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xDeadrebornx
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New PC need some help.

Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:57 pm

I have been looking and looking into parts for a new gaming PC and a cheap-er one at that $500-600. i have looked into the Systems page and i have ghosted through a few topics here as well as other sites.

Long story short I have my eye on a MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GC and a Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge for my CPU.

also for some reason I cannot get Newegg to link my saved list in public viewing so I will just post each item here.

ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 motherboard

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W PSU

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Mem

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache HD

ASUS 24X DVD Burner

I know I have not listed a case as I already have one in mind. its a

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower so i dont need that added into cost as well as i already have a (mouse, monitor, keyboard, speakers) so i dont need any of that added in either.

My real worry is that all I have found will not work well together...just a little bit of a pessimist on this.

I would like to have this PC build picked at and I am very open to suggestions.
 
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:27 pm

Besides that your build total is at $710 with what you've listed....

$600 builds don't include $160 cases. Not sure why you want a full-ATX case anyway
Don't run your os on a 5400rpm hdd if at all possible
I have that ASUS DVD burner and it makes an annoying "initializing" noise on power-up. I prefer the LG one since it is silent during startup.
People here aren't going to like your PSU choice either. Look for a Corsair/Antec/SeaSonic unit.
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:31 pm

I don't know, but I just don't find a I3 very good value. Try at least an I5 or older (and thus hopefully discounted) I7 2700.
A Nvidia 550ti is not really a good performer, better to save up and aim for at least a 560ti.
Also, at this day and age a 128gb SSD is really a no-brainer, as it will dramatically alter the responsiveness of your system.
My recommendation would be to spend less on the case and more on the other parts of your system.
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:39 pm

This XFX 450 W (made by Seasonic) for $53+5 would be a pretty good deal, and amply sufficient for an i3 + a 550 Ti.

Is there a big reason you're going with the Antec 1200? It's a huge case to put a micro-ATX board in.

You already have a mouse + keyboard + monitor... could you reuse the optical drive too?
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:51 pm

Ooops wrong case! O well that aside thanks for the info!
560 ti and a 128gb ssd..LG burner. gotcha.

Also i cannot use the old OD as its still in the running PC

Extra info. Im new to this so by all means keep it coming.
 
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:30 pm

Gerbil in training....the title fits.

Ok so i know i need to "replace" a few/lot of things so i will get started researching again lol. I have had a gaming rig b4 till the old lady took it over a couple years back. Now i am just wanting to build my own as the other was a prebuilt. Shame on me im sure just did not have the time then. Im not going for outstanding graphics like skyrim and such(IMO) just something that can play a few older games and heck some GW and D3.
 
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:11 pm

DPete27 wrote:
Don't run your OS on a 5400rpm hdd if at all possible.
$600 builds don't include $160 cases.
People here aren't going to like your PSU choice either.
What DPete27 said.

$70 1 TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3
$70 -20 code "EMCNBHB23" Antec Three Hundred Illusion
$60 -10 code "EMCNBGJ22" -25MIR Corsair CX500V2
etc.

Consider the Econobox in the system guide as a starting point.
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Re: New PC need some help.

Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:39 am

xDeadrebornx wrote:
Im not going for outstanding graphics like skyrim and such(IMO) just something that can play a few older games and heck some GW and D3.


The econobox is more than up to the tasks you describe. It'll handle Skyrim pretty well too.

Since you already have a case, throw some money at an SSD.
Depending on budget, you can either pick up a 128GB SSD and use that for the OS and applications, or you can spend a little more on a Z77 motherboard and then use a dirt-cheap 32GB SSD as a cache with Intel's SmartResponse driver in Windows. The pure SSD is quicker but requires more management, the SmartResponse cached drive is a big improvement over an un-cached drive and it's much more convenient than trying to keep junk and downloads off the C: drive.
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xDeadrebornx
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:13 pm

heck ya, thank you. i have been looking at Mobos and the rest for such a long time im blue in the face! i do thank yall for all the info. i have made a few changes and im sure i will get the most outta this rig!
 
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Re: New PC need some help.

Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:59 pm

Bitfenix Outlaw and Antec 302 are both great cases, cost $50 or less, and will suit your build perfectly.

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