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Haven't built a system in over 5 years...help

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So I used to build a lot of systems back in school but it's been about 5 years since I have done a build. My budget is around $1000 maybe a couple hundred over that. I want to be able to upgrade in the future. I'm not a fan of crossfire or SLI so the board I picked only has 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. But it's a DDR3 board so I assume I should be able to upgrade that board for quite some time to come (OEM Windows 7 I don't think I'll be able to use with another board from what I've read) Will mostly be used for gaming.

This is what I'm looking at, do any compatibility or quality issues pop out at anyone? Any and all advise would be appreciated!

COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119161

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139005

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128392

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103674

(x2 8gb total)CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145251

HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814161302

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181

Koutech IO-RCM620 USB 2.0 3.5" Card Reader - Retail
Item #: N82E16820162016

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754


Edited by Maesma, 05 February 2010 - 03:44 AM.

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Looks like a nice build.
  • The mobo fits the cases form factor (or vice versa)
  • The memory fits the mobo's correct memory speed
  • The power supply is 80 plus certified, has enough watts/amps, and has enough PCI-E connectors for the video card
  • CPU is compatible with the mobo BIOS ver. F4, which I'm sure it has
Everything is compatible and good quality, looks nice. :)

Edited by Ferrari, 05 February 2010 - 09:54 AM.

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