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My first build- Still not sure what to get for a Case or a video card

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July 4, 2013 8:29:29 PM

okay, this is my first build, so please be patient. I've put together most of my low budget gaming computer, but I would like to check with you guys for compatibilty/ opinions/ suggestions. Here is what I have so far:

motherboard/cpu/ram: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



hard drive:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



graphics/video card (updated thanks to dannyboy2233 ):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



wireless adapter: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


power supply(updated thanks to dannyboy2233):
http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-80Plus-M12II-620-BRONZE/...

case(chosen by dannyboy2233):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...




I'd just like to say that this seems like a great community and I thank you for all of your help


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July 4, 2013 8:41:17 PM

In terms of the PSU, I recommend a Seasonic M12II 620W PSU; much better than the one listed. For a case, I love the Corsair 500R; great cooling, and great looking to boot.
In terms of the GPU; that is not a gaming GPU, that is a Workstation GPU; it won't work for you at all. For that price, just go up $50 and get yourself a great Radeon 7870 GHz Edition card that will do quite well with almost anything at 1080p.
My only other comment is that a heatsink may not fit well with that RAM.
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July 4, 2013 8:52:29 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
In terms of the PSU, I recommend a Seasonic M12II 620W PSU; much better than the one listed. For a case, I love the Corsair 500R; great cooling, and great looking to boot.
In terms of the GPU; that is not a gaming GPU, that is a Workstation GPU; it won't work for you at all. For that price, just go up $50 and get yourself a great Radeon 7870 GHz Edition card that will do quite well with almost anything at 1080p.
My only other comment is that a heatsink may not fit well with that RAM.





I took your advice! the Radeon 7870 GHz graphics card looks good, but the case is a little out of my price range.
I'm also concerned/confused about the heatsink. (noob question) Do I buy a heatsink, or does that come with the case?
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July 4, 2013 8:54:41 PM

Sean C said:
dannyboy2233 said:
In terms of the PSU, I recommend a Seasonic M12II 620W PSU; much better than the one listed. For a case, I love the Corsair 500R; great cooling, and great looking to boot.
In terms of the GPU; that is not a gaming GPU, that is a Workstation GPU; it won't work for you at all. For that price, just go up $50 and get yourself a great Radeon 7870 GHz Edition card that will do quite well with almost anything at 1080p.
My only other comment is that a heatsink may not fit well with that RAM.





I took your advice! the Radeon 7870 GHz graphics card looks good, but the case is a little out of my price range.
I'm also concerned/confused about the heatsink. (noob question) Do I buy a heatsink, or does that come with the case?


Heatsink comes with CPU, but you can buy an aftermarket one; I recommend buying the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for about $30. If the case is too expensive, then get the Corsair 300R for about $70; it is like the 500R, but it's missing the 200mm fan slot on the side; still an awesome case though.
And don't forget; if you think that the question has been answered, and there is a person who has been especially helpful, you should choose their answer as the best! :) 
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July 4, 2013 9:05:15 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
Sean C said:
dannyboy2233 said:
In terms of the PSU, I recommend a Seasonic M12II 620W PSU; much better than the one listed. For a case, I love the Corsair 500R; great cooling, and great looking to boot.
In terms of the GPU; that is not a gaming GPU, that is a Workstation GPU; it won't work for you at all. For that price, just go up $50 and get yourself a great Radeon 7870 GHz Edition card that will do quite well with almost anything at 1080p.
My only other comment is that a heatsink may not fit well with that RAM.





I took your advice! the Radeon 7870 GHz graphics card looks good, but the case is a little out of my price range.
I'm also concerned/confused about the heatsink. (noob question) Do I buy a heatsink, or does that come with the case?


Heatsink comes with CPU, but you can buy an aftermarket one; I recommend buying the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for about $30. If the case is too expensive, then get the Corsair 300R for about $70; it is like the 500R, but it's missing the 200mm fan slot on the side; still an awesome case though.
And don't forget; if you think that the question has been answered, and there is a person who has been especially helpful, you should choose their answer as the best! :) 



That case looks great, and definitely within my budget. I just want to confirm: Everything in this computer looks logical/compatible/best for my dollar? I only ask because you seem to be quite knowledgeable about building computers
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July 4, 2013 9:33:21 PM

Sean C said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Sean C said:
dannyboy2233 said:
In terms of the PSU, I recommend a Seasonic M12II 620W PSU; much better than the one listed. For a case, I love the Corsair 500R; great cooling, and great looking to boot.
In terms of the GPU; that is not a gaming GPU, that is a Workstation GPU; it won't work for you at all. For that price, just go up $50 and get yourself a great Radeon 7870 GHz Edition card that will do quite well with almost anything at 1080p.
My only other comment is that a heatsink may not fit well with that RAM.





I took your advice! the Radeon 7870 GHz graphics card looks good, but the case is a little out of my price range.
I'm also concerned/confused about the heatsink. (noob question) Do I buy a heatsink, or does that come with the case?


Heatsink comes with CPU, but you can buy an aftermarket one; I recommend buying the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for about $30. If the case is too expensive, then get the Corsair 300R for about $70; it is like the 500R, but it's missing the 200mm fan slot on the side; still an awesome case though.
And don't forget; if you think that the question has been answered, and there is a person who has been especially helpful, you should choose their answer as the best! :) 



That case looks great, and definitely within my budget. I just want to confirm: Everything in this computer looks logical/compatible/best for my dollar? I only ask because you seem to be quite knowledgeable about building computers


Yup! Have fun with the build! :) 
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