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October 11, 2011 8:07:12 PM

1st time building a computer and need some advice.


Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: 600-700 Before/After Rebate

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

Parts Not Required:Keyboard,mouse,speakers,monitor, cd/dvd drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg or Microcenter

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: i5 2500k,corsair memory

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900(using old monitor)

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC and Good airflow.


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These are the parts I'm planning to order soon. Need some advice on some of parts i can replace with others.


Soon to order after I get the advice:

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD10EALX - OEM

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

OCZ Technology ModXStream Pro 600W Modular ATX Power Supply

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

EVGA GeForce GTX 560

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Antec 300 ATX Mid Tower Case

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

AsRock Z68 Pro3-M Socket 1155 Z68 mATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Total cost of build: $763.04 after rebates and discounts

Kind of over my budget. What can i remove and replace with something else?

Thanks in advance!!!




































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October 11, 2011 9:32:05 PM

Not bad.

PSU is horrible. Corsair and Seasonic are the best. Antec and XFX are also good. Aim for 650 watt 80+ Silver

GPU: Do not get a standard 560. Get the GTX 560 ti. It is only $20-40 more, but much much better. Dual fan editions are even better again, such as Twin Frozr III (HAWK)

Motherboard is cheap. Only has 1 PCIe x16 slot and no front panel USB 3.0 support. Its up to you if you want to get a better one or not.

You really need to add another $100-150 to make this build perfect.
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October 11, 2011 9:39:11 PM

With your resolution you'd be fine with an AMD 6850, that should save some money.
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October 12, 2011 4:13:59 AM

ares640 said:
Not bad.

PSU is horrible. Corsair and Seasonic are the best. Antec and XFX are also good. Aim for 650 watt 80+ Silver

GPU: Do not get a standard 560. Get the GTX 560 ti. It is only $20-40 more, but much much better. Dual fan editions are even better again, such as Twin Frozr III (HAWK)

Motherboard is cheap. Only has 1 PCIe x16 slot and no front panel USB 3.0 support. Its up to you if you want to get a better one or not.

You really need to add another $100-150 to make this build perfect.


what motherboard do u perfer?

I'm looking into this one atm.
ASRock
P67 Extreme4 Socket 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

can the gtx 560 play most of the games high settings games?(bf3 mw3)
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October 12, 2011 4:15:03 AM

FinneousPJ said:
With your resolution you'd be fine with an AMD 6850, that should save some money.


which 6850 brand do u perfer?
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October 12, 2011 2:09:28 PM

pokettomonstua said:
which 6850 brand do u perfer?


The 6850 is junk, don't bother.

I would recommend MSI Z68 GD55 for a good SLI capable motherboard
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