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I need a strong Wireless network adapter and peripherals for this recommended parts list.$1500 budget

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March 24, 2014 9:51:25 PM

A few hours ago I asked about a PC build with a budget of $1500. I got an initial build but was not given any references to peripherals, since they mentioned it was more of a self preferred choice. I under stand that, but would also like to know for the budget I have left, what would any of you recommend based on experience. Also I forgot to ask about a decently strong wireless adapter, since I will not be having an option to be hard wired in for at least a couple months. Any advice would be helpful. Also if you think there is anything I should change please let me know.

Here is what was recommended by Tiny Voices: (there is no CPU because I was already given an Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 for free from a friend)

Total amount to spend: $1500 (after shipping and taxes). I may be able to go over a little, but no more than $100-150

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($113.38 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG EB2442T-BN 24.0" Monitor ($144.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1307.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-24 20:27 EDT-0400)


EDIT: Oh yeah and I live in California, USA.
March 25, 2014 7:59:57 AM

well.. you could save more with this rig but feel free to do some changes.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gakj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gakj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gakj/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($491.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($106.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1263.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 10:59 EDT-0400)
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March 25, 2014 8:15:18 AM

I wouldn't try and save 9 bucks by going with a cheaper GPU at that price range. That just doesn't make sense.

Get a Samsung Pro. They have 3 times the write capacity. (I wish I had)

Get a WD black HDD.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't want a mechanical keyboard I'd buy this while still on sale for $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's the mechanical keyboard I have. Newegg is out of stock, but, it's a great keyboard if you aren't worried about things like Macros. I got mine for $80, but, you can get them cheaper if you're lucky. (The blue LED back-lit keys look great)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get a Mseries Logitech wireless optical mouse for like $15 - 20 bucks.
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March 25, 2014 9:46:06 AM

What about a wireless network adapter. Its kind of important at the moment

EDIT: oops nevermind I just skipped over it. thanks
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March 25, 2014 9:49:46 AM

My only question then is that will this have a strong wireless signal to a router that is almost 20-25 feet away with a wall in between?
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March 25, 2014 9:57:01 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's the one I put in my ol'ladys system. It seems to work well, though she's only 10' from the router. There is a bathroom between where she keeps the computer, and the router.


*It's a PCI btw.

***If you're super worried about connection, why not look into a power line adapter?
Something like this.
http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-85Mbps-Powerline-Network-...
*Do research, that's the first one I found, and I didn't make sure it was considered a good one.
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March 25, 2014 11:05:56 AM

cool thanks. I just need this for a few months until I move into my new place and am able to hard wire into a router. Because since I was the last to move in I wasn't able to connect straight to the router.
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March 26, 2014 7:08:14 AM

Doorstopper said:
cool thanks. I just need this for a few months until I move into my new place and am able to hard wire into a router. Because since I was the last to move in I wasn't able to connect straight to the router.


NP man. Hope that wireless adapter works out for you. From what I've seen, the reception is strong.
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