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March 13, 2012 4:45:18 PM

Hi guys, I am building a computer this summer(mid-julyish) and i have some things planned out.

Specs so far:
I5 2500k:180$
Radeon 7950 Gpu:450$(might replace with 7870 and save 100$)
Coolermaster HAF 912 Case: 70$
Asrock Pro3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Slot 168 mobo: 105$
Corsair Enthusiast series TX650 650W:90$
Corsair Vengeance 8gb(4x2) 1600mhz RAM.:43$
Cooler Master 212 EVO: 35$
Might get a couple case fans but im not sure.
So far this is costing me about 973$ but i still need money for a monitor and keyboard. I think ill probably replace the 7950 with a 7870 with the same performance almost but save a hundred dollars, then id be at around 875$ and have some money to buy them hopefully. Any help?

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March 13, 2012 4:52:31 PM

I don't think $125 is good for a quality monitor and keyboard.
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March 13, 2012 4:56:38 PM

You should definitely think about getting almost all the fans you can get. You need to be careful to have more outflow than inflow, but more airflow in general is always better.

The cooling setup is often the difference between a computer that performs horribly and one that performs awesomely. Avoid underestimating the usefulness of a $5 fan (or three).

The parts you chose aren't bad. The video card is a bit expensive for this budget range, but you can pull it off by cheaping out on every other part if you have to.
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March 13, 2012 4:58:18 PM

Do you have plans to overclock the processor? Smart choice switching to the 7870.
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March 13, 2012 5:08:10 PM

aRodr1guez said:
Do you have plans to overclock the processor? Smart choice switching to the 7870.

Yes I do, I can actually take the keyboard from my other comp. I can save up for a good monitor then. I have to sell a laptop and an ipod touch and make 200 more bucks so i think im looking good and thanks i thought so too.
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March 13, 2012 5:08:44 PM

azeem40 said:
I don't think $125 is good for a quality monitor and keyboard.

Can u point me to a decent monitor? hdmi preferably
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March 13, 2012 5:09:52 PM

Raiddinn said:
You should definitely think about getting almost all the fans you can get. You need to be careful to have more outflow than inflow, but more airflow in general is always better.

The cooling setup is often the difference between a computer that performs horribly and one that performs awesomely. Avoid underestimating the usefulness of a $5 fan (or three).

The parts you chose aren't bad. The video card is a bit expensive for this budget range, but you can pull it off by cheaping out on every other part if you have to.

Can you point me to some good quality fans that are CHEAP. Please, i realized this and i need a good fan quality. 120mm 80mm 200mm whatever just something my case can support.
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March 13, 2012 5:21:48 PM

I use use basic Xigmatec 120mm fans in my case, they are like $5 each. They do what they need to which is to move air. With the large slow blades they aren't loud, either.

As far as monitors go, in my house we use DELL monitors because you can use the soundbar with them which is great. I love those things. You should be able to get a regular 19 inch for your price range.

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March 13, 2012 6:06:32 PM

Raiddinn said:
I use use basic Xigmatec 120mm fans in my case, they are like $5 each. They do what they need to which is to move air. With the large slow blades they aren't loud, either.

As far as monitors go, in my house we use DELL monitors because you can use the soundbar with them which is great. I love those things. You should be able to get a regular 19 inch for your price range.

Thanks I'll check them out
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