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September 15, 2012 2:00:57 AM

Hallo Toms Hardware.

I've put together this build on Amazon.com for gaming along with some music work, and wondered whatcha thought of it. Here goes:


ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM Intel H61 Chipset DDR3 1333 Micro ATX Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SUO3SS/ref=ox_sc_a...


Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I32120
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KZDV8E/ref=ox_sc_a...


Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G0WPLK/ref=ox_sc_a...


Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...


Cooler Master Storm Scout Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case with Carrying Handles (SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00243HHNY/ref=ox_sc_a...


Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz PC3-10666 240-pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZDJ42O/ref=ox_sc_a...


ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Video Card with VGA/DVI/HDMI, ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RJJN9Y/ref=ox_sc_a...


Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler with Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a...

ASUS(PCE-N15) maximum performance Wireless-N Network Adapter ( 300Mbps Transmit / 300Mbps Receive) with PCI-E interface, Include Full Height and Low Profile bracket, WPS button Support
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054L9PWO/ref=ox_sc_a...


ASUS PCI 5.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DG
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045JHJSS/ref=ox_sc_a...


So, how'd I do? I already have a monitor, but I do need an OS.
Thanks very much!

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September 15, 2012 2:29:37 AM

What's your budget?
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September 15, 2012 2:39:25 AM

Kinda trashy. New Ivy bridge i3's came out. Too much money into the case. GPU is outdated and was never good in the first place.
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September 15, 2012 2:45:38 AM

Ach. I liked the carry handle, if theres another with a handle, I'll certainly look into it. Budget is as cheap as possible while still maintaining the i3.I don't need a super high end thing, I 've really started to tone down on gaming, but I still need something to play Rome 2 total war, so, yeah. Thanks for the feedback.
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September 15, 2012 3:17:21 AM

Get a 7770 or 7750. More powerful and use way less power.
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September 15, 2012 3:20:33 AM

I made a kind of barebones list of parts. I've heard that the recon 3d sound card is good and i'm planning on getting one soon. I didn't include a case but the motherboard is micro-atx.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/htPu
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September 15, 2012 7:12:32 PM

Looks decent from my perspective Emperor. Bumping for someone more knowledgable than me to help ya out.
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