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Feed back on first build

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October 25, 2012 11:12:28 PM

Hey guys, this is my first build, and I am anxious. My parents are taking "a huge risk" letting me build my own computer. If it doesn't work out, then I won't be able to in the future, and I want to make sure there are no incompatibilities or complications. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lmD8

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October 25, 2012 11:23:22 PM

uuummm.. looks like it'll be fine. :)  i would recommend the intel i5 ivy bridge 3570k if it's in your budget range. u can always "upgrade" in the future though.
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October 25, 2012 11:24:15 PM

Guessing this is a gaming rig?

You'v made good choices on the most part, only really brand swapping and small changes.
Here's what I would do.

Change that HIS graphics card to a brand like Sapphire or Gigabyte. While HIS aren't a bad manufacturer, Sapphire and Gigabyte are better.
Sapphire HD7850 OC. $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte HD7850. $210 ($20 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You picked the slightly older Barracuda drive, there is a newer one on the market with 64MB of Cache.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&promoid=1296
Is also cheaper as well.

If you have the cash to do so, I advise upgrading that PSU. 430W is cutting it a bit fine if you wanted to upgrade later. Also this is made by Seasonic (XFX supplies are re-branded Seasonics), so its of great quality.
XFX 550W, 80+ Bronze. $70 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that, all is good.

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October 25, 2012 11:28:37 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lqKn will destroy your build. if you want to drop some money off it downgrade to a 500gb hd or downgrade to an i5 3450. I am unsure about psu's if someones feels like suggesting a better psu please do
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October 26, 2012 5:29:05 AM

thanks! are there any more recommendations for brands, etc?
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