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May 26, 2012 9:42:04 PM

Hi looking for some help. I am new to computer building and was wondering if these parts are compatible/decent for gaming. I will need recommendations on a power supply,hdd, and cpu fan. Budget for the comp itself around $700ish. Must be able to play wow,diablo 3, tera, stwor, and gw 2 (once it launches) medium/high with 30+ fps. My computer is usually on around 20 hrs a day so how many fans for the case would you suggest? Also not sure on the graphics its between that or the gtx 560 ti i believe both around the same price on newegg. If you must know the resolution of the monitor i havent purchased one yet but it wont be if any bigger then my 18.5 diagonal all in one pc i kinda like the size resolution is 1366x768 or something like that lol. Optical i dont care about rarely use them so a dvd player one will be fine. Dont think im forgetting anything else if so let me know. Plan on purchasing parts to build one within the next week or so. Thanks for any help. :hello: 


Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550


MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

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May 26, 2012 9:50:25 PM

the card that you chose is around a 560ti 448. i'd suggest that you get 8gb of ram because it helps when you are multi-tasking. nice build. a great power supply is a ocz zt550-650w. thy are fully modular and have reasonalbly good prce
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May 26, 2012 9:59:49 PM

I think you should play on a monitor with a higher resolution, I think you'd enjoy it more.
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May 26, 2012 10:04:07 PM


Wow thank god i found this forum would take a whole day for someone to comment on my eggxpert post. So lil more ram, decent case (was gonna be a cheapie lol), power supply, and diff card. Any thing else you guys would suggest? Do all the wires come with the parts? What settings do you think i could run tera on with 30+ fps? Im starting to get a lil excited was waiting for someone to say my parts were total crap.
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May 26, 2012 10:08:46 PM

Zrobbb i probably would however im content with that. Ive been playing wow for the past 6 or so years and never had a comp that could run it above low graphics with decent fps. Lil bigger wouldnt hurt tho could i hook it up to my 42 inch lcd hd tv? lol jk. Im also house shopping so im not trying to go above 1k with everything monitor,comp,windows, maybe new mouse and keyboard. So not to worried about the size of the monitor just the quality of the graphics would love to see wow on ultra and the newer mmos on med/high.
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May 26, 2012 10:12:16 PM

actually given the resolution of your monitor you can save a lot on the graphics card .
I missed that before .
A Radeon 6870 is going to max out any game at that resolution .

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May 26, 2012 10:13:14 PM

I might humbly reqamend you get a i3 2120 and spend the difference on a better GPU. 2 cores will SLAY wow and every other MMO
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May 26, 2012 10:48:22 PM


What is the usual resolution these days? 1920 x 1080 resolution? if so i can grab one of them at wally world prices are pretty much $100 bucks for the 1366 vs $160 for 1920 x 1080 not much of a difference there to me in price. So once i get all the parts ill just grab a 1920x1080 i thought price difference would of been huge but apparently not.
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May 27, 2012 2:28:01 AM

So here is the list so far and hopefully this is my last post just wanted to make sure before i bought everything that it will work lol.



Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550



MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

XFX Core/Pro Series 550W


G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT


HGST Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721050DLE630 (0F13178) 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card




NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



God i hope we are good now i just wanna buy the parts and make it lol. Total with my calculator came to around $750 minus windows. Am i missing anything? Do i need to purchase any wires? I do have old opticals i could use if not ill just go to walmart and grab one.
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May 27, 2012 3:08:37 AM

There is a lot of standardization at 1080p .
1920 x 1080 resolution for monitors and tv's

the gamma case won an award for being cheap . They wished they had the money for an antec 300

an Antec 300 two or CM HAF 912 advanced would give you front USB 3 ports

A dvd drive? About $19 for a SATA dvd

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May 27, 2012 6:56:05 AM

A case is a case to me it just sits on the side of my desk. Supposably has good air flow and since its steel it can take a knock or two. Dropped my old compaq last year out of a van onto blacktop and it still runs im prettty sure that case was cheap considering the bundle was $300 in 2000. Thanks for resolution info tho and ya i have some dvd players laying around from a previous hp that died cpl years ago.
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May 27, 2012 7:17:47 AM

if its ugly you will grow tired of looking at it

if its loud you will grow tired of listening to it
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May 28, 2012 12:00:52 AM

get antec 302. its better becuase it has more cable routing space and usb 3
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June 1, 2012 4:59:14 AM

Well finally got all the parts today and the computer is working except the graphics. Took me around 4 hours to get this computer together pretty much because i didnt want to mess it up and wanted to make sure everything worked. Well pieced together put on the graphics card the whole time i had the newegg computer build video on my other comp playing he hooked up a pci cable to the card then to the monitor. Well the monitor i bought doesnt have one so i was hm wtf so i tried the vga from the monitor to the computer graphics card has 2 6 pin so i plugged in both from the power supply hit start and i see no signal on the monitor yet the computer was running all 3 fans were running. So im guessing i have to plug directly into the monitor and graphics card to get a picture. If not then i guess its broke. The monitor i bought was sort of a cheapie $120 buck Aoc only reason i grabbed it was because it goes up to 1920x1080 thought it was a steal. AOC - 21.5" Widescreen LED HD Monitor - Black comes with DVI-D with HDCP Input and VGA. Graphics card
XFX FX-785A-CDFC AMD Radeon HD 7850 Double Dissipation Edition Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, 860MHz, Dual MiniDP, HDMI, Dual DVI, PCI-E, Double Dissipation Edition, CrossFire ready

So i look at both ports one is a Dvd-D (monitor) graphics has 2x Dvi-i . Is there a cable like that? both are females so i would need a male/male cable. If there is a cable like that and someone can let me know before tomm noonish ill be happy plan on buying one if they exist if not guess im screwed lol.

The monitor works with only 1 6 pin in the video card but once i put the other in it i always get the no display message also the fans wont spin. Computer doesnt recognize it tho when only the 1 6 pin is in. If i put both 6 pins in the fans kick on computer starts but i get no display error on monitor. Thinking i need the cable hope its that.


This computer is so quiet my typing is louder then it and its sitting right next to me i can even hear the clock 15 feet away ticking. Case is a lil flimsy but other then that im happy with it.
Thanks everyone for the help even if we disagreed about some things still thanks.
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June 1, 2012 6:23:25 AM

Thats exactly how cables are . Two males .
Im surprised there wasn't one in with the monitor
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June 1, 2012 8:58:17 AM

Nope i knew it wasnt going to be great lol. Its the only monitor i saw with a 1600+ resolution for under $160. Only gave me the standard vga. Guessing im gonna need some kind of connector unless they fit the same sockets dual dvi-i to dual dvi-d. Wish this damn monitor had a hdmi would of been so much easier. I logged onto wow earlier with the integrated graphics before it was finished downloading and saw 140 fps lol think it was messed up. So hopefully i can get this video card today to work once i go to store and get a connector or cable. Ill just stop in this one computer store and ask them they make their own and sell parts hopefully they will know also have to return some sata cables the motherboard gave me 2 and i bought 2 i dont need 4 :|.
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