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December 31, 2012 4:54:27 AM

CPU: i5 2550k
GPU: RadeonHD 7850 2GB 256-bit
PSU: 430W Corsair CX430 Power
RAM: PNY 8GB 2X4
MOTHEBOARD: ASRock H77M LGA 1155
CASE:NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black ATX Mid Tower
HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive
Optical: Sony DVD Drive
Would all of this work?
Also, this is a pretty nooby question, but do I need any fans for anything? I'm also thinking of overclocking so any suggestions for that would be helpful. Could you also suggest fans and such?

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2012 5:02:37 AM

What type of budget are you looking at, then maybe we can work something out for you. Looks like you intend to be gaming with this rig?
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December 31, 2012 5:14:24 AM

cball1311 said:
What type of budget are you looking at, then maybe we can work something out for you. Looks like you intend to be gaming with this rig?


+1

the more information you provide, the more we help you make something that tailors to your needs, and the more you will learn about how to assemble builds for this and future projects.
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December 31, 2012 5:42:35 AM

My budget is at maximum 700-800. I would not like to spend that much if necessary though.
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December 31, 2012 5:46:33 AM

smorizio said:
just swap out the ps for a 600-650w unit.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1863/12/
show card uses max of 253w. the intel cpu uses 100w of power. with a 30 amp load.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
does 53 amps on the 12v rail more then the video card will pull when maxed out in a game.

Would this Motherboard suffice? Asus P8-H77-I Motherboard
I also forgot to mention that I did this build on Pcpartpicker and it was $770.
Also, I need to squeeze in windows 7 and a monitor.
Edit: Here's the link if that helps http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Login_Page/saved/#savedbui...
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December 31, 2012 7:44:20 AM

Login Page said:
Would this Motherboard suffice? Asus P8-H77-I Motherboard
I also forgot to mention that I did this build on Pcpartpicker and it was $770.
Also, I need to squeeze in windows 7 and a monitor.
Edit: Here's the link if that helps http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Login_Page/saved/#savedbui...



The power supply I posted above has a higher amperage on the +12V rail than the one you picked, is made by the same company and is the same series, and is 5 dollars cheaper when you put in that promo code.....

There are a lot better motherboards you can get for $100 dollars over that Asus P8-H77, like this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77pro4

If you want to include a monitor and windows 7, for the same price range, you are going to have to forget about adding a graphics card for right now. An OEM version of windows runs $80-90, and a decent, cheap entry level monitor is going to set you back at least 100$

Good reviews: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you HAVE to have the cpu AND the graphics card, you can save 23$ with a hyper 212+ cpu cooler rather than the arctic cooling cpu cooler. Alternatively, you can use the factory cooler, save the money, and not plan on overclocking until you have the money to buy a cooler that you want. Overclocking is not going to get you as far as putting more money into other components anyway.

$700 is not alot to work with if you insist on building it all at once, with an unlocked i5, and having to tack on windows and a monitor. If you want it all right now, go AMD.


PS: better memory, cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pvi38g160c9...
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 31, 2012 6:31:49 PM

So you have the build at $770, where you planning to add to this with the monitor and W7 or have the monitor and W7 included in the $770 range. If the latter, there will be significant changes.
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January 1, 2013 12:04:32 AM

Yes, I was planning on adding the monitor and the os with that, but I now sadly realize that that isn't going to happen. I am thinking of switching to amd, if so, how much would this cut the current cost? Also, I know this isn't really homebuilt, but I was looking on Walmart's website and was thinking of just getting one of their custom builds. Here's the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/iBuyPower-Build-Your-Own-Gami...
Would this be a good idea? The total would be $788 with shipping. That includes a monitor and the OS.
I was going to upgrade the current graphics card that they include to the graphics card in the previous build and eventually get the I5 2550k when I have the money. Any suggestions? Also, I really need a wifi adapter for my soon-to-be desktop, could you guys recommend a nice cheap one?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 11:34:39 PM

the fx4100/fx 4200 will be faster then your older chip. you have a few things you can do. you can drop in a cheaper i3 that run better in games then the 4100.
the other option is switch to a amd apu system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
55.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
100.00
cheap pci wifi card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i order and used both these cards there plug and pray under windows 7.
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