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August 30, 2012 2:34:05 AM

I'm using an e-bay seller's site to put together a comp. And this is what I put together so far:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4003...

I picked the CPU, the MB, the memory, the video card, the hard drive, & the dvd drive. I need help picking fans, which ones do I need? I need help picking an adequate case and a power supply.

I don't want to spend more than 2,000 USD.
I'm not sure yet what I'm gonna do for an OS.

I want this PC to last a long time, and run the newest games easily.

Also what do you think of my selections for the CPU, MB and video card?

Thanks in advance for all suggestions and critiques.

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August 30, 2012 2:49:24 AM

Sorry, can't view your link for some reason. Here is what I would get though for that price:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.76 @ Amazon)
Total: $1329.52
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-29 22:47 EDT-0400)

You don't need to spend $2000 to achieve what you want. If you want don't plan to SLI, you can make these changes to save some money:
Asrock Z77 Pro 3 MoBo
XFX Core Edition 550W

The only problem now is that I don't think all these parts are available in EBAY. Do you have any particular reason to only use EBAY?
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August 30, 2012 2:54:03 AM

l0v3rboi said:
Sorry, can't view your link for some reason. Here is what I would get though for that price:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.76 @ Amazon)
Total: $1329.52
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-29 22:47 EDT-0400)

You don't need to spend $2000 to achieve what you want. If you want don't plan to SLI, you can make these changes to save some money:
Asrock Z77 Pro 3 MoBo
XFX Core Edition 550W

The only problem now is that I don't think all these parts are available in EBAY. Do you have any particular reason to only use EBAY?


I tried fixing the link. I'm just using ebay because the seller I'm looking at builds the PC & lets you pick all the parts.

Thanks for all that info.
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August 30, 2012 3:02:17 AM

alpharowe3 said:
I tried fixing the link. I'm just using ebay because the seller I'm looking at builds the PC & lets you pick all the parts.

Thanks for all that info.


Sorry, still can't view it. Anyway, I can guarantee its going to be more expensive than building it yourself. If you are interested, here is a link of a video that will teach you how to build your own PC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

It is part one of a 3 part series done by Newegg. It was all I needed to build mine.

If you still don't want to, you can just buy the parts online (or go to a retailer that price matches) and get a local shop to build it for you. Here in Canada, NCIX does it for $50 or so. Nor sure if NCIX US does it though.
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August 30, 2012 3:04:14 AM

There aren't any NCIX stores, AFAIK.
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August 30, 2012 3:04:27 AM

*in the US
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August 30, 2012 3:13:13 AM

http://i.imgur.com/1LYbD.jpg

Here is a screen grab of what I'm looking at since the link I posted doesn't seem to work for any one. (Hopefully this link works.)
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August 30, 2012 1:51:09 PM

alpharowe3 said:
http://i.imgur.com/1LYbD.jpg

Here is a screen grab of what I'm looking at since the link I posted doesn't seem to work for any one. (Hopefully this link works.)

Drop down from 16 to 8GB because 16 is completely unnecessary. You may want to get a 650 watt PSU. And they do have NCIX for US but I believe it's online only.
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August 30, 2012 5:11:31 PM

hunterpostit88 said:
Drop down from 16 to 8GB because 16 is completely unnecessary. You may want to get a 650 watt PSU. And they do have NCIX for US but I believe it's online only.


Thanks. Now how do you determine what PSU to get? What components do you look at to know the wattage you need?

So I'm looking at the Antec Earthwatts 650
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August 31, 2012 2:11:03 AM

That's the perfect PSU. You want some breathing room for your PSU anyway. They have PSU Calculators online.
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September 10, 2012 12:10:02 AM

Best answer selected by alpharowe3.
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