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January 7, 2013 7:52:15 AM

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could help have a look at my custom built system. I'm pretty new to computing but decided to try something different. With a budget of around $1650 I found this. This includes the price required to build the system. The system will probably be used for a little bit of gaming.

Intel CORE i7 3820/3.60GHz/10MB CACHE/LGA2011/4CORES/ (NO FAN)
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9G 1600MHz DDR3 CL9
Toshiba 3TB 7200RPM HDD
Gigabyte GF GT 610 PCI-E 2.0 2GB 64-bit DDR3, 810/1333 MHz, DVI, HDMI, VGA, Fan, LOW PROFILE
Samsung S22B300B LED 21.5" Wide, 1920x1080, 5ms, DVI, D-sub
Asus Xonar D2/PM 118dB SNR 7.1 PCI
10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card
Antec P280 Black Super Mid Tower, with additional USB3.0 port
Aereon ASC-700C 700W (ATX)
Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 USB
Logitech M105 Optical USB Mouse Black

Thanks for helping!

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January 7, 2013 7:59:02 AM

What exactly is this going to be used for? It's useless for gaming, and pretty weird for anything else as well.

Is this a custom built as in you're building it yourself, or "custom built" as in someone's building it for you? I highly, HIGHLY recommend you do a bit of research and build it yourself. Yes, it'll take longer to learn what you want to buy, but you should do that anyways, so you don't get a crap computer.
January 7, 2013 8:19:50 AM

1. you should go for an i73770k instead of the 3820, its just no worth the money.
2. an aftermarket cooler would be a good idea, the hyper 212 evo is powerful and cheap
3. if you want to game, you should be spending another couple of hundred dollars on a decent GPU
4. why do you need a network card? your motherboard will come with gigabit ethernet
January 7, 2013 8:34:12 AM

a) that motherboard is incompatible with that CPU

b)if this is a gaming build, stick with an i5-3570K. rendering, video/image editing, VMs, etc. consider a 3770K. a 3570K is still a good choice as well.

c)ram; 8gb for gaming. 8gb is still doable beyond gaming, but feel free to grab more if you got a used for it.

d)GPU; fine for general usage. crap for games. you should be able to spend on a 670/7970 for the purpose of gaming with that budget.

e) you don't need a sound card, not unless you're a massive audiophile, or have a professional use for it.

f)for your budget, find a better quality PSU. i recommend a tier 2b at least from this list; . 700-750w if you're looking to get a second high-end card. 550-650w if you're sticking with one