Desktops forum: Building 2 new Gaming Computers, Newbie with a Plan

by: Tenken667 September 12, 2010 10:02 AM PDT

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Building 2 new Gaming Computers, Newbie with a Plan

by Tenken667 - 9/12/10 10:02 AM

Hello, Im looking to build a pair of new computers, one for me and one for my wife. We typically play MMOs, looking forward to FFXIV, would love it at max settings. Im running a 24" monitor, (1280x1024, looks good to me lol). I havent built a computer before, but Ive done my homework and put together the following.

What Im hoping for is criticism/feedback as to making sure its all compatible, that I havent missed anything, like better deals for the $, and overall views.

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P7P55 Deluxe Motherboard $160
http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/...26CatId%3D4720

CPU: INTEL i5 760 - $210 (am i already outdated with this?)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...220&CatId=4729

RAM: Corsair XM53 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 $170
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...a9Ds1YE8BYjtTQ

VIDEO CARD: Diamond Radeon HD 5850 1GB $320
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...TBR3yWoxbpNHvg

POWER SUPPLY: Corsair 850TX 850W (Future proof it a bit, i hope)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SID=egkk7xhorr

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Black Mid-Tower Case - 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays, 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays, 2 200mm Fans, 1 120mm Fan - $100
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...y=REVIEWS#tabs

Planning to use our previous CD ROMs and Hard Drives. Also going to look into overclocking and see if liquid cooling may be necessary/advised.

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