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February 11, 2012 1:41:13 PM

Hey everyone,

Approximate Purchase Date: would like to have it next month but I still have my laptop (hp pavillon dv7) working okay for the moment

Budget Range: around 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (SC2, LoL, HoN, dota2), developping software, watching stream

Parts Not Required: monitors, mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, ncix, tigerdirect

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: not a big case so mid tower, amd GPU and intel CPU if I can,

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Additional Comments: quiet is good

so here's my build :

Case : Thermaltake V4 Black Edition SECC/Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case VM30001W2Z
PSU : Thermaltake Performance 600 Watts
MOBO : ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z
CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K (should i go with amd fx?)
GPU : Powercolor Radeon HD 6850
RAM : Corsair 8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
SSD : Crucial m4 64GB 2.5-inch SATA 6GB/s
HDD : Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
(i also have an external hdd 750Gb)

if you have any suggestion please make them, i would be happy to hear it.

Thanks

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February 11, 2012 1:50:04 PM

Highly recommend you get this Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's more like a SSD+HDD together which it is..
Dont get that SSD, Get a 64GB Cache SSD or so for better performance(Dont recommend getting a SSD since your on a budget from the look of your build)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 11, 2012 1:57:47 PM

fokasu said:
Hey everyone,

it's my first time building a computer from zero and a wanted some piece of advice before I buy every part.
I don't play BF3 or crisis or any hugely graphic demanding but i want to be able to change my GPU if i need to in the future.
I also don't want any lag. And I don't want to wait 3 min for my computer to start.
so here's my build :

Case : Thermaltake v4 black edition
PSU : Thermaltake Performance 600 Watts
MOBO : ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z
CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K (should i go with amd fx?)
GPU : Powercolor Radeon HD 6850
RAM : Corsair 8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
SSD : Crucial m4 64GB 2.5-inch SATA 6GB/s
HDD : Western Digital WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
(i also have an external hdd 750Gb)

if you have any suggestion please make them, i would be happy to hear it.

Thanks



Maybe you want change your Case to Cooler Master HAF(High Air Flow) and add an aftermarket CPU cooler( air or liquid). A PSU of at least 700 watts or higher.
February 11, 2012 1:58:37 PM

+1 on swapping the PSU for something better...XFX, Enermax, Seasonic. 600W should do you though (if you can get 650W, that would be better).

Don't go for a Momentus XT...that SSD is fine for caching if you want to use Intel Smart Response. If you want your SSD to be a stand-alone boot-drive, get 90GB at least.

An idea of your budget would help. :) 
February 11, 2012 3:05:30 PM

I edited my post so it should give you a better idea,
for the PSU, I didn't check about it much. Will check your idea.

And for the ssd, yes its only for booting, i'm going to put windows 7 and some other stuff who won't take much place
February 11, 2012 3:38:24 PM

CPU: i3 2120(No Overclocking so this should be good for SC2 and Dota 2 - No BottleNeck)
RAM: 8GB(8GB is good enough for gaming)
PSU: 600Watts from good known brands(600Watts is good enough But recommended one with a feature that will make a fan 0RPM at 300watts and lower)
MoBo: Cheap ones(A sub $100 is good enough but get one with PCI-E 2.0 x16)
Case:Mini Tower(Mini tower is better in weight/room and is more quiet but depends on fans...)
HDD: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 6GB/s(This is a combo of HDD+SSD which is said to be a in middle of both and also faster than HDD)
SSD: None(Wait until SSD reaches $1 per GB)
Optical Drive: CD+DVD RW(Any cheap Optical Drive is fine since it's not ganna be used for Blu-Ray stuff or ganna be used 24/7)
Video Card: Recommended a Radeon HD 7950
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