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First Time Builder for PC 850$ Budget

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This is what i'm looking at. I already have a 750W PSU and another 1TB drive Monitor & Keyboard. Does this look like a solid setup and all of the components work together? I'm open to ideas and criticism. I have a 850$ budget give or take.
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  1. It's a system that will "work", although there are some miss-matches. For instance, you have a processor, that's unlocked, for overclocking, but a motherboard, that will not allow you to overclock it. Main thing is, what are you planning to use PC for? Knowing that, will give us some chance of giving constructive advice. Also, what is the thing with the 750w PSU. You've selected a decent 550w PSU, which sounds much better, unless you are planning to have 2 graphics cards. At the moment, you haven't any.
  2. link is broken for me.
    Are you buying a monitor? You're probably looking at the gtx 660 or amd 7870 combined with a3570k and an appropriate motherboard.
  3. What is the model of your 750w PSU? If it's some sort of generic PSU, I would definitely recommend replacing it.

    The link is broken for me as well.

    *EDIT*

    My 2 cents -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.80 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $848.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 18:52 EDT-0400)
  4. Wolfz said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

    This is what i'm looking at. I already have a 750W PSU and another 1TB drive Monitor & Keyboard. Does this look like a solid setup and all of the components work together? I'm open to ideas and criticism. I have a 850$ budget give or take.


    Newegg.com

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner $19.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

    ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2-2GD5 $299.99

    NVIDIA Gift - Borderlands2 Free Game Coupon $0.00

    Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 $53.99

    • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO 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 Combo $407.98

    McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 - 1 PC $0.00

    Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $15.00


    Subtotal: $841.94

    If you plan to Overclock..you can get a good CPU Cooler later.
    Dunno If you need a new copy of Windows.
  5. ^ Swap out the GTX660 Ti for a Radeon HD7950, no reason not to get a HD7950 at the moment considering the prices.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-memory-bandwidth-anti-aliasing,3283-11.html

    The bandwidth on the GTX660 Ti will cripple it SEVERELY.
  6. It has been shown that vendors deviated with the memory bandwidth specification (msi, asus, et al) and the better vendors' cards are not as handicapped. However at the same time the 7950 has some great vendor specific boards and I wouldn't forget to mention how awesome a sapphire 7950 can be.
  7. Even if the vendors tinkered with the bandwidth, I would still personally purchase the HD7950.

    With the price difference being only $10-$30 and the OC potential of the HD7950...it's a very hard deal to refuse.
  8. Sorry about not responding. Somehow this thread wasn't letting me know when i had a reply. My PSU is a TX750. I originally bought this PSU for my new graphics card the GTX 670OC wind-force, but it's too good for my computer so i'm going to have to send it back and just upgrade overall. Basically from scratch besides a PSU, monitor and 1tb western-digital hard-drive. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i9jG this is what i've picked out please let me know if this is good or not.
  9. Not bad, I'm assuming you're an avid overclocker, which is the reason why for the 2500k ;) A few suggestions -

    1) Swap out the motherboard for an ASrock Extreme4 Z77, it will provide a MUCH better overclocking experience.

    2) Swap out the CPU cooler for the Hyper 212+, it's very cheap and it will perform much better.

    3) Swap out the case for an Antec Three Hundred Two, better build quality, better cable management, better airflow. The cable management in the Rosewill Challenger/Blackbone is pathetic.

    That's about all I have to say :)
  10. mocchan said:
    Not bad, I'm assuming you're an avid overclocker, which is the reason why for the 2500k ;) A few suggestions -

    1) Swap out the motherboard for an ASrock Extreme4 Z77, it will provide a MUCH better overclocking experience.

    2) Swap out the CPU cooler for the Hyper 212+, it's very cheap and it will perform much better.

    3) Swap out the case for an Antec Three Hundred Two, better build quality, better cable management, better airflow. The cable management in the Rosewill Challenger/Blackbone is pathetic.

    That's about all I have to say :)



    I've actually changed it around again. And honestly i'm not sure i will overclock. if i need to i will but if i dont have to i wont. here's my new setup. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i9LS
  11. Best answer
    To be honest, there's no real need to OC the i5's at the moment, they're fast as is, OCing only makes them faster :lol:

    In that case, here's my recommendation to you -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.97 @ CompUSA)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $719.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 23:21 EDT-0400)

    Ditch caching all together and get yourself a dedicated SSD.

    Use the remaining $$$ in the budget to select the mouse/keyboard you want.
  12. mocchan said:
    To be honest, there's no real need to OC the i5's at the moment, they're fast as is, OCing only makes them faster :lol:

    In that case, here's my recommendation to you -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.97 @ CompUSA)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $719.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 23:21 EDT-0400)

    Ditch caching all together and get yourself a dedicated SSD.

    Use the remaining $$$ in the budget to select the mouse/keyboard you want.



    Wow thanks! that's an outstanding setup =D i'm going to tinker with it and get more opinions on it thanks a lot =D
  13. mocchan said:
    To be honest, there's no real need to OC the i5's at the moment, they're fast as is, OCing only makes them faster :lol:

    In that case, here's my recommendation to you -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.97 @ CompUSA)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $719.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-21 23:21 EDT-0400)

    Ditch caching all together and get yourself a dedicated SSD.

    Use the remaining $$$ in the budget to select the mouse/keyboard you want.



    Would I need a CPU Cooler for that setup or would it just be a waste of money?
  14. Waste of money since you can't overclock that particular chip, the stock cooler is more than enough! :)
  15. mocchan said:
    Waste of money since you can't overclock that particular chip, the stock cooler is more than enough! :)



    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i9XJ This is the final outcome of the customization. My next question is do you think this could run Guild Wars 2 at high or max settings at at-least a steady 30fps?
  16. Now that configuration is something I would personally purchase!

    Also, yes, you will be able to play GW2 maxed out at a steady 30FPS. On Tom's review right on this site, it is recommended you have AT LEAST an HD6870 for maxed settings @ 1080p for a steady 30 FPS, however, the HD7870 is MUCH more powerful so you should be exceeding 40-50FPS.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268-6.html
  17. mocchan said:
    Now that configuration is something I would personally purchase!

    Also, yes, you will be able to play GW2 maxed out at a steady 30FPS. On Tom's review right on this site, it is recommended you have AT LEAST an HD6870 for maxed settings @ 1080p for a steady 30 FPS, however, the HD7870 is MUCH more powerful so you should be exceeding 40-50FPS.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/guild-wars-2-performance-benchmark,3268-6.html



    Awesome, I think you've helped me find the CPU that i'm going to most-likely get. Thank you so much for the help!
  18. Best answer selected by Wolfz.
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