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October 3, 2011 4:27:25 PM

Hello, I've decided to build my own gaming pc. This if my first time building one, so I'm completely confused by all different build's i've seen on the internet.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: 700$ after rebates, can go up to 800$ if it makes a big difference.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, optical drive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Would prefer to order from the same site to lower the shipping costs, but I can order from any site as long as they are reliable.

Country of Origin: US.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: As is said I don't know a lot about computers, so I'm open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe, if it is not that complicated then yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I believe this is for more expensive PCs, but I would like to be able to do it in the future, I can do without it tough.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC without a lot of lights.
Thank you.

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October 3, 2011 6:19:20 PM

Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K - $220
Motherboard : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125
RAM : Gskill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB DDR3 1600 Low Voltage (1.35V) - $60
Graphics : GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB - $220
Hard Drive : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60
PSU : OCZ ZS Series OCZ-ZS650W - $90
Case : Rosewill Challenger Black - $50

Total : $825 before rebates (newegg)
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October 3, 2011 6:55:56 PM

QuakerOM said:
Hello, I've decided to build my own gaming pc. This if my first time building one, so I'm completely confused by all different build's i've seen on the internet.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: 700$ after rebates, can go up to 800$ if it makes a big difference.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, optical drive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Would prefer to order from the same site to lower the shipping costs, but I can order from any site as long as they are reliable.

Country of Origin: US.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: As is said I don't know a lot about computers, so I'm open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe, if it is not that complicated then yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I believe this is for more expensive PCs, but I would like to be able to do it in the future, I can do without it tough.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC without a lot of lights.
Thank you.



Processor: amd Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (or go for the i5 2400 if you have the extra money) 120 $
mobo: asus m5a87 (ready for bulldozer in case you want to upgrade in the future) 99$
memory: Gskill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB DDR3 1600- $60 (as recommended before)
PSU : OCZ ZS Series OCZ-ZS650W - $90 (as recommended before)
Hard Drive : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60 (as recommended before)
graphics : (dont go for the 560ti, that gpu isn't even recommended in toms hardware best for the money) amd XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB with dirt3 game (go for the gtx 570 if you have the extra money) 239$
Case : Rosewill Challenger Black - $50


total = 718 $

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October 3, 2011 8:15:11 PM

The 2500K is unlocked and can be over clocked , but otherwise they are identical

A GTX 460 for nearly $200 is a very bad buy . Much slower and older tech and not worth that much .

With $700 to spend you can build an intel sandybridge computer
i5 2400
p67 mb
2 x2 gig of RAM
Radeon 6950 or GTX 560 ti

You cant over clock but its a powerful system anyway , and the processor wont be the limiting factor in games . You will even hit your budget
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October 3, 2011 8:43:09 PM

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 $124
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB $210 [ after rebate ]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$717

Latest mb chip set ,
the possibility of adding a second graphics card if you ever need to
very strong graphics card for the $$$
quality psu
simple but quality case with lots of ventilation . Also consider the Coolermaster HAF 912 .. costs $10 more
2 x2 gig of RAM is all you need for gaming

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October 3, 2011 8:58:06 PM

$600 is fine for an i5 build. i5-2400 is easily n reach of $600, $700 with Win 7. I did it in April. You can still do it today:

i5-2400: $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AS Rock H61M-U3S3: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.skill 8 GB DDR3-1333: $41.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate 1 TB HDD: $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD burner: $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill R102 case + Win 7: $124.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Rosewill 120mm blue LED fan: $7.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Masscool 80mm fan: $2.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS HD 6850 + DIRT 3: $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It'll fit in this case

Xigmatek PC402 400W PSU: $34.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total: $686.86
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October 3, 2011 9:08:36 PM

Squirrel thats not going to run without a power supply

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October 3, 2011 9:14:37 PM

thats Why I adjusted it, Outlander, added PSU, dropped teh vid card to 6850.

Last months memory and CPU and DVD + HDD combos pushed the 560 into affordable at $600. Its just out of that reach now (would be about $735 for a GTX 560 + Win 7 now)
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October 3, 2011 9:27:51 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
thats Why I adjusted it, Outlander, added PSU, dropped teh vid card to 6850.

Last months memory and CPU and DVD + HDD combos pushed the 560 into affordable at $600. Its just out of that reach now (would be about $735 for a GTX 560 + Win 7 now)



The OP doesnt need an OS either . Thats inflated the cost of your build so it looks terrible value next to the components in the one I suggested

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October 3, 2011 11:32:30 PM

Thanks for all the builds guy. I'm gonna use outlander's build.

Thank you.
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October 3, 2011 11:33:03 PM

Best answer selected by QuakerOM.
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October 4, 2011 2:01:18 AM

Yes, I'm sorry, I was trying to choose outlanders post but I was careless, sorry about that.
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October 4, 2011 2:12:51 AM

Im glad I was able to help .

Its going to be an awesome machine , and its even got some room to upgrade .
Good luck
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October 4, 2011 2:50:29 AM

Another question. I've decided to delay buying the GPU for two weeks, so I'll need to rely on the mobo for video, does the gigabite outlander suggested includes one? And if it doesn't could you sugget one that does. Thank you.
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October 4, 2011 3:55:21 AM

just get an i5 2500K for $35 more with Outlanders build.
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