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May 7, 2013 3:41:46 PM

Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.

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May 7, 2013 4:06:23 PM

660ti im not sure you will be able to enjoy the full glory of the battlefield
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May 7, 2013 4:42:57 PM

samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.
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May 7, 2013 7:29:50 PM

I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.
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May 7, 2013 7:37:41 PM

Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.
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May 7, 2013 7:50:14 PM

samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.
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May 7, 2013 7:56:26 PM

Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.




Yes that price for windows 8 will have to be included in the build, also price for the case which I haven't chosen yet. I might need some help with that. As for the microcenters well, I will rather buy them of amazon and choose to use the extended but free shipping since it will be an order of $25 or more. I think if in can run BF3 with somewhat high graphics not ultra, I will have no problem running BF4.

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May 7, 2013 8:12:11 PM

samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.




Yes that price for windows 8 will have to be included in the build, also price for the case which I haven't chosen yet. I might need some help with that. As for the microcenters well, I will rather buy them of amazon and choose to use the extended but free shipping since it will be an order of $25 or more. I think if in can run BF3 with somewhat high graphics not ultra, I will have no problem running BF4.



Thank you, just wanted to clarify.
Are you willing to buy from sites other than Amazon? You can take quite a large loss by only buying from a single source.
Oh, no trouble running it, to be certain. It's just that usually when people say "run" around here, they mean "run on max settings", which is much harder to achieve.
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May 7, 2013 8:23:09 PM

How does this suit you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($322.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1101.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-07 23:22 EDT-0400)
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May 7, 2013 8:26:34 PM

Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.




Yes that price for windows 8 will have to be included in the build, also price for the case which I haven't chosen yet. I might need some help with that. As for the microcenters well, I will rather buy them of amazon and choose to use the extended but free shipping since it will be an order of $25 or more. I think if in can run BF3 with somewhat high graphics not ultra, I will have no problem running BF4.



Thank you, just wanted to clarify.
Are you willing to buy from sites other than Amazon? You can take quite a large loss by only buying from a single source.
Oh, no trouble running it, to be certain. It's just that usually when people say "run" around here, they mean "run on max settings", which is much harder to achieve.



Yes, I am willing to any page that is reliable and is trusted and ships to my address in the US.

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May 7, 2013 8:28:02 PM

samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.




Yes that price for windows 8 will have to be included in the build, also price for the case which I haven't chosen yet. I might need some help with that. As for the microcenters well, I will rather buy them of amazon and choose to use the extended but free shipping since it will be an order of $25 or more. I think if in can run BF3 with somewhat high graphics not ultra, I will have no problem running BF4.



Thank you, just wanted to clarify.
Are you willing to buy from sites other than Amazon? You can take quite a large loss by only buying from a single source.
Oh, no trouble running it, to be certain. It's just that usually when people say "run" around here, they mean "run on max settings", which is much harder to achieve.



Yes, I am willing to any page that is reliable and is trusted and ships to my address in the US.



Excellent. Just wanted to make sure.
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May 7, 2013 8:39:02 PM

Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.




Yes that price for windows 8 will have to be included in the build, also price for the case which I haven't chosen yet. I might need some help with that. As for the microcenters well, I will rather buy them of amazon and choose to use the extended but free shipping since it will be an order of $25 or more. I think if in can run BF3 with somewhat high graphics not ultra, I will have no problem running BF4.



Thank you, just wanted to clarify.
Are you willing to buy from sites other than Amazon? You can take quite a large loss by only buying from a single source.
Oh, no trouble running it, to be certain. It's just that usually when people say "run" around here, they mean "run on max settings", which is much harder to achieve.



Yes, I am willing to any page that is reliable and is trusted and ships to my address in the US.



Excellent. Just wanted to make sure.


Well, let me know if you need anything, I still have a lot of time to continue investigating and looking but I figure that you might lead me in the right way.

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May 7, 2013 8:47:21 PM

samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.




Yes that price for windows 8 will have to be included in the build, also price for the case which I haven't chosen yet. I might need some help with that. As for the microcenters well, I will rather buy them of amazon and choose to use the extended but free shipping since it will be an order of $25 or more. I think if in can run BF3 with somewhat high graphics not ultra, I will have no problem running BF4.



Thank you, just wanted to clarify.
Are you willing to buy from sites other than Amazon? You can take quite a large loss by only buying from a single source.
Oh, no trouble running it, to be certain. It's just that usually when people say "run" around here, they mean "run on max settings", which is much harder to achieve.



Yes, I am willing to any page that is reliable and is trusted and ships to my address in the US.



Excellent. Just wanted to make sure.


Well, let me know if you need anything, I still have a lot of time to continue investigating and looking but I figure that you might lead me in the right way.



Well, knowing what you thought of my suggested build could give me some direction. :) 
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May 7, 2013 9:06:19 PM

Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Hi, Everyone

I have chosen the parts for my first computer build. Please let me know if I have chosen something incorrectly (i.e the components work well together and can they mounted with no problems) or if you have other ideas on parts that can also lower the cost. Which is now a bit too high at $1342, still w/o case.( I have already a wireless keyboard and mouse, also a DVD reader). This build is geared towards being able to play BF4 and other games as they come along as well was past games. (I will look to overclock in the future not now.)


The Parts: (all prices from Amazon)

1) (Operating System; Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit) ($95)
2) (Video card; Geforce GTX 660Ti) ($290 after MIR)
3) (Thermal Compound; Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g)($8.23)
4)(Processor; Socket LGA 1155 i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4) ($210)
5)(CPU cooler; Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)($29)
6) (Motherboard; ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77) (Preferred choice)
($200) or (motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77) ($130)
7) (RAM; Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB(2X4GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3)($69)
8) (Power Supply; Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified)($80)
9) (HDD;Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM)($91)
10) (Boot Drive; Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal SSD)($101)
11) (Monitor; Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD)($168)
12) Suggest a case :) 
13) DVD+RW reader (I have one)


I am a bit worried that the cooler will not let the RAM fit.

Thank you.


Do you have a specific budget or target price?

Edit: Also, do you need an OS?
Are you okay with CrossFire/SLI?
Where are you buying?
Do you have access to a Microcenter?

Answering the above will help us to help you.



I am aiming for a budget of $1100. The operating system am buying is windows 8. I am a bit uncomfortable with SLI since as I said its my first build, yet if it helps to getting to my target budget as well as my expectations i will gladly step into that situation. I have two possible buying sites one being Amazon, the other being Newegg. I am currently residing in the US, Florida. That I know of I dont have any Microcenter near me, thought if the price is better and they ship to me i will use their service.


I've sure that we can hit that budget, though I can't vouch for how well it will run BF4 (it will run it, make no mistake, but given that we don't have benchmarks I can't be certain what settings it will support).
We almost certainly won't need to SLI/CrossFire. A single card is a fine solution in this price range.
Unfortunately, there are no Micro Centers in Florida, and you have to carry-out to get the really good deals.
What I was asking about the OS (though knowing that you want Windows 8 is useful), was whether we needed to include the OS in the price of the build, or if you were getting it seperately.




Yes that price for windows 8 will have to be included in the build, also price for the case which I haven't chosen yet. I might need some help with that. As for the microcenters well, I will rather buy them of amazon and choose to use the extended but free shipping since it will be an order of $25 or more. I think if in can run BF3 with somewhat high graphics not ultra, I will have no problem running BF4.



Thank you, just wanted to clarify.
Are you willing to buy from sites other than Amazon? You can take quite a large loss by only buying from a single source.
Oh, no trouble running it, to be certain. It's just that usually when people say "run" around here, they mean "run on max settings", which is much harder to achieve.



Yes, I am willing to any page that is reliable and is trusted and ships to my address in the US.



Excellent. Just wanted to make sure.


Well, let me know if you need anything, I still have a lot of time to continue investigating and looking but I figure that you might lead me in the right way.



Well, knowing what you thought of my suggested build could give me some direction. :) 


Do you think the Asrock z77 is better than my second choice motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77? They are almost worth the same price. Also, the case is great man love the white look to it. Everything else looks great, the price is right there with what i can afford i will look through more webpages to check prices. Do you recommend getting an SSD only for boot? or it is not worth it? I really dont care much for boot speed. One thing that does bother me is noise, do you think that that the sapphire video card will be too loud? I also had another question, I thought that an AMD graphics card will not be compatible with an Intel CPU? is this true?
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May 7, 2013 10:01:01 PM

samimiguel said:


Do you think the Asrock z77 is better than my second choice motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77? They are almost worth the same price. Also, the case is great man love the white look to it. Everything else looks great, the price is right there with what i can afford i will look through more webpages to check prices. Do you recommend getting an SSD only for boot? or it is not worth it? I really dont care much for boot speed. One thing that does bother me is noise, do you think that that the sapphire video card will be too loud? I also had another question, I thought that an AMD graphics card will not be compatible with an Intel CPU? is this true?


Tom's compared the Extreme6 to the P8Z77-V Pro favourably (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g...), so I would tend to take it over the P8Z77-V LK.
I have a deep fondness for that case myself. NZXT makes some attractive products. Very functional, too.
A SSD boot drive is handy, but for a build in this price range I would focus more on CPU, GPU, mobo, and cooling. Honestly, I couldn't figure out how to work in an SSD without compromising one of those, so I left it out. They are certainly nice to have, but they can also be added easily when you get a bit more money, whereas a CPU or motherboard upgrade would be much more awkward (particularly given the money you'd lose, even if you resold the old one).
Sapphire cards aren't infamously loud, though quiet isn't their middle name. So long as the fans aren't running extremely fast, it shouldn't be annoying. That, in turn, shouldn't happen unless you have a quite significant overclock on the card, or something else raising the heat quite a bit.
Not sure where you heard that one, but it's news to me, particularly given that I use 7970s with an i7-3770k. Keep in mind that AMD's graphics cards were originally made by ATI, a neutral company which AMD purchased. It would have made the cards far less desirable to make them only work with AMD CPUs, so they didn't.
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May 7, 2013 10:28:07 PM

Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:


Do you think the Asrock z77 is better than my second choice motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77? They are almost worth the same price. Also, the case is great man love the white look to it. Everything else looks great, the price is right there with what i can afford i will look through more webpages to check prices. Do you recommend getting an SSD only for boot? or it is not worth it? I really dont care much for boot speed. One thing that does bother me is noise, do you think that that the sapphire video card will be too loud? I also had another question, I thought that an AMD graphics card will not be compatible with an Intel CPU? is this true?


Tom's compared the Extreme6 to the P8Z77-V Pro favourably (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g...), so I would tend to take it over the P8Z77-V LK.
I have a deep fondness for that case myself. NZXT makes some attractive products. Very functional, too.
A SSD boot drive is handy, but for a build in this price range I would focus more on CPU, GPU, mobo, and cooling. Honestly, I couldn't figure out how to work in an SSD without compromising one of those, so I left it out. They are certainly nice to have, but they can also be added easily when you get a bit more money, whereas a CPU or motherboard upgrade would be much more awkward (particularly given the money you'd lose, even if you resold the old one).
Sapphire cards aren't infamously loud, though quiet isn't their middle name. So long as the fans aren't running extremely fast, it shouldn't be annoying. That, in turn, shouldn't happen unless you have a quite significant overclock on the card, or something else raising the heat quite a bit.
Not sure where you heard that one, but it's news to me, particularly given that I use 7970s with an i7-3770k. Keep in mind that AMD's graphics cards were originally made by ATI, a neutral company which AMD purchased. It would have made the cards far less desirable to make them only work with AMD CPUs, so they didn't.


Yeah, i guess something in my mind made me doubt about the GPU and CPU. I will stick to your choice of mobo, I looked at the information and it does make a better choice. Also, I forgot to tell you that i will be playing Arma 3, I know that game does use the physx feature which is on nvidia cards, do you think this would be a problem? Also, does the board come with the cables necessary for a the hard drive, because its bare?
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May 7, 2013 11:04:04 PM

samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:


Do you think the Asrock z77 is better than my second choice motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77? They are almost worth the same price. Also, the case is great man love the white look to it. Everything else looks great, the price is right there with what i can afford i will look through more webpages to check prices. Do you recommend getting an SSD only for boot? or it is not worth it? I really dont care much for boot speed. One thing that does bother me is noise, do you think that that the sapphire video card will be too loud? I also had another question, I thought that an AMD graphics card will not be compatible with an Intel CPU? is this true?


Tom's compared the Extreme6 to the P8Z77-V Pro favourably (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g...), so I would tend to take it over the P8Z77-V LK.
I have a deep fondness for that case myself. NZXT makes some attractive products. Very functional, too.
A SSD boot drive is handy, but for a build in this price range I would focus more on CPU, GPU, mobo, and cooling. Honestly, I couldn't figure out how to work in an SSD without compromising one of those, so I left it out. They are certainly nice to have, but they can also be added easily when you get a bit more money, whereas a CPU or motherboard upgrade would be much more awkward (particularly given the money you'd lose, even if you resold the old one).
Sapphire cards aren't infamously loud, though quiet isn't their middle name. So long as the fans aren't running extremely fast, it shouldn't be annoying. That, in turn, shouldn't happen unless you have a quite significant overclock on the card, or something else raising the heat quite a bit.
Not sure where you heard that one, but it's news to me, particularly given that I use 7970s with an i7-3770k. Keep in mind that AMD's graphics cards were originally made by ATI, a neutral company which AMD purchased. It would have made the cards far less desirable to make them only work with AMD CPUs, so they didn't.


Yeah, i guess something in my mind made me doubt about the GPU and CPU. I will stick to your choice of mobo, I looked at the information and it does make a better choice. Also, I forgot to tell you that i will be playing Arma 3, I know that game does use the physx feature which is on nvidia cards, do you think this would be a problem? Also, does the board come with the cables necessary for a the hard drive, because its bare?


It would vary by how much of your time you anticipate spending on PhysX games. If you're primarily going to be playing them, I would definitely go nVidia. If it's just Arma 3 and you're not going to be playing a massive amount, it wouldn't matter as much. That said, PhsyX support isn't a downside for AMD cards, but rather an upside for nVidia.
If you look through all the images on the Newegg page, you will note that one shows the board, its box, and a set of other components, including a number of SATA cabels.
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May 8, 2013 6:36:46 AM

Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:
Jack Revenant said:
samimiguel said:


Do you think the Asrock z77 is better than my second choice motherboard; Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77? They are almost worth the same price. Also, the case is great man love the white look to it. Everything else looks great, the price is right there with what i can afford i will look through more webpages to check prices. Do you recommend getting an SSD only for boot? or it is not worth it? I really dont care much for boot speed. One thing that does bother me is noise, do you think that that the sapphire video card will be too loud? I also had another question, I thought that an AMD graphics card will not be compatible with an Intel CPU? is this true?


Tom's compared the Extreme6 to the P8Z77-V Pro favourably (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g...), so I would tend to take it over the P8Z77-V LK.
I have a deep fondness for that case myself. NZXT makes some attractive products. Very functional, too.
A SSD boot drive is handy, but for a build in this price range I would focus more on CPU, GPU, mobo, and cooling. Honestly, I couldn't figure out how to work in an SSD without compromising one of those, so I left it out. They are certainly nice to have, but they can also be added easily when you get a bit more money, whereas a CPU or motherboard upgrade would be much more awkward (particularly given the money you'd lose, even if you resold the old one).
Sapphire cards aren't infamously loud, though quiet isn't their middle name. So long as the fans aren't running extremely fast, it shouldn't be annoying. That, in turn, shouldn't happen unless you have a quite significant overclock on the card, or something else raising the heat quite a bit.
Not sure where you heard that one, but it's news to me, particularly given that I use 7970s with an i7-3770k. Keep in mind that AMD's graphics cards were originally made by ATI, a neutral company which AMD purchased. It would have made the cards far less desirable to make them only work with AMD CPUs, so they didn't.


Yeah, i guess something in my mind made me doubt about the GPU and CPU. I will stick to your choice of mobo, I looked at the information and it does make a better choice. Also, I forgot to tell you that i will be playing Arma 3, I know that game does use the physx feature which is on nvidia cards, do you think this would be a problem? Also, does the board come with the cables necessary for a the hard drive, because its bare?


It would vary by how much of your time you anticipate spending on PhysX games. If you're primarily going to be playing them, I would definitely go nVidia. If it's just Arma 3 and you're not going to be playing a massive amount, it wouldn't matter as much. That said, PhsyX support isn't a downside for AMD cards, but rather an upside for nVidia.
If you look through all the images on the Newegg page, you will note that one shows the board, its box, and a set of other components, including a number of SATA cabels.


Thanks, yeah i noticed in the image the sata cables :)  so were are good on that part. The only game i know of that uses PhsyX is that one so its okay i will stick to the sapphire video card. The board i noticed it supports SLI/crossfire so maybe in the future if games do require more GPU i can buy another sapphire and put them together. I also noticed that Intel is releasing the 4th gen, line of processors called "Haswell," around June. I do have until August to buy my parts, do you recommend waiting and seeing those processors?? I dont know how much better they perform, all i know is that they waste much less power.
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May 8, 2013 8:34:04 AM

why it has so many quotes.. iam not even willing it to read it.
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May 8, 2013 10:58:19 AM

I thought that was the only way to send a direct notification to Jack Revenant. I am sorry if i ruined the experience to anyone else.
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May 8, 2013 1:51:43 PM

Can anyone suggest a good Wifi adapter, my computer will a bit far from the modem so, I will rather use wifi.
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May 8, 2013 2:07:59 PM

Sagar Sammy said:
why it has so many quotes.. iam not even willing it to read it.


Sorry about that. When a "quote tower" gets too big, I tend to snip it off, but I was being lax.
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May 8, 2013 2:09:53 PM

samimiguel said:

Thanks, yeah i noticed in the image the sata cables :)  so were are good on that part. The only game i know of that uses PhsyX is that one so its okay i will stick to the sapphire video card. The board i noticed it supports SLI/crossfire so maybe in the future if games do require more GPU i can buy another sapphire and put them together. I also noticed that Intel is releasing the 4th gen, line of processors called "Haswell," around June. I do have until August to buy my parts, do you recommend waiting and seeing those processors?? I dont know how much better they perform, all i know is that they waste much less power.


If you're willing to wait until July/August, you probably should. The nVidia 700 series and Intel's Haswell processors (as you mentioned) will be coming out. That being the case, the build I gave may no longer be optimal, so you may want to ask again closer to purchase date.
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May 8, 2013 2:11:15 PM

samimiguel said:
Can anyone suggest a good Wifi adapter, my computer will a bit far from the modem so, I will rather use wifi.


I'm afraid that I do not use Wi-Fi, and so can't really offer any help. I will say that I tend to advise wired connections, where possible.
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May 8, 2013 9:28:41 PM

Alright, but in any case. The new "stuff" will be much more expensive, yet that opens more windows as older parts become cheaper, and instead of using the new processors i will just choose a much tougher build for the same price. Or I become lazy and just decide to go with the build we have now :)  which is great.
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May 8, 2013 9:32:10 PM

samimiguel said:
Alright, but in any case. The new "stuff" will be much more expensive, yet that opens more windows as older parts become cheaper, and instead of using the new processors i will just choose a much tougher build for the same price.


Precisely so. I wasn't meaning to imply that you needed to get the absolute latest technology, but rather, as you said, that you might save some money as prices dropped.
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