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January 27, 2011 9:12:40 PM

Hey guys,
I'm very dumb when it comes to computers, but i know feel like buying computers pre-built is more expensive then building them myself. I was wondering if you guys could give me feedback on the build listed below and some advice as to what parts can be "downgraded" so I can save money. This computer is going to be used for a schoolwork and gaming. Anything helps, thanks guys.

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 GeForce GTX 470
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

thanks guys

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January 27, 2011 9:36:04 PM

Get a Phenom ll X4 965 cpu and you'll probably only need 4 gb of ram.
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January 27, 2011 9:39:05 PM

@ericpol thats what i had initially, but my friend swears by i7, what are the major differences?
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January 28, 2011 4:25:53 AM

byunr said:
Hey guys,
I'm very dumb when it comes to computers, but i know feel like buying computers pre-built is more expensive then building them myself. I was wondering if you guys could give me feedback on the build listed below and some advice as to what parts can be "downgraded" so I can save money. This computer is going to be used for a schoolwork and gaming. Anything helps, thanks guys.

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 GeForce GTX 470
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

thanks guys


The specs are fine. But 8 gb is really not needed- Stick with 4 gb. If the pc will be used for schoolwork/gaming, an I5 [cheaper and as performing as an i7 in gaming] is better, that depends upon you though, But nice specs.
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January 28, 2011 4:52:30 AM

thanks for the input, although it can be seen as reinforcing what I want to see, your critiques are what I want to see, you told me that my specs are good, but I can save money by going i5. you sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. you win 1000x internets.
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January 28, 2011 5:35:50 AM

Agreed, the 2600K is overkill for your needs. The stock 2500 should be fine. Also, the GTX470 will soon be on its way out, I suggest you consider the 560 or a comparable AMD card like the 6950.

By the way, have you got an OS lined up? If not, Windows 7 64bit is the way to go.
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January 28, 2011 5:42:11 AM

do you mind giving me a build that will last me several years addict? i ask because for a college student, a custom build pc for gaming is a pretty big investment.
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January 28, 2011 5:49:27 AM

Your build is extremely solid; it will last a number of years. If I had the money right now, I would build a very similar system.
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January 28, 2011 6:10:02 AM

^^ Agreed.. the gtx 470 is fine, but newer gpus are better, more efficient/cooler..
Definitely, the rig will hold on well ..
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