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May 24, 2012 3:36:51 AM

Greetings, this is my first time building a PC and needless to say I am very intimidated I might screw up some where...anyways here is my setup: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

I plan to run modern games on medium to high settings and I have no intention of overclocking anything...how is the build? Also while were at it, which website is best in learning how to build a PC for a guy like me? I am completely illiterate when it comes to computers.

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May 24, 2012 3:53:59 AM

Noone but you can see your wishlist. you have to go back to Newegg and change it to a public wishlist.
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May 24, 2012 4:03:47 AM

Yea... Knock your self out... But kinda late now. i3 is good but 6850 is kinda eh now.

Everything is compatible and your good to go
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May 24, 2012 4:08:04 AM

Ya, i3 and 6850 are kind of old...but I'm not really interested in maxing out current and modern games, if I can run them on medium to high then I'm a happy camper. But for this price (around 750 dollars for the PC minus the peripherals like the monitor etc) this is a good deal right? I have always heard newegg was an amazing place to buy PC parts. Also...do you guys have any recommendations on which website/video I should watch to learn how to build a PC? I am a complete noob :( 
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May 24, 2012 6:13:08 AM

Ditto for the above. If possible get an i5 2500k and something like a 7850, but thatl power modern games at a decent clip.

Iv found the NCIX Tech Tips on Youtube to be really helpful. I knew nothing about PC's when I started my rig, these videos have massively helped me figure stuff out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIJx6Y3tofg&feature=relm...

That video is a full system build, it goes for a while but I suggest watching it and the cable management video (hell, watch everything. All of it is gold)
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May 24, 2012 6:58:43 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $187.98 save: $17.00
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $182.98 save: $12.00
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $59.99 + .99 shipping
Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W ATX Power Supply | 80 PLUS Bronze and Active PFC

http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-6870-GDDR5-Graphi... $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card

or...

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.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Integr... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers
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May 26, 2012 12:15:00 AM

Rockdpm said:
Yea... Knock your self out... But kinda late now. i3 is good but 6850 is kinda eh now.

Everything is compatible and your good to go


The 6850 is still better than a lot of the competition including the 7750 and 7770. Although that build is good I would ditch the motherboard - mATX is never a good way to go on a full desktop system as you forfeit a lot of expansion options. This would be a better motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 26, 2012 1:22:12 AM

Not everyone wants expansion options for their systems.
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