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February 3, 2013 10:11:37 PM

Can anyone give me some feedback on my build? I'm going to try putting it together. Are the parts all compatible? Also do I buy a wireless card or is that built in?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BjGC

Also do I buy a heat sink or does that come with the cpu?
February 3, 2013 10:21:19 PM

There is no onbaord wifi for theses boards but getting a seperate one is pretty cheap
I made some minor adjustments to the brands and stuff and the monitor to get IPS
The 7850 will outperform the 560 and is the same price with a aftermarket cooler
I went for the 212+ over the zalman for the price you can actually leave out the cooler since the one that comes with the cpu is fine since your cpu can't OC
The Corsair PSU I would say is more reliable
The only reason to get the Black (since it preforms bit worse) is to get the extra warranty which IMO is not worth it
Get the 64bit Windows 7 (Same price but can use all the ram while 32bit can't)

Here is the one closest to your original build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
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)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K6800 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $986.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 19:28 EST-0500)

The cheaper yet highly capable varaint

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.49 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
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)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K6800 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $918.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 19:29 EST-0500)

There are even cheaper motherboards out there for about $20 less
Went with a PSU with less power (because it is not needed)
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February 3, 2013 10:26:17 PM

What are you going to use your pc for. Gaming, videos, just a home computer?
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February 3, 2013 10:34:56 PM

What you should really do is add a SSD. Any Samsung 830/840 is a good. Here are two good ones:

Samsung MZ-7PC128N/AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...

OR

Samsung MZ-7PC256N/AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...

The first one is a 830 with 128GB on it and costs $130. THe other one is also a 830 but with 256GB of space and costs $197. So if you are willing to put in the extra cash than this is worth it. Otherwise just look at stickmansam's list for changes.
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February 3, 2013 10:37:38 PM

OGxPRED said:
What are you going to use your pc for. Gaming, videos, just a home computer?


I'm going to use it for gaming but mostly just browsing nothing to intensive. Most games like skyrim, assassins Creed.
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February 3, 2013 10:41:14 PM

Oh and I would also go with a i5-3750 processor. It is more reliable than the i3 in my experience. If you plan on overclocking you can go with the i5-3750k. It has a good reputation for being easy to overclock and good for gaming which I gues you will be doing. It costs more but just like the SSD if you have the cash it is a good investment. Here is the link:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570

Here is the link to the 'k' version:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k

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February 3, 2013 10:45:13 PM

if it's just a basic build for gaming, i would much rather spend money on more horsepower than an SSD. i have a 7200 RPM HDD and it's plenty fast for me, i can't imagine spending $200 just so my programs load slightly faster than an already fast 7200 RPM HDD.
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February 3, 2013 10:53:29 PM

Thank you everyone for taking the time to post and give me feedback. I will now buy the parts and try building it. Any tips for building?
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February 4, 2013 1:21:12 AM

^ so which parts are you getting again?

And if the OP has a budget the SSD and i5 are out of the question
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February 4, 2013 1:35:32 AM

technub said:
Can anyone give me some feedback on my build? I'm going to try putting it together. Are the parts all compatible? Also do I buy a wireless card or is that built in?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BjGC

Also do I buy a heat sink or does that come with the cpu?



Hold off on buying till you answer this question:


You have your drive coming from microcenter.


You live near a microcenter???
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February 4, 2013 4:37:07 AM

I ordered the parts guys from new egg and amazon. I went with the first build that was recommended. Let's hope the system is good.
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February 4, 2013 5:01:47 AM

^ System should be pretty sweet

Have fun with it :D 
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