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July 18, 2012 4:41:21 PM

Hey guys, so this is my first time ever putting together a computer from parts and not bought a prebuilt system.
My budget is $800.00 for this build
I would like to ask the community if all these parts will work together and there is no conflicting issue.
Most of the parts I have chose to be used are parts used in the $650 gaming build made here.
Link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-ove...
The only parts I opted out and decided to change are the processor and the video card. So here are the parts.



Parts:

--Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$29.99

--Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$21.99

--CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$219.99

--Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99

--Hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99

--Video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$239.99

--Optical drive http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-Super-Internal-GH2...
$23.50

--Power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$59.99


Total cost (This isn't including rebates): $740.43

So any insight on any problems or maybe opting out and buying other parts from what I stated is what I am looking into. This build will be used mainly for gaming.
Thanks in advance guys!
July 18, 2012 5:16:19 PM

A few recommendations.

First off your case is fine, but it's small. For $25 more you can get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +25

You upgraded to an unlocked CPU, but you can't overclock on H61 mobos. I'd recommend a new Z77 motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., but it isn't micro-atx size so it wouldn't fit in your current case. + 25

I would also recommend the 570 over your 7850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +10

This would bring your total up $60 before rebates to right to your $800 budget and should be a stronger system overall.
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July 18, 2012 9:35:08 PM

MajorAdvantage said:
A few recommendations.

First off your case is fine, but it's small. For $25 more you can get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +25

You upgraded to an unlocked CPU, but you can't overclock on H61 mobos. I'd recommend a new Z77 motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., but it isn't micro-atx size so it wouldn't fit in your current case. + 25

I would also recommend the 570 over your 7850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +10

This would bring your total up $60 before rebates to right to your $800 budget and should be a stronger system overall.


Thank you for the recommendations, I will keep these all in mind. The 7850 I might pick up over the 570 as the rebate makes its $40.00 less and too tempting to passed up. The motherboard I will definitely buy over the one I had listed.
One question though is what case are you referring to? The link for the case is to another motherboard and I think it was done by mistake?

Thanks in advance.
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July 18, 2012 10:48:09 PM

MajorAdvantage said:
A few recommendations.

First off your case is fine, but it's small. For $25 more you can get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +25

You upgraded to an unlocked CPU, but you can't overclock on H61 mobos. I'd recommend a new Z77 motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., but it isn't micro-atx size so it wouldn't fit in your current case. + 25

I would also recommend the 570 over your 7850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +10

This would bring your total up $60 before rebates to right to your $800 budget and should be a stronger system overall.


A motherboard for a case? :heink: 

I'd personally go with something like a HAF 912: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 18, 2012 11:05:08 PM

dannyzoon said:
Thanks for the reply!
Yes I think MajorAdvantage might of copied and paste the wrong link for the case.


Yeah it happens - I one time posted a link for a hard drive instead of a power supply. :lol: 
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July 19, 2012 5:54:51 PM

dannyzoon said:
Thanks for the response again, still open to any more suggestions, also I might be looking into monitors to buy but for mainly gaming uses and is as cheap as possible.

Looking at these two monitors atm:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'd personally go for the LED if I had to pick between the two.
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July 26, 2012 5:58:00 AM

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