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Build a Comp - 1st time on my own + advice?


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Patrickjt03

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So I've built a computer with my brother a couple years back and now it is time to build a new one. The computer I'm using now is too old to keep upgrading. My goals are to play games such as Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3 (When it comes out). As well as some first person shooters. I've looked at some reviews and tried to make sure everything goes together, but I'm not too experienced with this. I've attached a wishlist to Newegg.com that shows all the parts as well as copied and pasted the items and prices below. I basically would like some input if I'm on the right track, if there are some items that would work better for me. Also if the 750W power is enough, I'm thinking of possibly adding 2 video cards to this system and if this system run without being too hot.
I do have monitor/keyboard/speakers/mouse, those are not an issue. Let me know what you think, thanks.


http://secure.newegg...Number=14811192


Subtotal: $1,113.90


ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $119.99
Model #:M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
Item #:N82E16813131646

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX $159.99
Model #:HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #:N82E16819103727

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $259.99
Model #:012-P3-1470-AR
Item #:N82E16814130550

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power $109.99
Model #:CMPSU-750TX
Item #:N82E16817139006

OCZ Reaper HPC 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR2000LV6GK $159.99
Model #:OCZ3RPR2000LV6GK
Item #:N82E16820227415

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $79.99
Model #:SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
Item #:N82E16811119196

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $18.99
Model #:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $87.99
Model #:WD1001FALS
Item #:N82E16822136284

GIGABYTE GN-WP01GS PCI Wireless Adapter $16.99
Model #:GN-WP01GS
Item #:N82E16839121008

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99
Model #:GFC-00599
Item #:N82E16832116754

Edited by Patrickjt03, 23 October 2010 - 12:26 PM.

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DACJR

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If you're planning on having dual video cards, I think the 750W PSU would be fine but check the video cards first. I think with dual video you should atleast get 1000W if you can. ASUS recomends Corsair memory. I was talking with a tech support guy for ASUS on a memory issue and he told me that OCZ wasn't very good with their motherboards. Something to do with voltage. I would get a new Intel processor. I just built a system and got an Intel Core i5 3.2Ghz unlocked processor for $200. I'm not familiar with AMD though.

I just built a nice system for $800 dollars if you want to check it out. It overclocks nice and stays under 35C while running at 3.4Ghz. My system

Everything looks good though. I'd make sure that PSU is going to be enough for dual video though.

Edited by DACJR, 23 October 2010 - 02:57 PM.

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