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May 7, 2012 7:06:10 AM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Hey guys. This will be the first computer I've ever built. I was just curious if I matched up everything alright? I plan to upgrade in the near future, but money was a little tight and I wanted to get something together for Diablo III. Am I missing anything or is there anything that I need to change? And I CAN change out some pieces such as the video card and CPU later, correct? I'm a little nervous about getting the right pieces and I would love to get some knowledgeable opinions. Thanks very much!

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May 7, 2012 7:09:46 AM

Markvanperry said:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Hey guys. This will be the first computer I've ever built. I was just curious if I matched up everything alright? I plan to upgrade in the near future, but money was a little tight and I wanted to get something together for Diablo III. Am I missing anything or is there anything that I need to change? And I CAN change out some pieces such as the video card and CPU later, correct? I'm a little nervous about getting the right pieces and I would love to get some knowledgeable opinions. Thanks very much!

What is going to be the primary uses for your build?
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May 7, 2012 7:12:52 AM

Immediate uses will be Diablo III, interneting, and watching videos. After I upgrade my video card, however, I want a really powerful gaming system.
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May 7, 2012 10:11:41 AM

Here's two builds to consider.

1) The OCZ Modstream line of psu's are priced cheap because they are built cheap. They are only suggested in super small budget builds.

2) Always go for low profile RAM. That way it doesn't impede your cpu heat sink.

3) Over clocking with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge doesn't net you much gain with gaming in regards to more FPS. Previous sockets it did, but not so much with socket 1155.

4) Always try to balance your build. Not too much $$$ in any one component so you don't short yourself in other parts of your build. Like that motherboard you have up there is close to $200 yet that 550 ti is a pretty crappy video card. Balance is what it's all about.

5) Try to find a case with front 3.0 USB ports since all these new Panther Point boards have the front 3.0 USB header.

6) Most people never get around to adding a second video card for the fact something newer and faster comes along by the time they think about adding a second card.

7) Other than FSX I don't honestly know of any games out there that take advantage of hyper threading.


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Mid-Tower-... $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005A2RJJ8/ref=ox_sc_a... $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $269.98 save: $10.00
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

Low profile RAM...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

Free shipping...make every $ count when your on a tight budget.

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

This is the newer and updated version of that Seagate 1TB h/d.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003


Dual card build (option to add another vid card later on) down below.

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Series-80PLUS-Performance-com... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $379.98 save: $10.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack


http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5-OC-GeForce... $219.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC NVIDIA GeForce GTX560 Ti, 1GB GDDR5, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, PCI Express 2.0 X16 Graphics Card

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Graph... $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1463-KR


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp... <----- gtx 560 vs gtx 560 ti review w/benchmarks
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