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November 2, 2012 10:43:52 PM

The RAM and DVD Burner/Case combo is on special price so I am going to buy it like right now? Is it a decent case?
November 2, 2012 10:44:05 PM

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November 2, 2012 11:03:53 PM

It looks like it will work together.
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November 3, 2012 1:24:28 AM

Thanks, for info, just wanted to double check if I had looked anything over ;) 
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November 3, 2012 1:40:59 AM

I do not like the challenger case

Toms gave it an award for being the best case under $50 in a test they did . But they also said they wished they had $55 to spend on an antec 300 beause the challenger was flimsy and made with cheap plastic

An alternative at that price is the Antec ONE . Well made , good quality , excellent cable management

If its in your budget then get the Asrock 970 extreme4 .. It actually has the functions of a 990X north bridge chip . It can SLI and it can Crossfire . Its well made as any Asus board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It even has a header for front USB 3 ports [if your case has them ]

The antec ONE does
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November 3, 2012 2:20:23 AM

i think you can get a much larger hdd (1.5tb +) in the same price range as the 250gb one you picked...just leaves you more room for the future, but otherwise looks good.
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November 3, 2012 2:23:35 AM

^^^ true, get a bigger one for a similar price, no such thing as too much space :D 
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November 3, 2012 2:34:49 AM

I would recommend a better PSU, something like the Corsair TX650 v2.
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November 3, 2012 5:56:00 AM

They had a bundle so I got the Challanger case for around 25$ ;) , I haven't yet bought the PSU,
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November 3, 2012 5:58:03 AM

rostrow416 said:
i think you can get a much larger hdd (1.5tb +) in the same price range as the 250gb one you picked...just leaves you more room for the future, but otherwise looks good.

Where? I have looked over Amazon, Fry's, Newegg, cant find anything bigger for 50$
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November 3, 2012 5:59:50 AM

Im trying to save a little money and maybe around Christmas time I could buy a 128GB SSD and put it in the rig. I bought Windows 8 builders edition. Can I install it on the SSD even after I installed it on the HDD? How do I do this?
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November 3, 2012 6:00:40 AM

Price RANGE-for an extra 20$ you could get up to a terabyte, I would thin
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November 3, 2012 6:03:44 AM

I'm not sure, but maybe you could just install it and delete windows off the blue? Or maybe you can simply back up the blue, wipe it and install it on the SSD if it won't let you
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November 3, 2012 6:07:55 AM

That is my only worry , because if it isn't possible than... :( 
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November 3, 2012 6:13:31 AM

It's by all means possible, just not sure on how convenient it is though
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November 3, 2012 6:15:01 AM

My other option is buying the SSD now and getting a 1TB or 1.5TB HDD later
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November 3, 2012 6:15:21 AM

Any suggestions for a 85$ MAX SSD?
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November 3, 2012 6:16:46 AM

I'll have a look around, get back to you in 5-10 min
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November 3, 2012 6:17:44 AM

Hang on, where d you live?
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November 3, 2012 6:20:57 AM

West Coast, Seattle
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November 3, 2012 6:28:41 AM

Okay, Any other good brands for that price, btw does that SSD come with a 2.5 to 3.5" adapted? Some do but on description it doesn't state or do I need to buy an adapter
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November 3, 2012 6:30:08 AM

My 120 GB came with an adapter, but i didn't need it because the case had a bracket for it... Does the rosewill have one?
Anyway, I'm certain it will have an adapter.
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November 3, 2012 6:30:48 AM

I am looking around and see a Samsung 830 128GB for 90$, That any good?
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November 3, 2012 6:33:35 AM

Here we go, look at the picture from the description
Ok, It won't paste, but look at the pictures and one of them shows everything contained in the box
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November 3, 2012 6:34:33 AM

They're excellent SSDs, definitely get one of those if you can
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November 3, 2012 6:39:11 AM

Alright, I will try, my case does come with one, but it is plastic and I beleive it will be very flimsy. I'll see about it.
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November 3, 2012 6:43:11 AM

I doubt it would matter, SSDs weigh something like 100 grams? I wouldn't worry about it
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November 3, 2012 6:45:13 AM

Quick question, are you planning to overclock at all?
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November 3, 2012 6:49:24 AM

No, not at the time. If I was in the future I would buy an aftermarket cpu cooler and stuff ;) 
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November 3, 2012 6:52:45 AM

Thanks, for the info. I will order these parts soon and hopefully everything turns out well :) 
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November 3, 2012 6:54:09 AM

OK, I guess that's about as refined as your gonna get for your PC. Hope you enjoy it when you put it together :D 
Are you going to get the SSD Or the HDD first?
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November 3, 2012 6:54:16 AM

Best answer selected by speakerman9529.
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November 3, 2012 6:54:32 AM

PANZER4 said:
OK, I guess that's about as refined as your gonna get for your PC. Hope you enjoy it when you put it together :D 
Are you going to get the SSD Or the HDD first?

SSD ;) 
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November 3, 2012 7:00:28 AM

I Personally wouldn't get the XFX 7870.
Its a great card and it looks great but the temperature that thing reaches are way to high for me. The load temperature of the card is 87c.

I would get the Gigabyte 7870.
It doesn't come with all the cool games and bonuses but if you are looking to overclock your card soon then the Gigabyte 7870 is the way to go!
The Gigabyte card only reaches 50c under full load and that is sufficient enough cooling to overclock it ever further that 1100mhz.

Cheers.
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November 3, 2012 7:02:41 AM

^^^really? Wow, that is high. Hope the OP notices and changes it
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November 3, 2012 7:09:28 AM

Headbomb said:
I Personally wouldn't get the XFX 7870.
Its a great card and it looks great but the temperature that thing reaches are way to high for me. The load temperature of the card is 87c.

I would get the Gigabyte 7870.
It doesn't come with all the cool games and bonuses but if you are looking to overclock your card soon then the Gigabyte 7870 is the way to go!
The Gigabyte card only reaches 50c under full load and that is sufficient enough cooling to overclock it ever further that 1100mhz.

Cheers.


Hmm, See the Gigabyte one costs roughly 40 more$ for essentially the same card. I wouldn't be overclocking my card at all-If I were to overlock it would only be my cpu. 87c seems a bit high- I looked at many reviews of the card and even under harsh benckmarking it only got up to 74C and in most games only ever reached 66C-Looking at reveiws of the Gigabyte one it runds at around 55C under full load. Is the 11C worth the 40 $?
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November 3, 2012 7:13:58 AM

Yeah, if you we're to go for the gigabyte you start getting closet to the next card tier. Maybe that card was simply badly ventilated? I don't know. If you are worried though, there should be other similar cards at a similar price point
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November 3, 2012 7:18:22 AM

The 7950 costs 300$(Cheapest model is the Spaphire)the XFX 7870 costs 230$, My bad the Gigabyte 7870 costs 248$ and is factory clocked 100mhz faster than the XFX. Should I go Gigabyte? I am also reading that the 3 fan configuration makes the card 11.5" long-I dont know if that is accurate and if it will fit in my Challanged case?.
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November 3, 2012 7:24:02 AM

20$ more for roughly 10% extra clock-that comes down to like 8% extra cost for 10% extra performance... I doubt it would make a noticeable difference though, choose whatever you feel comfy oboe with
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November 3, 2012 7:24:48 AM

^^^^comfortable, dang iPad spellcheck
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November 3, 2012 7:27:18 AM

I feel like it is worth it since heat is the killer of pc parts and lower heat temps could lead to logner lifespan of my gpu ;) . My only worry now is if it will fit because of its massive size. I can't find info as too how long of cards my case can accomodate.
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November 3, 2012 7:30:43 AM

Generally they say... I'll see if I can find anything for you
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November 3, 2012 7:33:59 AM

I found this, maybe it can give you an idea as to how much space you need
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November 3, 2012 7:40:02 AM

Thank you so much, says in the link you gave max gpu card size is 11 and 3/8" and the Gigabyte is roughly 11" ;) . Thanks again
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November 3, 2012 7:45:56 AM

That's ok, where all here to help eachover get from the level of not knowing anything to knowing everything and helping everyone else
Good luck with your build, hope you have fun. :) :) :) 
What games you gonna play? :p 
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November 3, 2012 7:47:18 AM

I would say, if you're going to do gaming, stick with the quad core and just O.C. to 4.2 Ghz without needing to adjust voltage. If you're going with higher cores, then just go for the 8 core. Honestly 6 cores is dead in the future due to the way companies will utilize CPU usage, they'll skip 6 cores and go to straight 8 cores simply because its easier to deal with mathematically speaking.

Also, if you are looking for some cheap SSD's, go look for the corsair factory reconditioned SSD's... i've got 2 120GB running in RAID 0 and hasn't given me a single problem. It should run you on a single 120GB around $80 on some sites. Very reliable stuff Corsair makes.

Little piece of advice. Try to stick with similar brands when it comes to Motherboard and Video Card since usually you get special functionality like more accurate sensor readings for if you ever want to overclock or maybe just finding good ways to keep the PC cooler. If you can't find any matches, go for the AMD/NVidia factory cards. I know companies like HIS/EVGA make factory cards. Those tends to be the most stable cards, as well as knowing that motherboard's PCI-E slots are generally designed for stock cards and as well with their own designed cards.

Despite my small critique, everything seems to look good, nice build, good budgeting on the motherboard, so many ppl go overboard and buy some WAY overly priced MB. Simple motherboards around $100-140 tend to be best value for money, You can do slight overclocking with ease and yet its still dependable and resistant.
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November 3, 2012 7:49:21 AM

^^^too true^^^
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November 3, 2012 7:55:45 AM

So, you are saying something along the lines of a AMD FX-4170 or a AMD FX-4300? There is a Bundle on Newegg for roughly 220$ for Gigabyte 970 Mobo+AMD FX 4170 or should I look into the 4300 over the 4170?
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