1st time building a PC & need help/advice.

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BadRepReport's picture
Joined: 06/04/2010
Posts: 2

I've decided to go ahead & attempt to build my own PC. I've spent the last few day's watching YouTube video's of Rodney & his reviews. I want to build an all purpose PC & It's going to take some time as I slowly get the funds to buy piece by piece. Here is some of the items that I looking to get & would love your guys feedback if any of these are good or not & if there is something better. Thanks

Tower - Cooler Master HAF X

SilverStone 1000W Silver Modular PFC Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive

Bargaincell 3.5" USB2.0 All-in-1 Internal Card Reader/Writer

LG GH22NS50R 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM Internal Drive

Intel DP55KG Extreme Series Desktop Motherboard

Intel Core i7 860 Processor 2.80 GHz 8 MB

XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 1 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Card

EL_Gato's picture
Joined: 07/08/2009
Posts: 171

1000w seems to be a huge stretch.

Going Gold with the Haf X *thumbs up*

If you have no problem with money I would add a SSD Sata 3 hard drive and Raid 0 all of them together for faster performance. The Western Digital Black 1TB is only 99 when the Seagate 2tb is $230.

If you are a hardcore upgrader like myself, I would suggest getting a x58 based motherboard as it will carry the future of 6 core processors more into the future.

Also I would highly recommend a motherboard that has both Sata 3 and USB 3.

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R with an intel i7 930 2.8ghz Processor

The 2GB HD 5870 can handle up to 6 Monitors at the same time.

That's just my 2 cents. I can name prices for any of my suggestions of you need it, also if you give me a price range budget I can point a slew of just the right products for exactly that.

Good luck! Also I would suggest saving it all and buying all the parts at once and look for SALES! Always look for sales, they are out there.

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undeadkingpr's picture
Joined: 04/21/2009
Posts: 511

1. 1000W is excessive

2. Cut down to a 1tb hdd and add an SSD.

3. i7 is better upgrade path but I think an EVGA board is more suitable than the ud3r with easier overclocking.

4. 2gb 5870 is useless. No one uses 6 screen CF-the performance on the models is identical for non crazy people.

5. Buying it in parts is good if every part is on a good sale but to save on shipping and get combo discounts it can be advantageous to buy all at once.

above all else HAVE FUN!



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