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$900 Budget Build

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July 3, 2012 4:58:17 PM

Hey guys, I decided to build my own computer since m old one just died. I'm going to b ordering the parts from Newegg this Friday, and I have been using this site for a lot of decision making. I came up with a list of parts I think would be good, and I was hoping you guys could give me the green light on this build or give some suggestions.

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: HIS IceQ X Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Deskstar 71000 500GB 7200RPM SATA 6.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Azza Orion 202 Evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: Pareema 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: Apevia ATX 680w SLI-ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: Windows 7 Home 64 bit $99
Disk Drive: Sony drive $20
PCI Wireless: EDIMAX $20

I'm hoping to run Battlefield 3 maybe on high or better and some racing sims like Project Cars on high as well. D you guys think it could do that? What could I do to make this a better build? Also I don't mind going a little bit over $900, it won't kill me but I want to keep it as close to $900 as possible. I would really appreciate the help!

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July 3, 2012 5:08:59 PM

I like the build overall, but the PSU has got to go. For one 7850, you won't need 680W, and CF is out of the picture because you have a board that has x16/x4 CF/SLI speeds (x16 from PCIe 3.0 and x4 from PCIe 2.0). Get the XFX 550W for $75.
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July 3, 2012 5:13:11 PM

Some thoughts

Never heard of that RAM before. You can be thrifty on some PC parts but RAM is one you should spend premium on. Highly suggest you spend $4-$5 more and get a G.Skill Ripjaw or Corsair Vengence set of 2x4GB RAM.

The Case also is a little on the unknown side. Unless you are in love with that look I suggest looking into the highly rated cases like the Cooler Master Elite series, or the NZXT Source series of cases.








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July 3, 2012 5:21:06 PM

Okay, I hadn't noticed the thing with the PSU. As for the case and memory I think I'll go for those extra few bucks and go with another brand, and I had my doubts with the case. I just want a decent case for the $50 mark, but I'm not sure what to go with.
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July 3, 2012 5:41:12 PM

I just built my system with the Cooler Master Elite 430. Went with the Blue Corsair Vengence RAM and an Asus motherboard for a nice black and blue color combo. Ya kinda dorky but it looks sweet and the case was decent enough for what I needed.
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July 3, 2012 5:45:16 PM

Case:NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 3, 2012 6:00:12 PM

Thanks for the tips guys. I'm going to make those changes to it, and do you guys think it could run battlefield on high?




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July 3, 2012 6:17:33 PM

I recently moved my wife into an Cooler Master HAF 912, it's a very nice budget case (certainly nicer than my rage inducing Thermaltake Element G). The HAF 922 is extremely nice if you want to go a little higher end, I built one for a friend, it was very good cable management, cleanest build I've ever done.

The PSU recommended by bigcyco1 is also quite nice, and is sufficient for the 7850, as is the Rosewill you linked. I would personally go for the Seasonic over Rosewill, but both are good brands, the Rosewill does offer the single 12V rail, which is a little bit of an advantage over the Seasonic, but Seasonics tend to be very solid PSUs in my experience. Never used a Rosewill, but have heard good things.

I would go for this HDD instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., same size and price, but much better feedback (and much more feedback in general), I've never heard anything positive about Hitachi drives.
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July 3, 2012 6:26:58 PM

penab2 said:
Do you guys have any idea if this PSU is supported by the motherboard?

Rosewill Green Series 530w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It is, but the seasonic recommended by bbigcyco1 is a very high quality PSU for $5 more than the Rosewill. That particular model of Rosewill is made by ATNG, which is decent, but not great.

*Edit well, $15 more including shipping :) 
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July 3, 2012 6:30:57 PM

I can live with that, I don't know much about PSU's so I'll take your word for it. Plus the extra $15 isn't going to bankrupt me haha.
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July 3, 2012 6:43:49 PM

Thanks very much guys! I took all the suggestions and the price with shipping before only went from $904 to $922, and I settled for this new Cooler Master case that looks like a box.
https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRg...

I really appreciate all the help guys, and I think this will make for a great computer. I'm happy with what I'm at for now but I still have 3 more days before I order the parts so I'm still open for suggestions! :) 

EDIT: Scratch that, it might just be too small haha.
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July 5, 2012 5:26:42 PM

rosewill's Challenger U3 is a great case
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