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Author:   Jwilse
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 2:59am (PST)
Subject:   First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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Okay I have never built a computer before. I have been watching a lot of videos and I think I will be fine with the assembly but ordering the parts is another issue. I am going to be using the computer mostly for gaming and a little video editing. I want to run two monitors and I dont want to have to upgrade for a while. I would like to get a ssd for my os. Budget would probably be $1000 for the pc ill worry about the monitors at a different time. I have been told to get an intel i7 and an asus motherboard from a friend but I am not sure what to get. I can exceed $1000 I just dont want to be spending 3k on a computer.

Thanks in advance if you can help me out.



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 4:09am (PST)
Subject:   re: First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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Jwilse which country are you from? We can't help until we know which supplier to search from. Different parts costs different amounts in different countries. (THANKS TAXES!)



Author:   jwilse
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 5:45am (PST)
Subject:   re: First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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Sorry about that. I am from Michigan USA. I dont know if the state mattered.



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 8:31am (PST)
Subject:   re: First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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do you already have the two monitors? if not, any specific size and resolution you are looking for? what about a copy of windows? got one?

will your budget just be the case and its contents, or will it also include the above two if you dont have them?



Author:   Jwilse
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 8:46am (PST)
Subject:   First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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Well i dont have windows or the monitors. I was mostly thinking the of the case and its contents. I can buy the monitors and windows at a local store and not have to order them online. However if you have any suggestions i would love the hear them. Like i said i am new to this and dont really no what I am doing. I have friends who can help me put it together but when I ask them for help with order the proper parts they give me unsatisfying answers.

Sorry I kind of feel like an idiot not having any idea on how to go about this process. But everyones help is greatly appreciated.



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 11:02am (PST)
Subject:   First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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Since you have a decent sized budget, we'll see how this goes.

Case - $180
PSU - $70
CPU - $320
Motherboard - $155
RAM - $70
HDD $80
Graphics Card - $460

Comes to roughly $1330. I know your friend recommended Asus, but I personally like Gigabyte more.

If it's too expensive, you can cut back on the RAM, graphics card and case.

Windows would cost another $100 or so, and 2 monitors together would come to around $500.

What do you think?



Author:   Jwilse
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 1:54pm (PST)
Subject:   First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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I like it however The links for the HDD and PSU arnt working. Also is a SSD unnessisary? And if i did want to cut back on the RAM, Graphics Card, and Case what would i need to look for to make sure that they are all compatable?

Thanks alot i really apreceate it.



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 11:09pm (PST)
Subject:   First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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Strange, they work for me..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304 HDD link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051 PSU link

Try copy + paste

With the RAM, make sure they're DDR2 or DDR3 24pin

Graphics card, be sure it's a PCIe compatible card

Case, be sure it's ATX compatible



Author:   PureOCJim
Date:   Nov 12, 12 at 11:59pm (PST)
Subject:   First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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Jwilse, how far are you from Detroit? Microcenter has in store specials on core i7 3770k for $269 and core i5 3570K for $169 and I think you get $40 off for a motherboard combo too,



Author:   PureOCJim
Date:   Nov 13, 12 at 12:00am (PST)
Subject:   re: First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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quote Crusad3r
Since you have a decent sized budget, we'll see how this goes.

Case - $180
PSU - $70
CPU - $320
Motherboard - $155
RAM - $70
HDD $80
Graphics Card - $460

Comes to roughly $1330. I know your friend recommended Asus, but I personally like Gigabyte more.

If it's too expensive, you can cut back on the RAM, graphics card and case.

Windows would cost another $100 or so, and 2 monitors together would come to around $500.

What do you think?
Check above response for Microcenter special and price it out for him........ This memory is as good if not better for cheaper. Crucial Ballistix Sport 8G(2 x 4G) for $36. It performs as good as GSkill tridents at 2133MHz cas 11 at the same frequency.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/385181/Ballistix_Sport_8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL9_Desktop_Memory_Module

If it is his first build he can also save $ with a GTX670 and that will be more than ample. Also, he can save some $ on a cheaper case although the HAF 942 is a good one.




Author:   Jwilse
Date:   Nov 13, 12 at 1:28pm (PST)
Subject:   re: First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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PureOCJim i am about 2 hours away from detroit but I can check it out. Do you know if their specials are limited time? I dont know how soon i will be able to get down their. As for the I5 would i still get decent performance for the price or would it be more worth it to go with the I7?

If i chose to go for a differnt case would i need the full tower or would a mid tower work for me?

Okay the links work for me now. Thanks Guys.



Author:   PureOCJim
Date:   Nov 13, 12 at 11:22pm (PST)
Subject:   First time build: Ordering Parts HELP
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They are running core i7 3770K for $229. I would go asap. That price will not last forever and its a steal.


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