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Old 06-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #31 (permalink)
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So what would be better/easier/last the longest. One powerful card, or two decent cards for the price of one? Also I found this SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211588
Also, supposedly the video card is very bulky and doesn't fit well in some towers, do you think the one recommended is big enough? Or the one I reposted is fine? Or would getting a different card be better?
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Any suggestions? Also does the motherboard come with a sound card built in? Is everything compatible in this build? Will everything fit? I am trying to make my final decisions so I can build this in the next 3 weeks.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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One powerful card is the better choice, allows you to add a second when you go to upgrade instead of having to replace two, not to mention using less power and producing less heat.

Haven't heard anything about Adata SSDs, google for some reviews.

Sound card is built into the motherboard.

As to if everything will fit, this thread has gotten rather convoluted so not sure what your final parts list is.
Best bet is to google case reviews, you'll eventually find one that says what the max graphic card length is.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Thought I would create a final list as of right now, its final but not locked in.
Hard drive-Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-100

Monitor-Newegg.com - Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1-145

Graphics Card- (looking for possible change)Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card-360

Power supply (possible upgrade if needed?)Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply-90

Case-Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-140

Keyboard-(who cares?)Newegg.com - Microsoft Desktop 400 5MH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard-20

Memory-Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL-47

Motherboard-(looking for something different)Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS-145

CPU-Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K-239

Operating System-Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems-100

After Market Fan-(is this okay?) Newegg.com - 35-103

Wifi Card V Weird Ethernet thingy NETGEAR - 1-port Powerline Adapter Kit - XETB10GM-100NAS
or a wifi chip.-60

SSD- Suggestions?

1476 (Over budget a bit, and I have to buy Office, I can subtract 40 if I get wifi chip, but I also may be able to go up to around 1550
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I probably need to drop about 100$
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #36 (permalink)
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get Libre office, it's compatible with M$ office and it's open source so that means free, saves you a big chunk of cash
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Does it do EVERYTHING Office does?
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Why not click on the link, then click on features?












Answer: Yes, pretty much, different, but it does the same stuff, and is free.
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or open office

or get the student edition of office for $40

or drop the extra fan

or go to walmart and get the hello kitty keyboard and save a few bucks

or drop the gpu down a notch

or save $20 - $40 and get the i5 2500k
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Buy and download Windows 7 Professional Upgrade, business features, Home Premium - Microsoft Store Online
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