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January 16, 2013 4:00:01 AM

:hello:  :hello: 
hi guys, my name is Mario. peace and love and may you be blessed. I want to start getting a decent PC that is fast. I'm not really that much of a gamer, but I do play WoW occasionally on my days off from work. My main focus is getting a build that is nice enough with enough sheer feel-good speed to browse around the web, browse and manage files, watching movies on itunes in amazing quailty and that stuff if you catch my drift...but like I said I will be buying Mists of Pandaria and I wouldn't mind at all playing it on some of the best settings, and being eye candyish while leveling/raiding. I'm just that kind of guy that waits for the weekends/days off and just relax on my PC.

Atm this is the PC i have been using now for 3+ years http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and my current monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
....I'm expecting this is going to be a heck of a leap in my PC time experience :) 

I WILL be getting a new monitor as soon as you guys can recommend me a great pc! My monitor budget is $250 dollars and I am looking to get a 23' one. I heard IPS looks so good on those ASUS displays, can you recommend me some nice IPS monitors in my $ range?



Btw I've never built a PC or anything like that before, so this will be my first time. It's very very very scary hearing how by one little mistake in assembling a build you can blow up and destroy video cards/cpu/power supply all that stuff. I have not even the least knowledge when it comes to computer parts either, nothing about power supply, liquid cooling and motherboards and all this fancy sounding stuff. :sweat:  as I have said, I have never successfully assembled a component in any PC i tried opening up....ever. I'm probably gonna take all the parts to Tiger Direct near my home so they can build it and what not...thing is idc about the money i'm gonna have to spend as long as it is built the way its meant to be but I want that to be a last resort type of deal. I'm almost completely retarded when it comes to this stuff. and when seeing people holding a certain screwdriver and putting parts in certain places in different looking boxes with all these fancy airways freaks me the heck out. Scary freakin stuff to do correctly...I am a simple guy that just wants a PC done right and not blowing up in the process :(  I don't want complications.


So I will request parts of any which you recommend and why for this PC. Theres a website called partpicker that looks so cool, you guys just gotta recommend me what and why that matches my $900-ish budget.
I hope you guys help me out here, may the Lord pour out so much blessings on you who is here for me on this. Thanks for reading!



Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next week, my paycheck inc


Budget Range: AS listed $900-950 for PC. The budget for my monitor is different and has nothing to do with the PC budget.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Relax, surf the web, play WoW, watching clips/movies.


Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade: --


Do you need to buy OS: Yes I prefer windows 7. I heard 8 is not so good and it looks too uncomfy for me.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: reliable and reputable sources, newegg/amazon and such.


Location: Miami, FL. USA.


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel looks nice for me but you guys can let me know other ideas.


Overclocking: Fancy word for me, I don't think it will be needed right? I'm just gonna play WoW regarding to games I think.

Monitor: The one I want..well those Asus ones looks nice, anything under $250 and is IPS you can recommend.


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a new PC :) 


January 16, 2013 4:07:53 AM

Ah thanks for letting me know that AMD Radeon! :) 

The budget of the monitor is separate of the budget for the PC I want. I will out that format now.
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January 16, 2013 4:09:23 AM

This will prove more than enough for your needs :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $850.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

For the monitor, i recommend an ips one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp
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January 16, 2013 4:14:42 AM

actually 1050 is enough with lcd

this asus 23 L IPS is really popular
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1023.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 01:14 EST-0500)
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January 16, 2013 4:24:11 AM

NICE this is awesome!! Blessings to you amd and djang for your generous help. Great recommendations and the PCpartpicker website is so neat! I want to ask whats the difference between a gtx 660 ti and a 670? what does "ti" mean anyway?

Btw I am almost set on the ASUS vs239, looks really nice.

The solid state drive I hear are a must have, are they really that good? I am getting one either way because these builds look awesome to me. :bounce: 
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January 16, 2013 4:28:01 AM

670 is 2nd top nvidia card and has 256-bit bus
660 ti is only mid card with 192bit

intel i5, samsung ssd, asus led ips panel, win 7 os
i hope it can help you

revision : add OS
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1143.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 01:26 EST-0500)
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January 16, 2013 4:29:55 AM

For wow a 660 ti is already overkill, if your gaming needs depends all on ultra 60 fps, the 670 gtx will prove to be slightly better, the 660 ti is a good value though.
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Direc...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Direc...
http://media.bestofmicro.com/U/V/352327/original/WoW-HI...

For SSD, get one with 120GB/128GB in stock :

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-driv...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive...

Those are good.
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January 16, 2013 4:38:56 AM

I am only seeking for a video card capable of performing in WoW very very well with good eye candy, but it doesnt have to be perfect.

I'm not really that much of a gamer, I just wanted a card that could handle itself well with great settings, even tho both of cards you guys suggested are probably way overkill, i will stick to the 660 ti. anything higher than that sounds like beast which i dont need since im going to be on youtube/itunes or something else in the web.
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January 16, 2013 4:43:59 AM

http://www.microcenter.com/product/400664/Core_i5_3470_...
149.00
if there no new egg the same cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
200.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
130.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
48.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
21.00
(if you want to play blue ray they have drives that are few bucks more but they dont burn cd...there blue ray reader).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

blue ray burners run about 70.00.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
80.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
35.00
683.00


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
160.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
210.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
100.00
windows 8 cd.
you could drop down to an i3 for less money or go with a msi mb or a h77 locked mb
on the vidoe card depending if your eye candy you go drop down to a 650ti for the min gpu. may have to turn down the bling in wow if there a big fight.
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January 16, 2013 4:54:33 AM

smorizio said:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/400664/Core_i5_3470_...
149.00
if there no new egg the same cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
200.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
130.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
48.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
21.00
(if you want to play blue ray they have drives that are few bucks more but they dont burn cd...there blue ray reader).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

blue ray burners run about 70.00.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
80.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
35.00
683.00


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
160.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
210.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
100.00
windows 8 cd.
you could drop down to an i3 for less money or go with a msi mb or a h77 locked mb
on the vidoe card depending if your eye candy you go drop down to a 650ti for the min gpu. may have to turn down the bling in wow if there a big fight.


About the motherboards, will there be any significant difference? As long as the PC runs superfast good I won't mind dropping down. I just have no idea on how will it affect the PC, i dont even know what a motherboard does when a PC is being used lol. I'm clueless when it comes to this stuff.
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January 16, 2013 5:01:58 AM

Toughcub said:
:hello:  :hello: 
hi guys, my name is Mario. peace and love and may you be blessed. I want to start getting a decent PC that is fast. I'm not really that much of a gamer, but I do play WoW occasionally on my days off from work. My main focus is getting a build that is nice enough with enough sheer feel-good speed to browse around the web, browse and manage files, watching movies on itunes in amazing quailty and that stuff if you catch my drift...but like I said I will be buying Mists of Pandaria and I wouldn't mind at all playing it on some of the best settings, and being eye candyish while leveling/raiding. I'm just that kind of guy that waits for the weekends/days off and just relax on my PC.

Atm this is the PC i have been using now for 3+ years http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and my current monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
....I'm expecting this is going to be a heck of a leap in my PC time experience :) 

I WILL be getting a new monitor as soon as you guys can recommend me a great pc! My monitor budget is $250 dollars and I am looking to get a 23' one. I heard IPS looks so good on those ASUS displays, can you recommend me some nice IPS monitors in my $ range?



Btw I've never built a PC or anything like that before, so this will be my first time. It's very very very scary hearing how by one little mistake in assembling a build you can blow up and destroy video cards/cpu/power supply all that stuff. I have not even the least knowledge when it comes to computer parts either, nothing about power supply, liquid cooling and motherboards and all this fancy sounding stuff. :sweat:  as I have said, I have never successfully assembled a component in any PC i tried opening up....ever. I'm probably gonna take all the parts to Tiger Direct near my home so they can build it and what not...thing is idc about the money i'm gonna have to spend as long as it is built the way its meant to be but I want that to be a last resort type of deal. I'm almost completely retarded when it comes to this stuff. and when seeing people holding a certain screwdriver and putting parts in certain places in different looking boxes with all these fancy airways freaks me the heck out. Scary freakin stuff to do correctly...I am a simple guy that just wants a PC done right and not blowing up in the process :(  I don't want complications.


So I will request parts of any which you recommend and why for this PC. Theres a website called partpicker that looks so cool, you guys just gotta recommend me what and why that matches my $900-ish budget.
I hope you guys help me out here, may the Lord pour out so much blessings on you who is here for me on this. Thanks for reading!



Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next week, my paycheck inc


Budget Range: AS listed $900-950 for PC. The budget for my monitor is different and has nothing to do with the PC budget.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Relax, surf the web, play WoW, watching clips/movies.


Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade: --


Do you need to buy OS: Yes I prefer windows 7. I heard 8 is not so good and it looks too uncomfy for me.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: reliable and reputable sources, newegg/amazon and such.


Location: Miami, FL. USA.


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel looks nice for me but you guys can let me know other ideas.


Overclocking: Fancy word for me, I don't think it will be needed right? I'm just gonna play WoW regarding to games I think.

Monitor: The one I want..well those Asus ones looks nice, anything under $250 and is IPS you can recommend.


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a new PC :) 









hey dude try this build:



MSI H77MA-G43 = $79.99 (w/$5 MIR)
Core i3-3220 retail = $129.99
G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v = $37.99
MSI Geforce GTX 650 Ti = $144.99 (w/$15 MIR)
Intel 330 Series 120GB = $109.99
Asus 24x DVD-RW = $16.99
Antec NSK4482 = $89.99
Asus VE228H 21.5" = $134.99
Logitech X-140 = $27.99
Logitech MK120 wired desktop = $17.99
Total = $835.89
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January 16, 2013 5:05:18 AM

Toughcub said:
:hello:  :hello: 
hi guys, my name is Mario. peace and love and may you be blessed. I want to start getting a decent PC that is fast. I'm not really that much of a gamer, but I do play WoW occasionally on my days off from work. My main focus is getting a build that is nice enough with enough sheer feel-good speed to browse around the web, browse and manage files, watching movies on itunes in amazing quailty and that stuff if you catch my drift...but like I said I will be buying Mists of Pandaria and I wouldn't mind at all playing it on some of the best settings, and being eye candyish while leveling/raiding. I'm just that kind of guy that waits for the weekends/days off and just relax on my PC.

Atm this is the PC i have been using now for 3+ years http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and my current monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
....I'm expecting this is going to be a heck of a leap in my PC time experience :) 

I WILL be getting a new monitor as soon as you guys can recommend me a great pc! My monitor budget is $250 dollars and I am looking to get a 23' one. I heard IPS looks so good on those ASUS displays, can you recommend me some nice IPS monitors in my $ range?



Btw I've never built a PC or anything like that before, so this will be my first time. It's very very very scary hearing how by one little mistake in assembling a build you can blow up and destroy video cards/cpu/power supply all that stuff. I have not even the least knowledge when it comes to computer parts either, nothing about power supply, liquid cooling and motherboards and all this fancy sounding stuff. :sweat:  as I have said, I have never successfully assembled a component in any PC i tried opening up....ever. I'm probably gonna take all the parts to Tiger Direct near my home so they can build it and what not...thing is idc about the money i'm gonna have to spend as long as it is built the way its meant to be but I want that to be a last resort type of deal. I'm almost completely retarded when it comes to this stuff. and when seeing people holding a certain screwdriver and putting parts in certain places in different looking boxes with all these fancy airways freaks me the heck out. Scary freakin stuff to do correctly...I am a simple guy that just wants a PC done right and not blowing up in the process :(  I don't want complications.


So I will request parts of any which you recommend and why for this PC. Theres a website called partpicker that looks so cool, you guys just gotta recommend me what and why that matches my $900-ish budget.
I hope you guys help me out here, may the Lord pour out so much blessings on you who is here for me on this. Thanks for reading!



Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next week, my paycheck inc


Budget Range: AS listed $900-950 for PC. The budget for my monitor is different and has nothing to do with the PC budget.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Relax, surf the web, play WoW, watching clips/movies.


Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade: --


Do you need to buy OS: Yes I prefer windows 7. I heard 8 is not so good and it looks too uncomfy for me.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: reliable and reputable sources, newegg/amazon and such.


Location: Miami, FL. USA.


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel looks nice for me but you guys can let me know other ideas.


Overclocking: Fancy word for me, I don't think it will be needed right? I'm just gonna play WoW regarding to games I think.

Monitor: The one I want..well those Asus ones looks nice, anything under $250 and is IPS you can recommend.


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a new PC :) 





hey dude... try this build....


MSI H77MA-G43 = $79.99 (w/$5 MIR)
Core i3-3220 retail = $129.99
G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v = $37.99
MSI Geforce GTX 650 Ti = $144.99 (w/$15 MIR)
Intel 330 Series 120GB = $109.99
Asus 24x DVD-RW = $16.99
Antec NSK4482 = $89.99
Asus VE228H 21.5" = $134.99
Logitech X-140 = $27.99
Logitech MK120 wired desktop = $17.99
Total = $835.89
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January 16, 2013 5:11:58 AM

I have your monitor right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

23.6" ASUS. It's not IPS, but for being 50% off right now it's a steal. I had mine come in the other day, and it is gorgeous. Everyone else here has a really good take on your PC specs already, so I figured I'd throw a lower budget monitor in.
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January 16, 2013 5:12:39 AM

Sweet build Nephilim! I think I should stick to the i5-3470 for the processor, you think it will be a huge difference between the i5-3470 and the i3-3220 you posted?

and how will the 650ti compare to the 660 in WoW?
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January 16, 2013 5:13:58 AM

650 ti should be adequate and power wise :)  i play wow too

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $968.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 02:13 EST-0500)
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January 16, 2013 5:14:12 AM

Nephilim_17 said:
hey dude... try this build....


MSI H77MA-G43 = $79.99 (w/$5 MIR)
Core i3-3220 retail = $129.99
G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v = $37.99
MSI Geforce GTX 650 Ti = $144.99 (w/$15 MIR)
Intel 330 Series 120GB = $109.99
Asus 24x DVD-RW = $16.99
Antec NSK4482 = $89.99
Asus VE228H 21.5" = $134.99
Logitech X-140 = $27.99
Logitech MK120 wired desktop = $17.99
Total = $835.89


I think that total should be 790.90 =p
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January 16, 2013 5:15:06 AM

TheGhxst said:
I have your monitor right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

23.6" ASUS. It's not IPS, but for being 50% off right now it's a steal. I had mine come in the other day, and it is gorgeous. Everyone else here has a really good take on your PC specs already, so I figured I'd throw a lower budget monitor in.


Hmm that looks so nice, and yeah the price looks fantastic! I am taking into consideration because the IPS looks so nice to me too. Great great monitor you recommended so thanks and blessings TheGhxst!
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January 16, 2013 5:17:36 AM

Toughcub said:
Hmm that looks so nice, and yeah the price looks fantastic! I am taking into consideration because the IPS looks so nice to me too. Great great monitor you recommended so thanks and blessings TheGhxst!


Yeah it's totally your call, if you have the extra funds and can afford the better monitor I would say go for it. But now you have a lower priced awesome monitor to fall back on if need be
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January 16, 2013 5:19:20 AM

AMD Radeon said:
650 ti should be adequate and power wise :)  i play wow too

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $968.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 02:13 EST-0500)



Then the 650ti it is!
This looks like it will be my PC with mointor of choice :bounce:  It's quite satisfying seeing all you guys help me on my issue. May God bless you all really. :) 
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January 16, 2013 5:36:09 AM

TheGhxst said:
Yeah it's totally your call, if you have the extra funds and can afford the better monitor I would say go for it. But now you have a lower priced awesome monitor to fall back on if need be


My HPw1907 is a very nice monitor, but is there any other monitor like it nowadays at the 23' size? I like not having the anti glare on hpw1907, but can you recommend a monitor alike the hpw1907 but just like a bigger, better one?
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January 16, 2013 5:45:49 AM

Toughcub said:
My HPw1907 is a very nice monitor, but is there any other monitor like it nowadays at the 23' size? I like not having the anti glare on hpw1907, but can you recommend a monitor alike the hpw1907 but just like a bigger, better one?


Stat wise that HP and the ASUS monitor are pretty much one in the same. 5ms timing, 1000:1 contrast ratio, horizontal and vertical refresh rates are darn close as well. Mine is a 4" upgrade with higher resolution.

At your price limit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That one is an upgrade from both. 2ms timing, 25", 50,000,000:1 ratio. And is wall mountable lol
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January 16, 2013 6:22:51 AM

TheGhxst said:
Stat wise that HP and the ASUS monitor are pretty much one in the same. 5ms timing, 1000:1 contrast ratio, horizontal and vertical refresh rates are darn close as well. Mine is a 4" upgrade with higher resolution.

At your price limit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That one is an upgrade from both. 2ms timing, 25", 50,000,000:1 ratio. And is wall mountable lol


Whoa it's huge! But yeah, it looks like the ASUS VS239H-P will be mine when the PC parts come in! Ooh I can't wait to build this thing :) 
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January 16, 2013 8:01:12 AM

Toughcub said:
Sweet build Nephilim! I think I should stick to the i5-3470 for the processor, you think it will be a huge difference between the i5-3470 and the i3-3220 you posted?

and how will the 650ti compare to the 660 in WoW?




its up to you dude... i like the i3-3220 and 650ti because it is cheap... when it comes to performance... i think the i5-3470 and gtx 660 has more preformance... :) 
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January 16, 2013 2:48:33 PM

It's better going with a quad core, if you can afford it, overall it will last much longer, also for a card, if it's for 1080p, i wouldn't recommend anything lower than a 7850 or 660 gtx.
If you need a lower card, get the 7850 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the ssds, there was pretty good options there, sandisk extreme, a-data Premier Pro SP900, Crucial M4 are good ones if the samsung is not on stock.
Also for those cards, you only need 500w, there's a corsair 500w modular on newegg for 49.99$ after mir.
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January 16, 2013 4:11:02 PM

djangoringo said:
It's better going with a quad core, if you can afford it, overall it will last much longer, also for a card, if it's for 1080p, i wouldn't recommend anything lower than a 7850 or 660 gtx.
If you need a lower card, get the 7850 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the ssds, there was pretty good options there, sandisk extreme, a-data Premier Pro SP900, Crucial M4 are good ones if the samsung is not on stock.
Also for those cards, you only need 500w, there's a corsair 500w modular on newegg for 49.99$ after mir.


The 660ti has a bigger price than gtx 660..i am comfortable paying for the 660 if i wanna get 1080p, which is what i am aiming for. I was just wondering is it such a big deal for me who will play MoP, to decide between the 650ti and a 660? AMD radeon says it's just fine but what about for 1080p?
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January 16, 2013 4:18:38 PM

The 7850 and 660 gtx are your best choices, the 7850 is almost at the same price as a 650 ti, performs much better than the 650 ti, if you see the toms hardware bench, it goes with ~46 fps maxout dx11 @1080p, it might also had some boost in fps with the amd catalyst 12.11(it was made before the new driver).
The 660 gtx goes with 58 fps, but with newer drivers, it could give ~60 fps.

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January 16, 2013 4:26:12 PM

djangoringo said:
The 7850 and 660 gtx are your best choices, the 7850 is almost at the same price as a 650 ti, performs much better than the 650 ti, if you see the toms hardware bench, it goes with ~46 fps maxout dx11 @1080p, it might also had some boost in fps with the amd catalyst 12.11(it was made before the new driver).
The 660 gtx goes with 58 fps, but with newer drivers, it could give ~60 fps.

http://media.bestofmicro.com/U/V/352327/original/WoW-HIGH.png


Dang the 7850 and the 660 perform almost the same! Can you recommend a 7850 to me? since there are so many prices and brands.
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January 16, 2013 5:44:51 PM

djangoringo said:
This one is 150$ after mir : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn660... this is the card you recommended me earlier Djangoringo. card looks impressive and its praised well by its buyers. I'm going to buy what I believe has the better performance and its good on my cash, and this card looks like it will not disappoint.

Btw Djangoringo um whats the difference between 1 gigs and 2 gigs in video cards like these? As I have said I'm new to all this stuff lol.
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January 16, 2013 6:56:29 PM

For wow, the 7850 1GB is enough or the 660 gtx(660 gtx only available with 2GB).
It's a matter of preferences, if you want to cut costs, the 7850 is the best 1080p budget card(often recommended here), the 660 gtx gigabyte is a good 660 gtx, that's better than the 7850.
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January 25, 2013 2:44:12 AM

Back again guys, peace and blessings to you all. I will buy all the parts this Saturday.

Only one thing, that Yamakasi Catleap 27' looks good to have, so it looks like I will be going 1440p.. xD (Only game I will probably play is WoW:MoP on it)

Um, can the gtx 660 hold off on its own with decent fps? Need some constructive opinion on this asap. Thanks!
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August 8, 2013 9:17:16 AM

This build is amazing (im using it):

CPU:AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition ($194.67 @ Amazon)

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($133.99 @ Amazon)

PSU:Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply ($88.24 @ Amazon)

Graphics Card:EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2762-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)

RAM:Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00 ($66.18 @ Amazon)

Case:RAIDMAX Seiran ATX-902WR Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($64.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $808.06

ADVANTAGES
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~Supports 3-4 Monitors (more monitors, Slower PC)

~Runs all games, even crysis on high-MAX maintaining around 50-80 fps - Minecraft 300-500 fps

~PSU will last around 4 years

~High end CPU and Motherboard

~Motherboard supports 2 CrossfireX graphics cards and 2 SLI cards

~Motherboard supports Overclocking extremely well

~Latest AM3+ slots

~Graphics card is already overclocked (So you dont have to, makes it easier)

~RAM is DDR3 1600Mhz 1.5V 8gb (4gb 1333Mhz DDR3 is still standard for everything so having 8 is amazing for multitasking)

~The Red/Black/Blue Case (depending on which you choose) Has ALOT of space for building and adding parts

~The Case has a no-tool design so you dont have to unscrew the DVD ROM, HardDrives, or SSD's

~For $800 you cant go wrong with this build, This is very upgradable and will last years. (this is gonna be my life PC - ill keep upgrading it throughout life)

~You get to build it

~8 Core CPU allows for extreme multitasking. (if you had 2-4 monitors youll be able to have things like: Skype, A Game, Internet tabs in Google Chrome. All open at once)

~With a 8 core AMD pc you'll be able to record,upload and stream faster (for videos)
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