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January 27, 2013 12:34:06 AM

Hi, well ive never built computers before, but my landlord said he can help me out n all.

Ive been on pcpart site and selecting my parts. Im tight on my budget, i was trying to restrain myself within $600 with shipping but i might have gone a little over.

I just wanna know what are your thoughts on these parts, how well they will work together and what should i replace for long life and best performance.
This desktop would be purely for games but no high end games so im not in need for a super beast gfx card.

My selected parts: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/zMKe

Any input would be appreciated, im waiting my money to get xfered to my paypal which is on Jan29, so i hope i can get a lotta input within that time frame.


Thank you! :bounce: 

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January 27, 2013 12:54:10 AM

Your hard drive is a 2.5 inch laptop drive.
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January 27, 2013 12:54:31 AM

Hi, I would recommend you do upgrade your GPU, not saying you need to get a gtx 670 or whatever, just saying that that GPU will not perform very well, especially compared to your CPU. What resolution will you be playing at?
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January 27, 2013 1:12:34 AM

uhh resolution doesnt matter a whole lot to me.
I was more about performance rather than the visuals, perhaps @ 1024 x 768.

@spank, woops so that is a laptop hdd :o  Ill switch that one up.

Also initially i had i3 3220 selected before i5 3470.
U think there is a huge difference for gaming cuz i also wanna save as much money as possible. Its a $70 difference between the two cpus.


Thanks for the replies!
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January 27, 2013 1:25:56 AM

Was asking about resolution because if you play at a lower resolution you will be able to turn up the graphics more because your computer isn't rendering as many pixels. 1024x768 will make it easy on your GPU/CPU so would be a good choice for a semi-budget computer system. I would downgrading your CPU to a lower i5-3330 and then upgrade your GPU to a 560 ti, that would give better gaming performance for not much of a cost increase. How much is a amd 7850 in canada? That would be a good card but might be out of your budget. Are you planning to overclock any of your parts?
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January 27, 2013 1:30:03 AM

Yes i think the most i will use is 1024.
Im changing the CPU to i3 3220 and no i will not be overclocking, id rather stay on the safe side. Plus i dont think i3 3220 is over clockable.

7850 is a great lot difference ($200+ price), and the 550ti that i found is on sale for $85, and i think its getting discontinued soon.

I changed my cpu to i3 3220 and changed my hdd. This is how it looks and it is pretty cheap ($504). How does it look?

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/zNsl
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January 27, 2013 1:43:45 AM

I would really recommend upping your GPU to the one I linked along with downing your CPU to the i3 (as you have done), it should come to around $600 ish..
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January 27, 2013 1:45:23 AM

haha that is way too expensive for me lol.

I need to save money for living costs n all :D  still a student and gotta pay back my loans.
For the graphics card, id go with 120 max

I dont wanna downgrade from the i3 3220, another friend told me it wud be pretty good for gaming.
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January 27, 2013 2:16:56 AM

Nice thnx for the links!

I think ill go with that card and ram :D 
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January 27, 2013 2:29:15 AM

thank you (:
Ill get money in my paypal on the 29th, then it will take a while for the parts to arrive.

Ill post back how the system performs :) 
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January 27, 2013 2:34:18 AM

Sounds good to me. Hopefully everything works fine and you don't have to send something back for replacement, that wait would kill me xD
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January 29, 2013 3:04:57 AM

Hey evryone, i've been doing research about custom built PC's and good parts and all that, just wondering if this would run Minecraft fine? By the way @vennev would the tower have a HDMI port?

P.S. If you could, please send me the updated list of your specs, Thanks :) 

As you can probably tell this is my first time actually getting something that isn't pre-built.
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January 29, 2013 3:54:30 AM

The PC I helped vennev with will run Minecraft very easily, Minecraft is not a demanding game. Just make sure you have a 64 bit OS so you can set render distance to far. Why did you resurrect this thread by the way? You probably should have started a new one..
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January 29, 2013 12:25:08 PM

hdmi port...i dunno shud be lol.

My money hasnt transfered yet so i havent even ordered the parts today.
But hopefully by the afternoon i will place my order (:
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January 29, 2013 6:34:40 PM

vennev said:
hdmi port...i dunno shud be lol.

My money hasnt transfered yet so i havent even ordered the parts today.
But hopefully by the afternoon i will place my order (:


Sounds good, look forward to hearing how it goes :) 
Remember to close the thread when you are done with it though so it doesn't get revived again, admins don't really like it when it gets revived I think ;) 
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January 29, 2013 8:40:18 PM

haha i know what u mean, i run my own forum too :lol: 

Ok i have the money now, i was gonna order the parts but i saw computer today while browsing around.
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=7...

It looks almost what im trynna build, same graphics altho i know sapphire is more reliable.
Diff CPU but its pretty much on par with i3-3220, case is cheap, hdd isnt a problem. I can buy a 250gb hdd if i want to later on, and even replace the case.

The benefits are that the link above would cost me $100 cheaper overall, includes windows 7 OS, and would be prebuilt :o 

What do u guys think i should go with?
Gotta decide by today ):
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These are the parts ive picked:

NCIX:
Intel i3-3220
Crucible Balistix 1x8gb ram
WD Caviar 500gb 7200rps hdd
Cooler Master HAF 912 case
Gigabyte radeon HD 7770 ($99 after $20 rebate which is why i didnt go with the sapphire one)

Canada Computers:
Asus optical drive
MSI H77MA-g43 motherboard
550w Power supply

Total after shipping and everything: ~$680
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January 29, 2013 8:57:46 PM

looks like a good build...
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January 29, 2013 9:03:56 PM

And it is cheaper because of amd. Try looking up those parts on pc part picker
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January 29, 2013 9:31:09 PM

fx 6100 is also around $110, which us the same price i was gonna get i3-3220 for since it was $20 off.

What im worried about is that they might have made errors in specification, and if i get something completely different, like maybe a 7570 graphics card or worse, im gonna be cheeeez'd.

What do u guys think about the power supply, i think 450w might be pushing it. 550 wud be good nuff tho :/ 



edit.
too late, placed the order :o 
Price seems too good to be true, i hope i dont get trolled when it arrives :( 
Ill post the results when it arrives. Hopefully it wont take more than a week...
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January 29, 2013 10:17:35 PM

Best of luck and yeah that is surprisingly cheap for a prebuilt computer, although you are gonna want to put a extra HDD in there probably at some point
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January 29, 2013 10:19:30 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
Hi, I would recommend you do upgrade your GPU, not saying you need to get a gtx 670 or whatever, just saying that that GPU will not perform very well, especially compared to your CPU. What resolution will you be playing at?

Very much agreed.
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January 29, 2013 10:22:59 PM

TwoDolllar50ty said:
Hey evryone, i've been doing research about custom built PC's and good parts and all that, just wondering if this would run Minecraft fine? By the way @vennev would the tower have a HDMI port?

P.S. If you could, please send me the updated list of your specs, Thanks :) 

As you can probably tell this is my first time actually getting something that isn't pre-built.

Even an i3 could run Minecraft.
If you plan to run Minecraft, pretty much any pre-built computer could handle it at max graphics, its not exactly the most demaning game.
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January 29, 2013 10:24:26 PM

darksnake23 said:
And it is cheaper because of amd. Try looking up those parts on pc part picker

Everything AMD is cheaper.
People just don't like their processors for no reason whatsoever.
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January 29, 2013 10:41:43 PM

There processors are great. They run a lot faster than Intel on some occasions. If you look up the recently produced a10- 5800K it is faster than all of the i3 series and it is cheaper.
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January 29, 2013 10:53:37 PM

darksnake23 said:
There processors are great. They run a lot faster than Intel on some occasions. If you look up the recently produced a10- 5800K it is faster than all of the i3 series and it is cheaper.

Yeah, I know
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January 31, 2013 8:44:59 PM

Yeah so i got trolled by canadacomputers.

I order the computer, and i send an email asking about the shipping date.
THey tell me, "OH we dont have those computers anymore", so i was like r u kidding me, i ordered it online, it was 'IN STOCK'.

But apparently not, told me it wud go in as a Back Order and id have to wait forever. Then they told me that they can offer me another computer for $650 final total, which is total bullshii. Also they lied about the specs, here it is:

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"AMD X6 FX-6300 (95W) Six-Core Socket AM3+, 3.5GHz CPU

Samsung (SH-224BB/BEBE) DVD Writer

IN WIN EN021 TAC2.0 HD Audio, Screwless ODD, FDD, I/O w/350W PSU mATX (EN021.T350BL)Gigabyte (GV-R777OC-1GD REV2.0) AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 | 1050 MHz Clock, 4500 MHz Memory | PCI Express 3.0, Mini Display Port, DVI, HDMI

x2 Corsair Memory 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (OEM TRAY) (CM3X4GA1333C9N2)

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Socket AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Chipset | Dual-Channel DDR3 1333(O.C.) MHz, 1x PCI-Express x16 | GLAN, 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0 | DVI/D-Sub/HDMI, ATX

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 7mm SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (SSD), Read: 450MB/s Write: 450MB/s (SV300S37A/120G)"

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Right now i told him that i cant do *** with 350w powersupply first of all, 1333mhz while they advertised 1600? I thikn the case and motherboard are pretty lame as well.

I told him to cancel the order, and that ill now go and order separate parts myself.
Im just hoping that they'd cancel the order and not screw me further.
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February 1, 2013 1:10:19 AM

vennev said:
Yeah so i got trolled by canadacomputers.

I order the computer, and i send an email asking about the shipping date.
THey tell me, "OH we dont have those computers anymore", so i was like r u kidding me, i ordered it online, it was 'IN STOCK'.

But apparently not, told me it wud go in as a Back Order and id have to wait forever. Then they told me that they can offer me another computer for $650 final total, which is total bullshii. Also they lied about the specs, here it is:

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"AMD X6 FX-6300 (95W) Six-Core Socket AM3+, 3.5GHz CPU

Samsung (SH-224BB/BEBE) DVD Writer

IN WIN EN021 TAC2.0 HD Audio, Screwless ODD, FDD, I/O w/350W PSU mATX (EN021.T350BL)Gigabyte (GV-R777OC-1GD REV2.0) AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 | 1050 MHz Clock, 4500 MHz Memory | PCI Express 3.0, Mini Display Port, DVI, HDMI

x2 Corsair Memory 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (OEM TRAY) (CM3X4GA1333C9N2)

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Socket AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Chipset | Dual-Channel DDR3 1333(O.C.) MHz, 1x PCI-Express x16 | GLAN, 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0 | DVI/D-Sub/HDMI, ATX

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 7mm SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (SSD), Read: 450MB/s Write: 450MB/s (SV300S37A/120G)"

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Right now i told him that i cant do *** with 350w powersupply first of all, 1333mhz while they advertised 1600? I thikn the case and motherboard are pretty lame as well.

I told him to cancel the order, and that ill now go and order separate parts myself.
Im just hoping that they'd cancel the order and not screw me further.


Oh that is unfortunate :( 

Hopefully they quickly refund you and then you can buy all your parts so you know 100% what is going into your computer :D 

Keep us in the loop :sol: 
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February 1, 2013 12:36:31 PM

i cancelled it, they said that i'd have the money back in 3-5 days.

Right now i was looking at ibuypower and i customized the same desktop for $650 final total.

Im still looking around tho
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February 1, 2013 7:35:26 PM

vennev said:
i cancelled it, they said that i'd have the money back in 3-5 days.

Right now i was looking at ibuypower and i customized the same desktop for $650 final total.

Im still looking around tho

You should just buy the parts from PCPartPicker.com
It isn't that hard to put it together, and if you aren't sure about something, the Tom's Hardware Community is here to help!
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February 2, 2013 3:00:19 AM

Slap my dick and *** me sideways!
Pardon my language :D 

I saw this guy on Kijiji and he just raped me.
He bought a brandnew Cyberpower PC a week ago for $1300, and sold it to me for $700 including a 22inch brand new monitor + keyboard + mouse.

HE even delivered it to me, with final total $700.

Here are the jizz-worthy specs:

Core i7-3770k.
Gtx 660
8gb ddr3-1600
1tb hdd
Blueray drive
Case: pretty shitty and cheap
Mobo: cheap
800w power supply

Runs beautifully and fast, i just need better cooling and an ssd drive :D 
Ill post pics later on hehehe.
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February 2, 2013 12:27:06 PM

vennev said:
Slap my dick and *** me sideways!
Pardon my language :D 

I saw this guy on Kijiji and he just raped me.
He bought a brandnew Cyberpower PC a week ago for $1300, and sold it to me for $700 including a 22inch brand new monitor + keyboard + mouse.

HE even delivered it to me, with final total $700.

Here are the jizz-worthy specs:

Core i7-3770k.
Gtx 660
8gb ddr3-1600
1tb hdd
Blueray drive
Case: pretty shitty and cheap
Mobo: cheap
800w power supply

Runs beautifully and fast, i just need better cooling and an ssd drive :D 
Ill post pics later on hehehe.

Damn.
What chipset is the motherboard
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February 2, 2013 6:39:04 PM

vennev said:
Slap my dick and *** me sideways!
Pardon my language :D 

I saw this guy on Kijiji and he just raped me.
He bought a brandnew Cyberpower PC a week ago for $1300, and sold it to me for $700 including a 22inch brand new monitor + keyboard + mouse.

HE even delivered it to me, with final total $700.

Here are the jizz-worthy specs:

Core i7-3770k.
Gtx 660
8gb ddr3-1600
1tb hdd
Blueray drive
Case: pretty shitty and cheap
Mobo: cheap
800w power supply

Runs beautifully and fast, i just need better cooling and an ssd drive :D 
Ill post pics later on hehehe.


Nice find. Enjoy :D 
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February 2, 2013 7:39:52 PM

@username, its Gigabyte b75m-d3h
@delight, thank you (:

Here some pics of computer specs n all.






Thanks a lot everyone! Much appreciated :) 

Although i just checked that the ram is 1333mhz...i shouldnt complain though.
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February 2, 2013 8:09:06 PM

You won't notice much difference between 1333mhz and 1600mhz really, don't worry about it. I like the look of the keyboard, the red keys look pretty cool.
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February 2, 2013 8:23:01 PM

Yeah, cant believe all of that for $700.
Thank u all once again (:
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