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I am new to building my own computer. Here is what I plan on buying, please let me know if I am making any stupid mistakes
(Case) Antec 900
(Hard drive) WD6402AAEX 7200 RPM SATA 6/g
(GPU) XFX 5850
(Power Sup) Corsair 850w - Newegg N82E16817139009
(Motherboard) Newegg - N82E16813157184
(CPU) i7-930
(Heatsink) newegg N82E16835103065
 
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What do you mean by "was the upgrade"?

Anyway the i5 is on socket 1156 that uses dual channel memory as opposed to 1366 with the i7 9xx series. The only real difference between the i7 and i5 is the lack of hyperthreading in the core i5. The 750 operates at 2.66GHz, same as the i7 920. If you want to stick with triple channel memory and socket 1366 though, the i7 920 is your lowest cost option.

My point is that if you are gaming (you still haven't told us) then you will not need such a powerful CPU. Lowering the cost of your CPU so you can get a better...

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RAM will be G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

The only reason I picked that PSU was because I did plan on getting another 5850 sometimes in the future, but its good to know that I can save a couple bucks on that.
 

Agreed about the power supply. And yeah, your computer will not work without memory.

Good choices otherwise but I think... if you have the money for an i7 930 and you are a gamer, why are you only getting a 5850? A core i5 750 with a 5870 would perform better in games.
 

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I assumed the i7 930 was the upgrade. as for the 5870, I am at about max what I can spend, and the 5870 is about $100-150 more. More details on the i5 750 v i7 930 would be great
 

What do you mean by "was the upgrade"?

Anyway the i5 is on socket 1156 that uses dual channel memory as opposed to 1366 with the i7 9xx series. The only real difference between the i7 and i5 is the lack of hyperthreading in the core i5. The 750 operates at 2.66GHz, same as the i7 920. If you want to stick with triple channel memory and socket 1366 though, the i7 920 is your lowest cost option.

My point is that if you are gaming (you still haven't told us) then you will not need such a powerful CPU. Lowering the cost of your CPU so you can get a better graphics card would provide better performance in gaming.
 
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