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April 7, 2012 5:34:43 PM

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI 870A-G54 (FX) AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is about it.

I do already have window 7/Monitor/Keyboard(Although I'm looking for Good mechnical Keyboard atm)/Mouse

My budget is between $600~800
(It can go over if needed.)

I was just wondering if you guys had any suggestion to make it better without moving the price range too much.
Because this is the first computer I'll be building.
Thank you :D 
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Computer usage is mostly for Strategy/RPG/FPS/Sport Online Gaming which often doesnt require much.
I'm planning on playing all the new games coming up [GW2 D3 which i'm not too worried about]

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April 7, 2012 5:47:47 PM

First of all, go with Intel. AMD makes horrible CPU's.

A pretty good mobo/CPU combo is an ASUS P8Z68-v with an intel i5-2550k

A nice case to get is the CM Haf 922. EXcelent cooling for the price.

Also, where is your GPU? It is the most important part in a gaming build
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April 7, 2012 5:50:28 PM

2500k > 2550k.
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April 7, 2012 5:54:28 PM

Get a 6870, a few more dollars gives you quite the performance boost compared to the 6850.
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April 7, 2012 5:55:09 PM

Hi, welcome to the forums.

You did good! A pretty nice build you got there. However there's still room for improvement.
-This PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's in stock.
-This RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
cheaper/faster and looks just as good.
-This board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Not deactivated.
-This CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Faster/better.
-This video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Significantly faster.
-This HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cheaper.

I would like to propose an Intel system though. You can get an i3-2100 which outperforms most AMD quads for around the same price. A 965 system is alright, though.
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April 7, 2012 5:58:19 PM

A 2500k in a $800 build is not a good idea. You end up compromising the GPU power which is much more important. If it was a $1,000 build then the 2500k would be a no-brainer. The i3-2100 is the chip he needs to look at.
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April 7, 2012 5:59:14 PM

The 2120 is only $3 more. :p 
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April 7, 2012 6:00:24 PM

azeem40 said:
2500k > 2550k.


Potato, Potatoe
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April 7, 2012 6:01:38 PM

The i5-2500k has an IGP, which is very helpful. When OCed, there is NO difference.
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April 7, 2012 6:03:01 PM

azeem40 said:
The 2120 is only $3 more. :p 
Fair enough. You get my point :kaola: 
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April 8, 2012 6:49:30 AM

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April 8, 2012 6:52:52 AM

striker410 said:
Hi, welcome to the forums.

You did good! A pretty nice build you got there. However there's still room for improvement.
-This PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's in stock.
-This RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
cheaper/faster and looks just as good.
-This board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Not deactivated.
-This CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Faster/better.
-This video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Significantly faster.
-This HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cheaper.

I would like to propose an Intel system though. You can get an i3-2100 which outperforms most AMD quads for around the same price. A 965 system is alright, though.



Everyone else's help was much appreciated as this but, I found this to be the "most" helpful for me.
Thank you for such detailed help,
[Switching CPU to Intel due to many advices that was given]
My only concern now is choosing between i3-2100 you've mentioned and i5-2550 that people have recommended me
I'm thinking of getting this for my motherboard. I could spend the extra $100~200 if I needed to but, my question is, is it worth it?
ASUS P8Z68-V LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Everything else I'm following your advice on it directly.
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April 8, 2012 5:23:50 PM

the i3-2100 (or 2120, which I would advise getting) can't really be compared to the 2500k or 2550k. The 2100 costs $120, the 2500k costs $220. To get a $220 CPU in your budget you would need to make significant cuts in other areas, most likely the video card. If you can fit the 2500k and a decent GPU (nothing below a GTX 560 Ti/6870) then it would be wise. Otherwise getting an i3-2100 is your best bet.

If you want a motherboard with sufficient upgrade capabilities, this is the mobo you want.
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
More capable, better features and better price than the Asus. ASRock actually used to be part of Asus but decided to spin off. Do you need the upgradability of this board though? probably not. A cheaper board would do the trick.

If you were to go this route, how much do you have left over for a video card?

Cheers.
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