Help me out with my custom computer build

Discussion in 'Silicon (v)Alley' started by Indica Kid, May 24, 2010.

  1. #1 Indica Kid, May 24, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: May 24, 2010
    Never built a computer before, not gonna be for gaming, just multiple open programs. I typically have Mozilla, a trading platform, Itunes and a game of poker up at any given time. Occasionally download and watch a video. First and foremost it would be helpful if you guys could just confirm that these parts are indeed compatible with each other, and probably windows 7 (unless you have advice on another OS to use, if so explain, I know NOTHING about alternative OS's)

    This is about the max that I want to spend, around 1200 bucks, so unless you can provide a damn good reason for the upgrade, please don't suggest things that would add much additional cost. Any and all tips/comments/concerns/input is welcome. If you have advice on anything at all please let me know. I'm a complete newbie to computers in general, I really only know the basics.

    Here's what I've got lined up so far:

    Power Supply - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Motherboard - ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
    Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    Hard Drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    Video Card - EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    CD Drive - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
    Monitor - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
  2. nice build dude with 1200 to spend you could build the dankest computer
    Everything looks good, not a huge fan of Geforce graphics cards but
    but thats the way she goes. Nice pick with the GSkill ram
    good luck with the build man its allways nice getting a fast new machine!
  3. Could upgrade the DVD to BlueRay

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