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May 22, 2012 1:37:53 AM

Hello Everyone.

I need your help and advice on my computer build. I am ordering everything from Newegg. Pleas help me so I can order soon. Many thanks in advance.

Its uses:
- home theater
- graphic intensive video games
- downloading very large files from the internet
- lots of internet use
- I will NOT overclock

While looking at my parts, please try to answer these questions. Answer as many as possible!
- Will all my parts work together properly?
- Will all my parts fit properly in the case? This especially goes for the CPU cooler touching the memory sticks and video card.
- Will there be a bottleneck? Caused by the motherboard, video card, memory, or processor?
- Does my motherboard offer USB 3.0 connections to the front of my case?
- Does my power supply offer sufficient power?
- Will my fan do its job well?
- Do I need to buy a network card and any cables/connectors?
- Overall quality of parts?

Below is my build: I was aiming for a $650 build but got a tad high.

Motherboard: $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Burner/Reader: $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermal Compound: $12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total (including rebates/shipping) = $680

Again, Many thanks for all your advice and time you are spending to help me.
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
May 22, 2012 5:00:14 AM

I cant be bothered clicking all your links but dont waste $12 on thermal paste when there is already some included with the cpu cooler .

That $12 is enough to get you a Radeon 6870 instead of the 6850

and leave the aftermarket cpu cooler out altogether and you hit your price target

the raidmax psu is junk . A small red switch on the back to change the voltage is a sure sign you should not buy it . Only 80+ bronze rated psu's or better
This one is $10 more but is excellent quality
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 22, 2012 5:22:52 AM

outlander_04 pretty much covered it. Especialy the powersupply. Raidmax=junk. The motherboard does have connectors for front usb, the parts are compatable, but the link for the case just goes to Neweggs home page, so I cant tell what case you picked. I would get a better video card. If you are not overclocking there is no need for the aftermarket heatsink/fan unit, so then you dont have to worry if its in the way
here is another good psu suggestion..a bit cheaper than outlanders but it is a good unit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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