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April 6, 2012 9:39:59 PM

MY FIRST BUILD EVER!! I have absolutely no pc hardware or software minus the monitor.

I can use any and all advice from parts, compatability, missing pieces( cables cords etc), bottlenecking, underusage, or anything else.

GAMING ONLY ( wanna play GW2 on high setting 1920 x 1080 ). Some Music..

Parts Required. EVERYTHING including tools, keyboard mouse, OS, any building software I may need. I only have a 1080p 23.6 monitor.

USA from Newegg.

No Crossife or SLI or OC.

$$$$. 730.61 $$$ after codes and before 20 MIR. Would like to avoid MIR if you suggest a good deal... :) .

Having mobile issues scrolling and pasting on here. So I'm gonna do a complete link from Newegg checkout. Sorry if it's a massive wall...



SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151244
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$14.99


Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153
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-$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99


Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148767
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$84.99


SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102948
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$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
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AMD Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon - OEM
Item #: N82E16800995114
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$49.99
$0.00


Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
Item #: N82E16817371034
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-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$59.99
$54.99


Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
Item #: N82E16899261003
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-$10.00 Instant
$29.99
$19.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231311
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$41.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
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$99.99
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G.SKILL 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card w/ SD Adapter Model FF-TSDG4GA-C4
Item #: N82E16820231509
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$4.99
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Genius HS-02B 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Headset
Item #: N82E16826106812
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$14.99
$9.99



i-rocks KR-6260-BK Black USB or PS/2 Wired Standard 24 Keys Anti Ghosting Gaming Keyboard
Item #:  N82E16823204034
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i-rocks IR-7571L-BK Black 4 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Gaming Mouse
Item #:  N82E16826227013
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-$12.00 Instant
-$9.00 Combo
$47.98
$26.98



Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
Item #:  N82E16819116397
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ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:  N82E16813157241
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Reg 147.98
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April 6, 2012 9:43:59 PM

Pretty decent budget build. You wont need to buy a whole toolkit, all you really need is a phillips head screwdriver. The challenger is a decent case (used to have it) but at that price range I would look at the haf 912.
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April 6, 2012 10:04:31 PM

For $800 you can do way better - the tool kit and the headset are wastes of money - you don't need them. All you need to build a build is a good philips head screwdriver and a clean surface. The Pentium G680 should not be used on a gaming PC (if that's the primary usage) - HTPCs and ultra low budget builds only. Do not go with H61 as it will severly limit your expansion options.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair CX600 V2 - $69.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600Mhz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - $84.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 - $169.99 ($10.00 MIR)

Total: $771.92 - $40.00 MIR = $731.92

If you need OS and monitor try this then:


Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair CX600 V2 - $69.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: INTEL BOXDH67DLCB3 - $89.99
CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600Mhz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - $84.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99 ($15.00 MIR)
Monitor: Acer 21.5" HD monitor - $119.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech MK320 - $24.99

Total: $892.89 - $45.00 MIR = $847.89

A little bit over budget but you don't sacrifice anything and you don't spend your money needlessly.
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April 6, 2012 10:14:07 PM

there only two parts of the build that are weak. the first one is the power supply..it not a bad one it just that with any good ps you dont want to load it more then 80 percent of it rated value. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/10/22/at...
show at idle your card draws 127w and 250w when running games. so your using 1/2 the rated vaule already on that ps with just the video card..no hard drives not led case fans..or fans..I would bump the ps to a 600w to be safe.
also for the same money as new egg micro center has better prices on cpu.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
see if new egg will price match.
why i posted the better cpu is you dont want to bottle neck the gpu. the i5-2400 with 4 cores is going to last you a long time and wont bottle neck unless your uses untral high settings and ultra high res.
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April 6, 2012 11:01:36 PM

Great info on both. I suppose I could stretch alittle more in the areas suggested. I'll make another look over and see what I can adjust.
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April 14, 2012 12:01:09 AM

Best answer selected by Anoobis87.
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