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First build for my father and I

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April 30, 2012 5:55:47 AM

Hello everyone,

Im new to the custom pc world and am finally building for the first time. I just ordered 2 sets of components from new egg only minutes ago. Ive been using this website for a few weeks to help me pick the parts. Please rate my build or give me suggestions.

Approximate Purchase Date: 15 mins ago


System Usage from Most to Least Important: basic office stuff for my dad's, he is extremely impatient and has always hated computers because they are "slow". Mine is for school but will be doing gaming starting May 15(D3)

Parts Not Required: os, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA


Overclocking: not until i get a new processor years from now

SLI or Crossfire: possibly for mine

Monitor Resolution: 720p on dads, 1080p on mine

Additional Comments: I didnt order a graphics cards because I wont need one for at least 2-3 weeks and my father isnt going to ever touch a game or do anything like that so i was planning on just leaving integrated graphics.

processor
i3-2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

harddrive
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram
g.skill sniper ddr3 1600 2x4gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case/psu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

monitor
Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total price for both builds(only one monitor needed) was 995 after rebates

Is it decently futureproof?

Also,
Any suggestions on a cheap graphics card that will run diablo 3 smoothly? What would be the difference in prices from one to run ultra settings vs medium high settings?


Any help would be greatly appreciated

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April 30, 2012 6:49:55 AM

Lol starting to have second guesses. would really like a quick response so I know whether to cancel my order before I go to sleep!
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April 30, 2012 6:55:52 AM

Cancel the order on the Case/PSU. RAIDMAX is a low quality unit and case maker that will fail on you.
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April 30, 2012 7:13:22 AM

Alright thanks. Does everything else seem okay?
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April 30, 2012 7:19:46 AM

Luckily, everything else is good. :) 
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