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December 14, 2011 5:22:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:In about 2 weeks

Budget Range:500-850

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Home, casual gamer, surf the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com, ncix.com any u recommend

Country:usa

Parts Preferences:none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe

Monitor Resolution:the best

Additional Comments: I am trying to build an everyday computer in the next 2 to 3 weeks. I would like to spend around $500 to $850 but i need help choosing the right parts. This computer will be mainly use to surf the internet, watch movies, create programs, type assigments and more..i would also like to connect more than one monitor at the same time..what would you recommend?? Thank u...also I would like a quiet PC

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December 14, 2011 5:46:14 PM

Upgrades can be had just about everywhere if this isn't sufficient. Don't forget your aftermarket CPU cooler if overclocking...

MB - ASUS P8P67 PRO - $150 after MIR
CPU - i3-2100 - $125
GPU - XFX HD 6790 - $110
MEM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3-1333 CL7 - $32
HD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB - $140
OPTICAL - ASUS Black 24X DVD-RW - $19
PSU - Corsair 500w - $40 after MIR
CASE - NZXT Mid Tower - $36
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $100

$752
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December 14, 2011 7:04:25 PM

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This computer will be mainly use to surf the internet, watch movies, create programs, type assigments and more..


For a casual gaming PC you don't need to overclock, you can get by with an i5-2400 easily and save quite a bit of money that way. But if you want to get an i5-2500K that's perfectly fine. Are you planning to include the monitor in your budget or will you be purchasing that / those separately?

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i would also like to connect more than one monitor at the same time..what would you recommend??


You definitely want an Eyefinity card. If you're only going to be doing some casual gaming as you said - you don't need a super powerful card - you can get by with a 6790 easily. It's one of the best video cards on the market right now in terms of price / performance.

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also I would like a quiet PC


That's not really an issue. Case and cooling makers are very wise to noise levels anymore and build their cases accordingly.

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Upgrades can be had just about everywhere if this isn't sufficient. Don't forget your aftermarket CPU cooler if overclocking...


You can't OC an i3-2120. I have the same CPU and I've tried it - can't be done.

Try this:

Case: Antec 300 - $49.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $69.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL - $29.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $99.99
Optical: LG Super Multi - $69.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6790 - $139.99

Total: $867.93
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December 15, 2011 3:19:45 AM

yes i will buy the monitor, OS, mouse, keyboard separately..will i be able to connect the pc to the tv too with that video card? thank u
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December 15, 2011 3:23:33 PM

FMP said:
yes i will buy the monitor, OS, mouse, keyboard separately..will i be able to connect the pc to the tv too with that video card? thank u


Yes pretty much any Radeon 6xxx card you buy will have a native HDMI output so all you need is an HDMI cable and you're set.
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December 16, 2011 3:59:33 AM

i have one more question..promise this will be my last.... i would like to use ASUS P8P67 PRO as the motherboard... and this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
now my question is..do u think i should go with the MB and case u told me or can i use this one? what do u think?
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December 16, 2011 5:05:37 AM

FMP said:
i have one more question..promise this will be my last.... i would like to use ASUS P8P67 PRO as the motherboard... and this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
now my question is..do u think i should go with the MB and case u told me or can i use this one? what do u think?


Stick with the Antec for case, but the motherboard is just as good. MBs are all a matter of personal preference, I like Gigabyte boards myself - the one on my AM3 system is amazing, and the one I use in my Z68 system is also amazing.
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December 16, 2011 8:51:58 PM

ok thank u..i'm going to order the parts this week...any advice?
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