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#1 `kook

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

So I need a new computer. Looking to have it built sometime this summer. SinceI built my last one (2008) I stopped following hardware so Idk whats good anymore.

it appears I can salvage my case and HDD. Ram is ddr2 and pretty sure the PSU is a measly 500w so those wont do. I already have an operating system.

I'd like to spend about $850, which needs to include shipping costs. (there is wiggle room but it's only if the extra money means a big boost on performance.

edit: I should probably tell you what I'm going to use it for. I use my laptop for all my storage and music so I'll pretty much use this for my daily browsing and moderate gaming. Highest load I see myself putting on it is Guild Wars 2 which isn't supposed to be super demanding, but I'd like some wiggle room if it fits in the budget.

Edited by `kook, 23 February 2012 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

If you're going to build it before or during the summer, I'd wait until then to price it out. Hard drive prices are falling again, DDR3 RAM is falling extremely fast, and new CPU's and motherboards will be out by then.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:36 AM

If you're going to build it before or during the summer, I'd wait until then to price it out. Hard drive prices are falling again, DDR3 RAM is falling extremely fast, and new CPU's and motherboards will be out by then.


That's what a buddy of mine said also
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:27 PM

If you could save up another $150, this is a rocking PC
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But if you can't, you could buy a less expensive mobo (ASUS p67 or a z68)
Get a cheaper cpu, like a 2400 (not that much savings)
Buy a cheaper graphics card like a http://ncix.com/prod...te&promoid=1078

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:26 PM


If you're going to build it before or during the summer, I'd wait until then to price it out. Hard drive prices are falling again, DDR3 RAM is falling extremely fast, and new CPU's and motherboards will be out by then.


That's what a buddy of mine said also


You have a good friend. No point in having parts sit around your house when you cant use them I say.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:29 AM

When's summer for you guys? I live in Costa Rica and am too lazy to google it out. :P

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:43 AM

Do you need a monitor as well? Obviously, as stated, you should wait. However, when I am planning a new computer, I usually start 3-4 months beforehand. I plan out what I could get for the money now, and then check on prices every two-three weeks. As prices change, I go a step up. That way, you dont do research at the last minute. Lets say that you put together a computer plan for 850. Next month, all that stuff costs 800. Ok, now you have 50 more to put somewhere. Well, for 42 extra, you could get a better processor now. Ok, do that. Next month, all the parts cost 800 again. Alright, now you have an extra 50. Hmm... I could get a better GPU, or some extra RAM.... I think I will bump up the GPU a notch. Etc, etc. You basically make a plan, and then update it as prices drop. Makes things nice and easy once you plan to do the build.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:42 AM

This is what I have so far

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072

GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130610

MoBo: http://www.newegg.co...k=extreme3 gen3

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145345

PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182032

Anything that isn't listed is something I already have.

Grand total $709

Edited by `kook, 05 March 2012 - 01:18 AM.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

scrap the motherboard you have selected IMO
ive never heard of the brand, and it has an onboard GPU, whihc is just gonna get in your way if you are putting your own card in

EVGA , Asus and MIS are typically who i go with

basically you are looking for a 1155 socket type, 6/gbs transfer speed, and no onboard GPU primarily

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

Good point. Don't go with asrock. MSI, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, are all good mobo companies. I have heard horror story's about asrock.

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I'm not completely sure you know what your talking about. Almost all z68 mobos are going to have on board video. Also, z68 is the "standard" for gaming mobos. (not trying to sound rude at all, it's just true). The z68 is the combination of h67 and p67. So the onboard graphics is required for intel quick sync (I think that's what it's called) for better video encoding.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

Good point. Don't go with asrock. MSI, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, are all good mobo companies. I have heard horror story's about asrock.

@Tripp
I'm not completely sure you know what your talking about. Almost all z68 mobos are going to have on board video. Also, z68 is the "standard" for gaming mobos. (not trying to sound rude at all, it's just true). The z68 is the combination of h67 and p67. So the onboard graphics is required for intel quick sync (I think that's what it's called) for better video encoding.


ASRock is Asus' off brand.
And I think Tripp was saying he'll want a motherboard without onboard video. Which for PC Gaming is a good idea.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:02 PM


Good point. Don't go with asrock. MSI, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, are all good mobo companies. I have heard horror story's about asrock.

@Tripp
I'm not completely sure you know what your talking about. Almost all z68 mobos are going to have on board video. Also, z68 is the "standard" for gaming mobos. (not trying to sound rude at all, it's just true). The z68 is the combination of h67 and p67. So the onboard graphics is required for intel quick sync (I think that's what it's called) for better video encoding.


ASRock is Asus' off brand.
And I think Tripp was saying he'll want a motherboard without onboard video. Which for PC Gaming is a good idea.

Never knew that ASRock is ASUSs off brand. I always hear horror stories about thier boards. But never about ASUS

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

The only reason I picked the ASRock is because a buddy has one and he is running the same processor and a 560ti and it was cheap

I'll probably go with the MSI board just for moneys sake.


I also decided to stretch my budget and get a gtx 570


As of right now it's running $800.95, a price I can live with

Edited by `kook, 08 March 2012 - 10:13 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:24 PM

Instead of the GTX 570 go with the 7850/7870 which ever you could afford. The 7850 is about equivalent to the GTX 570 and you can overclock it like a mofo. Also IIRC the new 6XX'S series of nVidia cards are coming out with ivy bridge on the 29th so you should wait for that. And lastly get an aftermarket heat sink for the i5 2500K, such as the Hyper 212 Evo . Also the new Z77 boards came out today. So look at them here.

Or instead of a Rotor, get a used Pinokio or Prophecy and use the left over money for cool shit, like taquitos and hookers.







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