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First new build help

by 11262005 / September 30, 2012 2:58 AM PDT

My "FIRST" build??!!?? I am looking for opinions and thoughts on my choices. It started with me wanting to upgrade my current HP Pavilion m9250t to 3D.Not worth it. So after months of research (note: very bad on reading reviews 10 bad out of 1000 I think what if that happens to me) I would like an all around computer and be able to upgrade. I like to play games watch movies listen to music (over 300 hundred movies on hard drive and 15000 songs) I plan on hooking up to my Yamaha AV receiver and to my Samsung 3D TV. I picked 1st CPU 2ND Motherboard with thought of video card 3RD video card 4th case 5TH sound card (not sure if I even need, kind of afterthought) 6th RAM. Have not picked hard drive, thinking 1TB and using one or both 500GB drives from old computer, (HELP)??Would like to have blue ray, 3D DVD would like it to write both not sure yet on kind (HELP)??Power HOW MUCH?? Sorry if too much info.
Here are my picks: or not bought yet!!!!
CPU: Intel i7-2700 sandy bridge
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper
Video Card: Gigabyte GV-N660C-2G GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (mid tower)
Sound card: OMEGA Claro Halo 24-bit 192 KHz PCI Interface (not even sure if needed)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Hard Drive or drives:???
Power:???
I Have learned a lot (or maybe not) may be in over my head.
Thanks in advance for any help.

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Is this for gaming?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2012 3:34 AM PDT
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Start simple
by bob b / October 1, 2012 1:25 AM PDT
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Try the on board audio first.
If you don't like it you can always add a sound card.

Try a single 1TB hd.......(partitioned into ONE big fat partition.......that's just my opinion.)
Fit the two 500GB units into external cases and use them for image backups......rotating.

Psu.....600 watt single rail.
Bigger won't hurt

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