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September 19, 2012 12:35:23 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: No real budget range since I am NOT getting a GPU (will explain later)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming when I DO get the GPU but for now I need it for college school work

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: PURDUE!!!

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: Need this computer to be high end (without the GPU for now) and be upgrade-able for at least the next 5 or 6 years

I do not need a hard drive because I can just use an extra laptop hard drive that I have (it's 7200 rpm which is all I need)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I wanted to custom build my own desktop and after my laptop started having issues and having to send it in, I have finally decided to custom build it


Okay so here's my build:

Rosewill REDBONE U3 Black SECC Steel USB 3.0, eSATA, 3x 120mm Fans Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply


I also need advice on a monitor that's cheap and 1080p and 23 inches.

Thanks for all the help!


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September 19, 2012 1:12:39 AM

all i switxh on your build is the power supply. spend the extra for a good name brand bronze unit like seasonic or cosair. also toss in a ssd boot drive the vertex 4 128g drive on sale for 80.00 with code today.
September 19, 2012 1:14:01 AM

Well, I would say you have a lower budget anyway.

That's not a great deal for a low end case. It has USB 3, which is nice, but it won't have much in the way of cable management. The Rosewill Challenger has a few more features and is often in a combo deal with the PSU.
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September 19, 2012 1:23:36 AM

thanks for the replies but about that psu and challenger case combo isn't the 550 watt power supply a little low?

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September 19, 2012 1:26:06 AM

That would depend. It's enough for any single video card. The one you chose would not be enough for two larger cards.... so you have to be more specific about a future GPU or you need to buy a lot more PSU up front.
September 24, 2012 5:05:41 PM

Best answer selected by HopelessNoob.