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Tips/pointers/reccomendations on my first build please

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February 20, 2013 5:10:30 PM

Disk Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is currently what i have planned for my first gaming computer i'm building while trying to stay in a decent price range. i mostly play ARPG's, League of Legends, Minecraft, and the occasional "hey check this game out" game that would be nice to be able to actually run past start up :p  at the moment i'm using a school laptop with integrated graphics so this would definitely be improving on the situation. but if you guys could help me out a bit and tell me if the parts would actually work together/ be a decent build for the price it would be greatly appreciated. feel free to throw in some of your own recommendations where i could cut some costs or improve the build a little. thanks guys.

btw veryyyy max price is 1000$. trying to stay under/around 900 though
February 20, 2013 5:15:02 PM

shopping cart is empty

but if you have a small budget go second hand on craigslist and get a phenom ii 955 with hd58XX rig
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February 20, 2013 5:15:49 PM

woops. ill post the individual items in one second thank you
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February 20, 2013 5:19:59 PM

dont know how to delete a post so i guess this acts as a self bump
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February 20, 2013 5:37:40 PM

Your build is very reasonable as is.

If I could make one recommendation, it would be to use a SSD for the os and some games.
It will make everything you do feel so much quicker.

A 120gb SSD would do the job. It will cost about the same as the 1tb hard drive. You could defer on the hard drive and add one later when/if you need more storage.

Have you budgeted for an OS, about $100?
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February 20, 2013 5:45:52 PM

i dont need to buy an OS. and i think i would prefer the HDD over the lower SSD due to just plain storage and i dont believe i need the extra speed on it
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February 20, 2013 5:48:47 PM

much easier way to read your parts list
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EMU0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EMU0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EMU0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Other: SHARKOON Skiller 000SKSK ($29.99)
Total: $942.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-20 14:48 EST-0500)
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February 20, 2013 5:54:35 PM

tnaza said:
i dont need to buy an OS. and i think i would prefer the HDD over the lower SSD due to just plain storage and i dont believe i need the extra speed on it


I will never build a pc without a SSD for the OS again.
Once you have one, you will neither.


With your budget, a SSD is entirely appropriate.
Add $100 to your budget if you need to.
Forget boot times, you only do that occasionally. Things like os install or maintenance will take an hour job down to 5-10 minutes.
Internet browsing is faster, and files open instantly.


But here is no reason why you can't start with just a SSD for the "C" drive and later add a hard drive of whatever size you might need.
A 120gb ssd will hold the OS an a handful of games. With 180gb or 240gb, you may never need a hard drive at all.

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