My first computer build


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Hi Guys, Newbie here!!
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Just wanted some of your wise and informed opinions
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on the following components for my first PC build:-

Asus motherboard P7P55D Pro P55 LGA1156 core i5 i7 DDR3
Intel CPU Core i5-760 Socket 1156 2.8GHz 8MB Cache Lynnfield Quad Core
Corsair memory DDR3 1600MHz 4GB kit of 2x240 pin DIMM Unbuffered 9-9-9-24 XMS3 with Classic Heat Spreader
WD Caviar Black 1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit OEM
Coolermaster case Dominator 692
Sony 24x Int DVDRW SATA Black L/S OEM
Thermaltake Frio Universal CPU Cooler , Dual 120mm Fans
Crucial RealSSD 64GB C300 SSD 2.5"inch SATA 6GB/s
Coolermaster PSU 700W Silent Pro M modular power supply
Acer GD245HG 24" LCD monitor
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 OC GPU

Current system is a 5 year old Fujitsi Scaleo P bought from work. I have upgraded the case, memory, graphics card, cooling etc but this will be my first scratch build. My intention is to load windows and specific apps on SSD and use HDD for data, etc.

Thanks for reading the post and look forward to your replies.
 
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floppybootstomp

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Can't find much wrong there, good choices :)

Have you considered getting an SSD drive as well as the 1Tb drive to put Win 7 on? It would speed things up a great deal.

Personally I'd go for a Corsair PSU but that's just me.
 

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Crucial RealSSD 64GB C300 SSD 2.5"inch SATA 6GB/s

Thats a blisteringly fast SSD.

I'd second the Corsair PSU as they are just fab. If you nare thibkibg of SLI'ing at some oint you might need a slightly more powerful PSU.
I'd also go for one of the new AMD 6870 cards but otherwise you have a good looking set up.

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Hi Guys,


Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of going SLI later on and chose the CM 700 as it was specced as being able to cope with "multiple high end graphic cards". Do you forsee problems in the future? What does the Corsair have that the Coolermaster doesn't?

I had considered the AMD options, but due to cost constraints (wife!) I decided on the GTX 460.
 

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