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January 26, 2013 1:12:03 AM

im building new computer and wanted to get some thoughts on it before i buy. i need everything (mouse keyboard monitor etc...) and a powerline adaptor because i dont have ethernet in my room. im going to be playing almost exclusively planetside 2, with some other random games thrown in the mix.

this is what i was thinking of, but its about 30-50 dollars over my budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yvfv

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January 26, 2013 1:16:26 AM

Planet Side 2 is very cpu intensive. I'd spend an extra $30 and get an i5 3570k. I'd also change out your powersupply and get this one instead for $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks fine although I'm not exactly sure about your motherboard that you have picked but it should be fine also.
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January 26, 2013 1:19:09 AM

Also I could save you $100 from your OS just message me.
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January 26, 2013 1:27:26 AM

Potential said:
Planet Side 2 is very cpu intensive. I'd spend an extra $30 and get an i5 3570k. I'd also change out your powersupply and get this one instead for $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks fine although I'm not exactly sure about your motherboard that you have picked but it should be fine also.


im trying to save money, not spend an extra $10 on a PSU. what is the difference between my PSU and that one?

also what is the difference between the 3470 and the 3570k?
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January 26, 2013 1:32:34 AM

Potential said:
Also I could save you $100 from your OS just message me.


sorry for double post but how is that possible?
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January 26, 2013 1:41:54 AM

gommer556 said:
im trying to save money, not spend an extra $10 on a PSU. what is the difference between my PSU and that one?

also what is the difference between the 3470 and the 3570k?


The 3570k has a decent increase in performance over the 3470 and its also overclockable. You may not want to overclock at this time but you might want to in the future. Its your choice but they're both great CPU's and you wouldn't go wrong with either choice. I would definitely get the PSU I recommended. The reason for this is because for one, its on sale. Theres a promo code (EMCXWVS226) for 15% off making the PSU only $51.00. The PSU is also 630W while the other one is only 500W. Its also 80 plus certified, has a 2 year warranty opposed to the 1 year warranty on the other PSU. It has more volts on the +12v rail then the other PSU. Should I say more?
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January 26, 2013 1:44:57 AM

Potential said:
The 3570k has a decent increase in performance over the 3470 and its also overclockable. You may not want to overclock at this time but you might want to in the future. Its your choice but they're both great CPU's and you wouldn't go wrong with either choice. I would definitely get the PSU I recommended. The reason for this is because for one, its on sale. Theres a promo code (EMCXWVS226) for 15% off making the PSU only $51.00. The PSU is also 630W while the other one is only 500W. Its also 80 plus certified, has a 2 year warranty opposed to the 1 year warranty on the other PSU. It has more volts on the +12v rail then the other PSU. Should I say more?


alright, i will probably stick with the 3470 just because i am almost certain i will not be overclocking this computer, and depending on when i buy if the sale is still on ill get your PSU.

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January 26, 2013 1:54:52 AM

gommer556 said:
im building new computer and wanted to get some thoughts on it before i buy. i need everything (mouse keyboard monitor etc...) and a powerline adaptor because i dont have ethernet in my room. im going to be playing almost exclusively planetside 2, with some other random games thrown in the mix.

this is what i was thinking of, but its about 30-50 dollars over my budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yvfv



Just a question to put things in perspective:

Do you feel that keyboard is worth cannibalizing the things that actually make the game run better?
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January 26, 2013 2:21:20 AM

maxalge said:
Just a question to put things in perspective:

Do you feel that keyboard is worth cannibalizing the things that actually make the game run better?


lol i guess not but i have used a crappy old keyboard all my life and recently tried a mechanical keyboard at a friends house. i fell in love and am sort of splurging. but if you have some suggestions on what to spend the extra money from the keyboard on i would love to hear them.
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January 26, 2013 2:45:34 AM

gommer556 said:
lol i guess not but i have used a crappy old keyboard all my life and recently tried a mechanical keyboard at a friends house. i fell in love and am sort of splurging. but if you have some suggestions on what to spend the extra money from the keyboard on i would love to hear them.




http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500


A better power supply.


You could get a better mobo.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77pro3


Jump up to a 1tb hard drive?



Just a couple of ideas...



Add $47 for the other things you wanted.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($134.00 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $871.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 23:53 EST-0500)


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January 26, 2013 2:06:46 PM

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