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Hey everyone, I'm 14 and building my first PC. I think i have a pretty good setup.. but id like someone to look over it for me..

Case:NZXT M59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=nzxt%20m59

Fans:APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm x 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998121

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131646

Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846
-I Plan on Snatching up an X6 after Bulldozer is released when these are gonna be dirt cheap.

Memory: WINTEC AMPX 4GB @ 1,333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161279

Video: XFX Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...46069&CatId=28

Power Supply:RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152028

Hard Drive: Seagate ST9750420AS
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...m-details.asp?
EdpNo=6324326&CatId=1277

-Yes I know this is a Mobile Hard drive.. But I ordered one for my laptop and never used it.. so i figured now was good.

Ill just be taking an old DVD-RW drive out of an old HP i had. Its not the fastest, but itll get the job done until i can replace it.



If you see any problems at all, or have any suggestions for this build please let me know. I dont think im missing anything either, but if i am just tell me.
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Looks great! I'd suggest getting atleast a 5770, or a GTS 450 if you can go up $30 or so in your budget for a boost in graphics performance.

Other than that it looks great!

P.S. HDD link doesn't work.
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"Good" is really situational. It depends on what you're doing.

What do you plan on doing with the computer?
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Does look pretty good, but swap the generic memory.
OCZ Special Ops 1600 CL8 - $40, $30 AR (cheaper and better!)
Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $50, $35 AR

I'm also recommending against getting the RAIDMAX power supply, something such as Antec NEO ECO would be better.

That mobo and x2 can be had $10 off via combo deal. However, why spend extra for the 880G when you won't be using the "G" part of it? Just get: M4A79XTD EVO ($89/74 AR, 790X, 8x-8x CFX, 8+2 VRM/heatsinks, no SATAIII/USB3) or GA-870A-UD3 (770, 16x-4x PCI-E, 8+2 VRM, SATAIII/USB3)
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/4/11 at 9:04pm
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"Good" is really situational. It depends on what you're doing.

What do you plan on doing with the computer?
Mostly light Gaming.. Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands.. Stuff like that. Nothing too much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Does look pretty good, but swap the generic memory.
OCZ Special Ops 1600 CL8 - $40, $30 AR (cheaper and better!)
Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $50, $35 AR

I'm also recommending against getting the RAIDMAX power supply, something such as Antec NEO ECO would be better.
Seconded!

I was gonna say that, but I'd never heard of Wintec. I guess that's why!

And if you're stuck on the blue LED PSU, I know that Antec has some blue LED PSUs somewhere.

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Mostly light Gaming.. Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands.. Stuff like that. Nothing too much.
Lookin pretty good then.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Does look pretty good, but swap the generic memory.
OCZ Special Ops 1600 CL8 - $40, $30 AR (cheaper and better!)
Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $50, $35 AR

I'm also recommending against getting the RAIDMAX power supply, something such as Antec NEO ECO would be better.
Allright, Thanks. Ill look into it.
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Both these fans are better than the Apevias.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200028

Do not get Raidmax PSUs. They suck.
This is a good PSU for the build you are considering.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371029

You can save a little money if you go with a triple core Athlon. They are also faster than the Phenom II X2 555BE in some applications.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103920

Save up some more for a GTS450. You won't regret it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125341
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Does look pretty good, but swap the generic memory.
OCZ Special Ops 1600 CL8 - $40, $30 AR (cheaper and better!)
Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $50, $35 AR

I'm also recommending against getting the RAIDMAX power supply, something such as Antec NEO ECO would be better.

That mobo and x2 can be had $10 off via combo deal. However, why spend extra for the 880G when you won't be using the "G" part of it? Just get: M4A79XTD EVO ($89/74 AR, 790X, 8x-8x CFX, 8+2 VRM/heatsinks, no SATAIII/USB3) or GA-870A-UD3 (770, 16x-4x PCI-E, 8+2 VRM, SATAIII/USB3)
The Reason im Getting the Mobo i did is because i need the integrated graphics for about 3 months.. I got it on sale for 99$ So i figured id get it.
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Ah, nice to know then. That works.
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