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June 11, 2012 6:34:46 PM

As the title says, this is my first attempt at trying to build my own system. Trying to upgrade to more of a gaming computer. What I am looking at using:

Intel BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG Sound Card

Coolmax VL-600B Power Supply - 600-Watt

Acer V223WEJbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD

As for the hard drive I am not sure if I will have to change that as well. Sorry if there is information lacking or missing items. Any help or tips would be great, mainly want to make sure everything is compatible and if there are any improvements that could be made while staying around the same price. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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June 11, 2012 6:48:42 PM

First ditch the sound card - you do not need it, and buying a Coolmax PSU is a very, very, very bad idea.

What's your budget? Knowing that will help to suggest a better system.
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June 11, 2012 6:53:55 PM

I Would like to stay around $800-900. As for the cool max I actually already have it, haven't had any issues but it also overpowers what I am running now so haven't really pushed it.
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June 11, 2012 6:54:34 PM

Yes always go for the best PSU you can afford. And if you can't afford it - wait until you can! And if your budget can stretch to it I would highly recommend an ssd boot drive.
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June 11, 2012 6:56:46 PM

Fill out the new build form in the new build section and you'll get more answers and less questions.
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a b å Intel
June 11, 2012 7:04:07 PM

Jgk2012 said:
I Would like to stay around $800-900. As for the cool max I actually already have it, haven't had any issues but it also overpowers what I am running now so haven't really pushed it.


Here's what I would suggest on a ~$900 build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Seasonic S12 II 620W - $86.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77X-DS3H - $99.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - $199.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $89.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $259.99

Total: $861.92
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June 11, 2012 7:35:05 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here's what I would suggest on a ~$900 build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Seasonic S12 II 620W - $86.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77X-DS3H - $99.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - $199.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $89.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $259.99

Total: $861.92



Thanks for posting that, I will give it a more in depth look tonight!
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