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First Computer Build! $800 Opinions Welcome!!!

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August 6, 2012 5:04:03 AM

This is a pretty complete build for around $800.
Please critique and tell me what you would change. And Yes I know I included the monitor and other items. I have yet o decide on OS.

ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Motherboard LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 - Asus
$124.99
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - Corsair
$50.97
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K - Intel
$219.99
SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW - Samsung
$102.00
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) - Asus
$19.95
Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo (920-002565)
$18.30
ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch (21.5-Inch Vis) Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Monitor with Integrated Stereo Speakers - ViewSonic
$149.99
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom - PC Power and Cooling
$79.99
Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition VN40006W2N No PS Mid Tower Case (Black/White) - Thermaltake
$52.22

Subtotal: $818.44

August 6, 2012 5:08:14 AM

Looks good, but where is the GPU?
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August 6, 2012 5:11:53 AM

I was thinking of a SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card
for about $170
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August 6, 2012 5:13:40 AM

kmose said:
I was thinking of a SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card
for about $170



Good choice.

That build looks good but don't get a Z68 board with an i5-3570K, you won't be able to run it out of the box immediately. This board will handle everything you need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 6, 2012 5:16:35 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Good choice.

That build looks good but don't get a Z68 board with an i5-3570K, you won't be able to run it out of the box immediately. This board will handle everything you need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the reply I thought a z77 might be too much, but I like the product if you think it's a better motherboard.
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August 6, 2012 5:17:33 AM

Nope, you can't run an i5-3570k on a Z68 board out of the box.
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August 6, 2012 5:18:26 AM

kmose said:
Thanks for the reply I thought a z77 might be too much, but I like the product if you think it's a better motherboard.


Not really - they're both about the same. The Z77 is made for Ivy Bridge CPUs, the Z68 will handle Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs but only after you update the BIOS.
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