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Hello, everyone! My name is Sofia. I have some questions about this co

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July 23, 2012 7:00:06 AM

Hello, everyone! My name is Sofia. I have some questions about this computer list my friend gave it to me. Are there any confilcs of each parts or this part doesn't support that part, they all compatible each others?
is my psu enogh to run all the units? is the case going to fit all the parts? will future upgrade a possiblity?



My purpose: watch DVD and online stream video like netflix and listen to pandora radio at the same time. Run photoshop (process RAW files) and illustrator. And for my brother to Play StarCraft II and COD: MW3 smoothly.



Cpu: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Cooler: stock intel

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 (or any other recommendation)

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 4GB 1600

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE




Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Much Much Aprreciated!!!

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July 23, 2012 7:27:30 AM

everything will work fine, though i think your brother would totally love you if you tuned down on the wattage of the psu and put it into a better gpu so he can do thing more smoothly, at least i would if i had an older sister(probably) as 650w can be already excessive. and single card builds can easily be done with something around 500w
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July 23, 2012 7:33:14 AM

If the computer is being given to you and you arent building it, it should be perfect.
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July 23, 2012 8:16:10 AM

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If the computer is being given to you and you arent building it, it should be perfect.

I know, right?! :fou:  :cry: 
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July 23, 2012 8:28:33 AM

You might want to grab an 8GB kit of RAM, just to future proof it. RAM is so cheap these days.
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July 23, 2012 8:35:49 AM

^actually that is not future proofing, but a must for doing photoshop.

Also, you can save some money by getting W7 HP 64 instead of W7 ULT 64 and get a better CPU (i5).
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July 23, 2012 10:05:41 AM

Dear Sophia,

Your PSU is fine, however your processor I would upgrade to an i5 2500 or i5 3570 as this will speed up your photoshop and gaming tremendously.

Further to this, avoid getting large hard-drives like the one you linked. Even though it is SATA3, you will get much better performance getting 2/3 small and cheaper harddrives and running them in RAID 0, this wil be very useful if you have large files generated off photoshop.

As for ram, as others said 8 gigs would be useful.

Hope this helps,
Regards
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July 23, 2012 10:45:34 AM

No need to worry, your system is absolutely fine and yeah it is enough for modern games you can run MW3 at maxxxed with decent frame rates, and please do not write your name in the title of the thread. Are you from pakistan?

Thanks!
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July 23, 2012 11:05:59 AM

^No, PO is not from Pakistan. Not even in Asia.
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July 23, 2012 11:22:14 AM

My friend gave me another list after I told him about the advices you guys gave me!!

How is this one look?

Thanks for the huge help, guys!!!

Cpu: Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge $179.99

Cooler: stock intel $0

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600 and (Adata DDR3 2x2gb got it from friend) $27.25

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card $119.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB $109.99

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 $59.99

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $94.99

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit $0 (got it from friend)

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE 21.38

Total: 770.04
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July 23, 2012 11:24:46 AM

Still recommend at least 8GB RAM since you are going to photoshop.
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July 23, 2012 11:29:09 AM

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Still recommend at least 8GB RAM since you are going to photoshop.

okee, so if i get a 8 gig, everything else is good? :love: 
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July 23, 2012 11:34:26 AM

Mobo on new list is expensive. Use the one from the old list, cheaper and works the same for your purpose. The extra $ you safe should get you the RAM. BTW, where are you buying them?
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July 23, 2012 11:34:50 AM

Well no.

You are getting a sandy bridge processor and a Z77 motherboard. Waste. Get an Ivy bridge i5 if you are going to use a z77, its virtually the same price and will offer ebtter performance.
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July 23, 2012 11:43:51 AM

I read it again, and i see you are getting 2x(2x2GB) RAM of different brand, so you actually have 8GB. I am just worry about compatibility.
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July 23, 2012 11:50:17 AM

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I read it again, and i see you are getting 2x(2x2GB) RAM of different brand, so you actually have 8GB. I am just worry about compatibility.


That shouldnt be an issue if she fits both pairs into each channel. At the worst, the better ram will be throttled to the speed of the slower ram. In either case for PHOTOSHOP it wotn matter, its mroe about the share capacity.

Processor/Motherboard will be the biggest factor. Upgrading to an i5 is a good move, but if you are going to splash out on a Z77, you might as well get IVY bridge. Its the same price. I recommend i5 3550, that will last you a long time and is one of the most popular CPUs on the market.
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July 23, 2012 12:02:55 PM

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That shouldnt be an issue if she fits both pairs into each channel. At the worst, the better ram will be throttled to the speed of the slower ram. In either case for PHOTOSHOP it wotn matter, its mroe about the share capacity.

Processor/Motherboard will be the biggest factor. Upgrading to an i5 is a good move, but if you are going to splash out on a Z77, you might as well get IVY bridge. Its the same price. I recommend i5 3550, that will last you a long time and is one of the most popular CPUs on the market.

You don't want to mix 1.65v and 1.5v DDR3 RAM.
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July 23, 2012 12:03:16 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 23, 2012 12:04:07 PM

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Mobo on new list is expensive. Use the one from the old list, cheaper and works the same for your purpose. The extra $ you safe should get you the RAM. BTW, where are you buying them?

Amazon? :wahoo: 
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July 23, 2012 12:10:27 PM

Did you read the RAM compatibility post I made earlier? Check that they at least match in voltage.

Look at newegg as well (the other users on this thread made links to it).
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July 23, 2012 12:10:29 PM

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July 23, 2012 12:13:42 PM

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That shouldnt be an issue if she fits both pairs into each channel. At the worst, the better ram will be throttled to the speed of the slower ram. In either case for PHOTOSHOP it wotn matter, its mroe about the share capacity.

Processor/Motherboard will be the biggest factor. Upgrading to an i5 is a good move, but if you are going to splash out on a Z77, you might as well get IVY bridge. Its the same price. I recommend i5 3550, that will last you a long time and is one of the most popular CPUs on the market.


I went on amazon and i saw the i5-3450, is this one good too? will this one last me a long time?
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July 23, 2012 12:17:08 PM

alexander0884 said:
I dont think she needs to splash out the extra 20$ or so for the 2500k version, a simple 2500 with boost will suffice. Plus it would be more user friendly to her.



The ASRock board is $37 cheaper.

i5-2310 $180 + Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82 = $337

i5-2500K $220 + ASRock Z68 $120 = $340

Difference = $3

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July 23, 2012 12:49:06 PM

New List!!


Cpu: i5-3530 ivy bridge &209.99

Cooler: stock intel $0

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600 $27.25

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card $119.99

*HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $69.99

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 $59.99

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $94.99

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit $0

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE 21.38

Total:760.04
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July 23, 2012 1:25:15 PM

Sofiawhite676 said:
New List!!


Cpu: i5-3530 ivy bridge &209.99

Cooler: stock intel $0

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600 $27.25

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card $119.99

*HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $69.99

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 $59.99

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $94.99

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit $0

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE 21.38

Total:760.04



Do you live by a MicroCenter?

$50 off ANY Z77 board with the purchase of the 3570K

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$190 + $175 - $50 = $315 + tax

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July 23, 2012 2:56:42 PM

Sorry to butt in like this, but is it just me or is nobody really noticing that she is going to get an expensive Z77 board with a locked processor when all she needs is a $50 H61? :pfff: 

In any case, doesn't in any way, shape or form sound like she's got much need for an unlocked CPU anyways :sarcastic: 
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