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April 12, 2012 2:00:12 AM

hi i am charlie!
I am 16 and am going to try to build a pc. Do you think it is worth it is worth it for me to try to build my own pc?
My other task which would be awesome for you guys to do is that i am going to have a 700 dollar budget. I would like all parts excluding a case, mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
I already have a case so the whole $700 is into the parts excluding the case! Some requirements follow...
A 1tb hard drive, a quad core cpu or better, 8 gb of RAM, and a cd and dvd drive and if possible a blueray drive as well.
Thanks for all help and i really appreciate all effort you give!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 12, 2012 2:30:57 AM

I definitely think it would be a more cost effective and a great experience for you to build your computer. As KCSmacker mentioned, which case do you have? Also, what are you planning on using your computer for? Gaming?
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April 12, 2012 2:43:25 AM

dude, $700 is plenty to build a kick a$$ system with better specs than you'd get for that price from a name brand retailer.

here's the system i'm currently planning on building this summer:

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 motherboard - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm torn between the 6 core 3.3GHX FX 6100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the quad core 4.2GHZ FX-4100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
both for $140

16GB DDR3 Memory - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card is where your budget take a hit, you can go up to around $400 or more, but really, this will do you just fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$190 EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB

You can go all out and spend $100+ on a watercooling system if you want, but if you don't plan to overclock, this is all you need (I add an extra fan so it has two fans)
http://www.directron.com/rrh10122fkra.html
Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RA - $14.00 (add another $5 or so for a second fan)
don't let the cheap price fool you - i've deployed a dozen or so of this model cooler and never had a problem

Right now on sale - 2TB hdd for $125
http://www.directron.com/st2000dl003.html

That's altogether $655 plus shipping (and some states have to pay tax to newegg)

don't cheap out on a power supply (i.e. use the one you have already), you'll be sorry.
you have $45 left in budget, so i'd go with this trustworthy brand (cooler master) 500W - $38:
http://www.directron.com/rs500pcara3.html

that all might be a tad over $700 once you factor in shipping, but that's a totally kick a$$ system. (you could cut some co$t out of that by going with only 8GB instead of 16GB RAM)


The motherboard has 8channel digital audio out, so no need to waste money on a sound card.

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April 12, 2012 2:57:14 AM

ericpeacock79 said:
dude, $700 is plenty to build a kick a$$ system with better specs than you'd get for that price from a name brand retailer.

here's the system i'm currently planning on building this summer:

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 motherboard - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm torn between the 6 core 3.3GHX FX 6100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the quad core 4.2GHZ FX-4100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
both for $140

16GB DDR3 Memory - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card is where your budget take a hit, you can go up to around $400 or more, but really, this will do you just fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$190 EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB

You can go all out and spend $100+ on a watercooling system if you want, but if you don't plan to overclock, this is all you need (I add an extra fan so it has two fans)
http://www.directron.com/rrh10122fkra.html
Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RA - $14.00 (add another $5 or so for a second fan)
don't let the cheap price fool you - i've deployed a dozen or so of this model cooler and never had a problem

Right now on sale - 2TB hdd for $125
http://www.directron.com/st2000dl003.html

That's altogether $655 plus shipping (and some states have to pay tax to newegg)

don't cheap out on a power supply (i.e. use the one you have already), you'll be sorry.
you have $45 left in budget, so i'd go with this trustworthy brand (cooler master) 500W - $38:
http://www.directron.com/rs500pcara3.html

that all might be a tad over $700 once you factor in shipping, but that's a totally kick a$$ system. (you could cut some co$t out of that by going with only 8GB instead of 16GB RAM)



The motherboard has 8channel digital audio out, so no need to waste money on a sound card.


I would not suggest this build. 8gb is all you need. 1TB can save some money to spend on a better PSU. Cooler master is not really trustworthy. the 560 is outperformed by the cheaper 6870, The motherboard can not be upgraded with another card, and the fx CPUs are not very good compared to the Intel and Phenom Chips.
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