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Old 06-05-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Good build?

Hi, I'm 15 and I'm saving up to build a good gaming computer. I found all the parts I need so do you guys think this computer is a good build. All the links are below.
EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi at TigerDirect.com
Microsoft HKA-00001 SideWinder USB Gaming Mouse - 5 Length, LCD Display, Adjustable Mouse Weights at TigerDirect.com
Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK Soundstage Speakers w/ Subwoofer - 2.1 Channels, 35 Watts RMS, 3 Midrange, 1 Tweeter, 15 Watts RMS 5.25 Subwoofer, Remote Control at TigerDirect.com
Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 2TB, 3.5, SATA-3G at TigerDirect.com
Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 at TigerDirect.com
Seal Shield STK503 Silver Storm Washable & Antimicrobial Keyboard at TigerDirect.com
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD at TigerDirect.com
D-Link DWA-556 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter - 300Mbps, 802.11n (Draft N), PCI-Express at TigerDirect.com
Creative Labs 70SB088600002 SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCIe Sound Card at TigerDirect.com
Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX HyperX Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2 x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-27 CAS Latency, Intel XPM Ready at TigerDirect.com
Kingwin ABT-1000MA1S Mach 1 Modular Power Supply - 1000-Watt, ATX, SLI-Ready, Six 12V Rails, 80Plus at TigerDirect.com
ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX, Bluetooth at TigerDirect.com
AMD HDX945WFK4DGI Phenom II X4 945 Quad Core Processor - 3.00GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, OEM Processor at TigerDirect.com
Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVDħR 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVDħR (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM at TigerDirect.com
Acer S201HL bd 20 Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor - 1600x900, 16:9, 12000000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, Tilt, VGA, DVI at TigerDirect.com
I'm saving up for all these parts. I think I have like around $350 or $400 so far but I'm gonna hopefully get enough money by the end of the summer. Anything I made a mistake on or recommendations? Thanks.

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Good build?

Your processor and motherboard choices are incompatible. That power supply is overkill. Green hard drives are not good primary drives. D-Link is a crappy brand for wifi equipment.
Here is a basic good build.
2 Newegg.com - Scythe Kama FLEX PWM 120 SA1225FDB12H-P 120mm Case Fan (They are for the cpu.)
case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case or choose your own. Be space aware and motherboard size.
2 Hard drives put them into raid 0 on the sata III ports. Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
video card Newegg.com - Recertified: EVGA 012-P3-1470-RX GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
powersupply Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
memory Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX T1 Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model KHX1866C9D3T1K3/6GX
motherboard Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
cpu Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960
cpu heatsync Newegg.com - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
wireless adapter: Newegg.com - ASUS PCE-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2

Choose w/e you want, optical drive etc.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Good build?

My reply is based on Atari's.

those two hard drives would be fine performance wise by themselves too, no reason to go RAID 0 with them, the benefits won't be there for most of the tasks someone would do on a desktop PC. The heatsink is overkill, you don't even need to spend money on an aftermarket heatsink unless you intend to overclock. If you must buy an aftermarket heatsink, go for a Hyper 212. Great cost, even better performance, and you can use it on just about anyone's CPU (Intel OR AMD)

I disagree with the CPU choice too, there's no reason to get the 1366 CPU at this point when a 1155 CPU should be more than enough in an i3 or i5 CPU. Even AMD's Phenom II X4's are great as long as you pair them with good mobo.
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