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New budget build - first time, advices welcome.

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July 29, 2012 7:52:53 PM

Hey guys,
First time poster, I am fairly new at building a setup on my own (always had friends to help) and this is what I'm planning to be ordering later tonight or tomorrow.

I'm wondering if anyone here sees compatibility issues or something that could go wrong with this exact setup, advices, piece swaps or bottlenecking possibilities. any and all thoughts are welcome.

If you need more info please let me know.

the prices listed are rounded.

90$ Case= Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel
100$ GPU= ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB
100$ RAM= 16gb Corsair vengeance (already have)
100$ CPU= AMD phenom II x4 965 3.4(3.85 OC) turbo quad.
100$ PSU= Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W bronze certified
180$ MBO= ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ SATA 6 Gb/s
120$ SSD= Corsair Force Series GT 120gb SATA III

around 800$ for everything, plus taxes and shipping. (Quebec)

here are direct links to the pieces listed;

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I own a standard Acer keyboard and a steelseries sensei mouse.
I also own an external 500gb hardrive that I plan to use as my ''main'' Hard drive if that's even possible. I also already have the optical drive. just wondering if I'm missing any parts??

I'm mostly a gamer, I quit streaming a while ago and I mostly play sc2, wow, diablo 3, minecraft, LoL, dota2, games like that.

My monitor is a 23'' acer flatscreen that I currently run at 1920x1080, I also plan to bring back my other monitor which is a LG 24'' flatscreen. will this build be able to pull it off?

Is water cooling ESSENTIAL or could I stick to fans and heatsinks? I heard that it's possible that the phenom idles at 60 degree when it could be much, much lower if I ran watercooling. just gathering opinions.

Is the mobo overkill for what I plan to use it for, or should I stick to it and hope it lasts me a few years? the Graphic card is most likely temporary until I stack some cash for some better rig.
July 29, 2012 8:25:06 PM

Yeah like I mentionned at the end of my post, this Graphic card would only be temporary untill I am ready to drop 200-300-400$ for better. would it still be viable for say, a few weeks/2 months? I plan to let my roomate buy it from me once I upgrade, hence why I went that way
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July 29, 2012 9:32:11 PM

Would like more help deciding wether or not I should be ordering this setup. most of those pieces have promos that are ending tonight or tomorrow.
July 29, 2012 10:06:28 PM

Sorry saw that wasn't sure that you would like to spend 100$ on a graphics card you would have to replace in a short while :??: 

As far as the rest of the system goes it looks pretty decent as what I have heard the sabertooth is a really good board! I'm gonna build a system soon considered the Sabertooth but i didn't like the color so I went with Gigabyte 990fx-ud3