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April 21, 2012 8:42:01 AM

i only have 740$ and i still need to buy a monitor

Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans

CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-2120 3.30 GHz 3M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water

Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant

Motherboard: Biostar H61MH Intel H61 Chipset DDR3 mATX Mainboard w/ Onboard Video, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB 2.0, SATA-II, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping]

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [ 166] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB
Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD -R/ -RW CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

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April 21, 2012 9:34:03 AM

Hello zxamike;

I don't see a copy of Windows, speakers, keyboard or mouse listed. Are those already included?

Paying extra for CPU water cooling on non-overclocking budget build isn't needed. Use the stock Intel CPU cooler.
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April 21, 2012 10:14:37 AM

You also don't need a 700W power supply unless you're looking at installing dual graphics cards or a a more powerful graphics card later on. You will get away with a 450-500W power supply, maybe less.

I'll also echo the first comment. Go with the stock cooler. You're not overclocking and the stock cooler is more than quiet enough under normal conditions.

Did a little bit of digging. The case front USB is incompatible with your motherboard. The case supports a USB 3.0 header, unusually this looks to be the new standard connection instead of port extensions. It also means it cannot plug into your motherboard, or any other motherboard, which only supports USB 2.0 because the USB 3.0 header is a different design from the USB 2.0 headers. If you're happy with not having the front USB available, fair enough, but I would personally be looking at another case which has port extensions or only supports a USB 2.0 front panel.
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April 21, 2012 4:24:38 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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April 21, 2012 4:53:22 PM

WR2 said:
Hello zxamike;

I don't see a copy of Windows, speakers, keyboard or mouse listed. Are those already included?

Paying extra for CPU water cooling on non-overclocking budget build isn't needed. Use the stock Intel CPU cooler.


I've already got windows to install myself yea the mouse and keyboard come i just did not feel i needed to put it up their i have been on this website a lot but never posted by stock intel CPU cooler do you mean this one?

Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink i think its the one

also yea i love to game and use computers a lot but i am not the best with them also to be playing games that are coming out now days is the graphics card okay? i have no problem with putting them all at lowest setting

thx this is the first computer i am changing when i buy so i have no idea what i am doing :D 
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April 21, 2012 7:45:14 PM

Get 1600Mhz RAM and 500Watts PSU and get a 7850 and have stock CPU cooler... also make sure the motherboard have built in USB 3.0 slot for the USB 3.0 to work on the case
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April 21, 2012 7:47:28 PM

dont buy a watercooling system you will save a bunch of cash! Watercooling is for extreme system that likes overcloking. Use a cheap tower cpu, for a little more of $20 the CoolerMaster Tx3 its great for your needs.


Even the intel stock cooler is good enough. Investing that money into GPU its pretty good, you will run games at 1080 pretty well. that GTX560ti its awesome.


You are good with everything else, with the money you will be saving with the watercooling system, you are going to get a nice monitor. Of you think you can get a litte more expensive, changing the I3 2120 for an I5 2400 which is way much better and cost roughly 180 bucks. !!
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April 21, 2012 9:13:00 PM

it cost $722 again i still need to get my monitor and i can go over the $740 by another 50 or 60 or so so what do you think by the way i am going to find a case with USB 2.0 so it works i am cutting it close :3


Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans

CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-2120 3.30 GHz 3M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

Cooling Fan: Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]

Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant

Motherboard: Biostar H61MH Intel H61 Chipset DDR3 mATX Mainboard w/ Onboard Video, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB 2.0, SATA-II, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping]

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+51] (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+166] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+36]

Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
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April 22, 2012 12:37:06 AM

But is it a prebuild? or are you building it yourself? why don't you take out this

>>>Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant

It is not necessary. With $700 you can get something better than that. I mean better processor and motherboard.
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April 22, 2012 2:30:11 AM


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

$17.99


Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

$49.99


ZOTAC ZT-50303-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate

$219.99 Before rebate


OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$64.99 before rebate


Rosewill RIKB-11001 X-Slim Keyboard with Low Profile Chiclet Keycap Design- Retail

$9.99



ZALMAN ZM-M200 Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Mouse
$5.00 Mail-in Rebate

$11.99 before rebate


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-8GBRL

$54.99


Intel BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$89.99

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZDX 500GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$79.99


Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

$124.99


Sub Total: $724.90
Promo Code for i3: -$15.00

Total: $709.90 Before any mail in rebates

Shipping in the U.S. is free for everything on the list, You would just need Windows and a monitor.
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April 26, 2012 3:27:23 AM

i just want to thank everyone but i ended up (i am typing this on my new PC) getting a PC from best buy that was better for less with the 75$ shipping it was just to much thank you everyone you helped me find what i was look for and it is awesome
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April 26, 2012 2:06:02 PM

zxamike said:
i ended up (i am typing this on my new PC) getting a PC from best buy that was better for less

I seriously doubt that.

Anyway, enjoy :) 
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April 30, 2012 12:29:52 AM

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