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Please review my first build ever.

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December 22, 2012 7:24:29 PM

Hello guys,

I have never built a computer before, so I need your help with the part selection. I have come up with 2 different builds. Please understand that build 1 is much cheaper than build 2 but I included build 1 because I like both builds.

NOTE: My budget is around $700, so keep that in mind when suggesting parts.

Build #1:
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Intel Core i3-3220 Processor

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card

Asus P8-H77-I Motherboard

8GB Samsung DDR3 1600MHz RAM

500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive

Bitfenix Prodigy Case

430W Corsair CX430 Power Supply

Molex Adapter (for second case fan)
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Build #2:
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Intel Core i5-2500K CPU

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Graphics Card

Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard

PNY Optima DDR3 1333MHz 8GB (2x4GB) RAM

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB Hard Drive

Corsair CX600 600W Power Supply

Antec Three Hundred ATX Case

Sony DVD Burner
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December 22, 2012 7:28:36 PM

Not bad. But I'd probably go for the second build over the first one. Also, look at the Antec VP450 as a power supply. It'll be able to run the i5 and 560 no problem. However, it'd be nice to post the links and price of the products you are looking at so we can find suitable replacements.
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December 22, 2012 7:34:46 PM

Okay, will try to figure out some links and prices for you.
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December 22, 2012 7:42:17 PM



Build #2: Prices
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Intel Core i5-2500K CPU: $210

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler: $25

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Graphics Card: $175

Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard: $116

PNY Optima DDR3 1333MHz 8GB (2x4GB) RAM: $36

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB Hard Drive:$80

Corsair CX600 600W Power Supply: $111

Antec Three Hundred ATX Case: $60

Sony DVD Burner: $25
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December 22, 2012 10:09:49 PM

Legacy1031 said:
Build #2: Prices
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Intel Core i5-2500K CPU: $210

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler: $25

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Graphics Card: $175

Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard: $116

PNY Optima DDR3 1333MHz 8GB (2x4GB) RAM: $36

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB Hard Drive:$80

Corsair CX600 600W Power Supply: $111

Antec Three Hundred ATX Case: $60

Sony DVD Burner: $25
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Get a Radeon HD 7850 for about the same price. Will perform much better for the price while having lower power consumption. Also, get the VP450 and it'll be more than enough. I also suggest a case like CM Storm Scout ($65 on amazon) as it is much better for cable management and has better airflow.
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