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February 15, 2013 3:42:52 PM

Hey All,
Building this computer for myself and I always end up second guessing when it is something I will be using. Please help me out.
Approximate Purchase Date: By the End of this Month.
Budget Range: $400-$800 possibly 900 if needed would love to stay in the budget though, unless it’s totally worth it.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Netflix, College class work. In that order.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, monitor I had now does not work seem to be picking up any more. (7yr old, been through a lot, I will miss him)
Parts to Upgrade: New Build, need all parts. Not too worried about an Optical drive, I have a blue ray player and burner on my laptop.
Do you need to buy OS: No.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I would prefer Newegg, just because I have had no issues with Newegg, amazon would be fine as well, but have had bad experiences with caring of my items when I order from amazon.
Location: Tennessee, Nashville, USA
Parts Preferences: No real preferences, I have used bits of everything. I want a MicroATX tower, something to fit under a coffee table and be portable if I need to be. (Wife doesn’t want a huge ugly thing in the living room.) I would also like it to be a case that I can use for future upgrades and be pretty sturdy, I have a little girl that could attack it at any time (she’s crazy), but in a good way “heh”. Need a good wireless card, not wanting a cable running all over the place. I would also love an SSD for the OS and a game or two.
Overclocking: Sure if feasible.
SLI or Crossfire: Sure if Feasible.
Your Monitor Resolution: Would love a 1920x1080 or higher monitor, willing to drop some resolution for great price.
Additional Comments: I would love this to be quiet. It will be sitting under my coffee table or behind my Television.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Not really having any trouble running games or anything, just wanting a new computer with better innards would love a little more FPS than im getting now on PS2 with my current laptop (25-40fps –low settings). I do play Planetside 2, and various other steam games would love to be able to play at least 1 of my games on high settings “heh.”. Currently using a Dell XPS 17, running

Processor: i7-2760QM
Video: nVidia Gt 555m 3gb
RAM: 8gb 1333mhz
HDD: 2 500gb HDD unknown speed at this time. (@ work)

So anything that can beat this lil laptop is gold. I was looking at NewEgg’s great deal for an SLI Ideapad for a laptop replacement but my buddy said I could do so much better with the same price if I built a PC.
Link to Ideapad for reference, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312438

More about : microatx 800

February 15, 2013 5:52:55 PM

Intel i5 3330 $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HGST HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any DVD drive $17

SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum front panel $106
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Totals $700 after rebates . If you use the pcpartpicker site you may find better deals on some items , and you may be able to include a higher clocked processor .
The case has a front panel of heavy aluminum as well as excellent cooling


Good 23-24 inch LCD's are around the $140, or you could just use your TV for gaming
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February 15, 2013 6:08:44 PM

My suggestion, it goes a bit over 800$, but since you said you can spend a bit more, it's worth it, with a 7870 tahiti le :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Zalman MZ230ED 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $847.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Get the card in newegg, it shows in amazon, but in newegg it's at the same price, with two game free.
If the psu is out of stock get the antec neo 520 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the corsair CX600 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (58$ after promo code, 38$ after rebate).
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February 15, 2013 6:15:17 PM

Mine comes in under $800 and then you can add whatever monitor you like:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.55 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $790.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 16:05 EST-0500)
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February 15, 2013 6:43:19 PM

Its supposed to be m-ATX . The HAF 912 doesnt qualify
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February 15, 2013 7:05:59 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Its supposed to be m-ATX . The HAF 912 doesnt qualify


Fixed.
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February 15, 2013 7:31:51 PM

I think the Arc mini and the tj 08e are the best two m-atx cases .

But I like the aluminum front on the TJ08 , and the large 180mm front fan more
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February 15, 2013 7:51:15 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I think the Arc mini and the tj 08e are the best two m-atx cases .

But I like the aluminum front on the TJ08 , and the large 180mm front fan more


Yeah I like a lot of Silverstone's cases. I have the GD05B and I was impressed with the quality of the build and components used - my HTPC was very easy to assemble.
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February 15, 2013 7:53:33 PM

PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card Hey will this video fit in the case? Heh, weird question but i figured i would need a tiny video card lol case im refering too would be the Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
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February 15, 2013 7:57:13 PM

Fanattick said:
2913688,3,1469960 said:
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
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Hey will this video fit in the case? Heh, weird question but i figured i would need a tiny video card lol
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Depending on the case you will have room for that card. The Arc Mini that I linked to has a removable HD cage if you're concerned about interior room.
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February 15, 2013 8:05:21 PM

very cool lemme look into which would be my favorite and ill let yall know shortly thanks guys
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