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Old 03-26-2011, 05:03 AM   #1
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Hello, names Alex,

I've been saving up to purchase build a new Computer,
Budget around 800-1000 USD.
United States Here.
I'm hoping it can play most rpg/strategy games out and releasing within the next year or two on high graphics at least.

I've done some research but am very confused on compatibility between parts/components so i'm asking for a build or help creating a build to suit my gaming wants.

I want a good CPU, GPU, 4+ Gigs of ram and what ever else works with that. Also, good cooling for it, my last computer is over heating, but needs to be replaced either way.

I might have some usable parts in my current over heating computer(the graphics card is over heating) to use, but it is almost 3 years old. I literally need to keep a fan next to it to keep it on.

Older system has Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, and 3 gigs of ram, not sure how to check brand and what not on rest of stuff without dissembling it, but i will if it helps.

Well,
I dont need monitor, key board, etc,
But most likely will need everything else, including windows 7 64bit.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, including building a build for me, because i am quite lost,

Thanx.
Alexander.

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Look over our suggested builds thread and delete anything you have that is reusable.
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Thank your for your reply,

I was actually looking at the 1200 Build there,
and thinking of ways to maintain compatibility and lowering the price a bit.
Or upgrading the 800 build.


Either way, i need to include the OS and sound card, and anything else not mentioned but needed in that build, all for around 1000. lol
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Onboard sound is very impressive on Mobo's now so dropping the dedicated card would ave some money.
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The $800 AMD build + Windows is going to chew up most of a $1000 bill. Add in the shipping and you don't have much more than coffee money left over. You could drop $25 or so by using a 955 proc instead or the 965 and another hundred by swapping out the video for an HD5770. Instead of doing that, I'ld swap the motherboard up to an 880 chipset

On the $1200 AMD: same thing with the proc and video, but you would be compromising your gaming performance. Choosing a lower end case would cut 50 bucks or so and another $50 by downgrading the motherboard to an 880
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Have you considered the $1000 ($872.90 actual price) Intel build? Drop the aftermarket CPU cooler and you at about $850 and there's only about $20 shipping included on that hardware as listed. Add about $100 for 7 and you're right at the $1000 mark.
Substitute this case (ships free) and that knocks off another $26: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
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Thanx for your replys!

I'm putting together a list of all the info you guys got me,

Thank you so much.!

After i put it together i'll post it for feed back.

Thanx again.
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Spent most of the day researching these various things, but i am still unsure about it all. I used some of the stuff in the builds you guys gave me, and moved and imputed on preference.

I need to know if all is compatible and if its a overall good build for my wants. I did try on my own but i could of done it wrong.

Also, i need a cooler/heatsink for the CPU correct? any recommendations?

MOBO: $134.99 Asus
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Case : $49.99 COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

CPU: $224.99 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
Newegg.com - 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

RAM: $59.99 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


PSU: $54.99 CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 (CMPSU-600CX) 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 (CMPSU-600CX) 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply


CDD: $19.99 LG Black 24X DVD+R
Newegg.com - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

HDrive: 87.99 Western Digital 1TB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Tools: $9.99 Rosewill
Rosewill RTK-015 15 Piece Standard Computer Tool Kit

OS: $130 7

Total : about 1100 with shipping and taxes.

Not much moving room i know, but please look it over,


THANKS.
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Motherboard is LGA1156 while processor you chose is LGA1155 so they're not compatible.

You'll need a better power supply to go with that graphics card.
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That looks like a great build , the memory is not my favorite , in my opinion corsair is teh best and you can get the same speed and type in corsair for a little more expensive but you should nver have heating problems again and these are easily overclockable [url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003BYRLDQ//ref=nosim/connorswebguidec Corsair Dominator 4 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-pin Dual Channel Core i3, i5, i7 DDR3 Memory Kit CMP4GX3M2A1600C9: Electronics[/url] one more thing , for a rig like that your going to need a much bigger power supply , you ver want to skip on the power supply because with cheap/ to small one you will be replacing it very soon you nee atleast a 750 watt for that kindof rig . Anyways other than that I love the build !!
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Thanks for your reply,

So should i up it to 650 700, 750w?

Im looking for a different mobo, but i don't know exactly what to look for besides pin numbers, and slots for member, besides 1155.
Is there something else i should be looking for?

Also, for the OS, do i purchase the OEM version of 7 or a full version?

Which is more safe, beneficial to me?

The Full can range up to 200, while the OEM version is around 100.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:03 PM   #12
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ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Is this good? Like i said i don't know whats a good mobo.
I see it has turbo boost support, 1155, 4x240pin slots for ram, which is good.
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I would go with the 750 watt if it was me , I know its more expensive but it will be worth it !! The OS I dont think it matters on wich one you get long as its a 64bit , the motherboard is good ,other than the brand , Asus is much better and way more dependable !! An Asus will have the turbo boost and the socket 1155 is good , and the 4x240pin slots for ram is good !!! Here is a good ASUS motherboard that has all the specifications you have mentioned [url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004QF0VEK//ref=nosim/connorswebguidec ASUS P8P67-M PRO <REV 3.0> LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2200 Micro ATX Motherboard: Computer & Accessories[/url] :) plus this has 2 PCI-E slots for SLi if wanted !
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Thank you for your reply,
but that mother board is listed as micro? Does that mean something?

actually looking at this one,
ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, AMD CrossFireX Support at TigerDirect.com

Same price as the asrock, so better to get the more trusted brand, sold out on newegg though.
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So redid it it again with your guy's help, Thanks again,

Can you look it over again, price went up about 100 bux but i think its worth it.

MOBO: $140.00 ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, AMD CrossFireX Support
ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, AMD CrossFireX Support at TigerDirect.com

Case : $49.99 COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

CPU: $224.99 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
Newegg.com - 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

RAM: $40x2 Corsair 4GB
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M1A1333C9

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU: 109.99 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CDD: $19.99 LG Black 24X DVD+R
Newegg.com - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

HDrive: 87.99 Western Digital 1TB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Tools: $9.99 Rosewill
Rosewill RTK-015 15 Piece Standard Computer Tool Kit

OS: $100 win7

Total : 1168.99 with all shipping/taxes.
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I would get the V2 of the 750TX
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Since your other parts are geared towards performance, I would get the forum recommended Mushkin ram; you don't need more than 4GB and a 2x2 matched pair will take advantage of dual channel.
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782

The stock cooler is fine if you don't plan on overclocking.
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Definitely go with a 2X2GB matched pair for the RAM. The Mushkin is high quality and reliable.
The V2 Corsair would be worth the extra money.
You could drop the tool kit. All that is needed is a small phillips tip screw driver for assembly.
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Thanx for your replies.

Replaced ram, saves money :)
RAM: Munchkin 2x2GB RAM
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782

and PSU, didnt know their was a v2, thanx.
PSU: 119.99 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W V2
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Anything else guys? Everything should be compatible correct?

Still confused about the OS, some people say i cant use the oem version of windows, some say to use it, some say use full retail.
What have you guys used before?

Thanx again. I'm ordering the parts sometime tonight so they can get processed tomorrow.
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Anything else guys? Everything should be compatible correct?

Still confused about the OS, some people say i cant use the oem version of windows, some say to use it, some say use full retail.
What have you guys used before?

Thanx again. I'm ordering the parts sometime tonight so they can get processed tomorrow.
Everything looks compatible to me, although I would wait to receive confirmation from a tech team moderator just to make sure.

From what I understand, the OEM version is tied to one motherboard (although every other part can be upgraded), while the full retail version can be transferred to another computer.

The OEM version also does not come with Microsoft support, which isn't much of a loss.

I would just buy
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
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Well i got all the parts in, and shes a beaut.

I built her, it all worked out, installed os, updates, everything seemed good.

But since i put her together yesterday, i've noticed it doesn't always turn on.

And today, after sucessful turn on, windows updating, i turned it off to restart. But when i clicked power button, again it did not turn on,

Ive been trying over and over for the past hour, and nothing.

Ive checked power cord, removed, plugged into wall, and nothing,

MOBO has green light.

I cant seem to figure out the problem.

I dont want to send parts back just yet, considering how long it will take to get replacement and such,

Please help.

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