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  1. Makensil New Member

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    Hey guys, recently i wanted to get a new pc mostly for gaming.
    However, i decided to build my own and yeah i did my research, but i ain't that sure.
    So i am here looking for some help, if the parts i'm getting are ok and such:

    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055QYKQO/?tag=tec06d-20

    Processor; http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UBNL0A/?tag=tec06d-20

    Case: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZM7YTA/?tag=tec06d-20

    PSU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003M9RWGG/?tag=tec06d-20

    HDD: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GDVREI/?tag=tec06d-20

    RAM: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CRSM4I/?tag=tec06d-20

    GPU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C8RTTU/?tag=tec06d-20

    Is the build okay? are there like cheaper parts (motherboard, psu, etc..) that will give me any better (or same) performance than the parts i'm already getting? Will they all be compatible? will the goddamn gpu fit in that case? hahaha.

    Again, is the first time i build a PC so be patient with me.

    Thanks for the help! =).
     
  2. entropy13

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    That's for a total of around $700 ($695, to be exact). I'm sorry to say this, but you haven't done enough research. At that budget you don't go for a $60+ case. That PSU is a bad one, since it's a "700W" PSU, not a 700W PSU. It could barely produce 500W. The hard-drive is too slow as a primary one, and there are better cards out there than the 6870. The AM3+ and FX-4100 is good, but not good when compared to Intel's equivalents (even though they have less cores). Only the RAM is good, albeit still expensive.

    I'll edit this post later for my suggested build.

    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004KZDV8E/?tag=tec06d-20 (slightly more expensive than the FX-4100)
    Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SF0AJ8/?tag=tec06d-20 (quite cheaper than that 990FX board)
    PSU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W2T2UQ/?tag=tec06d-20 (a better PSU)
    Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461LT6S/?tag=tec06d-20 (a better HDD choice)
    RAM: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DDI0IE/?tag=tec06d-20 (slightly cheaper)
    Case: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WU6BNS/?tag=tec06d-20 (slightly cheaper but still good)
    Video Card: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JCNOZK/?tag=tec06d-20 (more expensive because it is better)

    TOTAL: $686
     
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  3. Makensil New Member

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    Thanks for the help! That's quite an upgrade, specially on the GPU. However, are you sure about that i3? isn't the fx4100 better? i'll use that pc just for gaming, so ...

    Edit:
    Now that i notice, that case gets as expensive (A bit more ) than the one i posted, because of the added shipping value.
    NZXT S210E-001 Black Aluminum
    $42.74 + $25.24 shipping

    also, i believe you're saying that any generic case might be perfect for the parts i'm planning on getting?
     
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    You could save some money by checking newegg too. And if you buy your processor from microcenter in store you can get it for a ridiculously low price, sometimes as much as $50 BELOW the MSRP

    In fact, you could get this computer using the aforementioned trick for just under your budget! You'd get a 7870 and front panel USB 3.0 Support. The HDD and case are honestly your needs/choice over a recommendation.

    Core i3 2100
    OC HD 7870
    RAM
    Case
    (just a suggestion)
    Motherboard (has native PCI support for PCI soundcards, front panel USB 3.0)
    PSU (again, many good choices out there, many bad choices. Do research on this part especially)
    HDD (this or a Western Digital will work)


    And for another $30 you could get a 7950 if you wanted. How about that?
     
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    What!?:eek::twitch: i3 2100 with a 7870 or 7950 a huge bottleneck:shadedshu i will suggest to get a i5 2400 or 2500K;) if you want to oc but again i3 2100 with a 7870 is a huge bottleneck i will say to get a 7850 or 7870 or 570 :toast:
     
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    hmmm


    Like gopal said, that would be a really huge bottleneck, you don't go for a gpu like that with a processor like that :laugh: however, i think i can manage myself to get an i5 2500k

    processor: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
    ram: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DDI0IE/?tag=tec06d-20
    motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SF0AJ8/?tag=tec06d-20
    hdd: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461LT6S/?tag=tec06d-20
    psu: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W2T2UQ/?tag=tec06d-20

    and i've read that the 7xxx series has random lockups and freezes sometimes
    and i believe that this gpu would be enough for a while.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C8RTTU/?tag=tec06d-20

    I'm not planning on overclocking so..
     
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    Yeah, if you want to overclock on 1155, you'll need a "k" variant.
     
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    Well then the 2500K is a useless expense. Not to mention that H67 wouldn't allow any overclocking anyway. Get a standard 2500 and save yourself a few more bucks.
     
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    Ok thanks to everyone that has posted so far
    I've changed my build to this one:

    mobo: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004S0CTNE/?tag=tec06d-20

    processor: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EBUXI0/?tag=tec06d-20

    case: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O8J11E/?tag=tec06d-20

    gpu: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C8RTTU/?tag=tec06d-20

    ram: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DDI0IE/?tag=tec06d-20

    hdd: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461LT6S/?tag=tec06d-20

    psu: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W2T2UQ/?tag=tec06d-20

    Is it okay? The motherboard seems fine, 2x slots for ram dd3-1333 that goes up to 16gb (I'll just plain use 8gb (2x4) so i think it's okay) and it can even handle i7.
    here are the specs:

    Total: 680$
     
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    IMO the MB is definitely the weakest link in that build. The "H" series Intel chipsets are always geared more toward Home Theater simplicity than gaming. That chipset doesn't even support SATA 3 natively, so AsRock built-in support for it, and from what I'm reading it works so poorly some are using the SATA 2 ports instead. Something to keep in mind if you plan to eventually get a SATA 3 SSD. You're basically getting crippled SATA 3 support, and for all I know, the same could be true of it's USB 3 support. Furthermore "H" series MBs are not geared for OCing of CPU or Crossfire or SLI. Something to think about if you prefer the idea of upgrading vs replacing the whole MB.
     
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    What about this one? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007R9CRGW/?tag=tec06d-20
     
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    As mentioned, getting a bit better than the AsRock, but it's still basically a MB built for HT. Any MicroATX MB with an HDMI port is basically. The HDMI port is pretty much useless unless you have a CPU with built-in graphics that you plan on using for HT or similar purposes. The B75 chipset supports SATA 3 natively, but it has only 1 SATA 3 port. That's not entirely bad though since a build like this wouldn't likely have more than one high speed SSD if ever. However the B75 chipset, like the H series, is not made for OCing. It also doesn't support Ivy bridge or SLI/Crossfire as an upgrade path.

    Lets take a step back here vs continually shooting out ideas though, and pin down a few priorities.

    Does the idea of OCing, Crossfire/SLI or native Ivy Bridge and SATA 3 SSD support even appeal to you, or would you rather just jump from budget board to budget board come time to upgrade and forget about all that? How pinned down are you in how much you can/want to spend on this rig on down the road?
     
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    As long as i'm able to run games on high, i'm cool. Not a big fan of Crossfire or SLI, they don't appeal me. I might upgrade to ivy bridge in a future, but not now and afaik Sata 3 is really good, so i'm trying to get one sata 3 hdd. Just one GPU and one HDD will be enough for me, and i don't want to overclock. Also, i'm trying to keep the budget under $700 if possible.


    mobo: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007R9CRGW/?tag=tec06d-20

    processor: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EBUXI0/?tag=tec06d-20

    case: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O8J11E/?tag=tec06d-20

    gpu: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C8RTTU/?tag=tec06d-20

    ram: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DDI0IE/?tag=tec06d-20

    hdd: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461LT6S/?tag=tec06d-20

    psu: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W2T2UQ/?tag=tec06d-20

    Total: $690
    In the future if i want to upgrade, i'll make sure i'm able to get a better mothearboard first of course.
     

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