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July 30, 2012 4:55:51 PM

hello im building a new pc since my old mobo died and it was outdated (Socket 775 pentium D :p  )

what i have that i can roll over to the new one:

Cooler master GX SLI ready 650Watt (780 WATT MAX OUTPUT) PSU
Nivida Geforce GTS 240 OME GPU
HDD (160 GB for now)
FANSx3 (120mm, 90mm, and a 80mm) all blue LED

heres what im going to get:

CASE: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Window-RC-430...

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

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

CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU COOLER: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a...

DVD-RW drive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

my total is $433.18 which is kinda my budget

will all this work good? or will they fight with eachother :) 

regards,
tom

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July 30, 2012 5:03:57 PM

with your limited budget, I'll make the following suggestions:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($64.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $477.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 13:01 EDT-0400)

you keep your power supply and use your 160GB HDD as a secondary drive

use your existing 120mm fan as a second fan in the 370 case

the H77 motherboard is much cheaper than the Z77, and works fine. the CPU Cooler is unnecessary in this build
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July 30, 2012 5:41:38 PM

i really dont want micro atx due to the fact i want to upgrade video cards later on to sli
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July 30, 2012 6:53:19 PM

SLIing 240s is just a bad idea nowadays
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July 30, 2012 7:42:28 PM

there 45$ a peice and one runs mw3 max 60 fps
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August 8, 2012 10:59:52 PM

nvm i built it and it run epicly
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