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    Building a computer for a friend

    Damn, I missed the promo code for the RAM for some reason, but I got the PSU one. And kinda sad that the PSU wasn't modular. Oh well, that's what happens when you rush your order! And I have no plans on overclocking (too much work haha), so I'll just stick with the current processor we...
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Okay guys, so I think I'm going to go with the build I posted. We can get the i5 or i7, doesn't matter because we're picking them up in the store. We'll see how much it comes out to before we decide. Thanks for the all the help, I'll post pics when its done. Cheers! :toast:
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Holy crap! Those first two are crazy, now I want one! But yeah, I think that third one might do the trick. I'd personally go with the third one, pretty cheap, has good cable management (and $10 rebate). I'll show these two him later tonight and hopefully he'll like one of them.
  4. K

    Building a computer for a friend

    Don't worry I wont. I've seen bad wire management. Gives me nightmares ;)
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    Building a computer for a friend

    He specifically stated "flashy" (aka lights and being able to look inside of it) and I'm not about to go on a hunt for separate fans for the case. I'll probably just buy one with LED fans built in and call it a day. But these are still pretty cool :)
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    Building a computer for a friend

    He can always juse use 8 gb for now, and if we need to upgrade in the future we can buy another 8 when prices go down again. The board I listed has 4 slots, so it shouldn't be a problem.
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Okay, I'll throw that case in. Honestly the case and keyboard are up to him, but there really is no need for a full tower, we're not gonna have like stacks and stacks of hard drives and graphics cards :laugh: For the keyboard though, my thought is if you're gonna drop 1.5k on a computer, it's...
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    Building a computer for a friend

    I agree, forget to change them. The ASUS one's should be good, I have them and they work fine.
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    Building a computer for a friend

    LATEST VERSION: CPU: $169 Core i5-3470S 2.93 GHz (microcenter) FAN: $32.99 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Contin... MOBO: $89.99 MSI ZH77A-G43 MSI ZH77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s U... RAM (8 gb) : $70 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM... PSU: $89.99...
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Yes. Lol, I agree with all that :laugh: going to update the build in a few minutes... Why an intel though? I was actually looking at the AMD processors suggested, and they honestly give more bang-per-buck. And I thought the i5 processors ran on 1155, which was going to be discontinued, making...
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Just as a note, we're trying to get this PC built ASAP because my friend wants me to be there to help build it before I leave town in a week. So we'll sacrifice some price for the sake of getting it ordered and shipped. I think picking up from forums would take too long. I want to stay away...
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Whoa! This thread blew up while I was gone. I'll take a look at it when I get off of work and make some comments. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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    Building a computer for a friend

    I live near a microcenter, and it seems the 3570k is 189.99, as opposed to new egg which is 219.99 I like drdeathx's idea to go with the MSI Z77-GD65 motherboard, new egg actually has a combo going on right now that if you buy that board you get 8 gb of free of crucial ram: Mobo: MSI Z77A-GD65...
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Good point on the processor. I'm only used to overkill, so I'm not sure exactly what's "standard" these days. I think an intel processor would be better, because he wants to be able to upgrade processor in the future if possible. I'm not really sure how viable AMD would be... Looking into the...
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    Building a computer for a friend

    Hi all: So I need some advice on parts to use for my friend computer. I've assembled a computer before, and it's work really well, so I thought I'd come back for some more advice. This computer will be used for day-to-day activities as well as light gaming (World of Warcraft, League of...
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    Need advice on first build

    Bought! I just bought all the parts of newegg, will be buying the processor from microcenter tomorrow or the next day. Should have them around Wednesday. The specs are as I have them listed on the first page, except changed to fan to something a little better. I'll post pics when I get the...
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    Need advice on first build

    For the price of the Zalman(around $77), I could just jump up $10 and get the Cooler Easy Tomatoe has (Noctua NH-D14 LGA2011). His build goes up to 4.5 Ghz as well, plus it looks cool :)
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    Need advice on first build

    Damn son your monitors alone are $1800! I see you overclocked with watercooling. Would I be able to overclock it with the fan I have (obviously probably not as high though)
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    Need advice on first build

    Edited build to include the 7970 matrix based on eidairaman1 advice. Saved 100$
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    Need advice on first build

    So my new current build is on the first page. Total cost is $2873. My biggest question now, in trying to keep costs down, is that crossfiring 2 7970s really give a performance boost? (As opposed to buying a single 7970) Or maybe I should consider a completely different graphics card? Again I...
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    Need advice on first build

    Okay, so based on what people are saying I think I will go with the 2011 socket for the main reason of upgradability. Upgradability is a must, as I don't want to have build another computer for as long as possible. The plan is to throw down a lot of money now with the initial build, and be...
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    Need advice on first build

    You read my mind. You should just build the computer for me LOL! But in all seriousness, yes being able to dable in 3d rendering and whatnot would be great. I'm trying out game programming(3d models, animation, ect), so things like that would be useful. But like you said, most day-to-day...
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    Need advice on first build

    I honestly just want the best processor for gaming/multitasking thats out there, while under $600. Some people are saying 3930k intel, and others 3770k(which overclocking can get to 4.5 Ghz) Thoughts?
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    Need advice on first build

    Recombining: CPU = $569 Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz ... or $299 Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz T... MB = $379ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s US... RAM = $69 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3... GFX = $389 SAPPHIRE 100351SR...
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    Need advice on first build

    Lots of good comments: You're right this machine is a bit of overkill. I kinda want to just have it and not deal with a new computer for the next few years. Obviously nothing I program is going to have a hard time on any computer I'm running. It's more of if I want to try out 3D modeling, or...