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Its been a long time since I built a computer. suggestions?

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May 18, 2012 11:36:44 PM

I am planning to build a computer soon. I am looking at these parts http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... I just want to know if this will work well. Will there be a lot of bottle necking? Is there enough room for the power supply and the graphics card? is there enough power? any of these answers would help a lot.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 12:02:19 AM

If this is a specific gaming build you can do better for the money .

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May 19, 2012 12:38:35 AM

Outlander_04 said:
If this is a specific gaming build you can do better for the money .
what would you change?
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 12:52:25 AM

Let me guess - you went on Newegg and picked all the highest rated parts. That's never a good way to go, the Antec 900 is old and outdated (has *NO* cable management) and the 570 is easily eclipsed by the 670. That motherboard is way overkill and you should put that money in the GPU. You don't need 7 Pro if you're not going to be using more than 16GB RAM or running backwards compatibility mode.

Try this build for $1500:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - $89.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $29.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $129.99
HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $119.99
Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $79.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1,506.85
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May 19, 2012 1:10:41 AM

You should get the I5-3570k, 8 gigabytes of ram, a cheaper motherboard, a better brand psu, and a better ssd and graphics card. Here are links to part changes

mobo $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8 gigs ram at 1600 MHz and 7 timings $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vertex 3 120 gigabyte $129
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 550 watt psu $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I5-3750k $239
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Evga 670 $399
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get the graphics card now because 670's go in and out of stock quickly
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 1:36:15 AM

adgjlsfhk said:
You should get the I5-3570k, 8 gigabytes of ram, a cheaper motherboard, a better brand psu, and a better ssd and graphics card. Here are links to part changes

mobo $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8 gigs ram at 1600 MHz and 7 timings $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vertex 3 120 gigabyte $129
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 550 watt psu $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I5-3750k $239
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Evga 670 $399
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get the graphics card now because 670's go in and out of stock quickly



That looks good but Rosewill is not a good PSU maker and the Vertex 3 isn't a good SSD choice, plus you need a secondary storage solution with any SSD.
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May 19, 2012 2:06:42 AM

thanks for all these great suggestions. I have made a few changes if you want to check it out (same link. I want to keep the over powered motherboard though for upgrades in the future
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a b ) Power supply
a c 106 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 2:17:03 AM

g-unit1111 said:
That looks good but Rosewill is not a good PSU maker and the Vertex 3 isn't a good SSD choice, plus you need a secondary storage solution with any SSD.


i'd like to partially disagree on the statement that rosewill doesnt make good PSU's, they may not be the best, but they have much more value to them.

Eggxpert has the capstone and hive series as tier 2 as a community

Jonnyguru has the capstone series labeled as a 9.1 (which is made in the same generation as the hive series) and the rosewill Lightning series as a 9.0

even older series like the rosewill xtreme series and the rp500 aren't that low. these rosewill ones even score past the corsair cx series everyone likes to throw into their budget build O_o

edit: when someone question why rosewills psus are "cheap". the reason for it is because Rosewill is Newegg's home brand company. thats why several combo deals on newegg have rosewill parts on them, and rosewill products easily go on sale. essentially, the hive series does what it needs, its just a normal ps that constantly goes on sale. the only real upgrade for around the same price would be the seasonic M12II 520w
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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 3:47:32 AM

dudewitbow said:
i'd like to partially disagree on the statement that rosewill doesnt make good PSU's, they may not be the best, but they have much more value to them.

Eggxpert has the capstone and hive series as tier 2 as a community

Jonnyguru has the capstone series labeled as a 9.1 (which is made in the same generation as the hive series) and the rosewill Lightning series as a 9.0

even older series like the rosewill xtreme series and the rp500 aren't that low. these rosewill ones even score past the corsair cx series everyone likes to throw into their budget build O_o

edit: when someone question why rosewills psus are "cheap". the reason for it is because Rosewill is Newegg's home brand company. thats why several combo deals on newegg have rosewill parts on them, and rosewill products easily go on sale. essentially, the hive series does what it needs, its just a normal ps that constantly goes on sale. the only real upgrade for around the same price would be the seasonic M12II 520w


Well at least Rosewill is way better than Tiger Direct's *AWFUL* Ultra brand - they're no better than junk brands like Raidmax and Apevia.
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May 19, 2012 1:28:41 PM

Your ssd is out of stock.
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May 19, 2012 9:11:04 PM

so is the graphics card... ssd eta is Monday, no idea when i'll be able to get my card
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May 19, 2012 9:13:51 PM

g-unit1111 said:
That looks good but Rosewill is not a good PSU maker and the Vertex 3 isn't a good SSD choice, plus you need a secondary storage solution with any SSD.

I disagree - The Rosewill Capstone and HIVE are two very reliable quality units.
"Hive line, Sirtec B14C Bronze units, 550/650/750W variants, this series is identical to OCZ's new ZS line while also being modular. "
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