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First PC Build!!! Need multiple opinions/Overviews!!!

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March 13, 2012 3:30:11 AM

Hey! Building my first ever PC and I was just wanting to know if all the parts I'm getting are good for gaming (RUNESCAPE) and just general web broswing, & HD video.

After my first post I've decided to change a few parts...going Intel now :o . I just need someone who can go over each part and make sure they're all compatiable...and multiple opinions would be awesome :) .

But please if you can take the time to look over each part and make sure they're all compatible I'd really appreciate it. Also if you see anywhere I can cut the price a little let me know. But mainly just make sure all parts are compatible such as MOBO, processor, RAM, etc.

Also I already Have the case and OS so now worries about that.



Parts:

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PowerSupply (is 500W enough for this build?) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM (Compatible with core i3 2130 and my mobo?) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

graphics card (any better cards around same price or cheaper with same or better performance?) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor (good for gaming?) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks in advance and best answer to whoever helps the most!
March 13, 2012 3:49:44 AM

Looks like a solid build to me. That cpu will be fine for gaming, it was Tom's best pick for a gaming cpu in that price range. The power supply is a good one, and will be perfect for your system. The only place i see to cut cost would be to go with 4gb of ram instead of 8. Games wont take advantage of that much for now, but it is fairly cheap now, and it wouldnt save you much to cut back to 4
March 13, 2012 4:38:53 AM

GI_JONES said:
Looks like a solid build to me. That cpu will be fine for gaming, it was Tom's best pick for a gaming cpu in that price range. The power supply is a good one, and will be perfect for your system. The only place i see to cut cost would be to go with 4gb of ram instead of 8. Games wont take advantage of that much for now, but it is fairly cheap now, and it wouldnt save you much to cut back to 4


I'm not a fan of the 550TI - I have two of them and playing Skyrim on high settings it stutters quite a bit. Go with a Radeon 6870 instead - it easily beats the 550TI in every category: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 13, 2012 4:55:05 AM

The op is talking about playing runescape, which has requirements nothing like skyrim. True the 550Ti isnt a powerhouse, but Toms puts it in the same category as a 260, so it isnt terrible
March 13, 2012 5:06:34 AM

GI_JONES said:
The op is talking about playing runescape, which has requirements nothing like skyrim. True the 550Ti isnt a powerhouse, but Toms puts it in the same category as a 260, so it isnt terrible


I still wouldn't get it - it's just not a good GPU choice, go Radeon and you will not be disappointed.
March 13, 2012 5:10:30 AM

OMG! I play RS too! A Radeon 6670 is good enough to play RS. However, that is only when they fix the bot buke problem.
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March 13, 2012 6:59:39 AM

if your NOT going to overclock than i suggest this:
ASUS P8H67-V (REV 3.0) $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
being able to use your igpu is a nice option if your discreet card goes flonky.
and with the "gpu boost" which increase the Bclk a small amount to 103, it turns that i3 2120 to a 2130 with a flip of an onboard switch.

if you are going to over clock AND think about SLI/Xfire in the near future:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and you ought to up that psu for going sli/xfire:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the P67 chipset is going to be a dead board with no upgrade path; it won't support ivy bridge when it comes out (or pci 3.0 i believe).

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