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December 8, 2012 1:10:16 AM

I'm planning on playing games like, Tera, Arma/DayZ, LoL, GW2
My budget is about 600$
This sums up to $554.94 (not including taxes and shipping price)

Case:
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:
Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD and DVD burner: Thinking about using the DVD burner and HDD from my old computer. Are they gonna fit or be compitable? Please help on this.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03...

Thank you in advance!
Don't be shy, every comment/suggestion is greatly appreciated.

December 8, 2012 1:41:34 AM

Looking at your old computer, you could actually reuse the case, motherboard, memory, drives and OS. You'd have to pick an i5-2000 series, but they are only like 5% slower than the i5-3000 series. (technically h61 supports ivy bridge, but HP would have to have an update which they don't list)

If you wanted to save a couple hundred, that would work. Technically if you replace the motherboard, you can't use the OEM license, so you'd be rebuying windows, too.


You could just grab something like the i5-2380P from newegg and then buy everything else on your list except the case and motherboard. If you already have 6 or 8GB of ram, then you can just use what's in your board already.


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December 8, 2012 2:02:27 AM

That would not affect gaming experience right? And ty for your input, I really want to get to know computers. People like you are always mentors to me, and I take every piece of advice I can. Thank you so much bro.
Edit: Since that would save me a few bucks, would I be able to buy a higher end GPU and not damage anything?
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December 8, 2012 2:23:21 AM

The only worry is if your case would have enough case clearance and proper airflow for a really high end card. You'd also want to go with a 500W or greater power supply if you go with a higher end card than the 7850 or 650 Ti. Check for the card length for the card you are looking at and then measure how much room you have where the PCIe x16 card slot is to see if it would fit.

I might consider a card that vents out the back since your case does not have a fan over the video card. Or you might consider a PCI slot fan, too.

Edit: to answer you question, no that would not effect gaming performance. i5 Sandy Bridge and i5 Ivy Bridge both perform equally well in games.

Also notice i5-2320 at tigerdirect for $185. That's only .1Ghz slower than the 2380P at newegg for $195. Both would be great. (The P model doesn't have integrated graphics but you'll be using a video card anyway)
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December 8, 2012 2:32:12 AM

twelve25 said:
The only worry is if your case would have enough case clearance and proper airflow for a really high end card. You'd also want to go with a 500W or greater power supply if you go with a higher end card than the 7850 or 650 Ti. Check for the card length for the card you are looking at and then measure how much room you have where the PCIe x16 card slot is to see if it would fit.

I might consider a card that vents out the back since your case does not have a fan over the video card. Or you might consider a PCI slot fan, too.



That's all for the old motherboard (cupertino2) right?
it only has 1 PCIe x16 though, does that mean I wouldn't be able to install the GPU and Fan at once? or is there something I'm missing (like, the Fan using another slot other than the PCIe x16 slot?)
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December 8, 2012 4:03:57 AM

The slot fan only uses the card slot on the case to hold it. It doesn't actually use the PCI slot on the motherboard.

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December 8, 2012 4:17:31 AM

twelve25 said:
The slot fan only uses the card slot on the case to hold it. It doesn't actually use the PCI slot on the motherboard.

Oh alright. Thank you for the help and suggestions!
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