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December 12, 2012 4:04:20 PM

Hey!

So I'm interested in putting together my first PC, and I am mostly interested in gaming. I put together all of the parts on Newegg, but, since it's the first computer I've ever built, I wanted to double check that I wasn't missing anything and that all of the parts would be compatible, etc., etc.

Anyway, here's the list:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Storage: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Networking: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Additional Case Fan: LEPA Casino 1C
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4
Mouse: ZOWIE GEAR AM-GS Black

All in all, it comes in at about $1100...I'd also need to get a copy of windows, but that's fine.

Anyway, so any recommendations/objections/ideas? I haven't checked amazon for possible better prices on the components, but I mainly just wanted to compile them all together first. (before I went penny-pinch shopping)

And thanks ahead of time for any help!!!
December 12, 2012 5:03:58 PM

Velociraptor is overkill
Get an ssd and a high capacity 7200 drive.
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December 12, 2012 7:30:54 PM

I was going to get a high capacity 7200 drive whenever I came to need the space, but not initially...Are you sure the Velociraptor is overkill?

I was always under the impression that ssd's were faster than hard drives, but whatever...thanks for the input, I will put it into consideration!!!
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December 12, 2012 7:46:40 PM

A 10krpm drive is likely overkill for your uses, you probably do not need a huge quantity of high speed storage, 7200rpm is still fairly fast and you would do better having an SSD for your OS and commonly used programs, the SSD will whip even a velociraptor. Also, put your build together on pcpartpicker.com, it will let you know where the best available prices are and you can present it in a format much friendlier for these forums (using the display as text button in the top right at pcpartpicker). If you do not buy an SSD right away, save your money and buy a 7200 rpm drive, and buy an SSD later when you have the funds.
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December 12, 2012 11:57:50 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Velociraptor is overkill
Get an ssd and a high capacity 7200 drive.


Yeah I agree with this - there's no point in purchasing a Velociraptor HD, you trade space for a very little speed increase. I'd also get rid of the extra case fan and the expensive peripherals. You can always get those later.

Maybe try this for $1100:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $970.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 20:57 EST-0500)
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December 13, 2012 1:23:03 AM

JLG91 said:
I was going to get a high capacity 7200 drive whenever I came to need the space, but not initially...Are you sure the Velociraptor is overkill?

I was always under the impression that ssd's were faster than hard drives, but whatever...thanks for the input, I will put it into consideration!!!


The velociraptor is a niche part, for people who need the speed AND the space,like designers. If you just need speed,an ssd will do. If you just need space,a 3TB drive is cheaper. So most people get enough ssd storage for installing programs(128gb/256gb) and OS,and then a 2TB or so. Better value.
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December 23, 2012 12:55:00 PM

Best answer selected by JLG91.
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