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Another Newbie needs help

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June 1, 2012 8:13:29 PM

I am wanting to uild a gaming computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: Here in the next month

Budget Range: $900 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Surfing. Thats about it plus the occasional word document.

Parts Not Required: Moniter, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reliable site.

Country: Here in the great U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: I would like a nice looking Case, but i dont want a $200 dollar one.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: I wont be playing those HD games like crysis 3, but i would like to be able to play Call of Duty, or Battlefield smoothly. :D 

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June 1, 2012 9:22:14 PM

I can't see your wishlist.
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June 1, 2012 10:23:50 PM
June 2, 2012 12:54:10 PM

1: not 550ti!!! get a 6870. its much much better for around the same price point
2: there are slightl better power supplies. never cheap ut on one. an ocz or pc and power cooling are recommended.
3: seagate barracuda 1tb with 64mb of cache is beter and faster. its also cheaper from what i know
4: antec 302 wil be better
June 3, 2012 11:28:52 AM

dude dont get that power supply. its a no name brand. get the seasonic m12II 620w. you ameicans have a promo right now
June 3, 2012 12:44:04 PM

cjm455 said:
Ok, i got this video card now:
This power supply:
And this hard drive:
Im still looking at cases though i cant decide. Any help? im trying to find one in the $75 dollar range. One with good cooling and good looks.

Good GPU for the cash, no problems. Just dont forget to overclock.

750W of off brand power isnt at all good. Your system will need 600W at most and you will want a better name on your PSU as its better quality. If anything in your PC breaks, you had better hope not the PSU, as thatl fry the rest of the build. Corsair, Seasonic and Silverstone are the three big names in PSU's, followed by OCZ, Thermaltake and Coolermaster. So that's your ladder of quality assurance.

Hard Drive is good.

Case's are largely personal preference, most you have to look for is cost, cable management, fans and whether the front panel has USB3. Other than those its down to the person which one looks better. I personally like Coolermaster cases, the HAF 912 and Storm Scout are around $75.