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 Post subject: Help with first build
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:22 pm 
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I am looking to do my first build and would like some guidance to make sure that I am on the right track. I am looking to do a variety of tasks with the build ranging from gaming, web design, photo/video work, and every day tasks. I have done some research and come up with the following list of parts and any suggestions or comments on good/bad or different ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781

Processor: Intel i5-2400 Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-115-074&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 550-Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-625&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

Power Supply: Raidmax RX-530 SS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

Case: Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=Antec%20300%20Illusion&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=u0n4x1evf2qc

RAM: 2x4GB - not sure what brand to get but it needs to be DDR3 1600

DVD Drive: Again not sure what to get, just looking for 1

Storage: I was thinking of getting an SSD for the OS and whatever I am currently working on and a 7200RPM HDD for the rest of the data storage.

As far as RAM, Storage and Monitor I am not really sure what brand or models to get so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any and all help.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with first build
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:30 am 
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Why Sandy over Ivy bridge? Ivy is quicker at every turn and can be had for the same price point. Why not a Z77 mobo, you could pay me to use a P68 over a Z77 and the native usb 3.0. Also, always opt for a single rail PSU over anything more.

But before we continue, and so we speak the same language, what is your budget?


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 Post subject: Re: Help with first build
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:17 am 
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I was looking to stay under $1000. As to your other questions I picked what I did based on reviews that I saw for the products. As I mentioned this is my first build and I am not sure what all of my options out there are as far as whats new and so on. I will definitely look into those options though.


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