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November 12, 2012 2:18:50 AM

Hi I am building a gaming computer for below $600. And i have some questions

Will these parts work well together?

Will it be a good computer for the price?

CPU:
Intel Core i3-2130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor

Motherboard:
Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory:
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card:
Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card

Case:
Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply:
Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply

Thanks :D 

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November 12, 2012 2:23:41 AM

check the memory is rated at 1.5 volts or less
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November 12, 2012 2:29:36 AM

I would make three changes.
1. Choose a less expensive case. In a budget build, more needs to into the guts, and less on the skin. A Rosewill Blackbone for $32 shipped is a decent choice.
2. Use some of the savings to get a better video card. You might be able to fit a HD7850 into your build.
3. The V2 version of the Corsair Builder is made by CWT, not Seasonic; using inferior Samxon capacitors from a line known to experience early failure. I would suggest something built by Seasonic, Delta, or FSP. The Antec VP-450 is efficient enough for 80+, but is disqualified only because it lacks APFC. The Super Flower-built Rosewill Capstone is also good. Any of these will be only a little more expensive than the Corsair, perhaps $15-$25.
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November 12, 2012 2:31:28 AM

Outlander_04 said:
check the memory is rated at 1.5 volts or less

don't know what you mean by that. do i need it to be 1.5 volts or less? or 1.5 volts or more?
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November 12, 2012 2:32:23 AM

You need memory rated for 1.5V or LESS.
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November 12, 2012 2:34:28 AM

Onus said:
I would make three changes.
1. Choose a less expensive case. In a budget build, more needs to into the guts, and less on the skin. A Rosewill Blackbone for $32 shipped is a decent choice.
2. Use some of the savings to get a better video card. You might be able to fit a HD7850 into your build.
3. The V2 version of the Corsair Builder is made by CWT, not Seasonic; using inferior Samxon capacitors from a line known to experience early failure. I would suggest something built by Seasonic, Delta, or FSP. The Antec VP-450 is efficient enough for 80+, but is disqualified only because it lacks APFC. The Super Flower-built Rosewill Capstone is also good. Any of these will be only a little more expensive than the Corsair, perhaps $15-$25.


The CorsairCX v1 were notorious for failing. That's why they went out and made a v2 which was better and even recommended by most reviewers. The v2 is a good choice if you're planning to buy it. The v1 was phased out for a reason.
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November 12, 2012 2:42:54 AM

Onus said:
You need memory rated for 1.5V or LESS.

ok thanks
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November 12, 2012 2:45:52 AM

Onus said:
I would make three changes.
1. Choose a less expensive case. In a budget build, more needs to into the guts, and less on the skin. A Rosewill Blackbone for $32 shipped is a decent choice.
2. Use some of the savings to get a better video card. You might be able to fit a HD7850 into your build.
3. The V2 version of the Corsair Builder is made by CWT, not Seasonic; using inferior Samxon capacitors from a line known to experience early failure. I would suggest something built by Seasonic, Delta, or FSP. The Antec VP-450 is efficient enough for 80+, but is disqualified only because it lacks APFC. The Super Flower-built Rosewill Capstone is also good. Any of these will be only a little more expensive than the Corsair, perhaps $15-$25.



taking into acount what cutebeans said do you think these parts would be better?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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November 12, 2012 2:46:35 AM

Benches on the GTX650; not too good IMHO: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-gef...

Commentary on the V2 "Builder" starts here: http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/not-so-tough/8805?thr... and continues onto the badcaps.org forum. I would not buy one, so I cannot ethically recommend that someone else buy one. The "Builder" is cheap for a reason.

Edit: Yes, those choices would be a lot better. Powercolor is a budget brand, but I've bought 2-3 of them, and they worked just fine. Their coolers may not be as good (or as quiet) as cards intended for overclocking, but I don't think that should stop you from buying one.
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November 12, 2012 2:52:39 AM

Onus said:
Benches on the GTX650; not too good IMHO: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-gef...

Commentary on the V2 "Builder" starts here: http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/not-so-tough/8805?thr... and continues onto the badcaps.org forum. I would not buy one, so I cannot ethically recommend that someone else buy one. The "Builder" is cheap for a reason.

Edit: Yes, those choices would be a lot better. Powercolor is a budget brand, but I've bought 2-3 of them, and they worked just fine. Their coolers may not be as good (or as quiet) as cards intended for overclocking, but I don't think that should stop you from buying one.


what other brands would you recommend?
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November 12, 2012 3:14:03 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.43 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $510.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 00:14 EST-0500)

I chose the 430w v2 because I really think it is the best price/performance. You can see it with a lot of reviews that alot of them are raving about it. i3 -3220 is the newest and more efficient i3 CPU in the market. 7850 would have no problems with a lot of games.
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November 12, 2012 3:24:34 AM

Best answer selected by cramved.
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November 12, 2012 3:24:54 AM

cutebeans said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.43 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $510.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 00:14 EST-0500)

I chose the 430w v2 because I really think it is the best price/performance. You can see it with a lot of reviews that alot of them are raving about it. i3 -3220 is the newest and more efficient i3 CPU in the market. 7850 would have no problems with a lot of games.

thanks so much :) 
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November 12, 2012 3:32:59 AM

cramved said:
thanks so much :) 


No problems :) ! Check to see reviews on the CX430w v2, they really have no problems with it even if it isn't made by Seasonic. :bounce:  If budget allows then you should get a better case, so you can make use of the usb 3.0

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210e002
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November 12, 2012 12:10:12 PM

Yes, the V2 reviews well, but it won't hold up. Read the links I provided.
An Antec Earthwatts, BP, or VP; or a 380W-500W Seasonic would be good alternatives.
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November 12, 2012 12:43:00 PM

I'd go for the 7770 over the 650 if you're low on money.
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