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March 3, 2012 4:06:39 PM

I'm hoping to by the parts for my first build in the next week or two (yay!). I'll be using it for a some light gaming, some video editing, and multitasking. Are all these parts compatible? What do you think of this build?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $54.99
Mobo: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... - $69.99
CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... - $179.99
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $84.99
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $139.99
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $36.99
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $49.99

Total after tax + shipping: $654.86.





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March 3, 2012 7:11:52 PM

It look good.
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March 3, 2012 8:03:42 PM

Here's a couple things to consider.
-Assuming you are going to overclock (you chose the 2500k), you should invest in an aftermarket cooler to avoid wasting that extra potential.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-For the PSU, you can be a lot more comfortable with a more reputable brand. Try Corsair.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-I also think it's worth mentioning you can go with the 6870 over the 6850 and expect better performance.
Here is a reliable 6870 card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Here is a 6850, if you decide to stay with it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 3, 2012 8:16:35 PM

darkclownjoe said:
Here's a couple things to consider.
-Assuming you are going to overclock (you chose the 2500k), you should invest in an aftermarket cooler to avoid wasting that extra potential.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-For the PSU, you can be a lot more comfortable with a more reputable brand. Try Corsair.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-I also think it's worth mentioning you can go with the 6870 over the 6850 and expect better performance.
Here is a reliable 6870 card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Here is a 6850, if you decide to stay with it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the input. A lot of people have mentioned getting a Corsair PSU, so I think I'll pay the extra 10 bucks for it. As for the video card, I'm already a little bit over budget. If you feel that there is a significant performance difference between the 2 cards, I might save a little more money, but otherwise I'll stick the 6850.
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March 4, 2012 12:47:10 AM

xspectrum said:
Thanks for the input. A lot of people have mentioned getting a Corsair PSU, so I think I'll pay the extra 10 bucks for it. As for the video card, I'm already a little bit over budget. If you feel that there is a significant performance difference between the 2 cards, I might save a little more money, but otherwise I'll stick the 6850.

If it burdens your budget, you should stick with the 6850. I just thought it was worth mentioning.
Good luck on your build!
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March 4, 2012 1:51:25 AM

darkclownjoe said:
If it burdens your budget, you should stick with the 6850. I just thought it was worth mentioning.
Good luck on your build!

Ok, thanks! I'm hoping to get a CPU cooler, also.
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