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Basically I am creating a mid-level entry gaming computer. Please recommend any changes that I should make to the parts.
Parts
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133179
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152028
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231425
GFX Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121390
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131716
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078
HDD: Spare 500GB 7200RPM Harddrive
Edited by mercs213 - 5/31/11 at 2:33pm
post #2 of 12
Your motherboard has a Mini-ITX form factor while the case you have selected only allows for ATX and micro-ATX form factors. You will have to change the case or motherboard for compatibility.

EDIT: Your motherboard also only supports 1066/1333mHz RAM (according to manufacturer website) and you are planning to buy 1600mHz RAM. There's nothing wrong with that because the RAM will just get down-clocked but you might as well save $5 and get this kit of 1333mHz ripjaws
Edited by wonka08 - 5/31/11 at 2:21pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb ASUS Black 24X DVD+R Windows 7 (64-bit) ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 
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Leopold FC200RT/AB Corsair TX650W Lian Li LANCOOL PC-K62 Logitech G500 
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by wonka08 View Post
Your motherboard has a Mini-ITX form factor while the case you have selected only allows for ATX and micro-ATX form factors. You will have to change the case or motherboard for compatibility.
I agree with him,
get the 768mb version of gtx460 from newegg,they are more powerful that 1gb SE version.
Get this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131716
Hope you like my suggestion.
Edited by Aniket - 5/31/11 at 2:24pm
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
I agree with him,
get the 768mb version of gtx460 from newegg,they are more powerful that 1gb SE version.
Get this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131716
Hope you like my suggestion.
Haha yes I do, just noticed that one too while browsing for an ASUS mobo to be compatible with my case on newegg.
post #5 of 12
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Alright changed a few things, double check it and make sure it all sorted out. =)
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by mercs213 View Post
Alright changed a few things, double check it and make sure it all sorted out. =)
Make the last change:
psu- corsair cx500 v2
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #7 of 12
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Make the last change:
psu- corsair cx500 v2
I agree. Raidmax PSUs don't really inspire much confidence. I personally would recommend the Antec Earthwatts Green 500W.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb ASUS Black 24X DVD+R Windows 7 (64-bit) ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 
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Leopold FC200RT/AB Corsair TX650W Lian Li LANCOOL PC-K62 Logitech G500 
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i7 930 @ 2.8Ghz EVGA x58 SLi LE Radeon HD 5850 G. Skill 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb ASUS Black 24X DVD+R Windows 7 (64-bit) ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 
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Leopold FC200RT/AB Corsair TX650W Lian Li LANCOOL PC-K62 Logitech G500 
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post #8 of 12
+1 on PSU change.

Rest looks good IMO. Personally I'd get an aftermarket CPU cooler to overclock, but if you don't plan on OCing, your build looks great.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonka08 View Post
I agree. Raidmax PSUs don't really inspire much confidence. I personally would recommend the Antec Earthwatts Green 500W.
Yeah,
antec earth watts green 500w
its even a better psu than cx500 v2,so go with this antec psu.
Edited by Aniket - 5/31/11 at 2:57pm
Cyrus
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks a bunch guys! =D
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