see areas where perhaps i could get something cheaper and roughly keep the same performance please let me know

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131736

Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply

XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Hanns-G HL203DPB Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor
Item #: N82E16824254080

COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans, USB ...
Item #: N82E16811553002

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
Item #: N82E16819103960
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  1. fill out the sticky at the top of the new build page so that we can help you better
  2. Yes. PLEASE. Anyway, I'm dead against using AMD for the CPU. But before any of us can help you, you have to fill out the sticky.
  3. sorry do you guys mean the template under how to ask for device ?
  4. yep
  5. Yes, the template that asks you for your budget, time when buying, etc.
  6. Approximate Purchase Date: by the end of august 2012

    Budget Range: somewhere around 900 /1000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: just gaming

    Parts Not Required:keyboard and mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

    Country: united sates

    Parts Preferences: amd mainly cause everything ive seen by them is cheaper

    Overclocking: Maybe not immediately perhaps later on

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes / not right away but i wish to have the capability to upgrade

    Monitor Resolution:just gonna start with a cheap moniter and upgrade later

    Additional Comments: just want it to look clean on the inside and run great
  7. would actually like to spend a little less than 900 but i am willing to do so for the capabilities of upgrading to two video cards and multi screen display

    should be fine for you. if you dont need 1tb of storage (hardly anyone needs that much), you can go get a 500gb hard drive instead
  9. ^He wanted $1,000 WITH monitor.

    Here's my build. I am not including an OS or a monitor, but am subtracting $250 from the total price to allow for both components.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $777.92
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    It's about $20 over, but I couldn't save on anything else. You could get the PSU TheBigTroll suggested if you want.
  10. The PCPartpicker lists are great, but they don't take into consideration some of the deals you can get elsewhere.

    You don't really need the 650W PSU with a non-CF build... so why not save a bit there?

    Rosewill Challenger and Green Series 530W
    Note that the case also has front USB 3 ports.

    If you are curious about the PSU, you can learn more in the PSU guide linked in my sig or see more discussion in my PSU list:
  11. by the way in august im starting school for computer engineering whitch i believe this should take care of everything i will need but does anyone know something else that would prove usefull for school ? especially in the degree im going for
  12. You mean in like... a computer? Or like... stuff you need to know? Keep in mind most of the people (that I know of) on these forums don't have degrees in engineering. I myself haven't finished high school (that right there probably discredits me in most peoples' opinions, but see if you can find some bad advice...)
  13. toms hardware is basically overun with kids that are under 16 including myself. if you need portablitiy, getting a ultrabook is a great idea since it has decent performance, durablitiy, and smalll size and good battery
  14. awesome
  15. Well... ultrabooks are REALLY expensive. I'd say that getting an inexpensive laptop (not netbook) for just taking notes and stuff like that would be a good idea, with a desktop back in your room for the heavy-duty stuff. I mean, all you'll really be using is the word processing tool, some programming stuff, and the internet on your laptop.

    Check out deals2buy for some GREAT deals. Tomshardware's daily deals are okay as well, along with slickdeals. Lenovo commonly has 50% off on certain laptops that are VERY nice.
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