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New 1st Build Advice - Is this a good build?

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August 5, 2012 9:10:12 PM

Hello,
PC noob here. Just wanted to get some feedback on this potential 1st build. I've been needing a new computer for a WHILE now so I'm choosing to put it together myself rather than get a store bought one put together.
Any tips, advice, anything, will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next 2 weeks

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com & amazon.com

Overclocking: No


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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

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

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-...(keywords)&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=as_li_s...

DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD R 8X DVD RW 12X DVD R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

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

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-ModXStream-Modular-Performanc...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

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

Motherboard: ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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

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Thank you so much in advance for any tips or feedback. Really appreciate it
August 5, 2012 9:11:08 PM

A compatibility check would also help out a bunch. Thanks
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August 5, 2012 9:12:07 PM

All compatible, but the 560 is not as good as the 6870 which can be had for a little bit more money.
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August 5, 2012 9:14:40 PM

You forgot the budget.
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August 6, 2012 12:27:23 AM

Well I added up the parts and it'll come out to about 700-720 not including the OS (which I'm probably going with Windows 7) so I wouldn't want it to go too much above that as I'm on a budget.
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August 6, 2012 1:01:18 AM

Sam2T47 said:
Well I added up the parts and it'll come out to about 700-720 not including the OS (which I'm probably going with Windows 7) so I wouldn't want it to go too much above that as I'm on a budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $266.98 save: $13.00
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I1PGU/ref=pd_lpo_... $159.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1463-KR

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $88.73 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
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August 7, 2012 1:20:12 AM

Anything else I might need?
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August 14, 2012 12:04:38 AM

Best answer selected by Sam2T47.
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