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critique my first build please


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valuedchaos

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811148030

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138143

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161252

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182016

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103471

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148337

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136167


I'm sorry for the links, but I'm having problems with making my wishlist public. This is for my dads store, that will be runnning a dvr 24/7, which requires the 3 Tb of space.

I need to know if these parts are compatible, quality parts, if the psu can handle this build, and if I need any other wires to connect everything. This is my first build. my budget is $700-$800. We already have a monitor, keyboard, and the OS.
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Most things look pretty good.

A few things:

You didn't pick a quality PSU. For a system running 24/7, you definitely want reliable power. This 450W Corsair PSU is the best PSU for ~$50 (it's $55 after mail-in rebate).

The hard drive you picked is known for having major issues. If at all possible, I'd switch to two or three 1TB drives to avoid problems. Of course, the problem with that is that two 1TB drives isn't enough hard drive space and three 1TB drives is significantly more expensive. :)

The DVD drive you picked is also known for having issues. This Lite-On isn't, and it is actually cheaper when you factor in the free shipping.
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Would this be a better hardrive? I would need to buy 3 of these.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822145233

As for the PSU

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010

would this be better?
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Hey just a thought... (Don't mean to step in)

The ram you linked to is PC-6400 (800mhz)

your MOBO supports PC-8500 (1066mhz)

I have not used the Hitachi HDD I personally use the Samsung spinpoint F1

And for the Powersupply... It has 80% efficency... I know it is suggested to get one with 85% But for the rest of the "critique" I would like to leave that to Stettybet0
You would have 4 12v trunk lines, But stettybet0 has a much better understanding of the equations involved to explain to you if it is "good or not" I just don't have them saved to look back on and figure it out myself...

Good luck

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Thank you for pointing that out. I replaced it with this

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231166

Seems to have the highest ratings and most ratings.

Is the MOBO i linked good? There was a combo package with the CPU and the MOBO. I'm sure its not the greatest, but I'm not going to overclock.
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The Hitachi hard drive you linked to is fine. Also, to save a bit more money, you can get one from zipzoomfly.com for $67 after mail-in rebate. The reason I say you can only get one from there is that you can only get one rebate per household. Without the rebate, newegg.com is cheaper.

The PSU you linked to is marginally more powerful than the one I linked to, in terms of 12V amperage (~35A vs 33A), but it has less efficiency and reliability, which are key in a system that will be running 24/7. I would still go with the 450W Corsair.

The difference between 800mhz and 1066mhz RAM in real-life situations is negligible. The price difference isn't much, so go ahead and get the 1066mhz RAM, but if there was a larger price difference, I'd definitely be telling you that you are wasting money.

The motherboard you linked to will be fine if you won't be overclocking.
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