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I'm looking to build a new computer and wanted suggestions.

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November 8, 2012 11:36:55 PM

So I am looking to build a computer for my brother for christmas and would like to get the parts on cvber-monday or on some sort of discount. I basically have only shopped on Newegg for parts and do not know of many other sites that are reliable and cheap. This is the build I have so far(windows 7 too):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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I have a keyboard and his mouse is still good. I want suggestions for all around better price efficient items or if all these are compatible. This is my second build but I want to make sure it is good for him I want to keep the price under 1000 also.

Thanks for the help.
November 8, 2012 11:47:04 PM

To be honest, a bit mix and match. What are purposes of build. You have a locked i7 processor. Nothing wrong with that, if build is for high-end photo/video work, but you have it with high quality mobo, that overclocks well, for which a locked processor isn't much good. Also PSU not very good.
If you want build for primarily gaming, you should use i5 processor, locked or unlocked, with mobo to suit that choice, plus, preferably, better graphics card.
If you confirm PC requirements, can put something more suitable together.
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November 8, 2012 11:49:48 PM

do you have any recommended i5's?
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November 8, 2012 11:54:27 PM

For requirements it is for gaming and it will be for his school work which Computer Science. But I am more concerned about the gaming aspect.
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November 8, 2012 11:59:52 PM

Well with the limited info, don't know what you want this build for. I am guessing gaming. In that case:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1015.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 20:59 EST-0500)

Best I could do. If you give me more info I can customize it more.
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November 9, 2012 12:33:02 AM

One more question really how does this build compare to a built one from a store? like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And also is the wattage going to be a problem?
I am looking to go low on price but still retain the power for a game that we play a lot like league of legends or WOW
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November 9, 2012 12:35:30 AM

You get MUCH better performance for the same price. The GPU included is very weak compared to the one you can get for the same price as well. And with these prebuilts if you want to upgrade, as soon as you pop that side panel the warranty is void. Unlike with your own, where every individual part has its own warranty that really only goes bad if you do some crazy stuff.
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November 9, 2012 12:40:03 AM

Is there a PSU included in that or what I didn't catch it on the list?
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November 9, 2012 12:45:45 AM

valfore said:
Is there a PSU included in that or what I didn't catch it on the list?


There should have been, sorry. I thought it updated but apparently not. Anyway:

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

It is also modular which essentially lets you only use what wires you need so there isn't a huge bundle hanging off it at all times. The modular wires also are sheathed which is very nice looking :D 
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November 9, 2012 12:50:55 AM

Thx for all the help
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November 9, 2012 12:51:23 AM

Best answer selected by valfore.
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November 9, 2012 12:53:20 AM

Poltregeist said:
There should have been, sorry. I thought it updated but apparently not. Anyway:

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

It is also modular which essentially lets you only use what wires you need so there isn't a huge bundle hanging off it at all times. The modular wires also are sheathed which is very nice looking :D 



Is there a cheaper option?
just curious
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