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September 27, 2012 12:28:43 AM

Hey everyone!

I just put together a computer for my brother on Newegg and would like to ask you guys if it's compatible and if there are any easy upgrades. It's "Denny's New Comp 9/26" in NewEgg shared public builds. He's looking to spend under $1k and wants to play fast videogames:

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks!!!

-Shos

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September 27, 2012 12:33:29 AM

Do you need a new copy of Windows 7?
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September 27, 2012 12:40:41 AM

Meanwhile in the land of literacy and legally questionable copies of Windows 7...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($334.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $990.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

An overclock to 4.4GHz on the CPU is possible with this.
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September 27, 2012 12:59:03 AM

Oh here comes the polar bear who has downed at least 5 enemy aircraft with combo deals and the medals :p 
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September 27, 2012 1:01:51 AM

UVB076 said:
Oh here comes the polar bear who has downed at least 5 enemy aircraft with combo deals and the medals :p 

It's either that or I could post a build with the rebates already figured in like it's the actual total cost of the build. :) 
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September 27, 2012 1:12:07 AM

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I like how you actually search for stuff instead of just PCPartPicker-ing it.

I can see where that pc part picker helps as a reference but for cutting cost it sucks.
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September 27, 2012 2:01:55 AM

Thanks for the advice so far guys. Are the components that I listed compatible with eachother? Will I be able to connect everything?
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September 27, 2012 2:03:20 AM

for mine yes,

for uvb's yes but he is assuming you get your windows from legally questionable sources
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September 27, 2012 2:21:27 AM

seankennedy222 said:
Thanks for the advice so far guys. Are the components that I listed compatible with eachother? Will I be able to connect everything?

Here let me repeat my post. Ya they will all work together but you can do a lot better. So what's probably going to happen is your going to purchase said components and your pretty much going to get hosed.
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September 27, 2012 2:48:45 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: tomorrow

Budget Range: 950 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com

Country:I live in the US

Parts Preferences:I prefer Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:1920x1200

Additional Comments: Only need tower. Do not need wireless. Have a 1TB external already.
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September 27, 2012 3:47:57 AM

Now you have a graphics card that not only mops the floor with the GTX 580, yet it uses a lot less juice than that GTX 570 you have and it runs cooler. That case has front 3.0 USB ports and allows you to add additional fans for cooling.


http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 $10 off w/ promo code CollegeSave10, limited offer
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $106.98 save: $8.00
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $206.98 save: $10.00
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Gr... $299.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI / HDMI / DP SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards GV-N66TOC-2GD
Core Clock 1032MHz
Boost Clock 1344


http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.57 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $909.49 *not including shipping, rebates, & promo codes


http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Tricool-Speed-120mm-Case/dp... <----- additional fans for that case
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September 27, 2012 3:55:46 AM

seankennedy222 said:
Hey everyone!

I just put together a computer for my brother on Newegg and would like to ask you guys if it's compatible and if there are any easy upgrades. It's "Denny's New Comp 9/26" in NewEgg shared public builds. He's looking to spend under $1k and wants to play fast videogames:

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks!!!

-Shos


Defiantly DO NOT get the GTX 570!!! Get a 660, 7870, or 7950!!! They are all far stronger and almost always cheaper (Besides the 7950).
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