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October 12, 2012 5:17:55 AM

okay so im building my first pc( keeping it under $2000, don't need mouse, keyboard, monitor) and need some help with it. i already have


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

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

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

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+850-Watt+TR2+... = power supply

im just not sure about everything else, i want. i plan to sli in the future, just not at the moment and still deciding between intels i5 or i 7. but here is what i had in mined

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = video card

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = win 7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cpu cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = blu ray drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = boot drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = drive for games

all the ones i had in mine = about $1,141. to me imo, seems like im spending too much for these 7 things. what do yal think? i will be overclocking the processor to 4.5 ghz, and will be playing 1920 by 1080p res( gonna be higher, when i sli). i will not use amd products, so don't try switching to amd.

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October 12, 2012 5:25:09 AM

This is a much better SDD for you C: Drive. No reason to have 2 SSD's. 1 for games and 1 for Win7 doesn't really have a benefit.
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB

And why won't you use AMD products? Some of their parts are better than Nvidia's.
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October 12, 2012 5:27:46 AM

That's a pretty bad power supply right there. Its also about $50 overpriced what it should be.

Use this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And due to the higher memory bandwidth, the AMD Radeon HD7950 is going to do better in resolutions over 1920x1080.

That's too bad though I guess.

Do you really need a Blu Ray drive? You can take it out if you dont.

Having 2 SSD's is not really worth it. Just get a boot drive SSD and a regular HDD for games and whatever else.

Chances are you don't need Win7 Professional unless you plan to run XP with 7.

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

You also don't need an i7 for gaming. The i5 will perform the same.

The Noctua D14 is a good cooler.
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October 12, 2012 5:30:28 AM

imo amd has never been good, i always been Intel and nvidia. put it this one intel and nvidia are the real deal, amd is the one trying to make you seem their good. when they're not. okay any other recommendations?
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October 12, 2012 5:36:06 AM

Deemo13 said:
That's a pretty bad power supply right there. Its also about $50 overpriced what it should be.

Use this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And due to the higher memory bandwidth, the AMD Radeon HD7950 is going to do better in resolutions over 1920x1080.

That's too bad though I guess.

Do you really need a Blu Ray drive? You can take it out if you dont.

Having 2 SSD's is not really worth it. Just get a boot drive SSD and a regular HDD for games and whatever else.

Chances are you don't need Win7 Professional unless you plan to run XP with 7.

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

You also don't need an i7 for gaming. The i5 will perform the same.

The Noctua D14 is a good cooler.


i got the power supply at my local bestbuy for $100, so im not complaining. i wanted an ssd for the game, so i get faster load times. wouldn't a 250 gb ssd just set me in place, don't really use much on my computer. just have games and a web browser installed. no other programs, that require me to have alot of storage
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October 12, 2012 5:40:13 AM

I'd still have to recommend a Radeon for higher resolution gaming performance unless you feel like shelling out the money for a $500 GTX680.

And if you have the power supply already, I guess you have to keep it. At least its 80 Plus Bronze. It has some beefy 12V rails, which is nice.
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October 12, 2012 6:22:38 AM

imbogfoot said:
imo amd has never been good, i always been Intel and nvidia. put it this one intel and nvidia are the real deal, amd is the one trying to make you seem their good. when they're not. okay any other recommendations?

I respect your opinion, and the first sentence is acceptable.
The 2nd one was unnecessary and makes you look horribly misinformed.

If you don't want AMD, fine. But saying a great GPU company is "trying to make you seem their good. when they're not" was totally retarded.
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October 12, 2012 6:58:19 AM

imbogfoot said:
amd is the one trying to make you seem their good. when they're not. okay any other recommendations?


Never heard that one before. Seems like AMD is doing fine to me.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/645?vs=598

Only reason why AMD can't keep up in BF3 is because BF3 favors Nvidia. I think they had a thing going on or something. Arkham City is also Nvidia sponsored.
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