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September 20, 2012 1:56:10 AM

Hi :) 

I'm currently sixteen, and trying to build my own system.
We've had the same computer for about ten years now, and boy does it have wear and tear.

I've been asking for a new PC for years now, and decided to finally do it myself.
I spent all Summer doing weird jobs for quick cash, and finally have about $1100 saved up.

I plan on spending every penny of it for a new PC, and decided to build it myself.

I'm pretty new to the world of building PCs, and have a few questions.

First off, I was wondering if I'm missing any important parts, besides the graphics card and cd/dvd rom/optical drives.

Links so far (I planned to find them all from NewEgg, then search around for cheaper prices)

ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE 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)Quad-Core

Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AZRX 500GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard
(Planned to partition some space to aid in start up speed)

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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I have no idea where to begin looking into graphics cards, I keep looking into the reviews for each one I pick, and they all have bad reviews along with good ones, which is to be expected I guess.

Any tips or idea? Feel pretty confused and frustrated with finding the remaining parts

Oh, and will probably buy the keyboard/mouse from Wal-Mart or somewhere.

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September 20, 2012 2:46:27 AM

Power supply? Also if you're thinking about overclocking you will want a CPU cooler.
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September 20, 2012 2:52:47 AM

Explos said:

I've been asking for a new PC for years now, and decided to finally do it myself.
I spent all Summer doing weird jobs for quick cash, and finally have about $1100 saved up.


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September 20, 2012 3:19:42 AM

Here you go buddy:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($178.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1147.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-19 23:19 EDT-0400)
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September 20, 2012 3:49:26 AM

I took a little different approach, I am big on the SSD's, so traded a bit of video card for the SSD. Gives you the option to put a second video card in next year when the 7850 is clearing out to make way for the new stuff.

Ill be honest, with just the one 128 SSD your only going to get Windows and your productivity software (Office etc) and a couple games, but the overall responsivness of the system will feel much faster. (I run 2 seperate RAID0 SSD arrays, a 2x64 for my OS and basic programs and a 2x128 for my games, so I see improvement in everything)

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hZli
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hZli/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hZli/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($205.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1122.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-19 23:44 EDT-0400)
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September 20, 2012 3:53:06 AM

kendrose said:
I took a little different approach, I am big on the SSD's, so traded a bit of video card for the SSD. Gives you the option to put a second video card in next year when the 7850 is clearing out to make way for the new stuff.


Bullshit, you are sacrificing precious gaming performance for faster boot times??????
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September 20, 2012 4:06:37 AM

Here's a build for your budget.

cpu - i5 3570k $215 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu cooler - cm hyper 212 evo $31 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo - asrock z77 extreme4 $128 http://www.amazon.com/LGA1155-CrossFireX-Motherboard-Z7...

memory - corsair vengeance 8gb low profile $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd - wd blue 500gb $63 http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-W50AAKX&c=C...

gpu - msi 660 $237 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case - zalman z11 plus $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu - antec 520w $47 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

optical drive - lg $17 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

monitor - asus vh232h 23" $154 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

os - windows 7 $90 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

total is $1072
If you don't plan on overclocking you should get a i5 3470 cpu, asrock h77m mobo, no cpu cooler and get a hd 7950 or gtx 660 ti gpu.
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