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June 12, 2012 3:25:21 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Whenever I get it all figured out

Budget Range: $700 maximum

Usage: 3d Modeling, Games (Minecraft mostly)

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Case(Maybe)

Preferred Websites: Amazon, Newegg is okay too

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Asus

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI/Crossfire: No

Resolution: Not sure but its about 18in and is very square probably 1280x1024

I have a case from an old computer but I'm not sure about the details and if all the parts I need will fit. Also I wanted to know if the power supply it has is enough cause it would save money. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us...
Also I wasn't sure that I really needed a Graphics card since Minecraft seems to be more RAM oriented. If the case works then this is what I have so far:
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard $139.99
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 $239.99
PSU: Logisys 600W 20+4-pin ATX Power Supply w/SATA & PCIe (Black) $37.99
Wireless Card: ASUS (PCE-N10) Wireless-N Network Adapter (150Mbps Transmit / 150Mbps Receive) with PCI-E Interface, Include Full Height and Low Profile bracket, WPS Button Support $24.09
HDD: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EALX $94.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 $26.09
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit $49.99
Windows 7: $99.99

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June 12, 2012 3:34:56 AM

you don't want the logisys power supply. Get a Corsair CX 430W for $45. the $7 extra dollars is more than worth it.

you will want an actual GPU, anything AMD up to 6850/7850 will run on the PSU

get the spinpoint F3 1TB instead: its $79.99

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June 12, 2012 3:43:52 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I would assume the 430W is enough and the spinpoint seems like a good idea. Also I would assume the case will work. But what I was on the fence about is the gpu. I know its important, but with a low screen resolution and not too much gaming do I really need it? I know the graphics 4000 is an okay gpu considering its built in. I may get a GPU eventually, but if I were to get it on my current budget I would have to completely switch it to an AMD phenom which I would preferably not like to do.
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June 12, 2012 4:08:24 AM

That's perfect, but I have one more question, if I were to overclock will the PSU handle it? and if not would you recommend downgrading to an i5 3550 and removing the cpu cooler? That would save $55.
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June 12, 2012 4:10:13 AM

Also I couldn't help but notice that your 2500k runs at 4.8GHz. That's really amazing, how hot does it get?
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June 12, 2012 4:11:17 AM

willze7 said:
That's perfect, but I have one more question, if I were to overclock will the PSU handle it? and if not would you recommend downgrading to an i5 3550 and removing the cpu cooler? That would save $55.
You would be able to overclock with it the PSU will handle it fine.
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June 12, 2012 4:12:30 AM

Alright thanks for all the help.
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June 12, 2012 4:28:46 AM

willze7 said:
Also I couldn't help but notice that your 2500k runs at 4.8GHz. That's really amazing, how hot does it get?
I am running a rasa water cooling kit to cool it yeah i am at 4.8GHz with 1.36v my temps are 61C on full load i run this way 24-7 so not sure how long it last some say 6 months but it's been 7 and a half months now so i think they don't know what there talking about :lol: 
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June 12, 2012 4:29:43 AM

willze7 said:
Alright thanks for all the help.
No problem!Your very welcome! ;) 
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June 12, 2012 4:48:52 AM

will it be slower than the $140 one?
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June 12, 2012 4:53:53 AM
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June 12, 2012 5:05:21 AM

willze7 said:
will it be slower than the $140 one?
no it's just a less expandable and featured motherboard no notice of speed will be lost
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June 12, 2012 5:07:07 AM

Do I need a CPU cooler? And wouldn't it be cheaper to go with the separate RAM and PSU they are much cheaper.
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June 12, 2012 5:32:12 AM

willze7 said:
Do I need a CPU cooler? And wouldn't it be cheaper to go with the separate RAM and PSU they are much cheaper.
only if you plan to overclock and yes you can get this psu and RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
would be cheaper my bad
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June 12, 2012 6:02:53 AM

This is what i suggest and would do on your budget



Mobo + HDD:$189.98
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

bundled with:

1x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ODD:LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $35.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... comes out to around 615.00 not including tax when you have 140.00-150.00 saved buy a 6850 or save a little more 170.00-180.00 buy a gtx560 anyway good luck! ;) 
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June 12, 2012 6:12:34 AM

Okay then here is what we've come up with finally:

RAM + CPU combo $286.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo + HDD combo $189.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU cooler $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows Home Premium $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless Adapter $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case $35.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $723.90 and shipping isn't too bad

Thanks for all the help. Hopefully I don't have any more questions.
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June 12, 2012 6:19:19 AM

Looks great to me don't forget to select me as best answer lol and if you have any more questions feel free to ask i will be around tomorrow i am logging out for the night
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June 12, 2012 6:21:46 AM

willze7 said:
Okay then here is what we've come up with finally:

RAM + CPU combo $286.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo + HDD combo $189.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU cooler $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows Home Premium $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless Adapter $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case $35.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $723.90 and shipping isn't too bad

Thanks for all the help. Hopefully I don't have any more questions.
looks fine to me and your very welcome! :) 
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June 12, 2012 6:22:51 AM

Best answer selected by willze7.
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