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June 29, 2012 12:48:20 AM

Hey guys...so I'm planning on getting Guild Wars 2 and I want a decent computer in which I can play it with no issues. It doesn't have to be ultra settings or anything, just something I can enjoy the game with. Also, I might be using this computer for songwriting so it would be a plus if Pro Tools could run smoothly on this, but if not, no problem.

Approximate Purchase Date: within the month of July

Budget Range: $700-750 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Songwriting/Music, Internet Surfing, Movies....

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I guess Newegg??

Country: I'm from the U.S.

Parts Preferences: No idea lol.

Overclocking: If it's not important to running GW2, I can pass if it's more money...

SLI or Crossfire: Don't really have enough info to have a preference, so I'll defer to your judgment.

Additional Comments:
I'm a total noob when it comes to building: no idea what parts I need or how to build it really, but I looked around and found this build...
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 High Performance 750W Power Supply

CPU: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)

Mobo: AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, ASRock Instant Boot

Graphics Card: Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card

Case: CiT Vantage Black Mesh Gaming Case & HD Audio, Black Interior, 4 Fans & Card Reader

RAM: GSkill 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz DDR3 Ripjaw X Series Intel XMP Memory

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe

Operating System: Windows Home Premium 64bit

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM

Is this good? If not, let me know...sorry for being a little uninformed! Tried to research as much as I could...

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June 29, 2012 12:52:21 AM

Ditch that junk case and switch your GPU to a Radeon 7850, and other than that everything else looks good.

For case suggestions:

- Antec One: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Cooler Master HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Source 210: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 29, 2012 12:52:32 AM

this is what my build is. i will be adding a gtx 560 ti soon and that is right around your budget with the 560 ti hope you like it iff you do gofor it.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aXOZ
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June 29, 2012 12:57:26 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Ditch that junk case and switch your GPU to a Radeon 7850, and other than that everything else looks good.

For case suggestions:

- Antec One: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Cooler Master HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Source 210: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thank you so much! But sorry to sound completely idiotic...which one is the GPU?? The CPU component?? Sorry...
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June 29, 2012 12:59:41 AM

ItsAdamParker said:
Thank you so much! But sorry to sound completely idiotic...which one is the GPU?? The CPU component?? Sorry...


GPU = graphics processing unit

It's your video card essentially. This is the one I'd suggest as it far surpasses the GTX 560TI in just about every test: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 29, 2012 1:02:29 AM

g-unit1111 said:
GPU = graphics processing unit

It's your video card essentially. This is the one I'd suggest as it far surpasses the GTX 560TI in just about every test: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Haha oh so that's what it means! Thank you very much...and I hate to bother you, but one more thing: for the Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750, it looks like it only ships from the UK, can't seem to find it on Newegg...is there a US equivalent, or should I just fork over the extra shipping cost and get it from UK?
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June 29, 2012 1:07:21 AM

ItsAdamParker said:
Haha oh so that's what it means! Thank you very much...and I hate to bother you, but one more thing: for the Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750, it looks like it only ships from the UK, can't seem to find it on Newegg...is there a US equivalent, or should I just fork over the extra shipping cost and get it from UK?


No need - plus 750W will be overkill for your setup. Get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 29, 2012 1:15:07 AM

g-unit1111 said:
No need - plus 750W will be overkill for your setup. Get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Alright, cool, so this is what I've got then, are these links good?

PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, ASRock Instant Boot
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-00-20G)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: GSkill 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz DDR3 Ripjaw X Series Intel XMP Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System: Windows Home Premium 64bit

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for your help again, you are a life saver!
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June 29, 2012 1:42:40 AM

Best answer selected by ItsAdamParker.
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June 29, 2012 2:39:51 AM

ItsAdamParker said:
Alright, cool, so this is what I've got then, are these links good?

PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, ASRock Instant Boot
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-00-20G)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: GSkill 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz DDR3 Ripjaw X Series Intel XMP Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System: Windows Home Premium 64bit

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for your help again, you are a life saver!


That all looks good to me!
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June 29, 2012 3:28:24 AM

g-unit1111 said:
That all looks good to me!

Thanks so much! Really appreciate it...
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