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Just need a quick last minute check.

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October 22, 2011 8:10:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably within this week

Budget Range: Roughly $600-$800, don't care about Rebates (they never work anyways)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movie Editing, Gaming, CPU-Intensive software usage, Word Processing, Watching movies

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Preferably a Mid Tower Case, Micro Case if at all possible would be best as space is kinda limited, Intel Processors please and no mobo preference. Corsair PSU preferred

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: N/A (Don't need)

Additional Comments: Would just like a small but powerful PC that can stay cool.



Here are the parts I selected:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingItem.aspx?ItemLi...

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will probably be adding a 120mm fan for the front of the case to keep things nice and cool.




My main question is, will all the parts work with each other? Thank you.

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October 22, 2011 8:31:40 PM

dontqqnub said:
Hello,
I went to all your links and checked everything, looks good to me.


Thank you very much! So I guess making sure the pins match and stuff isn't really a big deal? haha

Outlander_04 said:
Better gfx card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
maybe cheaper too .

The case is horrible. Its an overheating problem waiting to happen
How about this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
instead , and add another 120 mm fan at the front
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah I was worried about the case, the case you selected looks very cheap and small yet seems like it would have good airflow... So I guess I will use that instead.

And as for the graphics card, would the 6870 be a noticeable improvement over the GTX 460? I've done my fair share of research and it seems very nice but I'm just being on the cautious side (because that extra $10-20 really matters to me). Thanks! :) 
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October 22, 2011 8:42:49 PM

sh3llshocked said:
And as for the graphics card, would the 6870 be a noticeable improvement over the GTX 460? I've done my fair share of research and it seems very nice but I'm just being on the cautious side (because that extra $10-20 really matters to me). Thanks! :) 



I would go for the 550 ti I linked, use the extra money on whatever you want..
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October 22, 2011 8:48:46 PM

depends on your monitors resolution .

If you have a 1080pmonitor then the 6870 is a good gaming experience , and the gtx 460 is only OK
At lower resolutions the 460 should be fine . But for an older card its seems expensive
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October 22, 2011 9:04:19 PM

sh3llshocked said:
Thank you very much! So I guess making sure the pins match and stuff isn't really a big deal? haha



Yeah I was worried about the case, the case you selected looks very cheap and small yet seems like it would have good airflow... So I guess I will use that instead.

And as for the graphics card, would the 6870 be a noticeable improvement over the GTX 460? I've done my fair share of research and it seems very nice but I'm just being on the cautious side (because that extra $10-20 really matters to me). Thanks! :) 


If you're not too happy with the looks of that case (like I am), go for one of the HAF or CM 690 cases from CoolerMaster. They look pretty good and have great airflow.

HAF - http://www.coolermaster.com/category.php?category_id=35...

CM 690 - http://www.coolermaster.com/category.php?category_id=35...
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October 23, 2011 12:55:43 AM

Best answer selected by sh3llshocked.
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October 23, 2011 12:57:13 AM

Both dontqqnub and Outlander were very helpful in their answers. Thanks so much! I wish I could pick two best answers haha. I will update my "grocery list" to reflect the case and GFX card suggestions.

And thanks for your input pckitty, I needed a small case though but I will definitely look into some of the Coolermaster towers.
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