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July 21, 2012 3:01:53 PM

Hey all,
First of all, I'm completely new to computer building but this is what I got so far after countless hours of surfing through the web. I want this to be a gaming desktop with budget around $800-$1000. Am I missing any addition parts of making a computer? Meaning that if I bought all of these parts will it be enough to build a functional computer other than the monitor of course. Also, I'm going to connect this computer to the internet through Ethernet cables what exactly am I suppose to purchase for that or does it come with the motherboard already? Thanks for helping! Any tips/suggestions for a first time building would be appreciated!! :wahoo: 

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July 21, 2012 3:11:59 PM

I prefer the Ivy Bridge CPU with the Ivy Bridge mobo. Similar prices.

Dave
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July 21, 2012 3:32:00 PM

I Like it but by just exceding your budget a little, I think a GTX 670 or an HD 7950 would serve you better. Just a thought...
I see no compatibility issues
An RJ45 cable should be all you need to connect your computer to your modem.
My best tip for a first build is to read your mobo manual and also to watch part two of the Newegg series on building - I've actually watched it through a few times (and I've been building and repairing computers for over 15 years)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...
One other tip - if you are unsure of where any of the connections go, ask first! Better to ask than to risk burning up ~$1000 of equipment.
Enjoy your build.
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July 21, 2012 3:33:31 PM

16GB RAM is probably overkill. 8GB would be MORE than enough for any regular use + gaming for the near future. 16GB is only needed if you will be doing video editing or other higher function processing.
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July 21, 2012 3:47:41 PM

edtheguy said:
16GB RAM is probably overkill. 8GB would be MORE than enough for any regular use + gaming for the near future. 16GB is only needed if you will be doing video editing or other higher function processing.


Ok, I decided to go with this instead! Thanks

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