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$600 First time build.. Does this look alright to you???

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May 4, 2011 9:36:33 PM

This is my first time build. Looking to get away from the prebuilt part of computers. I have been scamming newegg the last few days picking out things as I go.

This computer for now is for general computer needs, internet, music, dvd's etc. Would like to get into gaming sometime soon, but the budget isn't there right now. Just looking for a reliable, fast computer that will last me a while before having to upgrade.

Here below is what I have picked out. Wanting to know if everything that i have listed is compatible. Also as you can see it went just a smudge over my budget. If you guys have any advice on what i should change or do differently that would be great, need all the help i can get. If we could get the price down any, that would be great.


Thanks in advance

http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub...

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May 4, 2011 10:17:46 PM

No one can see your shopping cart but you. Either make it into a wishlist or post the links to each.
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May 4, 2011 10:37:08 PM

^+1

You can check out my build guide for my siggy. The 600$ build would be a great for gaming as well as for your normal needs. It'd also future proof you.
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May 5, 2011 5:30:01 AM

The wishlist wasn't empty, it was a temporary personal wishlist which again no one can see but yourself. Change it to public.
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May 5, 2011 12:53:05 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (DVD BURNER)

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (HARD DRIVE)

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (POWER SUPPLY)

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

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( WINDOWS 7)

Now this should do the trick, sorry for all the delays, it would let me look at the link for wishlist's. Figured it was all good. This comes out to $615 after shipping.

Shinobi, I have been checking out your list, looks good, It is $600 without windows though so it is kinda going higher than what i can do for the moment.
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May 5, 2011 4:33:44 PM
May 5, 2011 5:49:12 PM

This si the kinda information I was looking for. I was wanting the i5 Sandy Bridge in the first place, but thought it was going to be way over my limit.

I think i am going to go ahead and purchase this setup, looks good. Thanks genghiskron for the combo deal you spotted.
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May 5, 2011 10:13:46 PM

Ahhh didn't realize you needed OS as well.
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May 6, 2011 6:21:28 PM

I knda wish i would have went with the i5 2500K for the extra $30, I don't know how to overclock a CPU yet, but a friend of mine does, it seems as though that one would have been a better choice for the money.

To bad i already ordered the stuff

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May 6, 2011 7:41:51 PM

you cant overclock an i5-2500k on an h61 mobo. you would need a p67 mobo, and those are gonna run about $50 more. you would also need an aftermarket cpu cooler which is at least $30. so it woulda cost at least $110 more for you to overclock,which would really put have put you out of your budget range. even without overclocking, the i5-2400 provides amazing value and performance, better than a highly overclocked phenom ii (which also requires an aftermarket cpu cooler). i can guarantee your regrets will fly out the window when you see how fast a sandy bridge processor can install programs that used to take you 10 mins.
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May 6, 2011 8:16:07 PM

genghiskron said:
you cant overclock an i5-2500k on an h61 mobo. you would need a p67 mobo, and those are gonna run about $50 more. you would also need an aftermarket cpu cooler which is at least $30. so it woulda cost at least $110 more for you to overclock,which would really put have put you out of your budget range. even without overclocking, the i5-2400 provides amazing value and performance, better than a highly overclocked phenom ii (which also requires an aftermarket cpu cooler). i can guarantee your regrets will fly out the window when you see how fast a sandy bridge processor can install programs that used to take you 10 mins.



Thanks for the heads up, eases the mind. I wouldnt want to put that much extra money into a system right now anyways. I haven't read one bad review about the 2400, but all you read everywhere is overclock overclock. I am 99% sure this processor will do everything i need it to do for the time being. I am not a gamer, but plan on dipping into it in the future.

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May 6, 2011 9:59:53 PM

On top of the 110 more for mobo+cpu+cooler you would also need a video card so add ~140 more. Way over your budget. 2400 is plenty powerful to max out games paired with a capable gpu.
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