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Homebuilt PC - Is this good?

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November 21, 2012 11:52:28 PM



CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($212.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Total: $746.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


I have read so many forum posts and so many reviews. I'm thinking the i3 is good enough but gaming is the #1 need for this. Lots of Steam games, LoL, D3 etc. I really want to stay below $800 with the O/S.

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November 22, 2012 12:41:02 AM

Here's a few changes
memory - g.skill ripjaws x $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu - his hd 7870 $190 after $40 rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case & optical drive - rosewill challenger & lite-on combo deal $59 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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November 22, 2012 2:25:11 AM

looks like a pretty well balanced rig. Would be nice to have moe cpu power though, like a low end i5. If it were me, i'd spend the extra on an i5. If you buy all the parts from the same place you can get an oem version of windows which is cheaper.
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November 22, 2012 2:47:30 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
looks like a pretty well balanced rig. Would be nice to have moe cpu power though, like a low end i5. If it were me, i'd spend the extra on an i5. If you buy all the parts from the same place you can get an oem version of windows which is cheaper.


I don't see an OEM Windows 7 Pro cheaper than about $136. Am I missing something?
Would a Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor be better for the CPU?
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November 22, 2012 2:49:30 AM

strife_ff7 said:
Here's a few changes
memory - g.skill ripjaws x $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu - his hd 7870 $190 after $40 rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case & optical drive - rosewill challenger & lite-on combo deal $59 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



Thanks, I have swapped those. Do you think I need a CPU cooler? Am I missing anything else besides KB and mouse?
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November 22, 2012 3:11:35 AM

Keep the B75 and get an i5 3470. All the CPU grunt you currently need.
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November 28, 2012 11:38:38 PM

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