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GOod day All--new build parts check

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February 11, 2012 10:25:42 PM
February 11, 2012 10:58:34 PM

Thoughts:

No Hdd?
No OS?
For the same money range you can get an i3 system which will be better than the 960 setup. Honestly, there is no reason to go with the AMD given the i3/i5 performance/cost
Ram: Suggest low profile rather than the tall like you have to make sure no clearance issues.
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February 11, 2012 11:02:45 PM

I'd drop the 128GB SSD and go for a cheap 500GB HD for now, you'll save $110. Invest that in getting a better CPU and GPU.

Go with this setup instead. I have that board and really like it but you're better going with something like this:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

And then get this for your RAM - the tall heat sinks will not be good if you plan to use any aftermarket coolers. This will be a better choice: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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February 11, 2012 11:04:50 PM

Thank you for the reply..

I already own windows 7. I have an external that I use for all my files. The hdd in this comp is 500 gigs with 400 gigs of free space hehe. I thought the ssd would be enough and I can always add a hdd.
Thanks for the advice I will take a look at the intel stuff now. :) 
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February 11, 2012 11:06:56 PM

Ya you are right. I dont really need an sdd, just tossing money out.
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February 11, 2012 11:09:47 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

Filling this out could help on picking the best possible parts. Right now we have no clue whether you overclock look to crossfire or sl. But filling that out will let us know what you are looking to do so we can give you the best advice possible.
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February 12, 2012 1:02:11 AM

zaqizbaq said:
Thank you for the reply..

I already own windows 7. I have an external that I use for all my files. The hdd in this comp is 500 gigs with 400 gigs of free space hehe. I thought the ssd would be enough and I can always add a hdd.
Thanks for the advice I will take a look at the intel stuff now. :) 


You can always add one later on when the prices drop. Adding or removing a drive is relatively easy. I was thinking with the HD shortages that would make SSD more widely available and lower the costs but that hasn't necessarily been the case.
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February 12, 2012 6:07:37 PM

Thanks again guys..

Im having trouble choosing a hd. Holy over priced right now. Any ideas, the machine is mostly for playing bf3 :) 
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February 12, 2012 7:03:50 PM

zaqizbaq said:
Thanks again guys..

Im having trouble choosing a hd. Holy over priced right now. Any ideas, the machine is mostly for playing bf3 :) 


It's mainly due to the Thailand floods which shut down the main production plants for WD and Seagate. Samsung HDs are made in Korea but they've sold their HD division to Seagate. The factories are getting back online according to WD and Seagate reps, and the prices are slowly starting to return to normal, but it will be a few months before anything really happens.

Try one of these:

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