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 Post subject: Need some opinions on a PC build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:32 pm 
8086
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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking at building myself a new PC within the next 6 months. It does need to have some budget, however I also want it to be pretty powerful and plan to buy the base stuff and then all in SLI graphics at a later date. Please let me know how this build looks, or if you have suggestions on making it better and/or cheaper for me (without losing much power).

Thanks, David

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013

Power Supply: Corsair 750W $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

CPU: Intel Core i5 Ivy bridge 3.4GHz $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-277X $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 240 pin DDR3 $71.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233246

Hard Drive: WD Black 1TB (Bare Bones) $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Already have mouse, keyboard, monitor, CD/DVD drive, and Windows 8 Pro. Will look into getting new monitor and SLI graphics with a future build. ($831.94 Total)


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 Post subject: Re: Need some opinions on a PC build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:06 pm 
Smithfield
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Don't bother with SLI unless you're going to run a 3 screen gaming setup or getting a 27"+ monitor with 2560x1440 resolution or higher. If you're sticking with single monitor gaming, the second tier GPUs (e.g., GTX 670, Radeon HD 7870-7950) do more than enough for a 24" screen for all games.

You won't need 16GB of memory unless you plan on doing something more taxing than gaming.

I'd slip an SSD in there. Even if it's only a 60GB type, it's still nice to have a really responsive system.

Otherwise the rest looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: Need some opinions on a PC build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:22 pm 
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We need a redo...

$170 - 3570k
$60 - AsRock Pro4 with $50 MicroCenter bundle discount
$29 - 8GB Samsung MV-3V4G3D
$270 - Gigabyte 7950
$120 - Barracuda 3TB
$130 - Agility 4 256GB
$90 - Seasonic X650
$60 - Fractal Arc Midi
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$929


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 Post subject: Re: Need some opinions on a PC build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:36 pm 
8086
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Thanks guys, I was planning on getting two monitors going with a pretty decent res. Staying away from SLI would certainly be cheaper. I will look into the redo parts see what I think about them, thanks for the suggestions.


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