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Building my first computer, have a list of parts, need opinions.

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September 29, 2011 4:07:16 PM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

This is pretty much my first time building my own computer and I think I got all I need. Although, I am not too familiar with what are the 'best' parts out there but I think I have a good idea of what is worth the money.

I want to run games (like Battlefield 3, Skyrim or the Witcher 2 for instance) on max settings comfortably without needlessly spending money on higher parts that aren't necessary. Some feedback and thoughts would be awesome.
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September 29, 2011 4:32:47 PM

Regarding the cooler. Go for the newer CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo - It's an improved version of the Hyper 212 Plus.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another thought. Neither your MB or case supports USB 3 at the front panel. Just in case you hadn't noticed.
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September 29, 2011 4:40:13 PM

I think you are making one big mistake: The monitor.
You are going to have a killer machine, but it wont be able to display most of its potential with a 23 inch monitor.
Since monitors are changed not so often, i would seriously consider a bigger size with better resolution if money allows (note that, while you wont use the highest resolution and details for the most demanding games, for less demanding you will have that option).

A secondary option would be to get FullHD TV (i went this way) it has somelimitations of course like necesity of V-sync and triple buffering forced on GPU, but Its years apart from my 24 inch samsung syncmaster who had the decency to die 2 weeks after i bought my HD TV (R.I.P. SyncMaster, you will be remmbered 2008-2011) :D .
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September 29, 2011 5:30:58 PM

abekl said:
Regarding the cooler. Go for the newer CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo - It's an improved version of the Hyper 212 Plus.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another thought. Neither your MB or case supports USB 3 at the front panel. Just in case you hadn't noticed.


Hmm... Yeah I hadn't noticed that, thanks for pointing it out.

I'm looking at this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's the only mid sized case I found that has an USB 3.0 port that isn't 180$.

And pertaining to the MB, do you have any suggestions?

cats_Paw said:
I think you are making one big mistake: The monitor.
You are going to have a killer machine, but it wont be able to display most of its potential with a 23 inch monitor.
Since monitors are changed not so often, i would seriously consider a bigger size with better resolution if money allows (note that, while you wont use the highest resolution and details for the most demanding games, for less demanding you will have that option).

A secondary option would be to get FullHD TV (i went this way) it has somelimitations of course like necesity of V-sync and triple buffering forced on GPU, but Its years apart from my 24 inch samsung syncmaster who had the decency to die 2 weeks after i bought my HD TV (R.I.P. SyncMaster, you will be remmbered 2008-2011) :D .


I'm a little afraid to go full HD t.v because I want as little input lag/tearing.

I'm looking at these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=24-254-...

The Asus monitor has a quicker response time but is 60$ more and .5inches smaller. I dunno how much a difference 3ms to 2ms is but due to the price difference, I'm leaning more towards the Hanns-G monitor.
Thoughts? Also I couldn't find any 2600x1600 monitors on newegg, would you have any suggestions?
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