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February 9, 2013 2:32:56 AM

Hi all,

So as I mentioned, this is my first foray into the world of PC-building, and I know...pretty much nothing about building. I understand the basics, but it's the little things that concern me (i.e., things like whether manufacturer has any influence on the quality of a graphics card, etc.). That being said, I'm using tigerdirect.com's Barebones kits to get me what I need. I've been thinking about pairing this kit with this graphics card.

I guess I'm asking...are there any glaring issues with this build? Thanks in advance!

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February 9, 2013 2:42:50 AM

Two biggest things I see are: (1) The power supply isn't really a good brand & you don't want to risk your pc with an inferior brand, & (2) That graphics card is relatively underpowered to use with a 2500k cpu.

A couple good brands of psu are Corsair & Seasonic, I'm sure the other guys can recommend others as well.

Many would probably recommend going with the i5 3570k over the 2500k, but the 2500k is a good cpu nonetheless. But either cpu's gaming performance far exceeds that of that graphics card. I'd try to go with a minimum of a Gtx 660 or HD 7850 if you can.
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February 9, 2013 2:56:57 AM

can we make a build for you from newegg? please please?
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February 9, 2013 3:01:07 AM

Augray37 said:
can we make a build for you from newegg? please please?


I mean...if I were coerced...I guess you could :D 

I really don't want to spend more than $1000 including a monitor (so $850-$900 for the computer itself). I want something fast. Not necessarily a gaming powerhouse, but I'd like the option of playing most current-gen games on high/highest settings. I also have no real brand/manufacturer preferences.
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February 9, 2013 3:02:02 AM

yay! give me a few minutes...
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February 9, 2013 3:38:16 AM

motherboard is debatable, here's one option i've used with good success...

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

RAM...

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

CPU with $15 dollar off promo code...

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

Computer case is up to you, as it's highly personal (it is to me anyway lol)

CPU cooler...

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

Hard Drive...

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

PSU...

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

$80+$50+$215+$50ish(case)+$35+$85+$55= $570ish

which leaves us $280ish for the big kahuna...the GPU...we fall about $20 short of getting an HD 7950...

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

which is my recommendation for you and what i built this particular hypothetical rig around.

i did my best lol...
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February 9, 2013 2:36:28 PM

You guys...you guys are just awesome. Thanks for the advice! I don't plan to build it for another month or two (which I know means prices will change a bit, but whatever). I'll keep doing some research, but this is a fantastic starting point for a newbie like me.

Thanks again!
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February 9, 2013 5:35:01 PM

Best answer selected by 8ballslackz.
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