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September 27, 2012 7:04:44 AM

Hey guys, I've been interested in building my own pc for a while now. There is just so many choices for components i wanted to be sure i wasn't getting crap. I've made this list of things I'm interested in putting into it and i want your honest opinion about the whole bundle and if it is even compatible.

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-I'm looking for this to be a gaming pc. Not max graphics on games like crysis.

-I've already got a pc with 1.5gb ram, amd athlon x2 dual core processor 4200+ 2.20ghz, 600 or 700w psu, and a radeon hd 5770. It can play skyrim,borderlands2, and such on medium to low

-I wanted to be able to put the graphic card and psu i have now in it till i can afford a new one but if i can't oh well.

- Parts: I'm trying to keep pricing under $1000

-i wanted to use my win 7 for acer upgade on it.

-Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-moniter: i was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... But w/o speakers

-Graphics card: Can't decide at the moment

-psu: depends on what my comper might need

-case: doesnt matter a whole lot

-hard drive: I Don't really think i need a 1TB but i guess it would come in handy

-dvd drive: I think i can just pull my dvd-r out of old pc.

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September 27, 2012 1:15:06 PM

Graphic card i would say ATI 7870 if you want to go cheap or 7950/70 if you want to go expensive. Alternatively Nvidia GTX 660 or 670 for expensive personally i would go with Nvidia due to the extra features and it's overall newer. PSU just get anything at above or 600W. You will need 1 Terabyte on the HDD believe me. The dvd drive you can pull but honestly they are pointless to have i have used the drive maybe 3 times in the last few years. If you have an uSB stick u are set.

Not sure you can use the win7 acer upgrade btw.

Or will have to tweak the registry etc so that the program thinks the computer has an Acer board in it.
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October 26, 2012 5:37:35 AM

Shallowmist said:
Graphic card i would say ATI 7870 if you want to go cheap or 7950/70 if you want to go expensive. Alternatively Nvidia GTX 660 or 670 for expensive personally i would go with Nvidia due to the extra features and it's overall newer. PSU just get anything at above or 600W. You will need 1 Terabyte on the HDD believe me. The dvd drive you can pull but honestly they are pointless to have i have used the drive maybe 3 times in the last few years. If you have an uSB stick u are set.

Not sure you can use the win7 acer upgrade btw.

Or will have to tweak the registry etc so that the program thinks the computer has an Acer board in it.



Thank you for the input

In that case i guess ill go:

-Hardrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-if i have to, win 7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-I'll wait on the graphics card for now. save up some more
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October 26, 2012 5:57:04 AM

That motherboard is pretty overkill to be honest. You can go with something much cheaper that will do the same thing.

I would get a Z77 and a new Intel 3570K for newer technology.

Here's how I would build it. If you do not want to overclock, you can save alot of money:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $842.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

That is a pretty good computer, but what power supply do you have now? Is it a good unit?
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November 13, 2012 7:48:04 PM

Deemo13 said:
That motherboard is pretty overkill to be honest. You can go with something much cheaper that will do the same thing.

I would get a Z77 and a new Intel 3570K for newer technology.

Here's how I would build it. If you do not want to overclock, you can save alot of money:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $842.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

That is a pretty good computer, but what power supply do you have now? Is it a good unit?



Ya I'm not planning on overclocking it. I like that setup minus the case,dvd drive and power supply(already got 600w and prob keeping old dvd drive and case. Your motherboard opinion looks like has nearly same stuff for alot cheaper so I prob will reevaluate mine. thnx for the help .
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