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 Post subject: Confirm this before I blow 12 hundred bucks!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:14 pm 

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I've spent a couple days picking out parts for a BEASTLY god-box. I've never built a computer before, but I've been reading about it, and I THINK this will satisfy all my needs. Here's what I'm working with:

NZXT Apollo Steel Chasis for the case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811146025

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130275

MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130275

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 (Model:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820233147

Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST2000DL003) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822148681

Rosewill RKM-1600RF Slim Wireless Multimedia Keyboard and Laser Mouse Combo (Model:RKM-1600RF)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6823201037

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102909

ASUS VH222H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824236067

2X Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824009256

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817182032

XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835233082

LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA IHBS112-29 OEM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827106346

I'm fresh out of highschool, just got my first programming job, this is the first thousand dollars I've ever earned. It did not come easy. I'm planning on running Linux(I'll try out a couple flavors) and just a little bit of windows. Mostly I'll be using this set for coding and CAD with blender, but I'll also want to watch and edit HD movies and do a bit of heavy gaming. Please let me know if you can think of anything that is unnecessary, crappy, or incompatible, or if there's anything else I should consider in order to make this computer run amazingly. Thank you so much in advance :)

 Post subject: Re: Confirm this before I blow 12 hundred bucks!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:37 pm 
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I do have some comments on a few of the choices.

1. Rosewill power supplies are notoriously low quality and I wouldn't recommend using for this type of system. I know it's about $57, but I would recommend getting this Corsair power supply instead. It is $70, but does have a $10 MIR.

2. Your Blu-Ray burner is OEM, which means you won't get any Blu-Ray burning software (or playing software). The main question I have is, do you really want to burn Blu-Ray's? If you want to keep the drive you have picked, you will need to purchase software which will be about $100 depending on the software. If it were me, I would get this drive instead. If you don't have immediate plans for Blu-Ray, how about just getting a regular DVD burner for about $20 and then waiting until the Blu-Ray drives go down in price? The media is expensive anyways.

3. Are you planning on overclocking this system? If not, drop that cooler and stick with the stock cooler.

Otherwise, your system looks fine to me.

 Post subject: Re: Confirm this before I blow 12 hundred bucks!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:41 pm 
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everything looks good..accept! the power supply!

I wouldn't even give that thing to my ex old lady :twisted:

i would suggest you go with somthing a bit better..somthing that wont fry everything the second you turn it on.

may i suggest this one...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

its $60 after rebate,and Corsair is a well trusted Brand of PSU's..also here's a bit of helpful info on power supply's


 Post subject: Re: Confirm this before I blow 12 hundred bucks!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:59 pm 
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^ and ^^, well coordinated.

In any case, I agree with them on the psu. I would go with Intel's latest series, more specifically, an i5 2500k, which will easily slaughter that Phenom. I would also get a Hyper 212+ from amazon, since it's expensive from Newegg, but is better than the Gaia. Also, If you just want the burner for DVD's, and don't actually want to burn blu-ray's, you can get a blu-ray combo drive, like this one. Alternately, you can keep the Phenom, and see if you can get a 6950, since that 6870 will REALLY struggle to play modern games on 3 monitors.

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