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September 4, 2012 11:13:36 PM

built a new computer for 1000$ for the need of something that would be able to run the games i wanted without giving out in 30 mins of gameplay. so i put this setup together and want to know if everything looked good.

Hard drive:

I added some extra tinkering parts for myself since im not much of a person to oc.

Fan monitor:
120mm fan:
200mm fan:
wireless usb adapter:
Hdmi cable:

Just wanted to know if this is any good and if i need to switch any parts around. would appreciate any constructive comments.

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September 4, 2012 11:44:51 PM

this is pretty much all you need. no need for extra fans since the standard ones are enough and good

dont use wifi if possible. if you must, get a internal adaptor and get one that is dual band for lower latency

fan controllers are useless if all the fans inside are quiet

September 4, 2012 11:51:13 PM

i just want the fan controller because i can. and what kind of internal adapter would you recommend
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September 5, 2012 12:50:01 AM

ill go with the digital version and is the internal adapter easy to install? is it lik installing a gpu?
September 5, 2012 12:51:54 AM

get Intel instead of AMD.
September 5, 2012 12:52:02 AM

yep. slot it in and then screw it in and then just attach the antennas to the back
September 5, 2012 2:49:05 AM

okay how much better is intel compared to amd because i think there about the same.
September 5, 2012 10:51:25 AM

it will get you 5-8 more fps in games and overall better results in nearly every benchmark
September 5, 2012 8:43:18 PM

Intel is better for good reasons, and in the future an i5 3570k will easily outlast an AMD Phenom II X4 or FX-81xx chip. if you dont have the money for an i5 now, u can buy a pentium or celeron untill you scrap up enough to grab an i5. $50 Dual core on the Sandy Bridge arch, better then an older AMD Callisto dual core budget gaming CPU if you ask me.
September 5, 2012 8:46:31 PM

kevinkannguyen said:
okay how much better is intel compared to amd because i think there about the same.

That cpu you chose is ancient lol
September 5, 2012 8:57:17 PM

lol, i would pick the 965 over a FX-81xx, less power, and still a nice overclocker. They also $50 cheaper, but Intel makes a better chip. Look at this: That is not the celeron, but that chip is $63 on Newegg and it trades blows with your AMD chip. It is also better in single threaded performance, and has less power consumption.
September 5, 2012 10:37:44 PM

i went with an intel-5 3450 instaed of the amd and swapped the mobo. I guess intel is pretty dominant in cpus then
September 5, 2012 11:20:15 PM

Definitely, good choice.
September 6, 2012 2:32:12 AM

the mobo i wanted sold out does anyone have a suggestion for a 80- 120 mobo?
September 6, 2012 11:03:38 AM

did you read my suggstions?
September 6, 2012 11:51:40 PM

whats the difference between an h77 and z77? I'm looking at a z77 because of usb 3.0 but not really considering it for the 40$ difference if they are nearly the same board
September 7, 2012 12:04:59 AM

one can allow for overclocking and one cant. thats about it
September 7, 2012 12:10:30 AM

TheBigTroll said:
one can allow for overclocking and one cant. thats about it

whats up with you presuring EVERYONE to overclock :o 
September 7, 2012 12:12:12 AM

i didnt. i just explained that z77 can overclock and h77 cant. thats it. they are identical other than that fact

also, z77 boards support SLI. most h77 boards ive seen dont
September 7, 2012 1:56:14 AM

okay so micro atx or atx xD
September 7, 2012 2:42:14 AM

how does this board look? and could i fit an aftermarket cooler?
September 7, 2012 10:54:13 AM

my board was matx. the board you chose is atx. both will allow for installation of a cooler but you arent overclocking give the 3450 has no capability to do so
September 8, 2012 7:28:18 AM

Best answer selected by kevinkannguyen.
September 8, 2012 7:34:50 AM

thanks everyone for your inquires i have put this build onto my order list and am now ready to start a second build for my friend.