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After watching the newegg.com how to video. I decided to build my own.

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January 25, 2013 2:44:51 PM

I want to keep the build fairly inexpensive. Let's say 700-900. That's with out peripherals of course. I will be mainly be using the pc for gaming. And maybe some music editing. As far as video games I'm not looking to run everything on high settings. but at least medium, and be somewhat future proof for the next 2-3 years. So can anyone here help me out with some advice on what to buy as for video card and processor. This will be my first build and I want to make sure I buy the right parts. Is the OS going to be very expensive? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
January 25, 2013 2:46:54 PM

do u need os+keyboard+mouse included in price?

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January 25, 2013 2:48:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $799.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 11:48 EST-0500)

Base Total: $837.37
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $5.99
Total: $803.36

should do the trick mang

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January 25, 2013 2:54:06 PM

iceclock said:
do u need os+keyboard+mouse included in price?

No sir. That would just be for the pc.
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January 25, 2013 2:55:44 PM

the amd rigs good, but look below theres an intel build for u also xD
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January 25, 2013 2:55:55 PM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvHO/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $799.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 11:48 EST-0500)

Base Total: $837.37
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $5.99
Total: $803.36

should do the trick mang

I think I would rather do an Intel. What do you think?
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January 25, 2013 3:01:29 PM

My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $853.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This includes an i5, an asus 660 ti, 550w modular psu.
If you can change the card for amd if you prefer amd cards : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352... (same price).
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January 25, 2013 3:03:35 PM

ur real price comes up to Base Total: $894.90

and u cant compare a 4core+4ht cores to a simple 4core i5, for the price, u get better bang for bucks on my build, and 550watts isnt needed for this build.

:) 

nice build tho dj

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January 25, 2013 3:06:26 PM

The op said 700-900$, i'm not trying to deceiving the op, just put a list under that.
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January 25, 2013 3:10:03 PM

i understand just saying ur build is good, but why pay 4$ more for less performance, the xeon has 4 physical cores+4ht cores that makes it alot more futureproof than just 4 physical cores, the rest looks good tho, cant say otherwise.

also the 430 watt cx is a better rated and modular ps, the hive is decent but scored less high than the cx in ratings.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5674/rosewill-hive-550w/6

so yeah, the 550 is basic but the 430watt scores better.

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January 25, 2013 3:19:32 PM

thats geforce recommanded power supply requirement, not actual power supply required just what they say should be.

as many people have seen and notice, what they recommand and what the systems draws is 2 different things.

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January 25, 2013 3:26:44 PM

What do you mean by that? That a 500w psu won't do ?
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 150 W
The rosewill psu is fine, that's all i'm saying.
That's all, i made a valid suggestion as yours, i'm not discussing more in this thread.
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January 25, 2013 3:28:34 PM

I really appreciate both of your guys input. But please Continue the conversation it is much help.
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January 25, 2013 3:31:14 PM

good for u, i dint ask u to discuss anything anyways,

im saying the quality of the corsair is higher than the rosewill, the rosewill is fine, but the capacitators and the electronics inside of it are of lesser quality than the ones in the corsair cx430.

id go quality over quantity mate anyday :) 

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January 25, 2013 3:31:50 PM

shur whynot.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvLf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvLf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zvLf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $861.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 11:57 EST-0500)

Base Total: $890.69
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $10.98
Total: $861.67

this is all u need my friend :) 

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January 25, 2013 3:32:11 PM

djangoringo said:
What do you mean by that? That a 500w psu won't do ?
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 150 W
The rosewill psu is fine, that's all i'm saying.
That's all, i made a valid suggestion as yours, i'm not discussing more in this thread.

Than You.
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January 25, 2013 3:33:18 PM

like i said mak what u prefer a higher wattage ps modular or less power but more stable and higher quality components?

the choice is up to u just trying to educate u on quality versus wattage here :) 

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January 25, 2013 3:39:42 PM

iceclock said:
like i said mak what u prefer a higher wattage ps modular or less power but more stable and higher quality components?

the choice is up to u just trying to educate u on quality versus wattage here :) 

I completely understand. I having stability seems much more appealing.
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January 25, 2013 3:43:50 PM

well cwt usually makes better psu than sirtec its a known fact.

i dint say the rosewill ps was bad, i said the corsair one is made of higher inner components and caps, and thats not an opinion a fact!.

both are decent but id go with the higher quality cx430 than the hive 550.

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January 25, 2013 3:49:51 PM

What matters most in a psu is the single +12V rail, the rosewill has 38A, it's more than enough for the whole system, and a 660 ti.
There's nothing wrong with the rosewill hive 550w, it has the wattage needed, the certifications needed, active-pfc, the amps.
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January 25, 2013 3:51:00 PM

did u read what i said, its an ok powersupply, but the cx430 simply has better internal components.

its not only he +12v rail amps that matter, its also the quality of the caps and electronic parts inside that deliver the electrical current from the ps to the mobo.

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January 25, 2013 3:56:13 PM

There's no proof of that.
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January 25, 2013 3:58:45 PM

oh there is, look at the reviews, ask anyone, u take a smaller wattage powersupply with better internal components than a larger wattage with less quality caps and electronic parts, at full load the smaller one will deliver close or better electricity to the system than the lesser quality of the two, no proof needed sir, when they review the psu they review the internals as well. saying theres no proof is oblivious to the greater cause of intellectual and technological evolution.

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January 25, 2013 4:04:49 PM

thats the 650 not the 550,

not every model line has the same parts or interior. similar but not exactly the same, will make a difference.

i dint say it was wrong, i repeat! i said it had inferior electronics and caps to the corsair cx430.

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January 26, 2013 12:14:07 AM

theres no where there where it says sirtec makes that ps or has the same internals as the hivemind.

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January 26, 2013 12:18:29 AM

thats just a link, doesnt say concrete proof its same internals as the ocz model,

just some forum post with a link to the hive 550 ;) 

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January 26, 2013 12:39:08 AM

thats the 650 not the 550, find me a link that says the 550 has been modeled after the ocz 550.

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January 26, 2013 12:41:29 AM

The whole series is equal did you check what wattage the ocz zs series is ?
550, 650, 750.
Rosewill hive is 550, 650, 750, it's sirtec b14c units.
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January 26, 2013 12:43:06 AM

yes but it does so happen that 550 and 650 models are from different makes and models. thats why im asking for concrete proof that shows, that the 550 watts rosewill hive is the same as the ocz 550watt model also.

u still havent provided me with a link that says so, if im wrong thats fine but ill like to see something that backs this up.

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January 26, 2013 12:46:20 AM

They're not from different makers or models only the wattage.
You're accusing without proof, i provided some links.
I'm not going to discuss further.
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January 26, 2013 12:47:35 AM

u simply misreading what im saying, i said it happens that a lets say a line of same powersupply lets say 550,650,750 might be labeled ocz for example but have different internal parts each.

i did not say in this specific case is from a different compant for each model, said it could happen.

also u said i wont discuss further, like 15 replies ago, getting old.
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January 26, 2013 12:50:29 AM

The internal components are the same as the respective to each unit 550, 650, 750, all based on sirtec b14c units.
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January 26, 2013 12:51:51 AM

u keep saying that but cant back up the fact for the 550, i asked a simple question, i agree the 650 is the same as the sirtec make that is the ocz-z model, but wheres this magical link that says the 550 is also part of the sirtec b14c unit prototype?



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January 26, 2013 12:53:16 AM

as that link only talks specifically about the 650 watt model, not the 750 or 550 thats why im asking not saying its untrue just wanna see it for my own eyes.

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January 26, 2013 12:55:09 AM

Like many units like the xfx is base on seasonic units, and others, that WHOLE hive series is base on the ocz zs series.

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January 26, 2013 1:00:48 AM

u did answer my question but its ok, u can have this one dj, its a freebie.

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January 26, 2013 1:06:14 AM

Use the Antec VP450
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January 26, 2013 1:16:18 AM

ok guess ur right all i was asking.

moving in, im wrong ur right on this fact but im still saying the cx430 has better or similar quality parts and he dint need necesserely the 550 watts.

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January 26, 2013 1:19:29 AM

The antec VP450w its better than the CX 430
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January 26, 2013 1:22:45 AM

i really think otherwise, my friend.

dunno where u think of such ideas.

got any proof behind ur comment?
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January 26, 2013 1:24:42 AM

Tom's hardware used it in the $500 build.
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