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Q: building my first

Ok guys, I searched but couldn't find an answer to this one. I'm going to finally finish my first home built pc this weekend. I'm salvaging a hard drive out of another pc. Will I have a problem installing brand new windows xp os on a hard drive that had it on it. I was told I needed to purchase the operating system since I change motherboards. Any advice would be great. thanks again in advance.

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A: building my first

Not totally sure if you are taking the hard drive out of the old system and just putting it in the new and hoping XP on the drive will work in the new system (answer to that is probably not) or if you are planning to reformat the drive and reinstall windows (in this case no problem)

Just remember that legally a copy of XP can only be installed on one system at a time.

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Hello,

Im new to here and to pc building in general I could really use the help in choosing the parts I have been saving for this pc for a few years now.

The parts are:
I7-4790k
Msi z97 gaming itx
Msi 980ti 6g
1tb hard drive 3.5
Ssd 240gb
Psu wilk depend on the support of the case if it has support for sfx or atx
Now I really want an itx case and the most important is that it has good cooling because where I live it can reach around 45 degrees C and if the case
Also has filters that would be great.
Cases that I have in mind are:
Bitfenix prodigy and phenom
Enthoo itx
Node 202
Rvz01
Now the node 202 and rvz01 I was really worried about heat and thats the only thing keeping me from choosing them
If you guys can recommend a case I wont be doing any water cooling its all air cooled because all the parts will be shipped over sea.

Thank you
 

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Hello I have a tower just recently bought all the parts from newegg and was building the tower for the last days I had everything put in as it should be and initially it stayed on but no image was portraying problems up boot Building computer on the monitor A friend explained I was using the wrong port to portray image as it should be through the video card I should be connecting it but after troubleshooting the problem Building computer boot up problems initially I removed RAM and put it back in but computer now turns on for a second then right off I hear and see the fans running the dvd drive spinning and the lights go on but then it shuts right off after another - seconds it turns on again and then after another second turns right back off in an endless cycle until I turn it off completely and unplug it Not sure what the next steps are or if I should return the moba for an exchange After reading a lot of forums I noticed that it could be the RAM was improperly placed so I tried many times to take it out and put it back in but same problem keeps occurring I hear no beeps and only hear a click from the power supply when it goes on I tried the psu tester on the power supply and it tells me it should be working fine Any one have any idea moba ASRock Z M Pro Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ram CORSAIR Vengeance GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model CMZ GX M A C B power EVGA -G - -XR W Power Supply case Thermaltake Level Series Level GT VN W N Black Computer Case processor Intel Core i - K GHz LGA BX I K Desktop Processor video card EVGA GeForce GTX Ti G-P - -KR FTW w ACX Cooling Video Card Please someone help and thanks to all nbsp

A:Building computer boot up problems

Okay, I've had the same issue with a new build: Put it all together, switch on the power and basically nothing. Do the following tried and true diagnostic steps that can be tedious but costs nothing to do and can often zero in on your issue:

1. Uninstall everything from your motherboard and disconnect all peripherals from your power supply except psu to motherboard, cpu, and one stick of RAM. Now turn it on. If it boots up and stays booted then shut it down and then...

2. Add your second stick of memory -- nothing else. Repeat by booting up and if it stays booted up then...

3. Start adding one piece of hardware at a time and repeat as directed.

What are your findings?
 

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A:Building a new PC, Opinions?

Honestly, you don't need an 8 core cpu or 16 gigs of RAM unless you are doing video rendering or intense graphical applications. A 4 core cpu and 8 gigs are more than enough for what you need.

When it comes to gaming the main thing you want to keep in mind is that they are GPU intensive. Find out what the recommended hardware is for each game and decide if your video card will do what you need; I have a feeling it will.

In addition, what is the make and model of the 600W power supply?
 

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Greetings here is a quick story and then my question I built my computer about years ago and since upgraded a bit of it last year So I am gong to build an all new system However This time around I am going to get a VERY nice monitor first since that is what I am looking at I was going to spend between and dollars to get one I backwards, Monitor first Building asked over on the Stardock forums I was going to get a new monitor and asked what they felt was the best one available The CEO actually replied and said to wait till Display port was readily available for the new K monitors I wanted to size up to a quot or thereabouts So my question is Building backwards, Monitor first twofold Should I wait for display port and when will we see some monitors with it and Should I just get a K monitor now if Building backwards, Monitor first there is not much visual difference between display port and I see my video card is going to need to be upgraded since it does not have a port on it sigh What I currently have Asrock Mobo Z Extreme I K I have the hyper evo fan setup g Gskill DDR ram I forgot the timing I upgraded from to gigs EVGA Geforce GTX Yea I knew about the ram issue when I bought the card last year Building backwards, Monitor first Evo gig SSD I was using Intel s cache drive method to speed up stuff this was also part of my upgrade Corsair terrabyte storage drive Corsair watt Gold PSW Win pro Asus Monitor I am not helping you all by not remembering the model number my apologies nbsp

A:Building backwards, Monitor first

I'm a little curious as to why you're planning to rebuild your system? From the looks of it, it's still a pretty solid machine. As far as I know, DisplayPort 1.3 is already out. It's been talk of another release already (DisplayPort 1.4a) is this what you were waiting for? If so, I wouldn't waste the time. As for 4K, what exactly do you do with your machine? Knowing this will make it easier for us to recommend suggestions. I personally wouldn't go for 4K right now, but that's just my opinion. There isn't enough content available and it's still expensive to facilitate. Dell has very good offerings when it comes to high-end displays. I'd personally go for either the

Dell UltraSharp U3014
or
Dell U3415W Black 34

I know there a few monitor guys in the community. Hopefully, one of them will see your post and provide you with more suggestions.
 

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Hello It is my first time building a gaming pc so I just want some advice and your opinion about my build You are also very welcome to suggest changes to the build Budget - Usage Gaming Buying monitor No Got an asus monitor apple to support p Games I am going to play Battlefield Witcher Dying Light and Minecraft The components that I have found is listed pc gaming Building below Everything is found on newegg com Case Cooler Master Force Building gaming pc - Mid Tower Computer Case with USB and Included W Power Supply http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Motherboard MSI B M-E LGA Intel B HDMI x SATA Gb s USB Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Processor Intel Core i - K Devil s Canyon Quad-Core GHz LGA BX I K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Graphics card MSI GTX GAMING G GeForce GTX GB -Bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Memory RAM HyperX Fury Black Series GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model HX C FB http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Hard drive Seagate Barracuda ST DM TB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E AND SAMSUNG EVO MZ- E B AM quot GB SATA III -D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive SSD http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Wireless internet connection TP-LINK TL-WDN Dual Band Wireless N PCI Express Adapter GHz Mbps GHz Mbps IEEE a b g n WEP WPA WPA http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Thank you in advance nbsp

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Hi all As explained by the thread title I m currently in the midst of building a PC and would love to have some advice Currently here are my targets uses and what I ve had in mind Budget USD or SGD hopefully I can spend less Location Singapore Aim Gaming I play CS GO competitively at and (would new love help) Building opinions PC x possibly streaming As silent a PC as possible Monitors monitors x BenQ XL T running at x x Dell Ultrasharp quot running at x Building new PC (would love opinions and help) Alright so here s what I ve had in mind Case Fractal Design R - I ve been shopping around for silent cases and comparing the NZXT and FD the FD wins me over in price and because I ve an optical drive to transfer over SSD HDD Don Building new PC (would love opinions and help) t need any transferring my current ones over I currently have x WD Black TB HDD and Building new PC (would love opinions and help) x Crucial M GB SSD I am wondering though if PCI-E SSDs are worth it Optical Drive Don t need any transferring a x ASUS DVD - RW CPU Now here s the BIG question mark I have for myself what kind of CPU is good I m looking for the PC to be able to handle coding such as C Python Ruby MATLAB etc I d also like to be able to have streams on my Dell monitor while I m playing games Currently I have to shrink the size of the stream to reduce the amount of load my CPU handles I m also a tab monster sometimes so I d have browsers in the background while I m streaming Additionally I m also an Intel fanboy currently using AMD and it s killing me Intel in this case is also because I play CS GO competitively and it seems to be the better processor for it please correct me if I m wrong Other games that I play currently at max resolution would be GTA and H Z If I stream games such as CS GO I do want my FPS in-game to be well above since I use a Hz monitor Thus my first big question mark would be this do I really need an i Would I benefit greatly from having the hyperthreading considering my current kinds of applications for the money I m putting in Also would I need the K versions In the case of overclocking I m a complete noob at this but am willing to hear out what suggestions people have for me or any guides you could point me to I ve never done OCing before cause I ve had this understanding that OCing increases the amount of wear and tear on the computer Mobo Again likewise to the CPU I ve no bloody clue Especially when it comes to ASUS brands which I ve been using for several years where they have a ton of different variations GFX Here I m probably aiming for x ASUS Strix GTX for it s performance and it s price PSU I m wondering what brands of PSU are really silent As for power consumption I ve did quite a few experiments on those PSU calculator sites and I think about W is enough Or would W be better RAM Corsair Vengeance Pro GB MHz I honestly picked this cause the price difference for GB from MHz to MHz is only SGD Aftermarket Coolers I m honestly wondering if it s a big difference in terms of noise levels between the stock cooler custom fan coolers and water coolers Currently I m using a water cooled PC that I won during a tournament and man the watercooling is extremely noisy and the reservoir has had multiple problems I ve seen that CoolerMaster offers water coolers that have maintenance As such in this department should I go to such solutions Or should I only turn to them if I plan to OC the CPU Likewise how large a radiator do I need Here is a pricelist of a popular PC parts vendor from Singapore and their prices are in SGD I ll probably buy from a friend who can get like off in total http fuwell com sg uwell pdf Thanks in advance for all the great help nbsp

A:Building new PC (would love opinions and help)

If its was just for gaming I would have said an Intel i5 as it is considered the sweet spot for gaming but since you are coding I believe you will be better off with an i7.

As for your RAM make sure your motherboard does not require you to OC in order to get the 2400 speed.
 

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Hello,

Here's pretty much the parts excluding the HD, optical, SSD...

-Phantom nxzt 530 Case
-ASUS Z97-E LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-EVGA 04G-P4-3978-KR GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support FTW+ ACX 2.0 Video Card
-EVGA New Version SuperNOVA 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 750W Active PFC ATX12V EPS12V 5 Year Warranty 110-B1-0750-VR SLI Ready
-ntel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
-8GB RAM

Dats pretty much it. I'd like to know if im bottlenecking myself or not. (since this is my first build. I dont really know what im doing) I reckon everythin is compatible...
Does anyone have a suggestion on another gpu/cpu?and why? is 16GB > 8GB?

Im not buying the pieces now. imma wait about 2 months. Do you think in june the prices are gonna drop or new and better parts are gonna appear on the market ? Finally, is this pc gonna be fullproof for the next 2 years? meaning 2015-2017 ?

Thanks ^^
 

A:Building a new gaming rig (want opinions)

Carnelion said:





is 16GB > 8GB?Click to expand...

Yes the more memory you have the better. But you only need to make sure you have enough to cover your needs. Anything more would be over-kill. I currently have 8GB and it seems to be plenty for my needs.




Carnelion said:





Finally, is this pc gonna be fullproof for the next 2 years? meaning 2015-2017?Click to expand...

Not really fullproof as computers are still on a fast outdated cycle. However the machine will serve you well enough for two plus years.
 

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A:Building First Computer (I changed my setup)

From the case details you have supplied (Motherboard type: Micro ATX or ATX and maximum video card length of 320mm) you are well within the parameters of having everything fit.
ASRock H97M motherboard is a Micro ATX board.
Gigabyte N730-2GI video card is 185mm in length.
 

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Thanks
 

A:Building PC with i7 4790k and GTX 970

These two parts will go well together as long as the many other parts you didn't mention mesh well. The 4790k is the best of the consumer level procs available and the 970 would arguably be that for gpus as well. Once you go beyond these two you're entering into the enthusiast area in my opinion.

Some of the important components you didn't mention are the motherboard, the powersupply, and the heatsink/fan. What do you have planned for those?
 

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Video Card EVGA GTX 750Ti Superclocked 2GB
CPU Intel Pentium G3258
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary
Power Supply Corsair CX430 430W PSU
HDD Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Case Corsair Carbide Series Spec-01 case

How much do you guys think I could get this built for and do you reckon it could play the elder scrolls online on the highest settings or the medium settings thanks.

Also I on a budget and probably won't pay over $500
 

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Hello.

I am looking to build a PC. It has been around 4 years since my last build and I am pretty clueless regarding the latest hardware.

Can you recommend a good build for under $1000.

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A:Building an NAS

Perhaps you could use splitters.
 

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My friend recommended me to this site for advice on how to build a New Pc. This would be my 1st time trying something like this.
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A:New to Building a Pc on a budget

Rucion said:





My friend recommended me to this site for advice on how to build a New Pc. This would be my 1st time trying something like this.
I'm looking to build a gaming rig, Online gaming mostly. Some single player games like Skyrim ect. My Budget range is $1500. I could go a little higher if I need to. Using a HP pavilion Dv7 Laptop Living in New England. So I wont be transferring over anything. I will need a keyboard and at least one monitor. I got no OS software sadly. It is possible to find Windows XP still? If I have to go with Windows 7 I will. I havent tried water cooling but, if I will look up a guide if it is preferred.Click to expand...

Let me see what I can do for you, with $1500 you can get a pretty beastly system even including keyboard, monitor, and OS.

Here is my recommended parts list (Using Amazon):
i5 4690K
MSI Z97-G55
Cooler Master Hyper212
Gskill 8gb DDR3 1866 (2x4gb)
NZXT Phantom 410 (Kinda just picked one I like, case can be whatever your preference is)
XFX DD R9 290
Samsung 840 EVO 240gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200RPM
Corsair CXM 600Watt PSU
LG DVD Drive
Windows 7 Home
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard
Asus VN247H Monitor

The total price of that build is about 1,184 which is right around the $1500 (Slightly above according to the conversion) but this will overall give you everything you would need for a strong gaming machine with an excellent board, processor, and GPU. All of this together will provide you 1080p ultra on every game you could throw at it along with great speeds thanks to the SSD and some awesome overclocking.

Hope this can at least point you in the right direction.
 

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A:New to building game pc

Still some questions to be answered. Take a look at this Stickied post on how to post these inquiries. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-to-post-all-pc-building-queries.119618/
 

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A:Building a Server PC

Servers don't need heavy hitting processors. The primary resources are memory, networking and file I/O

The 120GB drive is minimally acceptable, although if I were building a server, I would have at least two drives,
one for the server and the other for the data being served. Performance would be better and either drive could be
replaced/upgraded without disrupting the other - - also improves your backup media consumption.

Let's talk networking. Is this a private server for just LAN connected users or do you intend to have Internet connected players?

* hosting server of 20-30 people * in a lan based server says you will need a good switch connected to the router for wired users OR an access point for wireless

* I suspect you are intending a public server with Internet users {upgrade the system to support more players}.
You should read your ISP End-User-License-Agreement; unless you purchase a private IP address & Domain, the ISP typically forbids your hosting anything. They will cause you and your users all kinds of issues, such as limiting bandwidth and randomizing your public IP address.
 

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1. Motherboard : GA-Z87X-UD5H
2. Processor : Intel Core i5 4670k
3. Power Supply : Corsari TX 650 Watt Modular.
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I have a trouble on choosing the right GPU unit, cound you guy give me a suggestion? I like to do a video editing, photo editing.. Which GPU should I use??

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A:Building a new PC

AMD or nVidia?
Crossfire or SLI?
Budget?
 

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A:Advice on building/upgrading a Gaming PC

Here is a few options:

Upgrading the CPU to a FX-8350 would double the processing power.
Upgrading the GPU to a GTX-760 would more than double the graphical power.
If you don't have a power supply greater than 500W's, I'd recommend getting one before upgrading to GTX-760. If you prefer a different card, you can look up the recommended power ratings from AMD or nVidia, for the selected card.
 

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A:Buying Parts For Building a Gaming Desktop

Don't get Velociraptor. Get a 1TB WD Black instead.
Caching drive: uses the HDD for files, but stores commonly-accessed stuff on the SSD.
For best performance, get an SSD and use it for OS and core productivity programs. Then store games/media/documents on the HDD.
Don't need additional LAN card.
Why are you buying an additional audio card? It's nice, but your mobo comes with a decent one to begin with.
It's probably cheaper to get TWO dual-channel 2x 8GB RAM kits, instead of the quad-channel one.
Maybe spend a little more on CPU cooler, since you're getting the top GPU too. May I suggest a ~$100 all-in-one water cooling kit.
120GB SSDs are better value these days.

 

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A:Building a mini PC for high end gaming

What is your budget for the project? Helps to have a reference point of what you'd like to spend and max you can spend.
 

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anything I need to know before getting myself into trouble?
 

A:Anything I should know before building first mini ITX?

not really. just make sure that everything (mobo, CPU heatsink, GPU, etc) will fit comfortably inside the case.
which case did you have in mind?
 

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A:Building a new machine starting with case

Whoa a Pentium 4:

Well yes I don't see a problem with that as the screw configs have not really changed and most cases come with tons of different screw holes for all sizes of motherboards (Its normally the Extended ATX boards that are harder to satisfy).

You should not have a problem grabbing a new case and putting your old components in, they will fit in a normal sized case with ease!
 

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A:How hard is building you own computer?

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Yes, iMacs are overpriced in regards to their specs.

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Data Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD
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A:Building a gaming PC, need advice

Doesn't look like a bad setup but you still need RAM and I would suggest a DVD or Bluray drive. Also, do you have an operating system, monitor(s), mouse and keyboard already, or will you need those also? You could save money by shopping around (if you have that option - example NewEgg / Tigerdirect / etc). You could also save some money by looking at alternative items.
 

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A:Building a PC

I recommend just getting all new parts. What is your budget and what tasks will you be using this for?
 

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Yes it does. It supports MicroATX through SSI EEB.

Good build. I recommend you wait till September 25th for the GPUs since AMD is set to unveil something new. Or if you want, just get the 7970 and wait for the new GPUs to release. Just remember, dont waste your money on watercooling if you have just 1 GPU.
 

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Also, my budget is 800-1200

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A:Building a Gaming computar

With a $1200 budget, you can easily run the games at very high settings. This is what I recommend:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-K
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
SSD: OCZ Vector 128GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
GPU: EVGA GTX 760
PSU: Corsair HX650
Case: Your choice, but the Corsair 200R is a very functional and cost effective case.

The build above brings you to about $1100 (with the Corsair 200R). If you want a bigger SSD, just buy the 256GB version for about $100 more.

Do you need peripherals like a mouse and keyboard? Also, do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8?
 

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GPU:
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A:Building a gaming computer

Alright, I see no HDD other than the SSD 60GB and no PSU. Do you already have these items? Also, what is your budget so we know what you're working with should we suggest some changes.
 

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A:Need tips on building a gaming computer

Heres the deal, after looking at your selections, they are all Pretty Good, however that Diamond 6570 is a very low end GPU that wont do very well for a gaming computer. With all that awesome components in your machine, that GPU would just not do it, let me see if I can make an alternative suggestion for you in areas to save money and get you a better card.

My advice (Yes I know these things are great, but) is to drop the SSD, at a 750 dollar budget, that just pushes the edges of a gaming machine too much and an SSD is going to take away from the total experiece of gaming due to other areas of teh machine getting suffocated. This is my Alternative/recommended price list based off your budget and sales/Deals that will be around at least a week.

FX-8350 $200 (Comes with a 20 Dollar newegg Giftcard with purchase!)
Gigabyte 990fx UD3 Board 137$ ($127 with a 10 dollar mail in rebate)
Thermaltake Commander Black (Could not find white on newegg) $39 ($29 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
Seagate Barracude 7200RPM 1tb $69
Corsair CX600 $79 ($59 with a 20 Dollar Mail in rebate)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 $29 ($19 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
Patriot Viper 2x4gb 1600 $64

Now for GPU's with whats left of the budget, I suggest either of the following

GTX 650ti $129 (25 Dollar Rebate)
or
HD 7790 $129 (10 Dollar Rebate)
Both come in at the same price point and both these suggestions are the same style cooler/company (MSI)

Now if you really want an intel build, lets change out these two AMD parts and go with these instead
i5-3570k $219
MSI Z77 LGA 1155 Gaming $119 (10 Dollar Rebate) Also (Bought this exact board for a friend, its kick ***)

This is my suggestion to you, now if you really want to get a SSD, take the rebates, send them in, and take that money to invest in an SSD later, but otherwise, the machines listed here will perform very nicely in most modern games at 1080p resolution at med-high settings!

I hope this helps!
 

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A:Building graphics workstation

Is the $5000 per computer, or for all the computers put together?
 

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A:New to building PC's

Great build. It will be hard to play at high/ultra settings for the next few years since games are constantly improving/getting more detailed. Things I would change in the build:
1) Get a Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler instead.
2) Get a ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 motherboard instead since it is cheaper.
3) I would upgrade the Samsung SSD to a Pro version instead since it is much faster (but this is unnecessary if the budget doesnt allow for it).
4) Remove the sound card because these are not needed unless you have a very high end sound system.
5) I would upgrade the 660Ti to a newer GTX 760.
6) I would change the PSU to something like a Corsair TX650 V2.
6) Finally, I would downgrade the monitor to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254092.

Optional:
Upgrade the case to a Corsair 200R and get rid of that extra fan you are going to purchase. Or you can keep the Phantom 410.

If you are not going to burn discs, then you can downgrade the BD drive to a DVD drive.

Overall, a very good build that needed minor tweaks.
 

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A:PC Building Assistance

Well, props to you for actually making a useful post. I'm gonna let other people post tips for specific parts, but here are some thoughts:

- Is this case decent? No rust? For $40 you can get a brand new one with new fans and everything. I'd recommend this.

- Need to know if the DVD drive is salvageable. Is it SATA? (Google images can tell you)

- Unless he has $300+ speaker/headphone setup, onboard audio will do him fine. Give us more details on his 'music taste' if you like, but FYI a decent soundcard is $200+ itself.

- Win Ultimate supports multiple language packs at once, if I understand correctly. Home Premium in another language is fine (if it stays in that language), but I'll let someone else confirm this.

- You are correct, no GPU required. Also, no SSD required in my opinion.
 

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A:Building PCs for video editing class and have a question

I would recommend one (Maybe not the fanciest) but a decent one to help with the cooling of a xeon. Though like I said, I would not recommend anything fancy, just something to add a little airflow especially if your case is not huge and moving a lot of air.
 

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A:Building a PC

We'll need to know your budget. If you have any peripherals already or will need them included in this build. Will you need a new copy of windows? What resolution is your monitor?
 

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A:Building a new computer

I will build you a very nice computer. I just need to know where you are purchasing these parts from (sites). 450W is the power supply. Dont worry, I will take care of that.
Watch these videos on how to build a computer:
Part 1:
Part 2:
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A:Building first gaming pc, thoughts?

I think you should go for the latest Haswell chip (4670K). It has much more power saving features than Ivy Bridge does, and will future-proof longer. Here is the build I suggest:
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K ($200 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H ($180 @ Newegg)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) ($70 @ Newegg)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 770 ($400 @ Newegg)
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro ($240 @ Newegg)
PSU: Corsair HX750 ($130 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ($60 @ Newegg)

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PSU
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A:Building a "rig"

What is the price range? What games will he be playing? What programs will he be using?
 

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A:Building a new gaming rig for $1,000 to $1,500

Just recieved this feedback. How is it?

Processor Intel Core i5-3450 $200 - no, get an i7 ivy bridge.
Memory 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz $22 - no, get at least 8Gb, but considering the price scale you may as well get 16. Get Corsair or Kingston.
Graphics Radeon HD 7770 $125 - very old model at this point you probably want newer go to radeon's site and look around
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB $65 - don't get blue get black also if you missed my other post I can get you a 2Tb black for ~$80
Optical Lite-On iHAS124-04 $17 - who the **** is Lite-On? Doesn't matter get Asus
Power Antec Neo Eco 520C $55 - 520W is a bit on the low end for a gaming machine. Get at least 600W.
 

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In-Win Case
- Intel 3.4Ghz 1155 Core i5-3570
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What do you think?
 

A:Building a gaming computer

For current game titles, you need more than a Geforce GT 640. You would be better off going with the 650 for just a few $ more, if you couldn't get a better card such as the Geforce GTX 660.

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs GeForce GTX 650

Everything else looks pretty good to me.

Which case and power supply is going to be used?
 

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and 8 gb ram

so guys I want your reviews and if u feel like suggesting me pls go ahead
thanx
 

A:Building a new PC for high-res gaming

Looks like a good balance of components to me. Out of curiosity what power supply was you considering for the build?

For a single "SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB GDDR5", you will need at least a 550W PSU.
 

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This what I've picked out thus far. This going to be used for gaming and for programs like Adobe Photoshop, 3DS Max, etc.

Cooler Master CM Storm Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3(2)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
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Suggestions, comments?
Thanks in advance
 

A:Help me with building up top gaming PC

Looks good to me!!
 

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A:Building first PC, not sure what GPU or PSU to pick

Looks good.

The few items I do not see listed are:

Power supply
Monitor
Keyboard/Mouse
Operating System
and possibly an SSD for system partition
I usually use Newegg while checking for part compatibility. I had a good feeling the CPU cooler you had listed would work as I have had a similar cooler. However Amazon doesn't give enough technical details to know for sure. I looked it up on Newegg and you are good to go with that CPU cooler.

Edit:
What are you going to be using your PC for, are you building a gaming PC or general use PC? This will help determine the size GPU and Power Supply you need.
 

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A:Building a new system for iRacing

Hi I would make some changes:

ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

I'm not quite sure if you said you already bought the graphics card. That'd be too bad IMO a 9800gt 1gb is a poor choice.
 

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A:Building a new computer (need help/tips/info)

Should work nicely
 

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A:Need help buying/building a PC

Do you have any parts that you were looking to reuse? Such as: Monitors,Mice, or Keyboard? Maybe even HDD, PSU and Case from a current machine. I ask because it will not be easy building a gaming PC with the budget of $400.

What games do you play?
What resolutions do you play at?
What type performance were you hoping to achieve with this new build?
Open to buying parts online?
 

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A:Building a new PC: GTX 670 or 660 Ti?

What resolution are you playing at? If it's 1920x1080/1200 then a 660Ti will play all those games at max settings, but for BF3 you might have to turn down to 2x MSAA if you play the big online maps. The 670 is a significant improvement over the 660Ti though, but if you only have a 60Hz screen then you won't be able to notice the difference. It's up to you if you want to spend the extra $100 to get the 670 but from the performance/price perspective the 660Ti is slightly better value.

I'd get this Seasonic based PSU instead, it's only $13 more. Corsair's CX and GS are entry level PSUs and not really up to the standard of the rest of their range. Your build looks good though!
 

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A:Requesting advice for building a budget gaming PC

I vote for the graphics adapter as being the single most important factor in a gaming PC.

Out of your choices the monitor would be the second most important. However without adequate power to the graphics card it would be rendered useless, so I believe the Power Supply would be the second most important factor in gaming.

With CPU gaining in performance and becoming less of a factor in gaming, I would give the CPU the third most important position.

If you had included the Power Supply and CPU in your pole above, I would have made the monitor fourth most important factor. After all what good is being able to view a good picture if you can't produce the picture with better quality parts listed in the top three I mentioned above.

In my opinion RAM and Sound Cards would have very little importance as RAM is not all that expensive to purchase and on-board sound is usually sufficient.

Edit:
I noticed you are looking for a gaming card and referenced to the Passmark benchmarks of 1000 as a recommended score. You might should consider looking at cards that will score at least 2000.
 

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A:Building a PC

You should get a pretty beasty computer for $2000.

i5 3570K
ASUS Z77 motherboard
8GB RAM
Radeon 7970 or GeForce GTX 670
Dedicated sound card maybe?
And an SSD. Because they're awesome.
 

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A:Building a computer

Dorky106 said:





Trying to build a computer and all, problem is that I can't figure out what power supply would fit into the case.
Case I'm buying is this (Just going to list everything in the computer)
Its the first computer I'm building so yay! (Sorry about the bold and size just coping from the site...
Just making sure this will work, and to try and get help looking for a new Power Supply seeing how the one I'm trying to get is out of stock. (NON SATA required Power Supply)
Case:
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black


Mother board
ASUS P8H67-M LE B3 Intel H67 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel H67 Express, 1333MHz DDR3, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0​

Processor
Intel Core i5-2400 BX80623I52400 Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail​

Video Card
MSI R6770-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready​

RAM
Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 2GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Upgrade - 1333MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, CL9, 1x2048MB​

Power Supply (Out of Stock)
Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration​Click to expand...

That PSU will fit just fine and it's available for $50 at CompUSA - http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276574
Personally. I'd go with the LSP650 to feed your power-hungry video card. It's only $55 and if you notice the regular price is $100
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276573&CatId=1483
I've had an LSP650 running my main machine for 2 years through 3 builds and no problems, runs very quiet.
By the way, almost any ATX power supply will fit most modern cases. Only some of the larger 1000 & 1200 watt models will have clearance issues in smaller cases.
 

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I am trying to built two desktop computers, one I need for work and the other for play!!!
On the first computer what would be the essential parts (the PC would be used primary for data, I will be installing Microsoft word Excel?., My business program which includes images of my merchandise and maybe adobe Photoshop and acrobat. My budget is 300-400 without counting the operating system. With this budget can I built a stable and good working PC?
The second PC is going to be gaming type PC with bell and whistle, I will be using it primarily for editing movies video and music, my budget on that pc is 1500.00 without the operating system.
 

A:Building two PCs: one for work, one for play

This will get you started.
Out of interest why don't you just build one system for work and play? Or is it because they're going to be in 2 separate locations?
 

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A:Building a gaming computer

What games do you play and at what resolution? And what's your budget?

I very much you would be able to reuse anything in that 2004 Compaq except maybe the HDD and the DVD drive.
 

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A:Building a PC

Go Intel, e.g. i5-2500K. Only hardcore AMD fanboys will buy the FX-8120.

For the mobo you can get the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, costs much less than the AM3+ one you picked.

I wouldn't really cheap out on the PSU, I'd recommend something like the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W instead. It costs quite a bit more but will last you a long time. A good indication of PSU quality is the manufacturer's warranty period, the Corsair is 5 years compared the Raidmax's 2 years.
 

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A:Need help building a computer

That looks like a decent build for your requirements.

Don't forget the Z68 motherboard and a quality branded 400-500W PSU.
 

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Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME/BF3 X79 LGA2011 8*DDR3 5*PICE16 SATA3 RAID USB3.0 1394 BF3
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 CL9 Vengeance Performance with XMP 1.3 for AMD, Intel P67, Z68
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Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray/ DVD Combo Drive - 5.25" internal SATA, 12x Blu-ray Reader & DVD Burner

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A:Building first computer

The short answer is, no it won't quite work out.
What do you need the computer for? Why exactly do you want the load of RAM "n a really good processor"?
 

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A:Having computer building problems

The beep is telling you something isn't right... could be one memory module is defective, power supply is not connected correctly, video graphics card is bad on installed incorrectly... Often it is a bad motherboard...

How many beeps in each series, before the pause, and then repeated... that can tell you something. Look in the motherboard assembly or instruction book for beep codes.
 

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A:HDD necessities when building a RAID

Almost anything works, but dissimilary specs will reduce the RAID to the lowest common denominator.

different RPM or r/w speeds
capacity -> lowest
caching? not really effective anyway
so you get a 'better' RAID by matching the specs (vender doesn't matter).

Be advised: Even Microsoft discourages RAID for the boot volume; use it for data only.
 

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A:Building new computer

thaught illd mention that its all going in this case
http://www.xcase.co.uk/product-p/case-x-case-defender.htm
found this heatsink but not sure if it will fit
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/cpu/57/.html
 

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A:First time building a new gaming PC -- want to cut cost.

- Get a cheaper motherboard, you're probably not going to use a lot of its functions (i.e. dual, triple graphics cards)
- Get cheaper RAM, you won't notice the difference between 2133 and 1600Mhz when gaming/surfing
- Don't get a 1TB Caviar Black hard drive now, they're very expensive at the moment due to the flooding in Thailand. Try to use and old one if you can and buy it in a few months time
- The PSU is great, but the Corsair TX series are just as good and quite a bit cheaper. You only need about 600W for your system as it is, but if you plan on going SLI later 850W would be a good idea.
- Get a cheaper case, the HAF 932 is massive for only one graphics card and 1 HDD/SSD/DVD drive. If you like the look of the HAF series you can get the 922.

As for upgrades:
- Definitely invest in an aftermarket HSF, even with a cheap one you can OC the 2500K to 4.5Ghz easy.
 

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A:Help on building new tower

hmmm anyone please
 

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Hey Guys!

I just finished putting together my computer today, it seemed to go smoothly, took me longer than expected, but when I turned it on and plugged in my monitor, there was no signal detected by my monitor...

What steps should I take to figure out what is wrong or what should I double check before worrying that the MB is busted?
 

A:After building and checking for fan operation, no signal to monitor

I double-checked a lot of things... is it possible that the motherboard I'm using doesn't support monitors through the VGA cable? I don't have a DVI cable atm...

Also could the SATA cables from the SSD HDD or DVD drives interfere with this if they are in the wrong SATA port?

I am not sure what else I should try at this point... and its frustrating to say the least
 

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A:New to computer building, is my hardware compatible?

You shouldn't need to buy thermal grease as the Corsair CPU cooler comes with some high quality brand already applied. Personally I've not bought a sound card for the last 3 or so PCs that I've built for myself. When using headphones I've found that the onboard sound solutions (usually from Realtek) have been good enough for my gaming needs. I'd personally sink the money for that into an IPS or MVA monitor rather than a "HDTV". Perhaps a Dell Ultrasharp ( http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...e_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch ).
 

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I am building a new rig. These are all the parts I'm going to need, except an SSD, which I'm still searching for.
What do you think of this:


There is some finnish text, but don't mind, you'll get the point

Please recommend, comment and improve the setup! Don't wanna go wrong, now do I?

Thanks guys!
 

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A:Building first computer

I believe you already have a thread on your PC build here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic172833.html

I suggest you continue posting on the earlier thread for any further queries or concerns. There is no need for multiple threads dealing with the same topic.

Also, the build recommended to you in the previous thread will outperform the current one you've drawn up in terms of graphical performance.
 

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A:Building a budget gaming computer

so once i got home i started looking around and i was thinking of this set up

the 990 sabertooth mobo
8gb (2x4gb) gskill ddr3
and gtx460 and a little later on get a second one in sli

so any thoughts would be great
 

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A:Building my first desktop

hi!

im going to assume you want to use newegg or tigerdirect, so i'll list some nice parts:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173

Hard Disk Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

Wireless adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124115


i hope i didnt miss anything. the total of all that is $663

i put in a HDD too, but if you didnt need it the total cost would be $543
 

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Hey everyone, I'm just getting into computer building, I have much to learn but was wondering if I should just upgrade my computer or buy a whole new one, for gaming. My specs are as follows. Simply reply, if you want anymore info!! Thank you for any and all input!
System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3

Computer: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+ 1.80 GHz, 1.93 GB of RAM Physical Address Extension
 

A:Help with either upgrading or building a new computer? Processor, graphics card etc

Hi there,
It would help to know what resolution you wish to game at, level of detail you would expect, types of games etc. short of that, I would recommend a complete new build just because of the Sempron. besides being a single core CPU, it is one of the least capable CPU's on the food chain, as well as being rather dated now. If you can provide the details listed above, and a budget, one or more of us will be glad to help with budget/use appropriate build suggestions.
 

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A:I'm building a gaming PC. Advice needed

The motherboard you have selected is an LGA 1366 socket which will not support the i7 2600K. Pick an LGA 1155 motherboard (preferably a Z68 chipset). Also, for a gaming setup I would pick the i5 2500K as you wouldn't really require the horsepower of the i7 in games. Money saved could be spent on a better mobo/GPU.

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For the GPU, pick a Radeon HD 6950 over the GTX 560 Ti. However, this is a very personal opinion. The 6950 does perform a few frames better in most tests. You could add a second one in CrossFire later on. 2x HD 6950 outperforms SLI GTX 560.

Look at the Cooler Master CM 690 II as your case. It's fantastic at it's price point.
 

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A:Building a desktop

the I7 2600 will be ample power for what you are doing (only would need the much power if you were gaming with those screens) everything you have shown will work perfect for what you are doing, just make sure to select a case with ample cooling for the cards, and a rather large power supply for the 3 FirePro's (atleast a 1200W)
 

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Also is an HDMI port required or necessary?Is beyond tv a good software to use?Do i need windows 7 or will Linux work for my needs just as well?Oh i almost forgot I want to be able to skip commercials as painlessly as possible.Can i run my digital cable box thru it?

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A:Building a gaming PC, opinions?

It will take a while for AMD to release their FX Series CPUs. Could you give us your maximum budget for the build.
 

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A:Building new gaming comp for Star Wars: TOR. What are you running?

I am assuming that your present budget excludes the monitor.

Here's what I suggest:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - $219.99
ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 - $189.99
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC Radeon HD 6950 - $239.99
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 - $149.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $69.99
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB - $54.99
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II - $79.99

TOTAL - $1004.93

That leaves you with $700 for OS and peripherals.

I am personally using the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 and Logitech MX518 as my keyboard / mouse combo. Really happy with them. However, it's more down to personal preference.

With any cash that's left over you might want to get an SSD/Blu-Ray/etc. Or you might look at getting a second HD 6950 for CF.
 

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A:Building a gaming computer

i think that the i5 2500k is a a better option than the i7 2600k if you want to save money( 100$ ) without losing much gaming performance.
check this link : http://www.techspot.com/review/353-intel-sandy-bridge-corei5-2500k-corei7-2600k/page13.html
 

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A:Building PC for game-server hosting

If you really want to set up a server i wold advise maybe buying a server motherboard with 2 cpu's running Intel xeon processors
 

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A:Building a computer witth a mini-ATX tower

Typo: you listed the monitor twice, once under PSU, Otherwise those parts look fine however even though it is a minitower due to the front mounted power supply that case will support a full ATX motherboard. I would personally recommend a Full ATX motherboard since they offer much more expansion. This is a good option and only costs slightly more, Although If you go with something like this you will get SATA 6gbps, USB 3.0, more memory slots, and a faster chipset.

Also Biostar motherboards are ok but far from the best try to look for boards from Gigabyte, ASUS, or MSI.
 

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It must hold at least6- 8 sata TB hd's.
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A:Refresher course help with building a new PC

Budget? Hardware preferences?

HAF-932 Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

* Also check out the HAF-932 Red version and the even bigger brother HAF-942.
 

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A:Need help ASAP, first time building PC

The Athlon II X4 640 is around $100. For a minimal premium I would recommend this CPU:

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz - Now: $104.99

As for mobo: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 - $99.99

The Crucial kit that you've opted for is not a very good performer. Go for the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) instead.
 

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A:Building a computer: please review my specs

It looks like they're making a decent profit off you. Not too bad though, I suppose.
Yes.
Yes.
My suggestion for you is to grow up for a while until windows 8 comes out, then you can post a new thread using newer, or cheaper parts.
 

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Hello and if you are reading this i need your help okay so i m sort of a a computer. review together my if they'll specs, I work Building don't Please know noob with computers I know more than the average person my knowledge level is currently sitting at quot have a vague idea of how to build a computer quot I have been doing a little research since i want to build my own computer and these are the specs i chose Case Thermaltake Armor A Case Cost CPU Intel Core i Cost Graphics Card ASUS GeForce GT GB Low Profile Cost Monitor ASUS VH H in Widescreen LED Monitor Cost Memory G Skill ECO F - CL D- GBECO x GB DDR Cost HDD Samsung SpinPoint F Building a computer. Please review my specs, I don't know if they'll work together TB HD SJ Cost SSD Corsair Force Series GB SSD Cost Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z Building a computer. Please review my specs, I don't know if they'll work together A-D B Motherboard Cost Building a computer. Please review my specs, I don't know if they'll work together Optical drive ASUS DRW- B ST X DVDRW Drive Cost Power Supply Gigabyte Odin W Cost CPU Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper CPU Cooler Cost TOTAL I m from Australia so i cant use newegg which blows because newegg is awesome so im using a website called vww pccasegear c m its where i found all the specs SO anyway please if you have a minute just scan over the specs and give me a heads up on if everything is compatible it all fits and works together I m not being ripped off on a scale of average everyday pc thats a few years old to custom built computer with insane specs please rate these My price range is at most Much appreciated nbsp

A:Building a computer. Please review my specs, I don't know if they'll work together

What is your intended usage for this computer?

It looks OK, but the GPU is weak if your considering the build for gaming.
 

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Hello guys First building: PC compatibility? of my apologies for PC building: compatibility? the possibly dumb question but I m totally new to the whole building your own pc yet I wanted to make myself a pretty nice pc Since I have no idea how to really see if everything is compatible and would probably screw up I wanted to ask you people for a little help on my future pc These are the things that I wanted to buy Seagate Barracuda LP ST AS TB X Dell Ultrasharp U X Windows -bit Cooler Master CM II If you guys know a nice case I d be glad to see that too though Intel Core i X Extreme Edition Boxed Sony Optiarc BD- S Blu-ray PC building: compatibility? Disc Writer Cooler Master Silent Pro M W Intel GB GB SSD SATA- X Corsair Dominator CMP GX M A C Apacer AE Cardreader MSI X A-GD X ATX x DDR x PCI x PCI-e Point of View GeForce GTX GeForce GTX MHz with GB GDDR X I m building this pc to run games like Crysis The Witcher and future games at max settings but I m not sure if this pc will do and if it is compatible If there is any site where I can easily check this I ll do it myself but I m a complete noob at this Thanks for your time - Loyal nbsp

A:PC building: compatibility?

Hi Loyal and welcome to Techspot. Think we can safely assume that you have a liberal budget for this build based on the components you've selected. I'm sure there are plenty of folks that will offer suggestions on your proposed build.

I can tell you for sure that you will like the Dell U2711 but if you plan on using three you might want to consider an AMD graphics solutions. Also, would help to know if you intend to overclock this system.
 

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Hey,

I am making my brother a new PC rig from used parts and a couple of new parts.

Here it goes:

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Motherboard MSI 785GM E51
GPU 9800 GT - possibly some update in the future
PSU I am not sure what wattage I should consider.
HDD his current 80 GB one
RAM his current 1GB - possibly updating to ZEPPELIN 4GB KIT DDR3 1333MHZ Gold
Case Eurocase ML5425 Cardo
CPU Cooler Probably stock cooler. I was thinking about some slight OCing, moving the multiplier up a notch.
DVD Drive Current one

The big issue for me is the PSU.(if there are any other issues or some components should be changed, please let me know).
I don't know what should be the ideal PSU. Would a 450 to 500 watt be enough.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Building a new computer from used parts

Atham said:





Would a 450 to 500 watt be enough.Click to expand...

Yes, something in the 450 to 500 range should be plenty for the components in this build.
 

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I need to build a PC for this upcoming fall semester We have been given guidelines to follow by the school but they are very open-ended and could use some assistance The pc will be running programs such as Rhinoceros Autocad DS Max Adobe CS etc I was hoping to keep the price range of this computer between - Students entering th year Architecture will begin rendering and using other 3D new Building workstation a modeling resource intensive applications The college requires the purchase of a high-end desktop computer Many students choose to have these systems custom built to better fit their needs Example minimum specs for Intel Core i GB Memory TB Hard Drive DVD RW Drive Dedicated ATI or nVidia video adapter with at least - GB memory Wireless Network Adapter Windows Home Premium -bit www kent edu CAED about computing archcomputer cfm Click to expand I need assistance in the bold areas There just seem to be so many things to choose from I don t know where to begin Thank you in advance Hayden nbsp

A:Building a new 3D modeling workstation

haha

check out my post today

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Greetings I have recently decided to build myself advice Building machine, new a desktop welcome a Desktop Computer to replace my current laptop since I no longer require mobility That said it has been years since I built a computer from scratch and even then the machine was not built for any kind of real performance I have been spending some time searching across the web evaluating needs vs wants setting my budget picking out parts etc and now I fall upon the graces of my online peers for Building a new desktop machine, advice welcome advice On to the nitty-gritty Purpose The machine will be used primarily for Graphic Arts I work in programs Building a new desktop machine, advice welcome such as Photoshop Daz D Poser Maya DSMax Illustrator etc The secondary use for the machine and should probably be called primary is gaming Currently I play World of Warcraft Rift and Starcraft I also do some work in Visual Studio Budget I d like to keep it around or under Parts and Purchase I am starting from scratch with no preexisting parts and nothing currently purchased Where I buy from is of little consequence though to avoid exorbitant shipping costs I would prefer to buy as much from one place as possible I am fine with online shopping Peripherals Not needed OS I have a copy of Windows Pro -bit but may be purchasing another Home version not sure yet Cooling I would like to keep the machine as cool as possible but am tepid about liquid cooling any advise opinions on this is welcome All of that said as I mentioned before I have been looking for parts and have put together a list of parts that I think will take care of what I need But whether they are the best part for my dollar is unknown to me I do not think I will have any compatibility issues except perhaps with the SSD I m not sure on that one What I d like is for any and all of you to pick my list apart and let me know your thoughts or any problems you see I am open to switching out any of what I have chosen for a better and or cheaper product as long as everything stays within my budget After researching these are the parts that I am looking into buying Case Cooler Master RC- -KKN -GP HAF Advance Full Tower Case - ATX Black SuperSpeed USB PSU Ultra U - X Gold Edition Modular Power Supply - W ATX Plus Gold mm Fan SLI Ready CrossFire Technology Active PFC Vibration Dampener Included Lifetime Warranty w Registration Mobo ASUS P P Deluxe B Intel P Motherboard - ATX Socket H LGA Intel P Express MHz DDR O C Dual Gigabit LAN -CH Audio SATA Gb s USB SLI CrossFireX Bluetooth CPU Intel Core i - K BX I K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core MB L Cache GHz Socket H LGA Retail CPU Cooler Corsair CWCH - Hydro H CPU Liquid Cooler - mm Fan Copper Cold Plate Aluminum Radiator LGA LGA LGA AM AM RAM Corsair CML GX M A C Vengeance LP Desktop Memory Kit - GB x GB PC - DDR - MHz - - - CAS Latency -pin DIMM V Unbuffered Intel XMP Ready Video EVGA G-P - -AR GeForce GTX Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - GB GDDR PCI-Express x Dual DVI HDMI DirectX SLI Ready SSD Corsair Performance Series CSSD-P GB -BRKT quot GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Building a new desktop machine, advice welcome

You'll love that case. I built a gaming rig for my brother-in-law using that case and it has plenty of fans. With a cpu cooler (which you list), it should do quite well in the cooling aspect. Keep in mind that periodic removing of dust is essential because the HAF (High Air Flow) cases move a lot of air.

How much rendering will you be doing?
 

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I am looking to upgrade/replace 6 older workstation pc's (purchased 11/07) and am looking for advice on new builds.

The workstations are used for our P.O.S. program and accessing online vendors (low graphics requirements).

Emphasis on reliability, low cost.

Willing to reuse old components, especially monitor,keyboard & mouse.

Prefer established online vendors like Newegg.

Is the "budget box" build the best bet?


Current System Specs: Dell OptiPlex 745
HARD DRIVE..., 80G, S2, 7.2K, 3.5, WD-UNIC
Dual In-line Memory Module 512, 667M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8
Processor, 945, 3.4, 2X2MB Pentium D Presler, D0
 

A:Building new budget workstation pc's, looking for recommendations

Budget? AMD or Intel? Does it matter? What programs?
 

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First off I will tell you what my goal is and then what I have tried and any comments or ideas are greatly appreciated At from building building to Networking our church we recently got dsl since I am the tech Networking from building to building guy I got asked to tackle the challenge We are trying to get dsl at our parsonage as well which is aprox yds away This is what I have done From our dsl modem I have hooked up a router for the normal operations in the church Also from this router I have ran cat V to a wireless router next to an exterior wall The wireless N router has a detatchable antenna so I got an ext cable and placed the omni antenna on the ext of the building That antenna didnt seem to have much range so I bought a high gain yagi antenna Now the range is good but the parsonage next door is brick The signal seems to register on the computer but no internet access The internet works fine on the outside I guess brick and wifi dont mix My question is what would you suggest get a second yagi and go into and access point They want wireless in the house Also since it is a different building but has the same phone number would it be possible to have two seperate dsl modems Any help is appreciated Im ok with direct wireless but wireless to wireless and access points I dont have a clue Thanks Shane nbsp

A:Networking from building to building

good work (so far).

recommend you use a LAPTOP to verify the remote connectivity.

First, config the laptop so as to connect to your secondary router (ie: wireless router next to an exterior wall).
To avoid routing complexity; wire your connections like this

Code:
dsl.modem==primary.router(lan)----cat5---(lan)secondary.router)
notice that the secondary.router connects to the primary using a LAN slot, not the typical WAN connection.
This will allow all systems on your lan (regardless of wired/wifi, or which router they connect to) to use the same ip subnet
(ie all devices will have the first three values of the ip address identical; 192.168.1.x)

To do this, connect a system to the secondary.router (and nothing else connected to it),
access the internal config of the router and disable the DHCP service.
The primary router will then control all IP addresses for the devices.

[a]Either or both routers may use wifi too
TRICK: use different channels, same WPA phrase, and make both SSIDs similar, but unique (ie: parishA vs parishB)

Now reconnect the routers and verify the laptop can connect to the secondary.router when it is in the same room. Now step across the yard (but still outside) and verify you're still connected.
Walk inside and try to get connected again.





They want wireless in the house. Also since it is a different building , but has the same phone number would it be possible to have two seperate dsl modems?Click to expand...

nope.

To get WiFi within the house you need another device (an Access Point or a router that supports BRIDGE mode)... like this

Code:

dsl.modem==primary.router ---cat5---secondary.router - - - wifi 2 house--Access.Point - - wifi within the building
Use [a] above to segregate the A/P too
 

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Hi everyone!

I'm back here after quite some time and need suggestions on a new PC build for a friend.

The main tasks that the system will be used for are:

1. Surfing the internet
2. Working on Microsoft Office / Open Office
3. Watching movies / listening to music

There will be no gaming on the system.

Would be nice if the price could be kept around US$500 including a monitor and other peripherals.

Regards,
Ritwik
 

A:Advice for building inexpensive home PC

Have you considered the Budget Box in the TechSpot PC Buying Guide? It only runs up to $545. I'd throw the link into the post in case you're lazy like me, but I don't have 5 posts yet.
 

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Long time no see techspot I have long considered building my own PC or buying a cheap but good pre-built gaming machine I now have a couple of weeks to an inexpensive guidance Need gaming building on computer build my own PC and also the money to do so However I would still like to keep it reasonably cheap around - would be great I have considered THIS one Need guidance on building an inexpensive gaming computer for a while now as it appears to be able to play the latest games and isn t to pricey for me However I believe if bought separately to build I could maybe beat it and slightly cheaper I am not talking a complete gaming machine here I spend most of my gaming time on my PS mainly due to my old PC but it would need to be able to play the latest games to a reasonable standard The pc I linked above can play games such as Far Cry on high settings so similar to that As I said I have some free time over the next three weeks and a bit after that so any guides to learn how to build my own pc from scratch would be welcomed Thank you nbsp

A:Need guidance on building an inexpensive gaming computer

Any help for a guy in need of a good computer? Thanks.
 

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Ok I'm basically looking for a computer that will run WoW and other mmorpgs. Price is not an object. Right now I'm using a lap top that isn't worth keeping anymore. I can't updated the video card and the ram sticks Keep going bad. I want something i can build that will be fast and stay cool. I have mouse keyboard and monitor already. I need the tower and all the components. I will buy all my stuff online. Oh yeah i don't have an OS either and i'd like to have the whole ms office package so i kinda knew what i'd be spending there.
 

A:Building a gaming computer

If you haven't already, check TechSpot's buying guide here: http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/
 

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Hey Guys,
I've just decided to get involved in PC gaming, and i'm looking for some middle-of-the-road graphics card (or any part) suggestions to direct my search.
I'm not looking for anything fancy, but I want to at least be able to run Half-life 2, Team Fortress 2, and the like.
Thanks!
 

A:Building a gaming PC from scratch. Any suggestions?

Well, whats your system spec's as of now and a budget you have for upgrading.
 

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What are you going to use the PC for mostly a new computer! Building for gaming but also would like to run all latest adobe products with no problem How much is your budget around - euro Where are you located a k a Building a new computer! fill out your profile Croatia Are you willing to buy online no Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier Building a new computer! build no Do you need other peripherals like a monitor keyboard and mouse among others no Have you already bought any parts no Do you have an Operating System OS yes Will you need any aftermarket cooling such as a CPU GPU cooler or a watercooling setup I would like to buy all coolers now so i dont have to bother about it later but yes ofcourse if there will be a need for aftermarket colling I will do it Hello everyone This is my first time building my own computer I already have an idea how would my computer look like and i will post prices in my country cuz I wont buy online so here it is Motherboard MB ASRock GX EXTREME AM ATX AMD GX SB HD PS DVI VGA HDMI FW spdif - euro I rly dont know much about Motherboards and I have no idea if this is a good choice i heard this MOBO is very good for x CPUs - maybe you have better sollution for same cheaper price CPU AMD Phenom II X T Socket AM GHz - euro should I save some money on CPU and buy cheaper GPU XFX Radeon HD GB DDR M HDMI DVIx DPx PciEx Exefinity DX HDMI a DP - euro i heard this is one of best graphics for this price is it or mby i should buy a cheaper CPU some quad core or idk and buy better GPU Power Supply Seasonic SS- GB W mm Active PFC - euro i think this should be enough for this CPU right Memory Kingmax RAM GB DDR x GB MHz - euro Hard drive GB SAMSUNG SpinPoint F SATA MB cache RPM - euro or maybe take GB and save euro CD DVD Samsung SH-S L DVD RW serial ATA dual layer lightscribe - euro i guess it should do its job Case have no idea would like to spend around euro on it more or less and I d like a cool looking case with LED light if there is a good and not expensive one out there Cooling no idea what CPU cooler should i take should I buy a case cooler too - euro will be enough for good cooling i guess am I right good temperature and air flow is very important to me and i dont have much experience nor knowlege in that area and thats why i need you to help me choose it anyway i dont want my GPU CPU to damage after several years of use These components are not my final decision they are just here to give a a closer look on what i want and I would like your advice if they are good choice and do i need to change anything with this setup i am slightly over my budget but I dont know where should i save some money do you know Thank you for reading this all help is greatly appreciated nbsp

A:Building a new computer!

I don't know what power supplies are available to you, but you can go a little cheaper on the power supply.
I don't think you would need any additional cooling aside from the stock CPU fan.
If possible, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is a quicker hard drive.
 

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Hey guys first Building StarCraft CA budget (for -- desktop my $600 II) this is going to be my first ever attempt at building a computer so any advice or feedback Building my first desktop (for StarCraft II) -- $600 CA budget is greatly appreciated My budget is CA Ideally I would like to be able to run Starcraft Building my first desktop (for StarCraft II) -- $600 CA budget II along with other multimedia software such as the Adobe Suite with ease I quickly browsed TigerDirect last night and here are the parts Ive chosen I could use some of your help and expertise on whether I should replace anything Ive picked out Here goes CPU Intel Core i - BX I Processor - Dual Core MB L Smart Cache GHz Socket H LGA Retail Motherboard MSI H M-P B Intel H Motherboard - Micro ATX Socket H LGA Intel H Express MHz DDR SATA Gb s -CH Audio Intel HD Graphics Gigabit LAN Graphics E - EVGA G-P - -KR GeForce GTX Ti Video Card - GB GDDR PCI-Express x Mini-HDMI Dual DVI DirectX Dual-Slot SLI Ready Includes Digital Creativity Suite Bundle w Registration Memory PNY MD KD - -X XLR Dual Channel MB PC DDR Memory - MHz - - - Non-ECC Unbuffered x MB Power Supply Thermaltake W RU TR Series Power Supply - Watts ATX Hard Drive Seagate ST AS Barracuda Hard Drive - quot RPM SATA G GB MB Cache OEM Case Thermaltake V Black Edition Mid Tower Case - ATX Micro ATX mm LED Fan x Bays x Bays CD DVD Lite-On IHAS - Internal DVD Writer - DVD R X DVD-R X DVD RW X DVD-RW X DVD R DL X SATA OEM The total comes down to without tax or shipping which I ll end up covering Thank you for your time and support Edit I tried to post links but unfortunately I m unable to with lower than posts nbsp

A:Building my first desktop (for StarCraft II) -- $600 CA budget

Ive made a few changes.. I'll bold and underline them.


CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 BX80623I32100 Processor - Dual Core, 3MB L3 Smart Cache, 3.10 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Retail

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LE CSM REV3 Intel 6 Series Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel H61 Express, DDR3 1333MHz, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN

Graphics: E145-0550 ::EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Mini-HDMI, Dual DVI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready. Includes Digital Creativity Suite Bundle w/Registration

Memory: Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB

Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-600CX Builder Series CX600 Power Suppy - ATX, 600 Watt, 120mm Ultra-Quiet Fan, Single +12V Rail

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 120mm LED Fan, 4x 5.25 Bays, 5x 3.5 Bays

CD/DVD: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)
 

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?What are you going to use the PC for? gaming(starwars/diablo3)
?How much is your budget? 700
?Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)usa/north carolina
?Are you willing to buy online?Yes
?Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?nope
?Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?no
?Have you already bought any parts?No
?Do you have an Operating System (OS)? windows vista will upgrade to windows 7( not including in this budget)
?Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
no

thanks for anyhelp
 

A:Building a new computer

Hey, Check out this page on techspot. It's the PC buying guide.
http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/page3.html

The Machine titled "Entry-Level Rig" seems to be perfect for what your looking for, aswell as in the right price for your budget of about 700$. You actually have a little room to improve on some pieces, such as your GPU.

But yeah, take a look at that.
 

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