First of all, hi. First post on these forums. Googled around to find a pretty active computer forum and this one seemed pretty good. Anyway:
Building a new computer (first time building one since me and my Mom built a new one about 9 years ago ahhaha). Could somebody plz look over my parts list and let me know if I'm making any mistakes or missing anything?
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C $29.99
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.95
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 $74.99
HIS H577F1GDG Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI
Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $174.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80
PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $99.99
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 $90.99
ASUS P7P55D LE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
Model BX80605I5750 $199.99
Grand Total: $884.89
It's meant to be a high-mid-range gaming PC. The plan is to dual-boot Windows 7 (for gaming) and Ubuntu 9.10 (for everything else). Might even hackintosh it, since I'm most familiar with Mac and Linux and I have Snow Leopard for one of my laptops anyway. I've used Mac and Linux a lot in the past few years, haven't been on Windows since XP, but its like riding bike right?
Oh and all 64 bit, since I'll probably double the RAM eventually.
My list looks short, and I can't seem to shake the feeling that I'm forgetting something. Obviously a monitor and peripherals, but those will be recycled from one of my older PC's until I save a little more money. Only other thing I'm worried about is the GPU. Its got great reviews and whatnot, but I've heard ATi drivers are somewhat less than stellar. My main selling points are DX11, price, and Display Port in that order.
My main goal here is to build a stable and relatively powerful PC that I can upgrade and continue to use over the next five years or so. Eventually I'd like to throw in a second GPU, liquid cooling, another 4gigs RAM, smallish raptor HDD, and maybe one of those Killer network cards since they're pretty cheap and I've heard good things about them.