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July 18, 2012 5:17:48 PM

I'm attempting to build my first PC. Through research and watching YouTube videos I think I've found all the parts I need on Amazon. Could you be kind enough to tell me if these components would be compatible? Or if I'm actually missing something, please tell me.

Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GQMHBI/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001IZ7MHU/ref=ox_sc_a...

Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RIFKTY/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU Cooler: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=gno_car...

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TGJJV2/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GUT330/ref=ox_sc_a...

CD/DVD Drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

Monitor: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNDOO/ref=ox_sc_a...

Speakers: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038W0NEU/ref=ox_sc_a...

If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them but keep in mind I'm trying to keep this under $1000 and is currently at $970. Thanks.

If your don't feel like clicking through all the links here's the parts:

Case: Antec Three Hundred
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 DDR3 LGA 1155
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Processor 3.3 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM
GPU: EVGA GTX 550 Ti Superclock 1024MB GDDR5
RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series Division 2 Edition DDR3 8 GB PC3-10666 1333MHz
CD/DVD Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
Monitor: ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED
Speakers: Altec Lansing VS4621 Octane 7

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July 18, 2012 5:40:43 PM

This may sound lazy but the reason you haven't had many replies is because people would have to click through all of those links to help you, if you include the names of the components in your post as well, you will get more replies.
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July 18, 2012 6:20:08 PM

1. Budget?
2. Where do you live? Newegg is a better deal if you don't live in California/New Jersey.
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July 18, 2012 7:33:38 PM

I haven't built a system myself, i'm looking at doing one soon though. From what i gather the first thing to check is that all these components will go into the motherboard (check theres sufficent ports, etc).

As for if they will all work i don't know, i'l be asking a similar question in a few weeks. Good luck
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July 18, 2012 7:43:36 PM

jmsellars1 said:
This may sound lazy but the reason you haven't had many replies is because people would have to click through all of those links to help you, if you include the names of the components in your post as well, you will get more replies.

I did as you said and put the names of the components at the bottom. If you be kind enough to take a look, it'd be much appreciated.
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July 18, 2012 7:47:26 PM

fpoon said:
1. Budget?
2. Where do you live? Newegg is a better deal if you don't live in California/New Jersey.

Budget is $1000 but if necessary as high as $1100. I checked Newegg and most of the parts I listed were either the same price or cheaper on Amazon but being that I actually do live in California, then that might be the reason.
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July 18, 2012 7:49:03 PM

It pains me when i see a high end cpu with a low end gpu


edit: in assumption its for gaming. the 550ti would not make use of the monitors ability to go to 1920x1080 as well gaming wise if you had a cheaper cpu, better gpu combination perse.
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July 18, 2012 7:55:16 PM

dudewitbow said:
It pains me when i see a high end cpu with a low end gpu


edit: in assumption its for gaming. the 550ti would not make use of the monitors ability to go to 1920x1080 as well gaming wise if you had a cheaper cpu, better gpu combination perse.

What's the price range for the GPU to be paired with my CPU? It is for gaming but I'm not that picky for really amazing graphics.
Keep in mind my budget of $1000
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July 18, 2012 8:31:06 PM

depends, for a gaming purpose, I would push for something along the lines of a 6850 at the least, because it has one of the best price to performance ratios.
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July 18, 2012 8:44:48 PM

pctran760 said:
Budget is $1000 but if necessary as high as $1100. I checked Newegg and most of the parts I listed were either the same price or cheaper on Amazon but being that I actually do live in California, then that might be the reason.


Where do you live in California? If you live near Anaheim or San Jose, you might be able to get a good deal off Microcenter. (I live in San Jose)


EDIT: This build comes with a monitor and comes under your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
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 Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1034.37
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 18, 2012 8:51:33 PM

fpoon said:
Where do you live in California? If you live near Anaheim or San Jose, you might be able to get a good deal off Microcenter. (I live in San Jose)

Well, here it goes, assuming you don't have a Microcenter nearby...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($184.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1050.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-18 16:47 EDT-0400)

All the stores I listed don't have sales tax in California. If you have a Microcenter nearby, you could buy the CPU/mobo there and save some money.



OP needs a monitor/speakers in the budget. this will drastically change parts.
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July 18, 2012 8:59:44 PM

dudewitbow said:
OP needs a monitor/speakers in the budget. this will drastically change parts.


Oops, sorry! Still, we can fit a monitor/speakers in here.

1. Change the mobo to P8Z77-V LX. Saves about $50
2. Antec 300. Saves another $50.
3. Change the HDD to a 500GB. Saves $40.

It should fit in his budget now along with the monitor and speakers.

And if he buys from Microcenter, he can still get the P8Z77-V.
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July 18, 2012 9:08:12 PM

Sorry if I seemed lazy, I just use my phone for this stuff sometimes and it takes forever to click through links.

That I5/7850 build looks perfect, just go for the cheaper version with the smaller hard drive and antec 300. I would then get the 520w modular seasonic PSU which is on a good deal atm. Think its 69.99. Then I'd drop the SSD, you can always add one later and it frees up funds for a really nice monitor and speakers.
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July 18, 2012 9:30:49 PM

Microcenter has the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 on sale for $115 last I saw.
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July 18, 2012 9:35:24 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Microcenter has the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 on sale for $115 last I saw.


I know, the ASrock is a great mobo but Newegg has sales tax in Cali, and not everyone lives near a Microcenter.
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July 18, 2012 9:40:07 PM

I know and I think it's a crime! Need Microcenters everywhere there's a Walgreens.
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July 18, 2012 11:11:40 PM

So the one thing that I'm guessing is the biggest flaw to my build would by the GPU. I'll stretching my budget to get a GTX 570. I don't really find a need for an SSD and I prefer modular PSU's. I may get the 3570k, but I've heard issues with overheating when overclocking Ivy Bridges. Anymore advice would be appreciated.
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July 19, 2012 5:15:47 PM

Best answer selected by pctran760.
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