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New build. Would like a look over please!


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Dragonass13

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This will be my first computer to build by myself, I have read up a lot on it and I feel comfortable with putting it together, However I'd like for someone with a little more experience take a look at my build and let me know if everything is compatible and will work good with each other. I'm open to suggestions, but cant go much further financial wise then what I already have Below.

Case: Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129093

Fans: X8 COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103060

CD/DVD: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827118039

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152245

Mother Board: ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131735

Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103849

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231468

Graphic Card: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130661

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139009

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986
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Hi Dragonass13
Overall a nice build and it is good to see that you have allowed for an OS in your budget, do not forget some TIM (thermal interface material) though.
If I were to change anything it would be the 2TB HDD, that is an awful lot of data to lose should the drive ever fail, consider a SSD for your OS (faster boot times) and the rest for data + a 1TB 6Gb/s HDD for backing up important data and media storage.
Also ensure that your CPU and Ram are compatible with the MB by checking the support tabs @ the attached link
http://www.asus.com/...hair_V_Formula/
Take the time to read the tutorials by Digerati http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/ and Troy and Artellos respectively http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ good luck with the build and let us know if we can assist in any way.
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Thank you Phillpower2,

Now the Lanboy Air case has places to mount 15 120mm, inward blowing fans, it comes with 5 and I bought 8 extra for a total of 13 b/c I heard 2 of them where more difficult to mount and aren't necessary. Anyways do you think that would be efficient for TIM? or would I need more?
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You are welcome Dragonass13 :)
Did you read the tutorial by Digerati regarding TIM, it is a thermal paste that is used between the processor and heatsink and nothing to do with cooling fans, your case cooling is very good by the way but cannot replace TIM.
Link to TIM tutorial http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/
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Awesome, I added it to my list.

Also what do you think of these for hard drives:

X2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152185
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Sorry no! You have put together a good build so try not to compromise it (pre-order one) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148441 for your OS and data and for your data/media/backing up http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533
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A very good build, you have a balanced build, i believe in the future for upgrading you can use that 850W PSU for the future, but now is not the time to buy, PCI-e 3.0 (new generation of GPUs) and SB-E & BullDozer are around the corner in 2012, it'd be better if you waited.
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