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April 18, 2012 5:05:50 PM

This is my suggested build for my family's PC.... to be used in gaming perhaps or just daily use....

Intel Core i3 540 3.06Ghz 4MB LGA 1156


Asus P8H67M-LE Intel H67/A/V/GBLAN


Kingston 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1333


Seagate 500GB 7200rpm SATA


Powercolor HD5670 1GB DDR3 128bit




Sony DVDRW AD7260S 24X Sata


Coolermaster V8



Coolermaster Storm Force 200 Red/ Blue



Orion Black Knight ATX 600W PSU



Acbel Intelligent Power 510 450w with BlueLed


CMI8738 6 channel soundcard

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April 18, 2012 5:12:52 PM

Seems OK. Had a i3 540 and it was very good. Can be overclocked.
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April 18, 2012 5:15:07 PM

good build
get rid of the heatsink and get a better graphics card like 7750 or 7770
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April 18, 2012 5:19:29 PM

Id say just get a good graphics card and you'll be fine for gaming :)  For something like battlefield 3 you'll need something better than an I3 for a solid framerate but it'll still be plenty playable. My old build had a core 2 duo and it could handle Battlefield 3 at like 30-40 fps. Not that good but its not unplayable.
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April 19, 2012 12:01:20 PM

I will play Dota 2 you see. I'm wondering if this is enough
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April 19, 2012 12:03:52 PM

alvine said:
good build
get rid of the heatsink and get a better graphics card like 7750 or 7770


can you tell me what is a "heatsink" and how can I keep my computer running "gracefully"
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April 19, 2012 12:26:49 PM

Don't look over the fact that the H67 (or any 6 series, for that matter) mobo is LGA1155, while the i3 540 is LGA1156. You need to get a LGA1156 mobo if you want to use the i3 540. I would just suggest going with the i3 2100/2120 and stay with that mobo.
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April 19, 2012 12:27:11 PM

Hydrogen said:
can you tell me what is a "heatsink" and how can I keep my computer running "gracefully"


Hes talking about the Coolermaster V8, and yeah hes right. In my opinion that money is best invested elsewhere.
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April 19, 2012 12:31:59 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Don't look over the fact that the H67 (or any 6 series, for that matter) mobo is LGA1155, while the i3 540 is LGA1156. You need to get a LGA1156 mobo if you want to use the i3 540. I would just suggest going with the i3 2100/2120 and stay with that mobo.


What Mobo would you suggest?
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April 19, 2012 12:33:23 PM

Hydrogen said:
This is my suggested build for my family's PC.... to be used in gaming perhaps or just daily use....

Intel Core i3 540 3.06Ghz 4MB LGA 1156


Asus P8H67M-LE Intel H67/A/V/GBLAN


Kingston 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1333


Seagate 500GB 7200rpm SATA


Powercolor HD5670 1GB DDR3 128bit




Sony DVDRW AD7260S 24X Sata


Coolermaster V8



Coolermaster Storm Force 200 Red/ Blue



Orion Black Knight ATX 600W PSU



Acbel Intelligent Power 510 450w with BlueLed


CMI8738 6 channel soundcard



i wouldnt buy that setup
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April 19, 2012 12:40:29 PM

Is this mobo enough?
Asus P8Z68M-PRO Intel Z68-MATX/ DDR3
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April 19, 2012 12:46:07 PM

Hydrogen said:
Is this mobo enough?
Asus P8Z68M-PRO Intel Z68-MATX/ DDR3


Still not compatible with the i3 540. You'll have to go with a 5 series (H55/P55 etc.) board for that. I still recommend just going with the i3 2100 or 2120 and staying with the original board that you chose. That Z68 board would be overkill for the 2100/2120.
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April 19, 2012 12:52:23 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Still not compatible with the i3 540. You'll have to go with a 5 series (H55/P55 etc.) board for that. I still recommend just going with the i3 2100 or 2120 and staying with the original board that you chose. That Z68 board would be overkill for the 2100/2120.


Will the original Mobo that I chose be enough for daily task and gaming?
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April 19, 2012 12:55:15 PM

diablo34life said:
i wouldnt buy that setup


Why :( 
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April 19, 2012 12:57:09 PM

Hydrogen said:
Why :( 


socket 1156 is to far gone
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April 19, 2012 12:58:47 PM

Hydrogen said:
Will the original Mobo that I chose be enough for daily task and gaming?


Absolutely. The i3 2100/2120 is plenty fast enough for daily use and most games, and in any case it wouldn't be the mobo that holds you back.
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April 19, 2012 1:02:17 PM

diablo34life said:
socket 1156 is to far gone


what does it do exactly?
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April 19, 2012 1:06:15 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Absolutely. The i3 2100/2120 is plenty fast enough for daily use and most games, and in any case it wouldn't be the mobo that holds you back.


Would ATI RADEON HD 5670 be enough? :) 
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April 19, 2012 1:11:10 PM

Hydrogen said:
Would ATI RADEON HD 5670 be enough? :) 


For light gaming, yes. It won't allow you to play at 1080p with maxed out settings, but with a lower resolution and probably medium quality, or possibly high (not Ultra) quality, in some cases, it should be fine.
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April 19, 2012 1:15:28 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
For light gaming, yes. It won't allow you to play at 1080p with maxed out settings, but with a lower resolution and probably medium quality, or possibly high (not Ultra) quality, in some cases, it should be fine.


it will be just for playing Dota/Dota 2 and personal use :D 

Last question: So I would retain with the motherboard and pick Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz 3MB LGA1155 instead?
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April 19, 2012 1:17:49 PM

Quote:
Last question: So I would retain with the motherboard and pick Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz 3MB LGA1155 instead?


Yep. :) 
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April 19, 2012 1:18:27 PM

Hydrogen said:
it will be just for playing Dota/Dota 2 and personal use :D 

Last question: So I would retain with the motherboard and pick Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz 3MB LGA1155 instead?


for you: get a socket 1155 mobo. and a i3-2100
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April 19, 2012 1:22:06 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
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Last question: So I would retain with the motherboard and pick Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz 3MB LGA1155 instead?


Yep. :) 



Thanks :)  Will I remove the Coolmaster?
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April 19, 2012 1:25:14 PM

Hydrogen said:
Thanks :)  Will I remove the Coolmaster?


Yeah, you can. There's no reason for it really, since you're not going to be overclocking.
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April 19, 2012 1:31:08 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Yeah, you can. There's no reason for it really, since you're not going to be overclocking.


Then how will i keep if from overheating? My PC before kept shutting down on its own :( (
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April 19, 2012 1:35:44 PM

Hydrogen said:
Then how will i keep if from overheating? My PC before kept shutting down on its own :( (


It SHOULD be fine with the stock cooler unless it's like 90F in your room and you have horrible airflow inside the case, but I think with that cooling (the fan you selected) you'll be ok.
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April 19, 2012 1:43:02 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It SHOULD be fine with the stock cooler unless it's like 90F in your room and you have horrible airflow inside the case, but I think with that cooling (the fan you selected) you'll be ok.


Thank Youuuuuu :)  So i'll keep 1 fan?
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April 19, 2012 1:46:45 PM

Hydrogen said:
Thank Youuuuuu :)  So i'll keep 1 fan?


If there's a place for it inside the case, then I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have another fan, but it's not a must have.
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April 19, 2012 1:52:18 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
If there's a place for it inside the case, then I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have another fan, but it's not a must have.


Thank youuu :) 
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April 19, 2012 2:03:19 PM

Hydrogen said:
Thank youuu :) 


No problem! :D 
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