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February 27, 2013 3:22:49 AM

Hey there folks, this is my first time building a pc, and i have gotten some parts together and it would be great if you could suggest better parts. Sorry if I have some problems with this thread, first time posting.

Here they are:

PSU: Not yet decided on. Please suggest a full modular psu. $80 max for this one.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: I own a Western digital 650GB.

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1450-RX GeForce GTS 450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Budget: Varies. The better the components which have a reasonable price, the higher i'm willing to spend.

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February 27, 2013 3:35:45 AM

Unless you plan on Overclocking, the stock CPU cooler should be adequate. Otherwise looks good. Try to get a gold rated PSU if possible.
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February 27, 2013 3:41:49 AM

EndlessShrimp said:
Unless you plan on Overclocking, the stock CPU cooler should be adequate. Otherwise looks good. Try to get a gold rated PSU if possible.


the EVO 212 is a great choice for the price tho.

However, I agree that I would ditch the EVO 212 for now and invest that budget into a decent PSU. given your requirement for it to be fully modular, and the fact that we always want a PSU from a reputable company, this would be my recommendation:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that, may I ask whether or not your gts 450 is from an old build? otherwise you have now business buying a new one, that card is two generations old and it will be three generations old by the end of this year. get this 7750 from AMD instead, your best performer for the money and you get a free $40 game with it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 27, 2013 3:58:52 AM

vmem said:
the EVO 212 is a great choice for the price tho.

However, I agree that I would ditch the EVO 212 for now and invest that budget into a decent PSU. given your requirement for it to be fully modular, and the fact that we always want a PSU from a reputable company, this would be my recommendation:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that, may I ask whether or not your gts 450 is from an old build? otherwise you have now business buying a new one, that card is two generations old and it will be three generations old by the end of this year. get this 7750 from AMD instead, your best performer for the money and you get a free $40 game with it

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


Sorry about that, i got the wrong graphics card link. Heres the correct one. I had gotten it a few months ago when i had no knowledge about cards whatsoever. I had not known that it is an old generation. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 27, 2013 4:34:37 AM

that's fine, however, the 450 is from a much older generation, I stand by my recommendation for the 7750.

for the same price, you can get a GT640 from Nvidia, but a Radeon 7750 will perform better
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February 27, 2013 4:39:17 AM

The Royal Eight said:
Sorry about that, i got the wrong graphics card link. Heres the correct one. I had gotten it a few months ago when i had no knowledge about cards whatsoever. I had not known that it is an old generation. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You can't really buy a card that's been discontinued. :lol: 

Plus it's generally a bad idea to buy anything that's open box or returned item. If something goes wrong you're on your own.

I'll second the recommendation of the Radeon 7750.
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