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building a new computer - am i missing anything?

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#1 nurd


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

so i'm building a new music/gaming desktop in the next few weeks here hopefully. i found all the parts i want, i just want to make sure i have everything i need, or if anyone has any suggestions to add on to the setup then please let me know.
if you're wondering why a sound card isn't included, that is because for my production purposes i use a usb/firewire connection from a mixer board to the computer rather than audio jacks, and gaming sound quality isn't that important to me.

BUDGET - between 650-750 (if possible)

here are the parts i've picked out:

case - http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=6912C-10-ORG&cat=CAS

PSU - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5250617&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=10&body=REVIEWS#tabs (i don't really care for the dvd....)

motherboard - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3536897&sku=A455-2804

processor - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4621250&pagenumber=1&RSort=1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=10&body=REVIEWS#ReviewStart

memory - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2206874&sku=C13-2022

HDD - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5509395&CatId=139

video card - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5274422&CatId=3669

things i already have -
cd drive, OS, monitor, keyboard, mouse.

did i miss anything? any suggestions, ie heatsink, different fan for processor or such things? give me advice! i'm new, so sorry if i broke any rules somehow..? thanks for your help.

Edited by nurd, 30 January 2010 - 04:35 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:22 PM

Just a generalization...before buying at TD, also check the newegg.com for same/comparable parts.

I buy from both...I think Newegg is more likely to offer free shipping, slightly lower pricies on same components...but they are (IMO) different in terms of the items they stock/push. Newegg is likely to have newer components, while TD is likely to have slightly older components that a user might want.


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