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    Default Help building a computer.

    Well my hard drive went and I need to make a new computer.

    I have no experience but I want to give it a shot; ive done SOME research and picked out some parts.

    I just want to double check that they'll all go good together and some suggestions if there are any better parts for the same price range.

    Graphic Card-
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#2

    Mother Board-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...058&CatId=7381

    Processor-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...773&CatId=7377

    Case-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=C283-1187

    Ram-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9&Sku=C13-5720

    Fan/Heat Sink-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...46364&CatId=99

    DvD Drive-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...L49-8006%20OEM

    Hard Drive-
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=S350-1038

    With all this what else would I need/ what would you recommend.


    Btw I'm taking the Graphics card and power supply (650 Wat) from my old computer.
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    I'm a bit lazy atm (spent 1h30 switching every part to another case), but get an i5 2500k, an asus p8z77v-lx and a 1tb wd 7200rpm 3.5" hdd (should go for about 120usd).

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    The Radeon HD 5770 benchmarks extremely low. It's a little bit more but http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161396 this one passes a benchmark with nearly three times the score. Other than that the rest looks good enough.

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    Well the Radeon Hd 5770 would be pulled from my old computer and upgraded later. I just want to know if anything on that list isnt compatible with each other and if there are upgrades for each part around the same price.

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    Ah. Well everything there will work together just fine.

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    Not acting like a disbelieve you or anything lol; but could other people other confirm?


    Would be a drag to buy all the parts and find out one of them doesn't work.

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    Skepticism is understandable.

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    It will work perfectly together. However a 300USD motherboard and an i7 is thrown away money in 90% of the cases.

    Gaming doesn't need multithreading, thus rendering an i7 pointless. An i5 will do a better job at gaming.
    300USD motherboard sort of speaks for itself. The motherboard I mentioned in my previous post will do its job as good as a 300USD one.
    You're better off with a 3.5" 7200RPM motherboard. It's not for a laptop thus there's no need for a small and slow HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    It will work perfectly together. However a 300USD motherboard and an i7 is thrown away money in 90% of the cases.

    Gaming doesn't need multithreading, thus rendering an i7 pointless. An i5 will do a better job at gaming.
    300USD motherboard sort of speaks for itself. The motherboard I mentioned in my previous post will do its job as good as a 300USD one.
    You're better off with a 3.5" 7200RPM motherboard. It's not for a laptop thus there's no need for a small and slow HDD.
    This ^

    Personally, what I would probably go with (not saying you should or that I'm right or anything, just saying this is the setup I myself would go with)

    cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131821 (really good cooling system)

    memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

    That is no less powerful of a cpu and minor improvements in other places, and you save over $200 that you could spend on a video card like the one I mentioned; or just have $200 extra that you didn't spend.

    I know you didn't want my input anymore.. but I couldn't help it..

    (also if you aren't in the US, Puerta Rico, Canada or China then Newegg doesn't ship to you, but if you are in one of those countries I would highly recommend it. Otherwise just use the links as reference for the parts.)
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    I'm in US so no Newegg.

    But I took in both of your input and switched to this.

    Cpu: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...161&CatId=6988

    Mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...300&CatId=6976

    HDD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...44346&csid=_61

    While keeping everything else the same. How do you think that would work. Also I never said anything about not wanting you're input I just wanted second opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baukara View Post
    I'm in US so no Newegg.

    But I took in both of your input and switched to this.

    Cpu: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...161&CatId=6988

    Mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...300&CatId=6976

    HDD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...44346&csid=_61

    While keeping everything else the same. How do you think that would work. Also I never said anything about not wanting you're input I just wanted second opinions.
    Newegg primarily is in the US so you can use it. I've honestly never used tigerdirect so I don't know how they are.
    I know you didn't say you didn't want my input, I was exaggerating .

    That motherboard is pretty dated with no pci-e 2.0, 2.1 or 3.0, but they're backwards compatible so your 2.1 card will still work in the x16 slot. Even with the changes you made everything is compatible. The i5 will definitely do you more justice than the i7 would have, too.

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    It has pci-e

    Expansion Slots
    PCI Slots 2
    PCI Express X1 Slots 2
    PCI Express X16 Slots 3

    Edit: Just so people don't have to scroll through everything to see my Build so far.

    Mobo:

    HDD:

    CPU:

    Case:

    Ram:

    Graphic Card: (to be upgraded)

    DvD drive:

    And a 650 wat Power Supply.

    Comments?
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    Yeah I meant it only has first generation pci-e, not 2.0+, but it won't cause any compatibility issues since they're backwards compatible.

    I kind of wish other people would comment on this.... the mobo link is broken btw lol

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    Fixed the link. Thinkin ill go to a tech specific forum for some input too, since I got 2 replies here lol.

    Prolly gonna be keepin this build though.

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    What you currently have, after our input, is good enough to go.

    You can't get much better outside the GPU which you'll upgrade sooner or later.

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    Thank you Sn0wBunZz and SqueezyTime.

    Ill be keepin this and ordering in about a month. Already watched a few tut videos; don't think i'll have to much trouble setting it all up.

    One last thing, I did go to a few other places and the only changes I made was to the case and getting low profile Ram instead.

    BUT the one thing I'm not to sure of changing is my MOBO they said I was overspending for what I need and should just get this instead.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junctionnanana&AID=10446076&PID=4176827&SID=sgo2m1hmcdyz
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    Sorry double post.


    *bump.

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    That one is good. I've honestly never used an ASRock anything before, but it has good reviews and it definitely has everything you need. I agree about the other one too, you would have definitely been overspending.

    It's good that there are some people who will help you out rather than just try to sell you whatever will get money.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20p8z77-v%20lx

    Get that motherboard.

    ASRock is Asus' 'crap' brother, meaning it's a sister company that has a fairly poor reputation due to cheap parts etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20p8z77-v%20lx

    Get that motherboard.

    ASRock is Asus' 'crap' brother, meaning it's a sister company that has a fairly poor reputation due to cheap parts etc.
    For a second I thought you said that ASRock and Asus were both crap lol.

    I was about to make this face O:

    hahaha look at the position of the pci-e x1 slots and the pci-e 3.0 x16 slots. It looks like a....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SqueezyTime View Post
    For a second I thought you said that ASRock and Asus were both crap lol.

    I was about to make this face O:

    hahaha look at the position of the pci-e x1 slots and the pci-e 3.0 x16 slots. It looks like a....
    Lol, I didn't notice that before.

    How could you possibly think that Asus is a crap brand lol. The thought alone makes me sick. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20p8z77-v%20lx

    Get that motherboard.

    ASRock is Asus' 'crap' brother, meaning it's a sister company that has a fairly poor reputation due to cheap parts etc.
    Some of Asrocks more expensive motherboards are fine.

    I've used an Asrock P67 Pro3 B3 in one of my PC builds and I never had a problem with it.

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    If only my hardware teacher would listen to that. He'd fail us if we'd use an ASRock motherboard in our final presentation (or however you call it).

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    Microcenter has a $50 off if you buy an i5 2500k and mobo with it. Might be worth the trip if there's one nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipykido View Post
    Microcenter has a $50 off if you buy an i5 2500k and mobo with it. Might be worth the trip if there's one nearby.
    Nowhere near.

    Also I'm quite surprised, I was expecting to pay much more then I am. So I'll prolly be upgrading my Graphic Card really quick.

    I went from spending 900-1000.

    To being at like 600 right now.

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