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November 7, 2012 4:09:23 AM

Hi, Im relatively new to building my own computer process and was hoping someone could double check the stuff I have selected and any tips on what I could adjust...

Heres the line up I have in mind...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mNgv

Another thing I should note is that I already have the CPU, Motherboard, Graphics card, and Tower.

The Graphics card is slightly different however, in that its a 905 Mhz card instead of the listed 950.

I would also like any suggestions for a wireless card and anything else that could help the performance of the computer(i.e. after market fans).

The price for the stuff I still need is roughly 375$ and I have 125$ to still play around with. so any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Im sorry if I have violated any forum rules.

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November 7, 2012 5:03:29 AM

ragingpikachus said:
Hi, Im relatively new to building my own computer process and was hoping someone could double check the stuff I have selected and any tips on what I could adjust...

Heres the line up I have in mind...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mNgv

Another thing I should note is that I already have the CPU, Motherboard, Graphics card, and Tower.

The Graphics card is slightly different however, in that its a 905 Mhz card instead of the listed 950.

I would also like any suggestions for a wireless card and anything else that could help the performance of the computer(i.e. after market fans).

The price for the stuff I still need is roughly 375$ and I have 125$ to still play around with. so any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Im sorry if I have violated any forum rules.


You have chosen outdated parts.

-Get an Ivy Bridge i5
-Get a 7870 2GB
-get 8GB of Ram


Post your parts and then we can talk some more. :) 
November 7, 2012 5:25:06 AM

CaptainTom said:
You have chosen outdated parts.

-Get an Ivy Bridge i5
-Get a 7870 2GB
-get 8GB of Ram


Post your parts and then we can talk some more. :) 

Hi thanks for the reply!
There is a slight issue with the processor and graphics card. I both bought them a long time ago, I believe the Processor was a gift back in 2010 and the Graphics card was bought Feb 25th this year. I can eventually make an upgrade towards the graphics card.

I was also told it was better to have 4 sticks of 4gb of ram rather than running 2 sticks of 8gb of ram. The max on the motherboard is 16gb.

And im not really sure what parts you;re talking about =/.

Sorry im making this difficult this is still rather new to me. I appreciate the help!
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November 7, 2012 7:43:26 AM

I love the look of that case, but it is $30 too much for my liking. Go for something else: perhaps NZXT Phantom? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410g1
Also, go for a cheaper keyboard - if you're going for the basic part, go for the most basic - try this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/adesso-keyboard-akb131ub , which saves another $40.
This saves total of $70. Also, RaginPikachus said that 4x4GB RAM is better than 2x8GB, which is not actually true [it's a common myth :( ] Anyway, 2x8GB is easier to put in / take out, so allows for more customisability + easier building.
November 7, 2012 5:15:56 PM

FurryTij said:
I love the look of that case, but it is $30 too much for my liking. Go for something else: perhaps NZXT Phantom? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410g1
Also, go for a cheaper keyboard - if you're going for the basic part, go for the most basic - try this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/adesso-keyboard-akb131ub , which saves another $40.
This saves total of $70. Also, RaginPikachus said that 4x4GB RAM is better than 2x8GB, which is not actually true [it's a common myth :( ] Anyway, 2x8GB is easier to put in / take out, so allows for more customisability + easier building.


Hi thanks for the tip on the Ram cards!
The keyboard doesn't seem to have many reviews but the two I found stated that it had an issue of sticky keys.
As for the Phantom, the price is very nice, however the shipping and handling is rather expensive 20$ for the cheapest according to the website. The Case in my list I bought at 110~$ due to a coupon that was on it and free shipping and handling.
Thank you for those suggestions however!
I was wondering on your opinion on SDD Vs HDD, Is it a big noticeable difference between the two? If so should I get a SSD over the HDD?
Also any suggestions for a good wireless card for me to use?
!