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July 28, 2012 10:35:45 PM

I don't know if this is a good deal or no: http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Mage_D415/w/128776
It has a 19" monitor. If anybody can replicate this build or change it up for the better from http://newegg.com or http://amazon.com/ would be amazing if you can link me.
July 28, 2012 10:43:45 PM

Definitely one can build a better system IMO. When the builder doesn't specify a specific brand/model of the power supply...other than a 700 watt standard power supply...I would walk/run away.

Dave
July 28, 2012 10:44:39 PM

DavidY said:
Definitely one can build a better system IMO. When the builder doesn't specify a specific brand/model of the power supply...other than a 700 watt standard power supply...I would walk/run away.

Dave


I really don't want to buy this, but I can't figure out what to buy that fits together.
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a b C Monitor
July 28, 2012 10:48:14 PM

Budget? Parts not needed?
July 28, 2012 10:54:23 PM

azeem40 said:
Budget? Parts not needed?


Parts needed: Case, video card, processor, processor cooler, memory, motherboard, Motherboard USB, 700+ watt power supply, Hard drive, optical drive, sound card, network card.

I honestly don't know jack about building a computer, if you can tell me what I wont need that would be very helpful. I just want a computer that can run games well, do my work, and watch movies.
a b C Monitor
July 28, 2012 10:58:48 PM

No need for a sound or network card as they come on the motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $911.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 18:58 EDT-0400)

520W is even enough if you OC the video card to 1GHz.
July 28, 2012 11:50:07 PM

You will probably need a monitor and keyboard/mouse? Win7? No existing parts/components?

Dave
a b C Monitor
July 28, 2012 11:52:13 PM

DavidY said:
You will probably need a monitor and keyboard/mouse? Win7? No existing parts/components?

Dave

Parts needed: Case, video card, processor, processor cooler, memory, motherboard, Motherboard USB, 700+ watt power supply, Hard drive, optical drive, sound card, network card.
July 29, 2012 12:02:35 AM

azeem40 said:
No need for a sound or network card as they come on the motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $911.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 18:58 EDT-0400)

520W is even enough if you OC the video card to 1GHz.


This build is much better than the iBuyPower OP linked. +1
July 29, 2012 12:21:06 AM

azeem40 said:
Parts needed: Case, video card, processor, processor cooler, memory, motherboard, Motherboard USB, 700+ watt power supply, Hard drive, optical drive, sound card, network card.


I saw that...these parts didn't compare exactly to that build from the iBuyPower link.

Looks like the OP needs a full computer system.

Dave
a b C Monitor
July 29, 2012 12:29:56 AM

Can still be done. Just downgrade GPU to a 6870, drop the CPU to an i3-2120, the MOBO to an H67 chipset, a 21.5" monitor for like $130, and it will still be better than the iBuyPower build.
July 29, 2012 1:08:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dipA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dipA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dipA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.26 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H67MS-E43 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VW224U 22.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.64 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft 7ZJ-00001 Wired Ergonomic Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $890.28
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 21:07 EDT-0400)
a b C Monitor
July 29, 2012 7:41:14 AM

See, told you it was possible. :p 
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