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$430ish First gaming build w/o os

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November 14, 2011 8:27:44 PM

Does everything go together? Also can someone find me a cheap case +power supply that will fit all of this inside.

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

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

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

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

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


Approximate Purchase Date: couple weeks maybe.

Budget Range: $400-450 US

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing internet.

Parts Not Required: os

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

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November 14, 2011 8:52:35 PM

What about a case, dvd drive, and PSU? These are not optional, and will add cost, obviously.

Figure out what you need and don't need and post back so we have an idea of what exactly you are looking at.
November 14, 2011 8:57:11 PM

I would up the graphics slightly to a 6770, it's better price/performance than a 6670.

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

Cases are highly subjective imo, and there are many cases that provide excellent cooling. Besides choosing mid-tower or a full-tower case, I would browse the cases on newegg and pick which one you like the best, as long as it is from a reputable brand.
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November 14, 2011 10:30:28 PM

I'm going to assume that this is your first built... ever.

First all parts must be compatible, example your selected video card will most likely not be compatible with your selected motherboard. (video card PCI Express 2.1 x16 while your motherboard says: PCI Express 2.0 x16) notice the difference?

I also notice that you selected 8GB of ram, I'm going to assume that you understand the difference between a 32bit OS and a 64bit OS.

Also make sure that the memory standard matches the motherboard memory slots.
memory you selected says: DDR3 1600 while the motherboard says: DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1333/1066..... NOT 1600

Take some time to learn what goes with what and if not sure keep asking questions.
Nothing wrong with that.
November 14, 2011 10:34:38 PM

drwho1 said:
I'm going to assume that this is your first built... ever.

First all parts must be compatible, example your selected video card will most likely not be compatible with your selected motherboard. (video card PCI Express 2.1 x16 while your motherboard says: PCI Express 2.0 x16) notice the difference?

I also notice that you selected 8GB of ram, I'm going to assume that you understand the difference between a 32bit OS and a 64bit OS.

Also make sure that the memory standard matches the motherboard memory slots.
memory you selected says: DDR3 1600 while the motherboard says: DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1333/1066..... NOT 1600

Take some time to learn what goes with what and if not sure keep asking questions.
Nothing wrong with that.

PCIe is all backwards-compatible. A PCIe 2.1 card will work on a PCIe 2.0 mobo and lower, and vice versa.

Yes, definitely make sure you are using a 64-bit OS as a 32-bit OS can only use around 3.5gb of RAM.

It's strange that the mobo lists 1866 but not 1600, this is probably a typo. According to the reviews, 1600mhz should run fine on that mobo. But, since it's listed as O.C. that means you must OC the processor in order to increase the RAM speed from 1333mhz to 1600mhz.
November 14, 2011 11:35:30 PM

In addition to the PSU gmcizzle listed, I like these other two as well

Antec NEO 400W: Its cheaper if you need the cost savings, and has the same amperage on the 12V rail as the other Antec. You will need a power cord however, as it doesn't ship with one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Proseries 450W: same price as gmcizzle's Antec but has more amperage on the 12V rail. XFX has a great reputation also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As stated before, cases are a personal preference, but for those on a budget, I like these quite a bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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