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Ok, so this is my first FULL computer build & I want to get it RIGHT & have something that will last me 4-5 years with minor upgrades; computer would be used for:

- Mild gameing
- High res picture editing
- Mild Video editing/converting
- Home Server (xbox/storage)*

* still not sure if I will use it as server; worried about power costs vs my old Pentium2 w/freenas installed?

In any case here is my projected setup:

CASE: $ 45.43 - ($10 MIR) Coolermaster Elite 430 ATX
PSU: $ 69.99 - ($30 MIR) OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
FANS: $ 18.40 - 2x Coolermaster R4-L4S-10AB-GP 140mm 1000rpm 69cfm 16dBA
COOLER: $ 69.99 - Corsair H50 Water Cooler
MTH BD: $122.72 - ASUS P8P67 REV3.0
CPU: $204.99 - Intel i5 2500K
GPU: $112.99 - ($40 MIR) GALAXY GeForce GTS 450
RAM: $ 75.95 - G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB DDR3-1600
SSD: $179.99 - ($30 MIR) OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB 2.5IN SSD
HDD: $164.07 - 3x Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm
HDD: $ 0.00 - 1x Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 1TB 7200rpm (ALREADY OWNED)
OPT: $ 24.20 - Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA DVD Burner DL/LS
LED: $169.99 - ($10 MIR) ASUS VE247H 23.6IN LED 1920x1080 2ms w/speakers

TOTAL: $1,258.71
TAX (5%): $ 62.94
GR. TTL: $1,321.65 (not including $120 in MIRs)
(Canadian Currency!)

The CM Elite 430 reviews all point favorably as do that for the PSU + added 2 fans & water cooling.

ASUS & i5 2500k CPU ; plan to OC to 4.5GHz

As for gaming I don't play Crysis nearly as much as I used to; i'm big on strategy games so it would be Civ 5 / Empire Ttl War / etc... & from what i've read the GALAXY GeForce GTS 450 should be more than enough for my needs.

RAM is 8GB DDR3-1000 G.SKILL which supposedly good for OC'ing

Main SSD drive & plan on running 4 1TB HDDs in RAID10.

Std Samsung DVD burner w/ DL/LS

Monitor: ASUS 23.6IN 1920x1080 LED which i think is a decent price?



Thanks for your patience everyone as I "understand" computers, i'm just no expert.

If possible I plan on pulling the trigger on this TONIGHT!
Really really grateful for more opinions!


THANKS!!
Edited by W01F360 - 5/30/11 at 10:06am
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Dude i would rather go for a i7 thn an i5.............but if ur tryin to budget thn i5 is best for gaming.....
    
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Dude i would rather go for a i7 thn an i5.............but if ur tryin to budget thn i5 is best for gaming.....

Yeah... budget you are right; trying to keep costs down and unless I can find an i7 worthwhile for under $250 i think i will stick w/the i5 2500k.

Thnx for the input!
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Also for the cooler I have had people tell me to get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 instead of the Corsair H50... i just might as would save near $50
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Thanks for the help guys...
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i would atleast get a 460 for that resolution. cuz civ 5 lagged for me when i had my 5750 which is almost the same as the 450. my 460 gets about 60+ FPS for civ 5.
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Intel Core i7 2700K @4.5Ghz (1.32v) Asus Maximus V Extreme Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS DRW-24B1ST Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional Dell Gaming S2716DG 27" 
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BenQ GW2760HS 27" BenQ GW2760HS 27" Ducky Shine II (Red LED,Cherry MX Blue) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850  
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Corsair 650D Logitech G502 Yamaha R-v703 w/ Yamaha Monitors Obbuto Revolution for Desk/Cockpit 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 P45 Neo-F (MS-7519) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460  Value Ram 
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Value Ram  Value Ram Western Digital Blue some DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair A70 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SyncMaster T260 26" Steelseries 6Gv2 
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if i was you, i'd get rid of that ssd for now and get a decent graphics card.

if you're on a budget, you definitely should get a decent-ish single gpu now, and in the future you can sli/xfire for a bit of a performance boost. if you choose gts 450 now, which isn't even powerful enough for current games, and sli them won't get you much further either. i promise you, you would regret on getting a 450. at least a 460, perhaps a 560. or if you fish around on newegg, i'm sure you can find a cheapish 560ti or hd6950 at just over $200.

now if you have sli/xfire in mind, you need to choose a mobo with 2+ pcie slots, which your current selection doesn't have. this ain't a bad choice, cheaper too. there are other boards as well around that $120 price point, the choice is yours!

ssd can wait, it does transform your system drastically in terms of responsiveness, but bear in mind that ssd prices are falling like dirt, save up for 6 months or a year, than you can get a better ssd for much less.

hope it helps
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