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[New Build] Is this a good system for its price?

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September 2, 2012 12:44:59 AM

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Central Processing Unit
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Intel Core i3 2120 @3.3Ghz - $125

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Video Card
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti @ 1GB GDDR5 - $115

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MotherBoard
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GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H - $120

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RAM
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Crucial Ballistic Sport 8GB (4GB x 2) DDR3 SDRAM 1333 (PC3 10600) - $35

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HDD
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(Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 -$70





I'm still not sure on what to go for the case and powersupply because im confused (this my first time building a pc).



It is going to be used for (Harcore gaming ,watching videos and general surfing)
September 2, 2012 12:54:33 AM

1: id get a xfx 7870 for 214.99 after MIR. look for it at us.ncix.com
2; id get a h77m motherboard from asrock. more suited for your budget needs. sells for 69.99 at newegg
3:the hard drive sells for 62.99 here
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-W50AAKX&c=C...
4:for the case, id get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5: for the power supply id get this
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...
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September 2, 2012 1:00:11 AM

In order to be able to advise, you need to give some idea of you budget, and what it DOESN'T need to include (monitor, operating system, keyboard/mouse). Also what resolution is your monitor, if you've got one. You say hardcore gaming, if you give a couple of games you want to play, it's easier to know how powerful a system you need (given any budget limitations).
The processor and motherboard will work together, but are not well matched. The video card is very weak. A bit more info, will help us point you in the BEST direction.
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September 2, 2012 1:03:02 AM

TheBigTroll said:
1: id get a xfx 7870 for 214.99 after MIR. look for it at us.ncix.com
2; id get a h77m motherboard from asrock. more suited for your budget needs. sells for 69.99 at newegg
3:the hard drive sells for 62.99 here
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-W50AAKX&c=C...
4:for the case, id get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5: for the power supply id get this
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...


Thanks for the suggestions!

I forgot to mention that I would be gaming on 15" to 17" Monitor (cuz 19-21 inch is too big for me)

and that im in a Under a $800 (or if possible) under a $700 budget.

the reason I chose the motherboard I chose because of its compatibility with future components.

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September 2, 2012 1:05:31 AM

are you serious about using a 15inch monitor? they are smaller than the size of a regular laptop.

if you would like to save a buck on the video card, you can drop down to a xfx 6870. they sell for 144.99 after MIR at newegg. still wayyy better than a 550ti

as for the expansion, i dont see your point. you are not going to stuff 3 wifi cards onto a motherboard. the h77m motherboard that i suggested already has a couple for you to use

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September 2, 2012 1:08:51 AM

malbluff said:
In order to be able to advise, you need to give some idea of you budget, and what it DOESN'T need to include (monitor, operating system, keyboard/mouse). Also what resolution is your monitor, if you've got one. You say hardcore gaming, if you give a couple of games you want to play, it's easier to know how powerful a system you need (given any budget limitations).
The processor and motherboard will work together, but are not well matched. The video card is very weak. A bit more info, will help us point you in the BEST direction.


Ok,

It doesn't need to include an operating system, keyboard/mouse but i do need a monitor (preferrably at 15 - 17 inches)

and can you give me the reason why the cpu and mobo are not well matched?

and I will be playing this kind of games (at not the max settings ofcourse) but atleast on a decent settings.

COD Games (mw3,mw2 etc..)

BF3

Source Games ( cs:go, left 4 dead 2, etc)

Skyrim

Racing Games (like need for speed shift, dirt series)

GTA IV and I might try sleeping dogs (lol i know gpu too weak for this game)



I'm used gaming at the 25 - 30 fps range (because i have intel hd graphics) so having 60 fps is just optinal.
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September 2, 2012 1:09:21 AM

TheBigTroll said:
are you serious about using a 15inch monitor? they are smaller than the size of a regular laptop.

if you would like to save a buck on the video card, you can drop down to a xfx 6870. they sell for 144.99 after MIR at newegg. still wayyy better than a 550ti

as for the expansion, i dont see your point. you are not going to stuff 3 wifi cards onto a motherboard. the h77m motherboard that i suggested already has a couple for you to use



lol actually i might go with the motherboard you suggested.

People have been saying invest on a motherboard that you can put future components on later incase you wanna upgrade

So I thought a 100$ motherboard should atleast be compatible with future upgrades.

Well damn, i should research more lol.

3 wifi cards? hahahahahahaha
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September 2, 2012 1:13:37 AM

so why would you want a 15inch monitor. nearly every one of them are poorly built and most of them are very low in resolution. a 20 inch isnt very big (20inch CRT is huge compared to 20inch LCD)
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September 2, 2012 1:20:48 AM

TheBigTroll said:
so why would you want a 15inch monitor. nearly every one of them are poorly built and most of them are very low in resolution. a 20 inch isnt very big (20inch CRT is huge compared to 20inch LCD)


well primarily because im used at gaming in a laptop which has 15" screen and im so used to it. 20" would be like WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH


It does not matter anyway if the screen no support 1920x1080, 1366x 768 would do fine for me
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September 2, 2012 1:24:36 AM

its not much of a difference. im doing that right now. it just makes things more clear and slightly bigger. its a large improvement if you ask me

really, take my advice
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September 2, 2012 1:29:39 AM

If I want a 1080p monitor

then I need to upgrade my gpu?

right?

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sli gtx 690? everyone has been telling me this and when I saw its price it was 3k what the hell. ;(

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September 2, 2012 1:41:02 AM

if you want a 1080p monitor, the 6870 is more than enough to get you ultra settings in bf3.

whoever said that you need sli 690s for 1080p are obviously trolling or they are completely ret@rted
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September 2, 2012 1:43:47 AM

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