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Old 01-25-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Homebuilt computer critique for the relative noob

Relatively new to building PC's, my last one was 3 years ago (which is ages ago in my terms), so I would certainly appreciate any helpful feedback on my latest wishlist. I have the budget set for just under $1100, which is a pretty big sticking point for me. Otherwise, please take a look and give me any feedback as to whether or not it will work/better alternatives/etc.

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

Motherboard: P8P67 Intel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131681

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

Graphics Card: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130593

Hard Drive: Samsung 1TB 7200 RPM
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139005

Memory: CORSAIR XMS 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145324

OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116754

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I think the case of the computer is often underrated. When I built my first computer, I thought "what the heck? its just a case, it doesn't make my computer run any faster." well now I'm stuck with a 50 dollar case that sounds like a jet engine in my room. The mesh thing has also fallen out. Even if its a cheap case, buy one from a reputable brand like antec or thermaltake. They offer ~$50 range cases too.
I would stay away from the samsung hdd too. They don't specialize in making storage devices so if you run into any problems its going to be hard to get it resolved. Big brands are good at what they do. I mean, everything else on your list is a major brand, why did you decide to roll with a samsung hdd?

aside from those two points, everything else looks good.

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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i have a coolmaster 932 but the COOLER MASTER HAF 912 Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case would be a good match. also for a hard drive a segate barracuda is rather good Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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