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June 23, 2012 1:56:05 PM

Hey guys so this is my first build and i want some second thoughts ...i have a budget of 580 dollars and aiming for a pc to run diablo 3 with ease


*Intel Pentium G630 Sandy Bridge 2.7GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
*ECS H61H2-A2 Deluxe (1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
*G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
*MSI R6770-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
*RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
*LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
*Refurbished: Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
*Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
total came to 550.00

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June 23, 2012 2:05:02 PM

I really need some advice guyssss everything helps
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June 23, 2012 2:39:41 PM

looks fine for the money you have..if you have a local micro center you may be able to get a bigger hd or better video card for the money. the only thing i add is look to switch the mb out to an h71 chipset..for a few dollars more you be able to drop in an ib chip or an ib version of the g line if intel comes out with one. depending on the price of the g chip the i3 2100 from micro center may be close. if you can drop the i3 in it help keep the gpu card from bottlenecking.
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June 23, 2012 2:58:36 PM

Fill out the new build form in the new build section of the forum if you want advice. We have no idea where your buying from or what Country your in so hard to give suggestions.

Smorizio, there is no such thing as H71. A Sandy Bridge Pentium is not going to bottleneck even a GTX680, so no worries there.

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June 23, 2012 3:09:04 PM

You need a bigger hard drive than that no matter how low your budget is.
You can fit a decent CPU in there while still staying under budget: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It'll let you overclock in the future, obviating your next CPU upgrade.
Mobo, $60 (makes up some of the difference in the CPU price): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

geek, it's true that that CPU won't bottleneck the 6770, but a 680? Come on. If you've got some kind of revelatory benchmark that supports that, bring it out, but there isn't one.
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June 23, 2012 3:16:27 PM

thanks for the advice and im from usa and buying from newegg.com and for the hdd what should i got to 500 or 1tb
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June 23, 2012 5:32:25 PM

It looks pretty good. A couple things though.

I usually steer people away from ECS, they are the worst. A good budget board would be a Asrock or MSI or Gigabyte.

I wouldn't really trust that psu, but if your really that tight on budget I'm sure it will work for you.
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June 23, 2012 9:58:51 PM

Do you have any media? I have 80gb of songs. How much data do you have on your machine right now? 320gb might be fine.
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June 23, 2012 11:01:14 PM

Ok well i updated my shopping cart and went with this
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2GHz,G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333,RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V ,
MSI R6770-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5,
ASRock 760GM-GS3 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard seagate 500gb 7200 rpm XCLIO 320 Black Finish Steel & Plastic & Brushed Aluminum Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Cas
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June 23, 2012 11:03:37 PM

Oh man you should have stayed with what you had.

What you bought has no upgrade path whatsoever.
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June 23, 2012 11:06:49 PM

AHHHH man im bad at this well atleast i have it written down on here but i went with the cpu kajabla posted amd x4
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June 24, 2012 12:49:31 AM

I don't think anything that can't OC (H61) has an upgrade path in the gaming world.
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June 24, 2012 1:11:20 AM

Since when does an i3 have an upgrade path, geek?
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June 24, 2012 11:43:47 AM

azeem40 said:
Since when does an i3 have an upgrade path, geek?



Ummm....since when doesn't it? Ivy Bridge quad core wouldn't be a good upgrade for a i3? :hello: 
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June 24, 2012 11:44:23 AM

kajabla said:
I don't think anything that can't OC (H61) has an upgrade path in the gaming world.


So you don't think a Ivy Bridge quad core would be an upgrade from a Sandy Bridge i3? Wow. :hello: 
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June 24, 2012 11:45:00 AM

mwarren9120 said:
AHHHH man im bad at this well atleast i have it written down on here but i went with the cpu kajabla posted amd x4


Yeah he gives people bad advice all the time. It's a shame really.

He even thinks a Sandy Bridge cpu at 2.7ghz would bottleneck a single gpu video card.

If you read Tom's "Best gaming cpu's for the money", you won't see a X4 955 in there. What you will see recommended is Pentium G and i3.

You'll see in most cases the Pentium G, which is a lot cheaper by the way, actually stay's with or beats a X4-955@4ghz, all the while using less than half the power and not requiring an aftermarket heatsink, AND has an upgrade path to Ivy Bridge.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

There were 3 benchmarks I didn't post, thats because in those they 955 and Pentium G tied or were within 1fps.

Now havening made that point, there are some MP games, especially MMO's that really need a quad core to play well. But at least you have the upgradability to do that down the road.


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June 24, 2012 4:26:44 PM

geekapproved said:
So you don't think a Ivy Bridge quad core would be an upgrade from a Sandy Bridge i3? Wow. :hello: 

Not on an H61 chipset smart guy.
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