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$600 to $800 First Build

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May 17, 2012 7:01:34 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 600-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the Intenert and Programming with some Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: This is my first build. I will attach the parts I have looked at and am debating whether I should get.. I would really like some feedback, suggestions, or any replacements for the items listed that you guys would think would be a better choice or if this configuration would even work. I am very new to this and would love some help. Thanks and here is a working list of the parts I have assembled.

Motherboard:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Computer Case:
Rosewill R363-M-BK Black Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply

Graphics Card:
MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Processor:
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CPU Fan:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Computer Case Fan:
COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm Silent operation Red LED case fan

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May 18, 2012 12:18:09 AM

Thank you for the help. I will grab those instead. I am assuming everything else is ok then. Thanks again.
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May 18, 2012 12:28:59 AM

MAIN PROBLEM!!!!!!

Your case is too small lol. It's a Micro ATX case and it wont fit your ATX motherboard.
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May 18, 2012 1:00:28 AM

The i5 is not OC'able. If you don't OC, then the stock heatsink is fine. No need to get a Hyper 212+.
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May 18, 2012 2:57:05 AM

haha thanks. I can't believe I overlooked such a detail. Fpoon, would it be worth my while to get a processor that is OCable than use the i5?
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May 18, 2012 1:27:35 PM

Ah thank you. I will look into this right away and see what I prefer.
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May 18, 2012 2:27:57 PM

Hey im building a pc in the same price range, here is what i got if that can help your a bit.

-CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 - $189.99
-Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 ATX GA-Z77-DS3H - $104.99
-Ram: corsair vengeance blue 8GB-$44.99
-Case: Cooler Master Elite 430  -  $45.40
-PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX  V2 500-Watt 80 Plus - $56.03
-HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB- $99.99
-Optical drive: ASUS 24x DRW B1ST -24  - $21.48
-GPU:  SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6950 - $229.99
-Case Fan: Cooler Master 120mm Case Fan 4-in-1 - $13.26

Total: $806.11
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May 18, 2012 6:17:55 PM


Thank you. It's good to see what others are using in their builds. It gives me a good place to compare. I think I have it figured out mostly. I have a few changes overall. I adopted a smaller hard drive by seagate and less ram, because I don't I really need as much as I first put. I took the suggestion for the new GPU and chose the 2500k for the processor. I took out the case fan, because I believe the case I chose comes with a front and rear fan. I also took out the CPU fan for now. I will get that at a later time. Does this final customization look all right to you guys?
Motherboard:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Computer Case:
RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Graphics Card:
ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Processor:
Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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May 18, 2012 11:02:11 PM

Z77 is not necessary for 2500k/6850, get a Z68 and you should be fine. And save money.

EDIT: I'm planning a build for my friend Billy, check it out. It costs about $700 for now, and if you add a SSD and the Hyper 212 EVO (better than 212+), you will come just under $800.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3R1PM94EVWLP...
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