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Advice for making my first PC Budget:$1,300

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June 25, 2012 5:52:39 PM

Hi,I recently decided to make my first computer that I'll be using 75% of the time for gaming.I'm buying it off of Ibuypower.com by the way. I have most of the specs already and need a second opinion on them. So, here they are:

Case
Xion Echo Gaming Case - Blue

Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K

Processor Cooling
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink

Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - FREE Upgrade to GTX 560 Ti EVGA Superclocked - Single Card

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0

Power Supply
1000 Watt - Standard
Primary Hard Drive
120 GB Kingston V+200 SSD - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
None

Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

2nd Optical Drive
None

Flash Media Reader / Writer
None

Meter Display
None

USB Expansion
None

Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

Operating System
None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only (I'm planning on transferring my Windows Home 7 from my laptop to my PC)

Monitor
24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6 viewable) Save $60! FREE Upgrade from 22" Sceptre X220T-Naga

Speaker System
None

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service

1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard
Mouse

1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse

External Hard Drives [USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA]
1 x 2.5" Slim 500 GB Hard Drive USB 3.0 / USB 2.0

Total Cost: $1,200

The reason I'm getting the standard keyboard and mouse is because I don't know enough about a keyboard and mouse that a good bit of people use and like (Razer Blackwidow keyboard and the Razer Death Adder mouse).
June 25, 2012 6:19:45 PM

dont need that 1000w power supply.....try 500w
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June 25, 2012 6:41:29 PM

Would 700w be ok?On the website it says that I need a 650w or higher because of the video card.Also,are all the other specs ok?
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June 25, 2012 6:48:13 PM

You need 550W or high.
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June 25, 2012 6:52:55 PM

Seems very expensive for the components inside....are you able to put together PC's yourself?
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June 25, 2012 7:07:47 PM

Case
Xion Echo Gaming Case - Blue $60

Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K $219.99

Processor Cooling
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink (Incl. with processor)

Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand $30

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - FREE Upgrade to GTX 560 Ti EVGA Superclocked - Single Card $209.99 after rebate

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H -- 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 $120

Power Supply
1000 Watt - Standard (you need only 600W) $ 60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Primary Hard Drive
120 GB Kingston V+200 SSD - Single Drive 129.99


Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black $20


Monitor
You can get a variety of better 24" monitors on newegg/ecost around $150

Added Total:
$999, Thats mostly off new egg as well, so up to you there! Ive personally had bad experiences dealing with cyberpowerpc and those websites.
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June 25, 2012 7:13:37 PM

This will be my first time buying and making my own PC.I have considered paying someone to make it for me though.Also,where would you suggest I get the specs I'm looking for off of a site other than ibuypower?
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June 25, 2012 7:21:22 PM

Always go to Newegg which will give you the best prices for the most part, and reviews of all items. Next, I put together my first pc and I knew nothing about PCs its actually so simple I could teach someone else without question. Just takes a few videos online. If its something your interested in, you can save $300 and learn a few things! ibuypower has a reputation for using bad parts, and not really having the best customer service =/
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June 25, 2012 7:25:19 PM

Thank you very much for the help,going into this i wanted to make the computer myself for the experience and to learn a little more about them.
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June 25, 2012 7:25:39 PM

Best answer selected by moneyboy45.
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June 25, 2012 7:27:28 PM

moneyboy45 said:
Thank you very much for the help,going into this i wanted to make the computer myself for the experience and to learn a little more about them.


Send me a message of the games your looking to play, and any questions you have, I can help you fine tune the parts your looking for!
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