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August 2, 2012 12:29:31 AM

Hello all. This is my first computer build and i was wondering if you guys could do me a favor and look over it to see if you can find any obvious problems. The main thing i have questions about is will the power supply have enough wattage. other than that feel free to recommend replacements for parts as you see fit Thanks! :na: 

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

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August 2, 2012 12:33:59 AM

I can't see the contents of your wishlist, unfortunately :/ 

Can you edit the list and/or post the contents individually?
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August 2, 2012 12:39:44 AM
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August 2, 2012 12:52:12 AM

This motherboard is cheaper and has more 6Gbps SATA
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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August 2, 2012 12:53:51 AM

Decent but could be better. What is your budget? Could you fill this out?
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

One thing is for sure, the MB is overpriced and the GPU could be better. I'm going to assume the budget is somewhere around $750?

Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Swap the HDD for this SSD (+15):
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Chronos-2-5-Inch-Solid-MK...
Swap the GPU for this one (+70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $732
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August 2, 2012 12:53:56 AM

You did well for your first PC build, however, there's a few things that need changing :) 

1) Your RAM is 1.65v which will void your CPU's warranty out of the box, look for 1.5v :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) I would suggest getting an H77 motherboard considering you won't overclock. It'll definitely save you some pennies.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) Get an i5 3450, it's almost the same performance as the 3550, just costing $10 less :)  200Mhz isn't worth that extra cost IMO.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4) With the extra money you have left over from what I just recommended, I would suggest you take a look at the Radeon HD7850. It'll perform much better and give you some future-proofing capabilities.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5) If you end up going with a Radeon HD7850, I would suggest lowering your PSU wattage to 500w-550w :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A lot of these have Mail-In-Rebates as well as some discount codes, so it'll cost you around the same as the rig you just linked while offering a little better performance :) 
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August 2, 2012 12:57:26 AM

Thanks so far guys! these suggestions have helped alot.

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August 2, 2012 1:06:13 AM

Best answer selected by Cathordran.
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August 2, 2012 1:07:22 AM

can you tell me how to know the voltage i need to buy for ram for the cpus. i had no idea so thanks !
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a b ) Power supply
August 2, 2012 1:10:08 AM

cathordran said:
can you tell me how to know the voltage i need to buy for ram for the cpus. i had no idea so thanks !


On newegg, you can go under details and look at the "Voltage" of the ram :)  It'll say 1.65v or 1.5v :) 
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August 2, 2012 1:17:12 AM

also can someone link a psu capable of handling dual 7850s if i opt for another in the future??
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August 2, 2012 1:35:36 AM

mocchan said:
On newegg, you can go under details and look at the "Voltage" of the ram :)  It'll say 1.65v or 1.5v :) 

what should i look for in a CPU that lets me know if 1.5v or 1.65v is needed. (sorry my question was worded weirdly.
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August 2, 2012 1:42:09 AM

sorry to post so many replies but id also like to know if the ASRock H77 Mobo is good for the cross fire of the 7850s or if i should get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard recommended above for about $125.
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a b ) Power supply
August 2, 2012 1:52:40 AM

cathordran said:
sorry to post so many replies but id also like to know if the ASRock H77 Mobo is good for the cross fire of the 7850s or if i should get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard recommended above for about $125.


I can't find where I read the memory controller and voltage for RAM, but I'll post if I find it later today :lol: 

Actually I can't find any information about the board I posted with CF or SLI, it might better to stay on the safe side and get the board you listed.

Z77 will offer you some better features as well, so that's always a nice bonus for some extra cost.

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August 2, 2012 1:58:07 AM
August 2, 2012 2:02:56 AM

My budget is around $900max however i plan on getting all of this on cyber monday or black friday(or most of it) and guesses on the amount i can save from that??
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August 2, 2012 2:08:21 AM

please clarify on the case making it lopsided? and if you have any recommendations instead please link.
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August 2, 2012 2:10:06 AM

Not a bad PSU, not GREAT but not bad. Hard to see, haven't seen ANY reviews actually for that PSU. But looks decent, made from Andyson which isn't a terrible company.
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August 2, 2012 2:26:47 AM

Thanks for the advice one last thing id like to know is if it really matters if you have a mid or full case. it seems that almost all mid size cases have so much room already that is almost makes no sense to get a full size.
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August 2, 2012 3:08:27 AM

Another solid case good luck! The Mid tower is perfectly fine.
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