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August 13, 2012 5:16:28 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: October 10th

Budget Range: $0 - $850

System Usage from Gaming thats all

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) 16Gb Corsair Vengeance Ram, HP 2311x 23" Montitor. I Have windows 7 OEM.

I need help. I am building a new rig for my birthday and Ive been choosing parts. I am on a budget of 850 bucks, and I want to know what I can do better for this build and maybe save a couple bucks.
The Build:
i3 2120
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Gigabyte GTX 670 2Gb
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ASUS P8B75-M/CSM LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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16 Gb Vengeance Ram
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SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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NZXT Source 210 Elite White

Is this good? Can I do better for my money? Im a first time fully custom builder as I am used to building with HP mobos and such. Thanks guys! :hello: 

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August 13, 2012 5:20:59 AM

What is the total so far?
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August 13, 2012 5:24:45 AM

Overall its a good build but...

*Why do you need 16GB of RAM? its simply waay to overkill for gaming and its NOT going to give any performance boost (unless you do HEAVY video editing or run a lot of stuff simultaneously)

*i3 on a 850$ budget??? i dont think so...

buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.71 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($57.08 @ NCIX US)
Total: $900.71

sorry i went over budget but it was really necessary
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August 13, 2012 5:26:00 AM

He can just downgrade the GPU to a Radeon 7870 and be within budget.
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August 13, 2012 5:30:38 AM

Alright, but I already own the ram so why not? xD I Own a new HDD which I will use. And Thats a nice build, but will I have to flash the bios for the Ivy Bridge to work with the mobo?
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August 13, 2012 5:31:00 AM

azeem40 said:
He can just downgrade the GPU to a Radeon 7870 and be within budget.


i know that but it will also downgrade his performance...

here is a little incentive for the OP to get those extra 50$

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/598?vs=548 -----> HD R7870 vs GTX 670
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August 13, 2012 5:31:37 AM

LittleBuilder1 said:
Alright, but I already own the ram so why not? xD I Own a new HDD which I will use. And Thats a nice build, but will I have to flash the bios for the Ivy Bridge to work with the mobo?



No :s thats a Z77 motherboard :lol: 
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August 13, 2012 5:34:23 AM

Alright. Thanks! a 670 will last for long time and I can upgrade the cpu anytime I want. thanks for the help guys!
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August 13, 2012 5:34:50 AM

Best answer selected by LittleBuilder1.
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August 13, 2012 5:35:52 AM

He has a budget, which is there for a reason. I see a lot of people go over budget. I don't see any harm in using a 7870 instead.
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August 13, 2012 5:40:55 AM

azeem40 said:
Besides, at 1920x1200, the difference is only 15fps in BF3.
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/images...


what do you mean by: "ONLY 15 fps???".... come on buddy you're one of the smartest guys in this forum, i think you should know what a 15fps difference looks like when you are under the 60fps line.
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August 13, 2012 5:57:57 AM

I know, but when you have a certain budget, you don't go over it.
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August 13, 2012 6:01:34 AM

azeem40 said:
I know, but when you have a certain budget, you don't go over it.


You do if its worth it... and its only a little
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August 13, 2012 6:08:47 AM

aqualipt said:
You do if its worth it... and its only a little

No, because you don't know if he even has $50 to spare. Not everyone is rich.

Also tell me, how is $50 "only a little".
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August 13, 2012 6:10:28 AM

azeem40 said:
Also tell me, how is $50 "only a little".


if i told you that you could get 15fps more in a game for 50$ then 50$ is only a little
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August 13, 2012 6:15:12 AM

So $50 is worth 15 fps to you? Cuz to me, it isn't at an $850 budget.
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August 13, 2012 6:15:49 AM

The OP is okay with it and isn't shopping soon. He can save it. Settle down guys
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August 13, 2012 6:18:41 AM

allanitomwesh said:
The OP is okay with it and isn't shopping soon. He can save it. Settle down guys


naaah i like arguing :lol: 
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August 13, 2012 6:19:48 AM

It vents out my anger for having a bad day today. :lol: 
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August 13, 2012 6:21:08 AM

It's fine to joke around sometimes since we give good advice. :lol: 
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August 13, 2012 6:21:34 AM

azeem40 said:
It vents out my anger for having a bad day today. :lol: 


there there....and my religious mother said that screaming and cursing was bad :lol:  she was wrong
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August 13, 2012 6:28:58 AM

allanitomwesh said:
I guess so. You we're loosing azam :( 


hahahaha thanks for the laugh!!

@azeem40: Everything is cool bro :p 
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August 13, 2012 6:29:56 AM

I guess so. You we're loosing azeem :( 
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