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I have just recently put together a computer rig on Newegg.com, but now I do not know what cables come with the parts and what cables I need to buy.

Below are the links to the parts I am planning on getting.

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Win 7 64-bit and Sony 24x CD/DVD Burner Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.282129

OCZ 4GB RAM and Sapphire Radeon 5750 HD Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280049

Intel i5-750 and Intel p55 MOBO Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.276996
 

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What you need should be in that group of items. I would wait until it comes and make sure, but as I look from the outside, I can't think of any cables that won't be provided if you are getting Retail version products.

BTW, I think your product choices here have been good, except I would have chosen an Asus motherboard as a personal choice.
 

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After realizing that I'm already over my budget, would you be able to find a p55 MOBO thats under $100 and you think is better than my intel, because to be honest, I went with an Intel MOBO because I figured it would be a safe bet with the Intel i5 CPU. Thanks in advance
 

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No 1156 Mobo's under $100 at this time. Someone has to pay for the new technology. Purchasing an Open Box Mobo is not something I advise. You didn't post what your total budget is but you could go with a 775 build to cut costs and still have a very solid PC.
 

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MSI Mobo's are not good quality and their support is worse. Asus & Gigabyte are the best.
Personally, I'd take a chance on the Open Box Asus before purchasing the MSI. Note, there is a 30 day return policy on Newegg Open Box items.
 

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I would recommend the full ATX for most any build. In addition, the Asus or Gigabyte boards are just much, much better in quality and features. Tell us which you want to do and one of us can assist you to pick a decent board.
 

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I do not care if I have a micro ATX or ATX because I have a mid tower so both should fit. I am just wanting the best P55 MOBO I can get for around $100(or lower) because I am already over my budget. If you could find a MOBO like that, that'd be great, but I also did find this ASRock P55M Pro if you think it is any good. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157170)

I also heard some MOBOs are picky with the RAM and Windows 7 64-bit. Which I am definately getting Win 7 64-bit, and OCZ Platinum 4gb (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227478 )

I am not planning on overclocking either, I want to keep warranties on all of my computer's parts

Thanks in advance
 

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Asus & Gigabyte are the only truly reliable Mobo's.
Personally, I have no problems with mATX Mobo's and I use a lot of them for standard builds but I could not recommend an ASRock brand. There big fault is lack of Bios tweaking and lack of expansion room but those features aren't a prerequisite for standard builds anyway.
Gigabyte does have an mATX available for $105.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405

If your budget won't stretch that far I would suggest you save your money until you have sufficient funds. Prices will start coming down on 1156 Mobo's.
There is also the 775 alternative I mentioned earlier. You can build one for considerably less and have the same performance
 

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Ok. I'm going to go with that Mobo then because I really want to have a P55 so it will support the lynnfield CPUs and wont be out of date in a year or two. The customer reviews mentioned something about the Mobo being picky about which RAM is used. Would that be a defect in that particular Mobo they bought, or could that be in general?
 

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I only use Asus Mobo's so I can't comment on RAM compatibility with the Gigabytes. I think your best option would be to wait until you have all the necessary funds. But, your money your decision.
 
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