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newb needs help with pc build
08-07-2011, 03:24 PM,
#1
newb needs help with pc build
Hi guys I am a big technology fan but not much of a handyman but would like to try my luck at building a pc for gaming. Anyways I've been wanting to build a pc for awhile now but have not had the means so i've been saving (right now i can spend about $2500 but would like to stay in the thousands if possible).


Here is what I came up with so far Any advice would be good:

case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6811129021 $114

motherboard:
SUS P8P67-M (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6813131708 $129

CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop

Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6819115072 $219

CPU Fan:http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012&Tpk=Corsair%20A50
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...sair%20A50 $35

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6820231314

Video Card: EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6814130587 $459

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6832116986 $110

Monitor:LG W2753V-PF 27IN 1920X1080 2MS LCD MONITOR
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/S...-2700%20CA $269

Memory: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6822136533 $89

Power:Antec CP-1000 1000W Continuous ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Exclusively for - Twelve Hundred(1200)/P183/P193/DF-85
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6817371036 $142

optical drive:ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6827135224 $17

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08-07-2011, 03:50 PM,
#2
RE: newb needs help with pc build
1. Power supply is WAY overkill, also not very efficient.
2. Get this CPU cooler. Bit more expensive, but way better.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6835118093
3. Get the Samsung F3 hard drive.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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08-07-2011, 04:16 PM,
#3
RE: newb needs help with pc build
Well you could cut the wattage on the PSU. I'm thinking probably around 800 would still give you some overhead for OCing. According to Newegg's PSU calculator, 600W would be fine, but I would err on the side of caution with that. There wouldn't be much to save from making that switch (~50 bucks savings), but it's still savings nonetheless.
For the graphics card, as long as you're going EVGA, their website has a "B-Stock" section where you can get cards for way cheaper than newegg.
With your current selected parts, it adds up to $1643 before shipping.
If you swap out the PSU and graphics card, you could save a good amount of money.
You could use the savings for a higher resolution monitor. 27" and 1080p isn't ideal. I bought my 1920x1200 27" monitor for $289 on sale.
Also, if it would still be within your budget, upgrading to a Z68 board and getting a (relatively) cheap SSD for caching would greatly improve your everyday experience, and Intel's software makes it easy.

New build with changed PSU, GPU, Mobo, and added SSD:
Antec 900 $114
Intel 2500k $219
Corsair Heatsink $35
G.Skill RAM $56
Windows 7 $110
27" Monitor $269
WD 1TB Drive $89
Raidmax 850W PSU $119
DVD Drive $17
Z68 Motherboard $119
EVGA GTX 580 B-Stock $369, it's about halfway down the page
OCZ 32GB SSD $64
Total cost: $1580 before shipping

And as my last note, AMD and NVIDIA are on schedule (last I heard) to release their new line of cards within the next four months. Something to consider if you aren't urgently getting parts together.

Hope this hepls.
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.4GHz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 GPU: EVGA GTX 580 + BFG GTX 260 RAM: 4x4GB Patriot G2 DDR3 1333MHz SSD: Crucial M4 64GB HDD: 750 GB WD Caviar Black, 640 GB WD Caviar Black, 500 GB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Sound Card Asus Xonar DX Monitor: I-Inc 27" 1920x1200
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08-07-2011, 04:31 PM,
#4
RE: newb needs help with pc build
Sidenote: does anyone now stuff about wireless cards, i may need one
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08-07-2011, 04:38 PM,
#5
RE: newb needs help with pc build
You can get them fairly cheap. I have a 16 dollar usb-powered one plugged into my desktop. There are also PCI options, but the one I had failed on me. Still around the same price range though. The one I have is a TrendNet stick and it worked right out of the box. It installed generic Windows drivers for it and it has worked fine for 4 months now.
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.4GHz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 GPU: EVGA GTX 580 + BFG GTX 260 RAM: 4x4GB Patriot G2 DDR3 1333MHz SSD: Crucial M4 64GB HDD: 750 GB WD Caviar Black, 640 GB WD Caviar Black, 500 GB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Sound Card Asus Xonar DX Monitor: I-Inc 27" 1920x1200
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08-07-2011, 04:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-07-2011, 04:41 PM by Brian.)
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RE: newb needs help with pc build
600W should have enough for overclocking headroom, although you can't SLI. Also, I'd STRONLY RECOMMEND against getting a Raidmax PSU. If you want 80 Plus Gold, get a trusted, proven PSU like the NZXT Hale or a Seasonic. That power supply is way too cheap for an 80 Plus Gold unit. I doubt it meets that level of efficiency in real life. I also question the reliability over the long term.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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08-07-2011, 04:55 PM,
#7
RE: newb needs help with pc build
I only chose it for 85% 5-egg rating on Newegg. I do not have any personal experience with Raidmax equipment, but at first glance it looked reliable. Regardless, you could likely still find a reliable 80+ PSU for around the same price. Not 80+ Gold probably, but still efficient enough for Bronze I would think.
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.4GHz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 GPU: EVGA GTX 580 + BFG GTX 260 RAM: 4x4GB Patriot G2 DDR3 1333MHz SSD: Crucial M4 64GB HDD: 750 GB WD Caviar Black, 640 GB WD Caviar Black, 500 GB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Sound Card Asus Xonar DX Monitor: I-Inc 27" 1920x1200
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08-07-2011, 05:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-07-2011, 05:54 PM by froggyt1.)
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RE: newb needs help with pc build
hows this for a psu
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6817151100
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08-07-2011, 06:14 PM,
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RE: newb needs help with pc build
Seasonic is a respectable company. I believe they make the parts Corsair uses for their PSUs? Although I think Brian is right. 800W is still overkill unless you plan to maybe add a PhysX card to that. 650-700 Watts would still be enough for what you have listed. My apologies for earlier with the bad PSU recommendation.
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.4GHz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 GPU: EVGA GTX 580 + BFG GTX 260 RAM: 4x4GB Patriot G2 DDR3 1333MHz SSD: Crucial M4 64GB HDD: 750 GB WD Caviar Black, 640 GB WD Caviar Black, 500 GB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Sound Card Asus Xonar DX Monitor: I-Inc 27" 1920x1200
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08-07-2011, 06:25 PM,
#10
RE: newb needs help with pc build
(08-07-2011, 04:16 PM)Slagathor Wrote: And as my last note, AMD and NVIDIA are on schedule (last I heard) to release their new line of cards within the next four months. Something to consider if you aren't urgently getting parts together.

AMD is on track to release their new line of cards this year, Nvidia will NOT release them this year. This is according to official statements from both companies.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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