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May 5, 2012 12:30:03 AM

Purpose: Gaming and everyday use
Mission: My priority is reliability and performance for the next 2 years
Budget: $750
Notes: I won't be ordering online as I live in Hong Kong. I'll get the parts from my local shop.

Appreciate your help!

Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Intel H61
GeForce GTX 560ti OR ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
Corsair Builder Series CX500 watt
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - 120mm Sleeve RR-212E-20PK-R2
ASUS 24xDVD-RW

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May 5, 2012 12:35:03 AM

You won't need the aftermarket cooling fan. The 2100 can't be overclocked so the stock fan will do just fine.
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May 5, 2012 12:41:23 AM

Hi Pezcore. I was just reading your other posts on New builds. Really helpful and thanks for posting here.

Do you think I should get i3-2120 instead? Jsut a +20$ difference.
Would I need a bigger powersupply for the HD7850 card?
I want the machine to be as silent as possible... would the aftermarket fan help with this?
Can you recommend me any cases?

Thank you very very much!
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May 5, 2012 12:41:59 AM

Best answer selected by rhao1488.
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May 5, 2012 12:43:39 AM

One more thing, if I was a SSD, can you recommend one for me?
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May 5, 2012 12:47:51 AM

If the 2120 was less than $5-10 higher than I would say yes. At $20, no I wouldn't.

The 7850 is a better GPU than the 560ti. If they are close in price get it.

Even using the more power hungry 560ti you are only around 420 watts, so your PSU is fine.

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For an SSD I'd recommend the Crucial M4 or the Mushkin Chronos but for your budget I'd skip the SSD.
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May 5, 2012 12:52:24 AM

Awesomeness! So excited! Newegg instructional videos here I come
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May 5, 2012 1:06:58 AM

Have fun and enjoy!
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