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    HELP! Building my first Desktop

    Ok so this summer I have decided to build my very own desktop computer. I have been doing some research and have parts picked out. I will be using this computer for gaming and work so it needs to be decently powerful but not so much so that I end up spending a gazillion dollars. I need to know if these parts will all work together correctly and if they are worth the cost. Also suggestions on other parts to use instead would be greatly appreciated.


    Case: Cooler Master NV-334-KWN1-GP Elite 334 nVidia Case - ATX, mATX
    $50

    Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA1366 Intel X58 DDR3-1600 ATX $355

    Processor: Intel Core i7-950 Processor 3.06GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366 $260

    Memory: Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit $103

    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS $85

    Graphics/Video: VGA nVidia GeForce GTX 470 1280 MB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card $260

    Sound Card: HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface $75

    Network Card: VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card



    Thats it! so please, please help me out. I'm new to building PCs and want to do it right the first time. Is this setup acceptable or even possible? I really need feedback!
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    skip the 950 go sandybridge </3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windia View Post
    skip the 950 go sandybridge </3
    Sandybridge sucks.

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    Why use ASUS Rampage III Extreme?
    You're not even SLing graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Smith View Post
    Why use ASUS Rampage III Extreme?
    You're not even SLing graphics card.
    Which is why I posted my CyberPower link.
    It's the perfect computer build. I'm buying it next week-ish.

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    If you have any questions on building a desktop, please message me. I have couple experiences in making them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest Gumpert. View Post
    Which is why I posted my CyberPower link.
    It's the perfect computer build. I'm buying it next week-ish.
    I'd go for the best AMD processor because it's very cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Smith View Post


    I'd go for the best AMD processor because it's very cheap.
    It doesn't last as long, though.

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    I was gonna buy AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition.
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition [HDE00ZFBGRBOX] - $209.00 : PC Case Gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Smith View Post
    I was gonna buy AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition.
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition [HDE00ZFBGRBOX] - $209.00 : PC Case Gear
    AMD's don't last as long as Intel's, not by a long shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest Gumpert. View Post
    AMD's don't last as long as Intel's, not by a long shot.
    I went ahead and bought Intel i7 2600k though.

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    Those are good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Smith View Post


    I went ahead and bought Intel i7 2600k though.
    i7s suck, though.
    They're really glitchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest Gumpert. View Post
    It doesn't last as long, though.
    INCORRECT

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