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Old 11-13-2011, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, for my 16th im getting a budget of 350-400 for the 'tower' alone. In terms of actually building it, i have experienced friends, so thats no problem. Not a brand nazi- dont care so long as it works and is worth the !!
This is what im thinking- i3 bundle from amazon... here

---{bundle}---
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2-B3
CPU: Intel i3 2100 CPU 3.1GHz
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
HDD: 1TB SATA Hard Drive
----{bundle}---
GPU: Sapphire HD 5450 1GB -only about 30- wouldnt want to spend anymore than 50 on GPU- open to others ofc.
Fan: i think the 'bundle' comes with CPU fan- maybe just a small system fan? (Mobo can take 2 fans inc CPU fan.)
Disk Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
And PSU: - I have no idea what power i need!!! :S perhaps here (CIT 450W Gold 12Cm Silent Atx Power Supply)-- there is a 550W version

I hope that CPU, Ram, GPU, Mobo combination won't bottleneck too. what do you guys think?
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Buying Components for first new build!

youll want about 550 watts of power on an antec or corsair psu.
you can save money by going with 4 gigs of ram.

what do you plan on doing with your computer?

you shouldnt have to buy any additional fans.

do you need a case or windows?

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I'd gofrom overclockers.co.uk instead.

Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail [BX80623I32100]
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002) [ST500DM002]
Antec High Current Gamer 520W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply []
Gigabyte H61M-S2 Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard []
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C10 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT51264BA160A) [BL2KIT51264BA160A]
BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black []
HIS ATI Radeon HD 6570 IceQ 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card [H657QO1G]

Its even less if you go wth a ati 5450

Btw your first setup has no case...

you also need a copy of windows, or use linux.
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i personally dont like i3's and my recent computer came from a athlon II x3 saving me a lot of money and i bought a cheap motherboard that had core unlocker funtion, was very lucky and got my 4th core unlocked and the l3 cache making it a nice phenom II x4, of course that last part is random and wont happen all the time, but over all on a budget i like to keep with AMD personally.
read reviews and explore around in differences.
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An i3 beats easily a x4 955 at stock.

AMD hasnt been able to casch intel yet, and H boards have plunged in price making it very affordable.
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