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My first shot at a build


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Hey all Im newly registered here but have browed these forums and been linked to them may times in the past and have always found great info out here. So anyway Im going to try to give a shot at building my firsy rig. Its going to see most if its time gaming so I wanted to bouce it off you all to see what you think, if Im headed in the right direction, and anything that I may have missed. There is no optic drive listed b/c I hardly use one so i figured just finding a decently priced one would work for my needs. Thanks in an adavance for all the advice. So heres the parts...

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284 - HD

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568 - GPU

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094 - PSU

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260 - RAM

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405 - MB

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067 - CPU

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-129-066 - case and OS

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It would be very hard to nit pick your hardware list in that budget range. Everything you've chosen is compatible.

 

Now some folks may come by and say hey, why didn't you go with an Asus or MSI board, or why don't you get G.Skill or OCZ memory instead of Corsair etc.

 

But don't worry, the list you've put together is pretty comprehensive and well researched.

 

Good luck with your build.

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I totally agrre with what's been said so far but you haven't got the option of SLI on that motherboard (not strictly true, but let's not complicate things) so have you considered using an ATI graphics card to give you the option of crossfire in a couple of years time to give you a performance boost. The donwside is you will have to get a power supply with a few more watts and probably extra PCI-E connectors. Just a thought?

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I dont think I will need the dual GPUs and the performance Ill get from the 460 will give me more power than Ill need right now for any games I play or any that are coming out. Also I dont want to spend more than $1k, I could go over slightly. Like I stated its my first build so I dont want to make it more complicated to me than it already is.

 

I appreciate all the comments thanks guys...

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Those prices look nice. Save me a nice bit of money. How is the quality of those parts? I'm uncertain of some manufacturers other than big name ones. Heck for all I know those you mentioned are good quality manufacturers. Thanks for taking time to post up links to save some $s.

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Those prices look nice. Save me a nice bit of money. How is the quality of those parts? I'm uncertain of some manufacturers other than big name ones. Heck for all I know those you mentioned are good quality manufacturers. Thanks for taking time to post up links to save some $s.

No problem, saving people money is fun!

All the products I mentioned are reputable companies don't worry :P

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Like most everyone has said, those components look fine. You can nitpick on brand choice or i7 vs i5, but price for price and quality for quality it's probably a wash (between the reputable brands).

 

My only suggestion is that if you are a student, you can probably get Windows 7 for cheaper. If you're not, then never mind lol.

 

I have $1k to spend on the build. So far im just shy of that. I wont call it a budget build b/c I looking for this to last at least 5 yrs.

 

Real quick, I don't think he was calling it a "Budget Build", I believe he was just referring to the specific price range of the components you listed (your budget range).

 

Also, keep in mind that as awesome as it is there are more places out there than Newegg. Check around for the best prices. Tiger Direct, Zip Zoom Fly, Micro Center, Amazon, Frys etc all run sales periodically. Make sure you shop around for the best deal (from a reputable store).

 

Good luck on your first build.

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Thanks for the added suggestions! I do plan on shopping around before I purchase. I use Newegg bc its convienant and easy site to manage. I do find them to have the best prices overall. I will start buying these hopefully in the next couple of weeks. After that all I need to do is put this together. Hope that all goes well...gulp!

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