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May 24, 2012 3:50:50 PM

Hello all, I'm new to building PCs but I am very interested in it and is quickly becoming something I enjoy doing. Originally I set out for a new computer because I needed to be able to play diablo 3, and it really has turned into something else entirely. I was hoping to build a custom computer to gain more knowledge. My budget would be around $700 to $1000. This is what I have come up with. I was wondering what everyone thinks, open to any constructive criticism.
There is no purchase date. I do not require keyboard, mouse, or monitor. Using newegg to build piece by piece, and I'm in the U.S. I'm interested in using the intel processors i5-2500 and up. Overclocking and crossfire- maybe. Also I would be using the integrated graphics in the intel processor (I know it's crap, but would work for the couple of weeks until I can save up for a new graphics card.), I plan to purchase a Radeon HD 7770, a little bit later.


-LITE-ON Internal 24x DVD-Writer Black SATA
$21.99
-Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$119.99
-Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
$49.99
-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
$179.99
-Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable
-COMBO DEAL-
-Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX,
$234.98 (Combined total)
-Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500
-COMBO DEAL-
-MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$284.98
I don't know about the mobo, since it's a h77, got it in a combo, but the combo price isn't great so I could upgrade that if need be. Tell me what you all think. All opinions, and help greatly appreciated.

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May 24, 2012 3:54:42 PM

From where are you quoting the prices ???

You can a build a great Computer with that price range.
Look at newegg.com
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May 24, 2012 3:58:30 PM

These are all newegg prices and combo's
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May 24, 2012 3:59:55 PM

Doorsfan1 said:
These are all newegg prices and combo's



Just wait a half an hour. I'll get a much better build.
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May 24, 2012 4:06:01 PM

Really??? HA, yeah I am pretty new to this, though I thought it was a good one, but yeah I would love to see what's within my range.
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May 24, 2012 4:40:24 PM

Here's a build :

CPU & RAM: $280- i5-3570K & Corsair Vengeance 8GB(latest gen intel CPU, which are overclockable)

Motherboard & CPU Cooler: $145- MSI Z77A- G43 & CM Hyper 212 EVO(cooler to take care of overclocking needs)

PSU & Case: $122- Corsiar Builder CX500 & Corsair Carbide 300R(500 Watt is more than enough, as the newer generation GPU & CPU are much more Power efficient)

HDD & Optical Drive: $102- WD Cavier Blue 1TB & Samsung

OS: $100- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit

GPU : $250- XFX Radeon 7850(latest GPU from AMD , provides best bang for buck for this price)

Total(Excluding Rebates): 999 USD

Rebates: 30 USD
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May 24, 2012 5:05:01 PM

Wow, that looks great, thank you. This may sound dumb, but what does the OEM mean on windows 7, I've seen that, I just thought that I couldn't purchase those due to the fact they are for manufacturing companies? Also that is cheaper because it is just the 64 bit, rather then the 64 bit and 32 bit?
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May 24, 2012 5:08:32 PM

Doorsfan1 said:
Wow, that looks great, thank you. This may sound dumb, but what does the OEM mean on windows 7, I've seen that, I just thought that I couldn't purchase those due to the fact they are for manufacturing companies? Also that is cheaper because it is just the 64 bit, rather then the 64 bit and 32 bit?



OEM- Original Equipment Manufacturer. Means you can install it on 1 PC only. whether 32bit or 64bit they both cost the same.
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May 24, 2012 5:11:55 PM

Wow, you are awesome man, that's really cool, just right there you have saved me a lot of money. I do not know a whole lot, but am interested in getting into this, would you just say experiment with custom builds and read up on some things?

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May 24, 2012 5:16:10 PM

Doorsfan1 said:
Wow, you are awesome man, that's really cool, just right there you have saved me a lot of money. I do not know a whole lot, but am interested in getting into this, would you just say experiment with custom builds and read up on some things?


Do read up. It 'll help you in case you get stuck.
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May 24, 2012 6:14:42 PM

Only thing I see with z_4's build is you are out of room to SLI/CF with that PSU. Nice tho!
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May 24, 2012 7:20:04 PM

Oh, dual gpu, well probably wouldn't do anyways, as long as there would be enough room for all of those components I think it would be great.
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May 24, 2012 7:22:46 PM

Hey, thanks for the help guys, I'm going to go with z_4's design.
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May 24, 2012 7:24:46 PM

CrossFireX = 2 or more AMD graphics cards
SLI = 2 or more NVIDIA graphics cards

They mean the same thing lol.
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May 24, 2012 8:29:34 PM

Not bad build. I'd rather get an 670 out of 1k build:

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Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate


$69.99
$54.99
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MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127675
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


$399.99
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$13.00 Combo


$102.98
$79.98
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CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139020
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233144
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$174.98
$129.98
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157279
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo


$334.98
$306.98
Subtotal: $971.92
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May 24, 2012 8:54:35 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $151.98 save: $8.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING $5 off w/ promo code Corsair52229, limited offer
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <---- another look at that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $144.98 save: $15.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates
OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=B75%20Pro3 <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios download

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

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/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $96.48 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $816.40 *not including shipping, rebates and promo codes
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May 31, 2012 4:59:29 AM

Best answer selected by Doorsfan1.
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