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Author:   Mackin1337
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 2:20pm (PST)
Subject:   >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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Budget: >500$

REQUIRED: Ram, Mobo, etc, minus Processor

PROCESSOR IS INTEL i3!

Wanted: Windows 8, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Going to be used for: Gaming, MINOR, MINOR photoshopping, flash game programming, FB, surfing.

Games going to be played: Will try D3, probably Skyrim and Black Ops II. WoW, ESO when it comes out, and Rift.



Author:   halo3rox
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 3:03pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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quote Mackin1337
Budget: >500$

REQUIRED: Ram, Mobo, etc, minus Processor

PROCESSOR IS INTEL i3!

Wanted: Windows 8, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Going to be used for: Gaming, MINOR, MINOR photoshopping, flash game programming, FB, surfing.

Games going to be played: Will try D3, probably Skyrim and Black Ops II. WoW, ESO when it comes out, and Rift.
Which I3?Ivy bridge?Sandy bridge? what Ghz speed is it?

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192289

RAM (buy 2 of these): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104261

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Should run awesome pretty much a carbon copy of my rig (depending on your I3 it IS a carbon copy if they are of equal strength)
I can do BF3 on ultra with EVERYTHING turned on on 1280/1024 resolution (max resolution my monitor will do)

EDIT:epic fail on my part monitor doesnt really matter heck you could use you HDTV if you have one.a keyboard/mouse can be obtained for less than $25 at Walmart. Your still not over budget you could buy an monitor off of newegg for around what you have left over after buying parts.Also Windows 8 is way overrated I would buy windows 7 also...

Forgot the HDD.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149382




Author:   Mackin1337
Date:   Nov 14, 12 at 5:52pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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thanks, Sandy bridge 2.2 ghz

edit: hate ivy bridge, incompatible with a lotta stuff and bottlenecks upgs



Author:   halo3rox
Date:   Nov 15, 12 at 3:35pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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quote Mackin1337
thanks, Sandy bridge 2.2 ghz

edit: hate ivy bridge, incompatible with a lotta stuff and bottlenecks upgs
Your definately going to have to upgrade to 3 Ghz later as most newer games recommend at least 3 Ghz.Also my I3 is an ivy bridge and it doesnt bottleneck anything.Also compatible with everything I have run it with.

You are going to see some performance drops in cpu intensive games because 2.2 Ghz is a little slow.But once you can afford an upgrade just buy a 3 Ghz model sandy bridge or ivy bridge and you should be fine.



Author:   Mackin1337
Date:   Nov 15, 12 at 4:39pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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thanks, but i re-looked at it and i made a mistake, its actually 3.3 GhZ - direct link - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-Intel-_-19115077



Author:   Mackin1337
Date:   Nov 15, 12 at 8:06pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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Would this also work in the HDD space?

[Seagate, especially Barracuda, has served me better than Toshiba Products have, and apparently that drive is a Hitachi, anyway. Better rating and all.]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697



Author:   halo3rox
Date:   Nov 16, 12 at 8:24pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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quote Mackin1337
I actually almost bought that model when I was looking at CPUs.Should run everything without any problems,also a note those hyperthreaded dual cores register as quad cores because of the hyperthreading.

To the post above That one would be perfectly fine.I have a Toshiba right now and it has given me zero problems since I have had it.Also Hitachi is a branch off from Western Digital which is a good name brand company.





Author:   PureOCJim
Date:   Nov 16, 12 at 10:46pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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quote halo3rox
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quote Mackin1337
Budget: >500$

REQUIRED: Ram, Mobo, etc, minus Processor

PROCESSOR IS INTEL i3!

Wanted: Windows 8, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Going to be used for: Gaming, MINOR, MINOR photoshopping, flash game programming, FB, surfing.

Games going to be played: Will try D3, probably Skyrim and Black Ops II. WoW, ESO when it comes out, and Rift.
Which I3?Ivy bridge?Sandy bridge? what Ghz speed is it?

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192289

RAM (buy 2 of these): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104261

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Should run awesome pretty much a carbon copy of my rig (depending on your I3 it IS a carbon copy if they are of equal strength)
I can do BF3 on ultra with EVERYTHING turned on on 1280/1024 resolution (max resolution my monitor will do)

EDIT:epic fail on my part monitor doesnt really matter heck you could use you HDTV if you have one.a keyboard/mouse can be obtained for less than $25 at Walmart. Your still not over budget you could buy an monitor off of newegg for around what you have left over after buying parts.Also Windows 8 is way overrated I would buy windows 7 also...

Forgot the HDD.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149382

Any reason for a Micro ATX motherboard?



Author:   halo3rox
Date:   Nov 17, 12 at 7:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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quote PureOCJim
quote halo3rox
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quote Mackin1337
Budget: >500$

REQUIRED: Ram, Mobo, etc, minus Processor

PROCESSOR IS INTEL i3!

Wanted: Windows 8, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

Going to be used for: Gaming, MINOR, MINOR photoshopping, flash game programming, FB, surfing.

Games going to be played: Will try D3, probably Skyrim and Black Ops II. WoW, ESO when it comes out, and Rift.
Which I3?Ivy bridge?Sandy bridge? what Ghz speed is it?

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192289

RAM (buy 2 of these): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104261

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Should run awesome pretty much a carbon copy of my rig (depending on your I3 it IS a carbon copy if they are of equal strength)
I can do BF3 on ultra with EVERYTHING turned on on 1280/1024 resolution (max resolution my monitor will do)

EDIT:epic fail on my part monitor doesnt really matter heck you could use you HDTV if you have one.a keyboard/mouse can be obtained for less than $25 at Walmart. Your still not over budget you could buy an monitor off of newegg for around what you have left over after buying parts.Also Windows 8 is way overrated I would buy windows 7 also...

Forgot the HDD.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149382

Any reason for a Micro ATX motherboard?
Doesnt hurt anything and it was cheaper than a full fledged ATX.



Author:   Mackin1337
Date:   Nov 17, 12 at 9:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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What is Hyperthreading, and what's the difference between micro and full fledged ATX? Sorry, I want to learn so I might as well ask.



Author:   halo3rox
Date:   Nov 18, 12 at 8:15pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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quote Mackin1337
What is Hyperthreading, and what's the difference between micro and full fledged ATX? Sorry, I want to learn so I might as well ask.
No difference between micro ATX and Full fledged ATX,you just might get less features with the mobo but with this build it doesnt matter. Hyperthreading is basically just something to make a core perform like 2 cores,so if i had a quad core with hyperthreading it would run like an 8 core because of hyperthreading.Same as with my dual core I3 it has hyperthreading so it performs like a 4 core.



Author:   PureOCJim
Date:   Nov 18, 12 at 11:48pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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quote halo3rox
quote Mackin1337
What is Hyperthreading, and what's the difference between micro and full fledged ATX? Sorry, I want to learn so I might as well ask.
No difference between micro ATX and Full fledged ATX,you just might get less features with the mobo but with this build it doesnt matter. Hyperthreading is basically just something to make a core perform like 2 cores,so if i had a quad core with hyperthreading it would run like an 8 core because of hyperthreading.Same as with my dual core I3 it has hyperthreading so it performs like a 4 core.
I understand the performance thing. Micro ATX rather small and ATX is a much more spread out form factor plus it allows more flexibility for futue upgrades with better air flow.



Author:   Mackin1337
Date:   Nov 22, 12 at 7:43pm (PST)
Subject:   re: >500$ gaming rig, already have processor
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I found a couple 80/90 mm fans in my basement. Can I fit them into the 120mm slot?


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