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September 26, 2011 9:56:46 PM

Hi, so after like 5 days of asking questions about my build and taking other peoples advice of what to get. I came up with this final list, and I was wondering if i would need a cooling fan for all of this. Also if there is a part that is better than the one i have and is cheaper or the same price please say. I really dont want to pay more than all of this, because my parents are kind of broke and can barely afford this. Thanks !


Mother Board:Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - Gigabyte
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00518M77U/ref=ox_sc_a...


Processor:Intel Core i5-2400 Processor 3.10GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXIA/ref=ox_sc_a...


Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1 GB GDDR5 VGA/DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express Video Card 100315L - SAPPHIRE
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047ZGIUK/ref=ox_sc_a...


RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL - Memory - 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1333 MHz / PC3-10666 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC - G.Skill
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ISXB4C/ref=ox_sc_a...


Hard Drive:Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ - Samsung
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MQC0P8/ref=ox_sc_a...


DVD/CD Burner: LG Electronics GH22NS50 22X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - Bulk with Software (Black) - LG Electronics
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C9K3UO/ref=ox_sc_a...


Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 750 Watt 80PLUS Bronze Performance ATX Power Supply - OCZ-ZS750W
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005A2RJOI/ref=ox_sc_a...


Tower:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 26, 2011 10:09:11 PM

I don't have time to post links, but I will say you don't need a cooler if you don't plan on overclocking. But then, if you don't plan on overclocking why get a 2500k when a i5-2400 would be pretty dang close to the same. I would get a Cooler Master 212+ so you can do modest overclocking on air.

You can probably save some money by buying some parts from Newegg and getting the rebates. I know that there is a Radeon 6850 for $120 after rebate.

I'd also go read a good review on the PSU (I also think you can get a better PSU for cheaper with another brand, but I'm guessing)
September 26, 2011 10:57:16 PM

Hi, thanks I will go with the 2400, because i probably wont overclock anytime soon until i get a job so i can have the money to overclock myself. Also my dad told me not to buy anything with rebates since he had a bad history with them... so thats why i do amazon, and amazon has like free shipping for most of their items. Their price is actually not that much different than newegg and is even a little bit cheaper for some parts.
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