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June 9, 2012 8:59:45 PM

I am buying all the parts this weekend and i just want someone else to double check what i have selected.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9NII


I'm buying the processor and the motherboard from microcenter due to lower prices.

I5-3570k
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


Any help would be much appreciated.


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June 9, 2012 9:05:59 PM

Looks good.

You sure you don't want a bigger monitor? I also wouldn't recommend wireless keyboard and mouse for gaming.

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June 9, 2012 9:08:06 PM

Well, I have limited desk space and I would prefer not having to many wires so i could easily transition from school to gaming. I just thought the wireless combo and the smaller monitor might help out with that.
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June 9, 2012 9:23:11 PM

nick9 said:
Well, I have limited desk space and I would prefer not having to many wires so i could easily transition from school to gaming. I just thought the wireless combo and the smaller monitor might help out with that.


Wireless works ok for single player gaming, not so good if you're very competitive in multiplayer. All the parts look good.

EDIT: Almost forgot, Newegg has Windows 7 OS on sale this weekend for $80 with a coupon code (EMCYTZT1730). Sign up for their subscription and buy it now. You'll eventually need it anyway. Or go through your school.
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June 9, 2012 9:24:01 PM

CM enforcer is better, same price

I'd prefer corsair vengeance memory

WD might be more reliable hard disk

asus 24 b3st is a reliable, quiet, well build optical drive

Put more research into a gaming monitor

For both gaming/normal use, sidewinder x4 and razer deathadder make good keyboard/mouse combo

Look into an Asrock Z77 mobo, they tend to have 4 SATA III and 4 SATA II ports, when you think about it, you could easily go over 2 SATA III hard disks in the future
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June 9, 2012 9:25:09 PM

1.- You don't more than 3GB of ram for gaming. G.skill Ripjaws :

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f310666cl8d4...

2.- You don't need more than 500w for that configuration. Corsair CX500 will be more than fine:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

3.- Gamers use 1920x1080p . Get a larger monitor:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs228hp

4.- Now you've saved some $$. Get a Radeon 7870 or a GTX 670. Both run with 500w. Or 7950,7970 but you need 600w. Example: Corsair CX600.


Good luck.
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June 9, 2012 9:27:51 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $239.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

or....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $214.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

A psu with more amps and more watts than that Seasonic 620, and it's manufactured by Seasonic.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2

With the money saved step up into a modern day case that not only has the front 3.0 USB ports and dust filters, but it has the size for a future dual card set up.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Mid-Tower-... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI
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June 9, 2012 9:27:55 PM

4GB absolute minimum, 8GB requirements aren't far away and you should buy it while RAM is so cheap, I'd rather get 2x4GB and have room for eventually 16GB in a few years than 2x4GB and never exceed 8GB. And corsair vengeance is 1600Mhz

Corsair CX power supplies are pretty bad for gaming builds, they're designed for high quality office computers. He should get a TX/another bronze certified PSU
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June 9, 2012 9:39:20 PM

Ok so I changed the monitor, case, optical drive and the keyboard.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9NRs

Still not quite sure on the power supply if I should change it or not.

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June 9, 2012 9:44:09 PM

Monitor still awful, believe me, pay a LOT of time researching monitors, it's been the hardest part for me, by FAR. You can't just look at some specs, you have to search for reviews everywhere.

That's actually a very good PSU.
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June 9, 2012 9:47:08 PM

Ok, do you have any recommendations?


I also live very near a microcenter so I dont mind getting some of the parts there.
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June 9, 2012 9:58:42 PM

Well I've spent the last... wow it's been 2 weeks now. I have most of my computer parts, a few still need to get delivered (parcel force deliver stuff 3 weeks late, never buying from ebuyer again), but I still haven't chosen a monitor. My current lead is with samsung 350 and 550 series monitors, I'm going to research them a bit more and pick one.
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June 9, 2012 10:03:39 PM

nick9 said:
Ok so I changed the monitor, case, optical drive and the keyboard.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9NRs

Still not quite sure on the power supply if I should change it or not.

For $2 more you get a psu with more AMPS and watts.
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June 9, 2012 10:05:38 PM

Why_Me said:
For $2 more you get a psu with more AMPS and watts.

At the expense of quality I'd imagine.

This is seasonic.
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June 9, 2012 10:18:00 PM

GeForce6 said:
At the expense of quality I'd imagine.

This is seasonic.

You need to start reading post on here. I posted up above that Seasonic manufactures that Corsair TX650w psu. Seasonic manufactures most of the Corsair line of psu's and all of the XFX psu's.

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June 9, 2012 10:48:33 PM

Best answer selected by Nick9.
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