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building a new computer first time

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ok so basically im building a new copmuter for the first time not really to go anything that intensive except school work, wow maybe SC2, photoshop and music stuff and was wondering if you guys could tell me if this would be a good list of items to use.

Case : Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Motherboard : BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU : Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
GFX card : EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
HD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CD drive: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

the only thing i am having trouble trying to find is a power supply which i dont know the right one to get basically, was hoping someone would be able to help me with that,

EDIT: power supply will be this : CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

thanks in advance

EDIT: being the money conscious student i am i would be able to add in a DVD/CD burner or another video card to run dual video cards at a later date if im not mistaken right?

Edited by humility, 23 August 2010 - 03:20 PM.

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Hi and welcome...

A couple of comments to help you on your way :)

  • You have listed 8GB of RAM but only a 32-bit OS, make sure to change that to 64-bit Windows 7.
  • Also for the RAM you have 2x 4GB kit, which gives 8GB in two sticks. Do some research and check out price differences between that and buying 2 kits of 2x 2GB. Usually it works out MUCH cheaper.
  • Also a DVD-ROM is pretty random, overall it's pretty cheap for a Burner so put the extra few dollars in (saved from changing RAM config around!)
  • I've never used a BIOSTAR motherboard, can't comment on them - but I solely use Gigabyte boards and they are excellent IMO.
  • The 9800GTX+ is an older card now, you should be able to find similar or better performing ones for the same or better pricing.
  • Corsair make great PSUs, the 750W is excellent but may be a tad over what you need for this build.

Let me know budget and where you are looking at these parts and I'll help out with a few recommendations if you like.


Edited by Troy, 24 August 2010 - 06:33 AM.

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