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I would swap the PSU for one of the following http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= or http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
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After looking at Phillpowrs2 suggestions, ruled out the Antec because of the reader feedback, consist dead or died. comparing the Rosewill vs Corsair, > http://www.newegg.co...5E17-139-021-TS and reading bench/reviews, the Corsair is slightly better + turns out to be the better deal, and there is also a pormo code. Updated CPP.

The build is good to go, 17th Oct, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kz64

An option to the case selection as there is that slight compatibility, If you change to the Antec 900 and remove the 4 port USB front panel insert, works out about $8 cheaper. The case does have a side window, is that something you are OK with?
> http://www.newegg.co...5E11-129-066-TS

Your Mobo comes with only 2 SATA cables, you need three, unless you have a spare one you can use, you will need to include one in your order. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812123282

Some info on building.
Watch the first 3 videos on Newegg. > http://www.youtube.c...02&feature=plcp
G3G Tutorial, thanks to Troy, &Artellos. > http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/

Let us know about changing the case. How did you go with finding student software?

Edited by iammykyl, 17 October 2012 - 02:13 AM.

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Hello again i did change the case to the Antec 900 the side window actually looks cool. Is there a problem with the side windows? The sata cables are cheap i will buy one asap and finally I did find some student discounts on Windows 7 professional SP1 (64bit), but they were all the downloadable kind. I spoke with some of the representatives through chat help about that. They said they didnt have any disks available and to keep checking back, so i will take off windows 7 pro from pcpartpicker for now. I found it at 60$ i believe. I will be starting my build now thanks for all the help it is much appreciated. :thumbsup:
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Hello again i did change the case to the Antec 900 the side window actually looks cool. Is there a problem with the side windows?

Non what so every, just a personal preference, to see or not to see.

I believe the SAT A cables with the Asrock are black,
Did you change the PSU as well as the case?

Pain I know, but please post your revised CPP link for a final check.

Download your Mobo user manual from the Asrock site as it could now be more up to date than the one supplied in the retail box.

It has been a pleasure to help. If you are not sure of anything when building, please stop and post your question/s.

Edited by iammykyl, 17 October 2012 - 05:57 PM.

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Definitely not a pain, it has been a great learning experience for me. I did change PSU as well.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kAT2
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Thanks, the build in post #20 is A OK, you are good to go.
Don't forget, a internal system speaker, anti static wrist strap, Optional, and to look for promo/coupon codes.

Good luck.
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Thanks i finished the build a week ago. I was wondering instead of windows 7 professional 64bit can i just get windows 8 professional 64 bit? Remember i need to run CAD and other similar programs
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Hi,

Many CAD based programs are not officially supported yet for windows 8, > http://www.cadgroup....p?showentry=103 on the Adobe forums, opinions are that compatibility will not be sorted until middle of next year, that be going by how long it has taken in the past.
and where users are trying to use W8, heaps of problems, Flash for one,
I have not tried the OS, on many reviews I have read, like this one, > http://www.laptopmag...-windows-8.aspx seams it is more suitable for Laptops.

I would stay with W7 and upgrade later if you felt it would be beneficial to your work.
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