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December 10, 2011 2:32:45 PM

hello i have no idea what to really look for when i found these parts and i have no idea if they are compatible with each other could you guys tell me if im on the right track? do i need to buy anything else? do i need to buy a wireless adapter separately if i wanna hook up wireless internet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 10, 2011 3:13:33 PM

You must have a very low budget amount to work with if you would like to share that with us we can see if there is a good build that will be compatible with what you want the Pc for. What is going to be the main function of this computer. The Biostar motherboard you listed is sold out. The power supply you listed does not come with a power cord and that is true for all earthwatts psu's. I am surprised by the cpu selection since you were going low price on everything else , you probably want to go with an i3 cpu with that build since the price will fit in with the rest of the components. If you want to go wireless then you do have to get a wireless adaptor.
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December 10, 2011 3:17:11 PM

Please name the components when listing ya build, you'll save us from getting RSI from clicking over and over again to find out what the parts are.

I'd do the Antec Illusion on the case ....only $40 today, usually $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd also upgrade the PSU - XFX Core Edition - $60) with the money saved above:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Spend $10 more for the k version of the CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - I'd strongly suggest a better MoBo, you don't "need" Z68 ... the P8P67Pro is $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - I'd rather deal w/ Corsair then Gskill if there is a problem .... been there, done that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - recognize that blue and green designate "slower than black"

Wireless - yes, desktops are not envisioned to use wireless as it provides such a substantial performance drop over hard wired connections. I'd suggest running a cable to you router.....but if ya can deal with the slower speeds, yes, you will need an adapter.

D-Link DWA-556 - $15 off w/ promo code EMCJHKB36, ends 12/14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 10, 2011 3:38:11 PM

UPDATED

i actually like to spend around $800 with more emphasis on the CPU and GPU.


Graphics Card: HIS H675F1GD Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Foxconn Inferno Katana LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...[/quotemsg]
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December 10, 2011 3:50:52 PM

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Motherboard: Foxconn Inferno Katana LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard


BEWARE! INCOMPATIBLE WITH PROCESSOR!

What's your monitor's resolution? Which games you intend to play?
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December 10, 2011 3:53:55 PM

Note that the LGA 1155 socket for the CPU while the motherboard is LGA 1156.

Will you need Windows OS and optical disk drive?
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December 10, 2011 3:56:03 PM

your current cpu and board are not compatible i'd go with this combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

with this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 10, 2011 4:03:46 PM

Your build seems a little unbalanced, especially if you are using it for gaming. The GPU you have selected is a low-end card, and won't play demanding titles very well. The i5 is an excellent processor for gaming, but if you ever want to overclock spend the extra $10 on the 2500K. What kind of games do you want to play?

EDIT: The combo obsidian86 linked looks like a good bet. The GPU he linked is also far superior, however it would still be helpful to know what you play so we can recommend the right card for you.
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December 10, 2011 7:45:02 PM

Should be enough. CPU power plays a major role in SC2 as opposed to other games that rely heavily on the GPU.
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December 13, 2011 12:37:39 PM

Best answer selected by warpingBean.
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