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So this is my first build so don't hold back. All feedback is appreciated(Positive & Negative). Here are the items I have sitting in my NewEgg Shopping Cart.

 

Memory

1 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Item #:N82E16820231277

$79.99

 

System Drive

1 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Item #:N82E16822152244

$42.99

 

Storage Drives

2 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Item #:N82E16822152245

$219.98 (-$40.00 Coupon Code)

 

Mother Board

1 - GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Item #:N82E16813128429

$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$109.99

 

Processor

1 - Intel Core i3-560 3.33GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

Item #:N82E16819115068

$149.99

 

Case & Power Supply Combo

1 - Rosewill Blackbone Black Computer Case

Item #: N82E16811147023

 

1 - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W Power Supply compatible with core i7

Item #: N82E16817341017

-$35.00 Instant

-$20.00 Combo

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$149.98 - Original

$94.98

 

Grand Total: $697.92

 

So what are your opinions on selection and prices? What aspects of cooling should I be concerned with? What am I missing besides a copy of WHS?

 

Thanks for the insight.

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So this is my first build so don't hold back. All feedback is appreciated(Positive & Negative). Here are the items I have sitting in my NewEgg Shopping Cart.

 

Memory

1 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Item #:N82E16820231277

$79.99

 

System Drive

1 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Item #:N82E16822152244

$42.99

 

Storage Drives

2 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Item #:N82E16822152245

$219.98 (-$40.00 Coupon Code)

 

Mother Board

1 - GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Item #:N82E16813128429

$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$109.99

 

Processor

1 - Intel Core i3-560 3.33GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

Item #:N82E16819115068

$149.99

 

Case & Power Supply Combo

1 - Rosewill Blackbone Black Computer Case

Item #: N82E16811147023

 

1 - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W Power Supply compatible with core i7

Item #: N82E16817341017

-$35.00 Instant

-$20.00 Combo

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$149.98 - Original

$94.98

 

Grand Total: $697.92

 

So what are your opinions on selection and prices? What aspects of cooling should I be concerned with? What am I missing besides a copy of WHS?

 

Thanks for the insight.

 

 

Excellent choices. I will two comments as food for thought. First, you might want to consider the cooler master PS. In my opinion it is a better supply than the OCZ and is cheaper. The cables are awesome to work with. A bit tight getting them on but super flexible. Secondly, not sure you will gain much for the extra $50 on the CPU as in a home server, the 530 handles everything you can throw at it. I have 5 of them and have tested them on most circumstances. The 560 is not a bad choice and you will be thrilled with it but you may not gain much. Just a thought.

 

 

 

 

 

Cooler Master ($69) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036

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nice stuff, don't forget to use the click-through link on the Home Server blog page to link to NewEgg when you place your order.

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nice stuff, don't forget to use the click-through link on the Home Server blog page to link to NewEgg when you place your order.

 

 

I wish there was a way to set up the my Newegg and Amazon profiles to automatically give credit to this site.

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I wish there was a way to set up the my Newegg and Amazon profiles to automatically give credit to this site.

What a coincidence. There is. I made a thread about that very thing a while back. Using HSS's Newegg click-thru with Firefox bookmarks

 

I make great use of the Keyword property of Firefox's bookmarks. It was easy to bookmark any old site, modify its bookmark's address with HSS's click-thru address, and add a two-letter keyword - ne - to it. You can do the same with Amazon.

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What a coincidence. There is. I made a thread about that very thing a while back. Using HSS's Newegg click-thru with Firefox bookmarks

 

I make great use of the Keyword property of Firefox's bookmarks. It was easy to bookmark any old site, modify its bookmark's address with HSS's click-thru address, and add a two-letter keyword - ne - to it. You can do the same with Amazon.

 

 

That doesn't help me if I'm using IE or if I'm placing an order on another computer.

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Thermal Compound

 

I was looking through the install instructions for the processor and noticed there was no mention for thermal compound. Is this just for specific types of coolers? Should I be using it? Just curious.

 

Thanks;

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