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October 13, 2012 7:27:18 PM

this is my first post so i hope its not too bad

Approximate Purchase Date: planning on ordering it the 21st - 25th

Budget Range: near 1000 dollars after everything is done

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade: no upgrades just starting from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: No, planning to buy it at my college

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: boise, idaho

Parts Preferences: i don't have one

Overclocking: not planning on it

SLI or Crossfire: maybe, not sure what it exactly is

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 preferably

Additional Comments: i want it to not wake anyone up if they are in the next room, and for games starcraft 2 and league of legends

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my current computer(a laptop) can't run at the desired graphics i want.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.
so far i have
ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAZER DeathAdder Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so what i need is a motherboard, keyboard, and screen. the total of the parts above is $622.92. and my spending limit is 1000.
thank you in advance for all of your help

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October 13, 2012 8:17:39 PM

Whilst the FX-8120 is not a BAD prcessor, if you are not planning to overclock, you would be better with Intel i5-3450 and H77 mobo. Much better performance, for only marginal extra cost.
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October 13, 2012 9:09:39 PM

How about this build, with a few changes? Better graphics card, and a CPU that will do just fine since you're not overclocking. I'm not sure about the 1680x1050 monitor though, 1920x1080 is basically standard so the prices are pretty similar. Also, the Barracuda Green HDD isn't the fastest you can get, but maybe it's a bit quieter or greener (doubt it tbh).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.97 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Monitor: LG E2210T-BN 22.0" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.11 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($55.38 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $990.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 13, 2012 9:28:46 PM

im planning to buy a second screen, not a 22" but something i can have on the side to watch things while i'm playing so would the i5 be able to handle a second screen? and maybe streaming with xsplit?
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October 13, 2012 9:31:59 PM

Sakkura said:
How about this build, with a few changes? Better graphics card, and a CPU that will do just fine since you're not overclocking. I'm not sure about the 1680x1050 monitor though, 1920x1080 is basically standard so the prices are pretty similar. Also, the Barracuda Green HDD isn't the fastest you can get, but maybe it's a bit quieter or greener (doubt it tbh).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.97 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Monitor: LG E2210T-BN 22.0" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.11 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($55.38 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $990.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Wouldn't disagree, greatly, with anything there, although, personally, would prefer GSKill Ares,or Ripjaws, for ram, and Caviar Black for HDD, unless OP plans to add an SSD, for OS and games.
One thing which, perhaps, needs thinking about, is GPU. If going to spend that sort of money on 1GB version of HD7850, would prefer the nVidia GTX660. Much better performance, hugely better in games like BF3, for little extra cost.
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October 13, 2012 9:57:08 PM

moxyproxy said:
im planning to buy a second screen, not a 22" but something i can have on the side to watch things while i'm playing so would the i5 be able to handle a second screen? and maybe streaming with xsplit?

Adding an extra screen puts an extra workload on the graphics card but won't affect the CPU much at all.

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Wouldn't disagree, greatly, with anything there, although, personally, would prefer GSKill Ares,or Ripjaws, for ram, and Caviar Black for HDD, unless OP plans to add an SSD, for OS and games.
One thing which, perhaps, needs thinking about, is GPU. If going to spend that sort of money on 1GB version of HD7850, would prefer the nVidia GTX660. Much better performance, hugely better in games like BF3, for little extra cost.

I would normally pick a Caviar Black or regular Seagate Barracuda, I just kept the Green one from OP's build. The really cool option for energy savings or quiet operation (not to mention speed!) would be an SSD of course, but that would break the budget.

I agree that the GTX 660 is quite a bit better than a 7850 1 GB, but it costs a lot more. $220+ versus $160+.
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October 13, 2012 10:08:21 PM

Sakkura said:
Adding an extra screen puts an extra workload on the graphics card but won't affect the CPU much at all.


I would normally pick a Caviar Black or regular Seagate Barracuda, I just kept the Green one from OP's build. The really cool option for energy savings or quiet operation (not to mention speed!) would be an SSD of course, but that would break the budget.

I agree that the GTX 660 is quite a bit better than a 7850 1 GB, but it costs a lot more. $220+ versus $160+.



would you recommend i get a regular one i wouldn't mind changing it if it would save me some money
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October 13, 2012 10:15:44 PM

The price is almost the same, but the Green version is slower. So unless there's a specific reason to use a Green drive, I would recommend a regular one.
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October 13, 2012 10:18:22 PM

could you give me the link for that?
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October 13, 2012 10:43:53 PM

alright thank you for the help. ill go ahead and order everything you have suggested in a week or 2, if anything goes out of stock can i message you for help on changing it?
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October 13, 2012 11:17:42 PM

Best answer selected by moxyproxy.
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October 14, 2012 8:38:09 AM

moxyproxy said:
alright thank you for the help. ill go ahead and order everything you have suggested in a week or 2, if anything goes out of stock can i message you for help on changing it?

You're welcome, and sure - but you could post about it as well for input from others.
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