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November 29, 2012 9:18:16 PM

So i want to build my own custom build. I was wondering if I could use parts from my desktop or if I should just start over. I honestly have now idea what I'm doing and I just picked random parts from PCPartPicker.com. Could someone run through this list and change whatever or add something, try to keep below $700

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qaZ9

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November 29, 2012 9:31:00 PM

The onboard sound on the motherboard should be fine; the sound card shouldn't be necessary. You will need a stronger power supply though (and a proper ATX supply that will fit a standard case). The CPU will come with its own cooler so unless you will overclock you shouldn't need a third party cooler.

What are you planning to do with the PC? Will you play games and if so, which?
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November 29, 2012 9:41:17 PM

SchizTech said:
The onboard sound on the motherboard should be fine; the sound card shouldn't be necessary. You will need a stronger power supply though (and a proper ATX supply that will fit a standard case). The CPU will come with its own cooler so unless you will overclock you shouldn't need a third party cooler.

What are you planning to do with the PC? Will you play games and if so, which?


Just games like Skyrim, DayZ, I play a lot of different types.
November 29, 2012 9:59:03 PM

SchizTech said:
That's not a great gaming video card. Let's trade a slightly less expensive case, get rid of the sound card, go with a 1 TB (but faster) HDD:

case http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-elevenhundred
GPU http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd1gd...
HDD http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...

this should fit under $700


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qbm3 Thank you :p  Would I be better off getting one of the featured gaming desktops on the homepage of this website: http://www.ibuypower.com/
November 29, 2012 10:05:20 PM

Any particular prebuilt you were considering from ibuypower?

If you build it you could save by using an OEM copy of Windows and upgrade the CPU

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qboP

The difference between retail and OEM windows is that the latter is tied to the original motherboard it was installed on (retail is transferable, OEM legally isn't)
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