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May 22, 2012 6:35:10 AM

Hey community,

Approximate Purchase Date: whenever

Budget Range: 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming/photoshop/lightroom

Parts Not Required: keyboard/mouse/monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect or newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: prefer Intel.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: needs to run Photoshop and D3 smoothly.

So I am putting together a new build for someone for about $600. Here is what I have so far:

i3 2120
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Asus P8H61
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Vengance 4GB (already have a stick of this, so this needs to stay)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Ultra Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Sony DVD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

5770
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CX500
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Windows 7
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

What do you guys think? Its at $603 right now, so I would not like to move it right now (correct my math if I'm wrong).

Thanks
-Gunner

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May 22, 2012 7:19:04 AM

all the parts look compatible to me. congrats on your new system
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May 22, 2012 7:29:37 AM

It is good.
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May 22, 2012 6:24:53 PM

While the build is indeed good, I have one vital tip that might not be very practiced on this forum. You could easily take off $100 and upgrade many of the parts by removing Windows 7 off of the build itself. You can download Windows 7 and install the setup to a USB stick or you can take the legal way out and download Windows 8 instead and pray that there are drivers for it. I really suggest you do one of those to be able to upgrade the parts, because without Windows on the build, this is what I recommend.

MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AZRX 750GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Four Fans - 2 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Rear 120mm Fan, Support up to 6 Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-IF NECESSARIES-
EDIMAX EW-7811Un Wireless Nano Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Data Rates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 x APEVIA CF12S-BK 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Price without the IF NECESSARIES: $594
Price with: $612
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May 22, 2012 10:47:28 PM

insertnocoins said:
While the build is indeed good, I have one vital tip that might not be very practiced on this forum. You could easily take off $100 and upgrade many of the parts by removing Windows 7 off of the build itself. You can download Windows 7 and install the setup to a USB stick or you can take the legal way out and download Windows 8 instead and pray that there are drivers for it. I really suggest you do one of those to be able to upgrade the parts, because without Windows on the build, this is what I recommend.

MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AZRX 750GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Four Fans - 2 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Rear 120mm Fan, Support up to 6 Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-IF NECESSARIES-
EDIMAX EW-7811Un Wireless Nano Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Data Rates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 x APEVIA CF12S-BK 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Price without the IF NECESSARIES: $594
Price with: $612


I am aware that taking Windows off will free up the budget a bit, and if this was my $600 computer, I would for sure do that, but being as it is for a client, I would like to give them the greatest satisfaction possible.

That being said, he does want to keep his 1TB hard drive, that has Windows 7 or Vista or something on it. So that takes like $175 off of my budget. I revised this late last night, so I didn't take your message into consideration before doing so.

That also being said, I probably will use the i5-3450, since I kinda want a free T-shirt. Here is my revised version:

i5-3450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS Radeon 6870
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Asus P8H61-M (to be fair, he also needs USB ports. The Asus has 6, where the ASrock has 4)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Sony Optiarc
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

MSI IN-9410 Raptor Mid Tower Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance Desktop Memory Module - 4GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

$554.

Also, I am not planning on using rebates, as I forget more than anything.

EDIT: Fail I forgot the PSU.

CX500
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

$614 then
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May 24, 2012 1:17:39 AM

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz 199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H675FS1G Radeon HD 6750 1GB 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB 74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X 14.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower 29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

525.92



510.92 with 6670

MSI R6670-MD1GD3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 74.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 24, 2012 1:21:15 AM

I would think photoshop would like a quad core, compared to a dual core for rendering and high speed calculations, i would go the the fx 4170, saves money, and is a beast with games
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June 5, 2012 8:54:16 PM

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