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February 20, 2012 4:33:47 AM

I'm on a budget build, I'm discouraged about the PSU wiring so I'm getting a local computer store to do it for me. They're charging me $75. BELOW ARE MY SPECS

Apex PC-389-C - $19.99
(no link, why bother it's not a high tech case)
RAM (1 x 4GB) - $21.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Bundle/combo CPU & DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SUBTOTAL = 562.91 -- $0 shipping -- $20 MIR
$637.91 TOTAL after built
$610.91 AFTER MIR -------- what do you think? If there was a guide on how to plug every cable...I'd reconsider having someone else build me it honestly.

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February 20, 2012 5:18:16 AM

very good except that 75$ but good finds
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February 20, 2012 2:08:42 PM

Looks pretty good! The weak GPU makes me sadface but it should do fine.
-You've got the HDD in there twice. Once for the HDD, once under RAM. Funnily enough, they link to different drives.
-You don't have a PSU in there. Make sure to grab a quality PSU.

As for guides, I don't think you can do muck better than this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls 43 minutes of pure instruction. Excellent video.
Building yourself is pretty damn easy. It's all plug and play, really. It's daunting at first but once the pieces start clicking in you get a feel for it.

If you have any questions about building, let me know. Saving $75 would let you get a much better build.
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February 20, 2012 2:22:31 PM

The ram you posted said 1x4gb, So you would be missing out on dual channel (though your link went to HDD instead of the ram)!
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February 20, 2012 2:35:43 PM

Get 2 x 2Gb Ram and where is your CPU? Your price is going to go up to $730 atleast with a i3-2120
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February 20, 2012 2:48:22 PM

phamhlam said:
Get 2 x 2Gb Ram and where is your CPU? Your price is going to go up to $730 atleast with a i3-2120

CPU is bundled with the dvd burner. only thing missing from the list was a PSU.
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February 20, 2012 2:49:20 PM

I know how to build everything CPU/RAM/GPU (I think)/HDD (still need to study up on that one lol)/but PSU is the one that always gets me as to where the wires goes, Newegg never actually shows where to wire...
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February 20, 2012 2:53:24 PM

I also noticed the missing PSU. I hope you are not planning to use the one that comes in a $20 case; it will be absolute junk.
The three changes I would recommend to you are:
1. Get this 430W Antec Earthwatts PSU, now only $40: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2. For another $10, get this mobo instead, because it offers USB3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3. Like Supermuncher pointed out, two RAM sticks will run in dual channel mode. This looks pretty hard to beat: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If cost is a concern, you can save that $75 by reviewing a video or two and doing it yourself. If you have even minimal manual dexterity, you should have no difficulty. Almost everything only fits one way, like the power connectors that concern you.

Edit: Found this drive with a $10 off promo code: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 20, 2012 2:55:57 PM

Supermuncher85 said:
The ram you posted said 1x4gb, So you would be missing out on dual channel (though your link went to HDD instead of the ram)!

Yeah, it's supposed to be that so I can upgrade my ram later on.
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February 20, 2012 2:59:58 PM

Okay, thanks Pezcore27, and jtt283. I only need 4GB (1 x 4GB) is it worth get dual channel ram? What I mean by worth is, I hear you can't upgrade ram? Or what does that supposed to mean... :lol: 
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February 20, 2012 3:06:30 PM

Well, 2x4GB of RAM costs less /GB than buying just 4GB now and adding 4GB later. Besides, your total price is still going to be lower if you build it yourself.
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February 20, 2012 3:46:25 PM

Okay. And also the dumb case didn't come with a PSU :(  ~~ I think since I'm not going to spend the $75 I'll upgrade my case...
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February 20, 2012 4:00:29 PM

That 1600x900 Staples monitor will be a little easier on your GPU than 1600x1080; not a whole lot, but if you're going to be playing games, every little bit may help if it means the difference between lowering a setting or not.

Edit: Check out Rosewill's cheaper cases. Most of them come with at least one fan. Being Newegg's house brand, shipping on them is often cheaper or free.
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February 20, 2012 4:07:27 PM

Onus said:
That 1600x900 Staples monitor will be a little easier on your GPU than 1600x1080; not a whole lot, but if you're going to be playing games, every little bit may help if it means the difference between lowering a setting or not.


The Monitor I picked out was a lower resolution but cost more. I'll probably just lower the resolution if it's choppy. But my GPU isn't that bad lol. :p 
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February 20, 2012 4:08:36 PM

No, your GPU is not bad at all. I edited some of my earlier posts; found a better HDD deal for you too.
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