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June 30, 2012 5:42:16 PM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = power supply I forgot to include in list.


my goal was to make a gaming computer somewhere in the 1-1.5k price range. This is what I have come up with and I am pretty darn happy with the performance I have gotten for the price.

Now I just really need advice of any shape or form if this build will actually work together if i made some bad choiced etc etc... this is my first time trying to build a computer so I could have messed up a plethora of things.

please please please. any advice at all is appreciated I don't want to commit to building a rig if I'm not sure it's going to work .

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June 30, 2012 6:23:34 PM

Why did you select a Z77 motherboard? A Z68 is a better choice. Z77 should only be used on IB Processor. No need to pay extra for a Z77 board with an i5-2500k since the Extreme3 Gen3 is a lot less in price.

No need for a Caviar Black when http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is just as fast. You have enough room in the budget to get an SSD. Grab http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as it is very reliable and very fast.

With that being said, since the SSD already stores your OS and some games, for storage, a Green drive is a better idea as it is very cheap per GB. Get this HDD.
a b ) Power supply
June 30, 2012 6:30:55 PM

azeem40 said:
Why did you select a Z77 motherboard? A Z68 is a better choice. Z77 should only be used on IB Processor. No need to pay extra for a Z77 board with an i5-2500k since the Extreme3 Gen3 is a lot less in price..


I've seen a lot of this happening lately. If you're getting Z77 - get the 3570K. If you're using i5-2500K get Z68.

I can't see the links for that reason - they're not working for me.
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June 30, 2012 6:44:07 PM

As G-unit stated, I just couldn't see his link. Can't see his PSU either.

But I do see it with your post now Azeem. Solid build. But as stated I'd save money with the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68
June 30, 2012 6:45:28 PM

aznshinobi said:
As G-unit stated, I just couldn't see his link. Can't see his PSU either.

But I do see it with your post now Azeem. Solid build. But as stated I'd save money with the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68

I, too, stated that the Z68 Extreme3 is a better choice. :p 
June 30, 2012 6:50:05 PM

I redid the link. Thanks for the suggestions guys, Soa ll of those parts will work fine int hat case etc... right?
June 30, 2012 6:52:36 PM

Yep.
June 30, 2012 6:54:59 PM

Actually, OP go with the Extreme4 Z77. Just checked prices. It's cheaper and will still do just as good as the Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 if not better.
June 30, 2012 6:58:39 PM

so whats an ssd do for me? I have no idea haha.
June 30, 2012 7:19:39 PM

so i need to get the 1tb harddrive and an ssd? what do i put on the ssd then?

and what is the green drive thing someone else metioned, would that replace the harddrive?
June 30, 2012 7:25:18 PM

Green drive?

If you follow my build guide, use the SSD for pretty much Apps, programs, games, etc. Then use the HDD as storage for everything else. Pictures, videos, music. ETC.
June 30, 2012 7:27:26 PM

ok so basically things stored on an ssd load faster. It doesnt affect permormance or anything though does it?
June 30, 2012 7:44:44 PM

Umm it will for Apps load times, it'll speed up opening the app if it's something like PS5. But yeah essentially. Smoother windows.
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