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Like the forums! Took advantage of Newegg's Black Friday sale to order all the components for my new rig based on the gaming pc recommendations. This will be my first home-built computer, hoping it goes well.

Here's what I got:
($189.99) Radeon HD 6850 1GB
($29.99) COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
($69.99) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
($54.99) ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
($17.99) ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
($69.99) CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
($68.99) AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition
($48.99) GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
($29.99) Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Cost a grand total of $580.91 minus $35 in rebates, so about $545 plus S&H. What do you think, any problems or suggestions?

Noticed Newegg has a price guarantee and will refund the difference if I find something priced lower, so I'm gonna keep shopping around. If you happen to see any deals on this stuff, let me know!
Very nice. Take some pictures and post them once you assemble it!
That's a great deal for $600. Hope you enjoy your new awesome computer, although I don't like the case much[/b]
(11-27-2010, 12:08 PM)Brian Wrote: [ -> ]That's a great deal for $600. Hope you enjoy your new awesome computer, although I don't like the case much[/b]

Brian, I was a little nervous about the case as well, I think that was the one place where I strayed from the HR recommendations. Are there particular problems I should look out for with it?

The case is well, low end. It has two fans though and should supply ample cooling for your parts. Don't kick it around too much and it will be fine. Smile
I'd really recommend going with Antec since they have great experience in computer cases and it just seems everyone has one and has good experiences with them.
What Monitor you gonna use
Thanks, I'll avoid kicking it and keep Antec in mind if this one gives me any problems. Smile

I'm not sure if I need a new monitor or not, I currently have a Dell 1907FP (max res 1280x1024) and another Dell widescreen (can't find the model number) with a max res of 1440x900. Would an upgrade be worthwhile?
(11-27-2010, 08:41 PM)Firefly Wrote: [ -> ]I'm not sure if I need a new monitor or not, I currently have a Dell 1907FP (max res 1280x1024) and another Dell widescreen (can't find the model number) with a max res of 1440x900. Would an upgrade be worthwhile?

I think you are fine. You most likely have a nice Dual screen setup (depends on the widescreen though). When you connect the DVI to you graphics card, however, remember to connect the upstream USB on your 1907FP to your Mobo, so you can use the 4 usb ports on the screen.

However, if you want to go the next step, look around for a recently made TV. They usually have built in speakers if you are running low on desk space.

Good Luck!
Whoops, no they aren't running dual screen, they are currently on two different computers, I just need to choose which one I want to use. Dual screen would be nice if I only had the space for it. Good reminder about the USB connections on the 1907FP, those do come in handy on occasion. Interesting tip about looking for a tv. I wonder at what point tvs and monitors will just merge into one product?
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