Would this be a good computer

devw

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I am planning on building a computer this is the first time I will have done so and I need help figuring out the best case if you have suggestions for the components those are welcome too

Heres what I've picked out so far:

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
ZOTAC ZT-285E3LA-FSP GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
LG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech Black SATA Model GH20NS15 - OEM
ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Rosewill RC-401-EX 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Gigabit Low Profile Network Card
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE Kit 1128 PCI-Express x1 Interface
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 70SB104000000 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card

right now I've been looking at the Antec Twelve Hundred and the ThermalTake Armor Plus

please help
 
The build looks good, but there are a couple things you could change to save a little money.

There is no reason to get the separate LAN card or sound card since the motherboard has dual onboard 10/100/1000Mbps and onboard 8-channel sound.

I highly recommend the new Hauppauge HVR-2250 TV tuner card. I have both a HVR-1600 and HVR-2250 in my HTPC and am very happy with them.

Don't forget a 64-bit OS so you can use more than 4GB of RAM.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99

You might want to upgrade to the Corsair 850TX if you want to leave the option of SLI open. The 750TX might be able to do it, but it's cutting it pretty close.
 

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That looks good.

I don't think you need the Rosewill NIC- your mobo should have at least one NIC.

I'd also dump the Xi-FI card until you try to onboard sound. If you don't like the onboard, then you can add the card later.

Check out microcenter for the mobo and the CPU - you can get them real cheap there right now. (229.99 - CPU; 249.99 - mobo).

Good luck with the build.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I was also wondering about a case because I keep switching cases and I can't figure out what to go with
 

devw

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well its going to be a little while before I'm able to buy unless I start buying piece by piece
 

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Well Since its the same price as the 900 2 right now I'll probably go ahead and order the twelve hundred
 

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Do you need that motherboard? Are you going to use 3-way sli later? It seems like a waste to me, I think I would go with the P6T Deluxe V2, or if you really wanted that sound card, the Asus Rampage II Extreme has an awesome sound card onboard.

I think I would also go for the 850tx instead of the 750tx if you though you would SLI later. If you don't think you will SLI, then you can dump the 750tx for a 650tx which will handle a GTX 285 just fine.
 

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Well I'm gonna get all the parts my dad out of nowhere offered to buy the essential parts except he wanted me to try and get the cost down a little I changed a few parts like. Now I'm getting:

CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G - Retail

Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

EVGA 132-BL-E758-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Those are the only things that changed
 

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pay the extra for a XClio blackhawk instead of a windtunnel, it's basically their version of the antec 1200 except it has two 120mm fans at the top as exhaust fan and a 200mm on the side to blow onto the gfx cards.

12gb of ram is quite a lot and unless your future proofing for 2014 you won't need that much.

Also I don't know how much the P6T SE is in the US but over here in the UK it's the second cheapest i7 mobo and it has 3 PCIe slots, incase you invest in a PCIe SSD or tri-fire/SLI.
 

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as to the case my dad was trying to stay under $100 on a case for some reason he thinks that over that and it should come with a power supply

for the RAM I would like to use the computer for a pretty long time and once again my dad told me to go ahead with that he'll spend more more memory than I need but not on a case

and the motherboard I don't know I just didn't really want the P6T