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Building New PC (Gaming) Need Advice Please

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July 18, 2012 5:00:45 PM

Hey everyone. I made a post a few days ago asking what would be some good hardware to get for a gaming pc. The replies were helpful.

But anyways I wanted to share with you how my build is going so far and wanted some advice on what other hardware to get .

I don't really have a budget because im buying a couples things at a time.

This is what I have so far.

Case: http://www.compusa.com/applications/...&Sku=C283-3122

Motherboard: http://www.compusa.com/applications/...472&CatId=7248

Power Supply: http://www.compusa.com/applications/...567&CatId=2533

And I bought 3 More 120mm fans for the case and Im buying a 140mm fan for the front and moving that 120mm to the side of the case.

Now what I would like is some help on what processor to get for this motherboard. I will be using it for mostly gaming and music producing.

and for the Ram and Video Card I also would like some opinions on what I should get.

Any more info from me just ask

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July 18, 2012 5:04:53 PM

None of your links work. However I will say that it's pointless to spread out a build over time as you don't know if something is not going to work or not, it's better to get everything at once. That way if something doesn't work it's far easier to return it. Knowing a budget will help.
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July 18, 2012 5:19:09 PM

First of all I have done tons of research and I know what goes together and what doesn't. I just want other opinions. And im spreading out on buys because im not some rich kid that just gets money from my parents. I work full time for my stuff. "No hostility involved"

Any ways. . . Heres the links sorry they didn't work.

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

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

POWER SUPPLY: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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July 18, 2012 5:31:33 PM

Boxh3ad said:
First of all I have done tons of research and I know what goes together and what doesn't. I just want other opinions. And im spreading out on buys because im not some rich kid that just gets money from my parents. I work full time for my stuff. "No hostility involved"

Any ways. . . Heres the links sorry they didn't work.

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

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

POWER SUPPLY: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Definitely no on the power supply - Ultra power supplies are absolute garbage - among the absolute worst in the industry. I had a couple and they've caused nothing but problems.

I wouldn't go with AMD either - Intel beats AMD in just about every single benchmark in the book. Again, if you have an overall budget that would be helpful in suggesting a system.
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July 18, 2012 5:42:12 PM

Im not going intel because I don't have that much money for that. Im trying to stick to under $1000.

I want advice on what else I should get.
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July 18, 2012 6:18:23 PM

You can build a very good Intel build with $1000.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1057.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Well, unless you don't have a monitor/mouse/keyboard.
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July 18, 2012 6:20:56 PM

I'm building an I5-3570K gaming rig and getting it in at about $1,000, but besides that I don't think you quite understand what was meant. He means that for any price Intel has a processor that bests what AMD has at that price level.
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July 18, 2012 6:22:46 PM

Go with a case like the Rosewill Challenger, that will knock off $20, Get a cheaper power supply like the OCZ 600W and that will knock off another $20. Ditch the solid state drive and that will knock off $120, Get a 500GB drive instead of a 1TB drive and that will knock off $40. Which will put you in the range of....$857 that will play just about anything. I would even go as far as to sink that $200 you saved into a GTX 670, which would bring your total to around...$1020
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July 18, 2012 6:30:22 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Go with a case like the Rosewill Challenger, that will knock off $20, Get a cheaper power supply like the OCZ 600W and that will knock off another $20. Ditch the solid state drive and that will knock off $120, Get a 500GB drive instead of a 1TB drive and that will knock off $40. Which will put you in the range of....$857 that will play just about anything. I would even go as far as to sink that $200 you saved into a GTX 670, which would bring your total to around...$1020


Hmmm... you are right. But for $1000, a SSD is a must. A 500GB drive could save me some more, the Antec 900 is mostly for looks (they matter for me, although the Challenger looks pretty good too), and OCZ's power supplies aren't the best.
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July 18, 2012 6:43:11 PM

Boxh3ad said:
Im not going intel because I don't have that much money for that. Im trying to stick to under $1000.

I want advice on what else I should get.


You can get a solid Intel build for way under $1K with a really good GPU and case:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $868.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Add OS, monitor and a cheap keyboard and mouse and it will be a little over $1K.
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July 18, 2012 10:30:35 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You can get a solid Intel build for way under $1K with a really good GPU and case


Intel is the better way to go. If you cannot afford the i5, an i3 would still be better than an AMD imo.
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July 18, 2012 11:48:40 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Intel is the better way to go. If you cannot afford the i5, an i3 would still be better than an AMD imo.


Anything is better than AMD, and any PSU on the market is better than Ultra. They don't even list Ultra's junk on PC Part Picker. :lol: 

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Hmmm... you are right. But for $1000, a SSD is a must. A 500GB drive could save me some more, the Antec 900 is mostly for looks (they matter for me, although the Challenger looks pretty good too), and OCZ's power supplies aren't the best.


On any sub-$1K build it's far from a must. SSDs are nice to have but the cost per GB isn't justifiable on a sub-$1K build. You're better off putting that money in the GPU and adding the SSD later on as an upgrade.
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