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Old 06-09-2010, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,
This is my first build, looking for advice on what I can switch out and if everything should work well together.

HD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Memory - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
CPU - Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
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Any input would be appreciated. Looking to keep the price range somewhat close to 1,000. Already have a monitor, keyboard/mouse, and OS. Also, i'm assuming there aren't extra cables I need to buy, but they come bundled with the appropriate items?
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Default Re: First Build, 1k Appx.

thats an awesome case, but... with budget builds, you want to focus as much money on components that have processing power as much as possible, IE, CPU, GPU and RAM, so i would suggest ditch the HAF 932, and get a less expensive mid size case save $100, and get a smaller HDD save $60, then use the money saved from the case and hdd and upgrade your processor to an i7.

also, im not sure, someone will have to agree/correct me, you need more than a 500watt powersupply.
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I could switch out the case, but was trying to pick one that I would keep for a very long time and would be very conducive to upgrades in the future.

How much difference will I see in an i7? Looks like its about 80$ more which isn't a deal breaker. Just wasn't sure how obvious the performance gap would be.

Also, as a note, the upcoming games I'm mainly looking to play are Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. I have never really gotten into 1st person shooters, but very well might after building this rig.
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How much difference will I see in an i7? Looks like its about 80$ more which isn't a deal breaker. Just wasn't sure how obvious the performance gap would be.
For gaming only, you'll see negligible difference getting a i7. Id stick with the core i5-750.
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