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Old 07-10-2012, 02:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] ASUS GeForce GT 640 2GB [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Intel 330 Series 120GB SSD [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Western Digital Green 2TB WD20EARX [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Intel Core i7 2600K [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock [/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $325.00 [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance Motherboard [/TD]
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[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $185.00 [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Corsair CMV16GX3M2A1333C9 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR3 [/TD]
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[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $115.00 [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU Cooler [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Logitech G400 Optical Gaming Mouse [/TD]
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How is this for my first gaming rig? I'm an amateur to this - I'm afraid that may be painfully obvious but anyway... hopefully you can give me some advice, how to improve, lower prices without risking quality etc. I'm hoping to keep my budget at around $2000.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: First PC Build - Compatibility Check?

It's not bad, but unless you plan on using win7 on your next 3 computers, don't buy retail, get the oem at $100. Same thing except you can only legally put it on 1 computer/mobo. The retail allows you to use it on any 1 computer.

Also 750W is higher than you need, plus the OCZ, while not bad isn't great. I'd suggest this Antec at 650W
Antec EarthWatts 650W Green [EA-650-GREEN] - $93.00 : PC Case Gear

It actually has 100W less, yet bout the same amount of Amps, which is a sign of a better quality psu. Plus its $15 less.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: First PC Build - Compatibility Check?

That video card is absolute rubbish. You will want something a lot more powerful like a 560ti or 570.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: First PC Build - Compatibility Check?

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[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $129.00[/TD]
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[/TD]
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[/TD]
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[TD="width: 10%, align: center"] [/TD]
[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Sharkoon T9 Value Red Case USB 3.0 [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Intel 330 Series 120GB SSD [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $139.00[/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Western Digital Green 2TB WD20EARX [/TD]
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[TD="width: 10%, align: center"] [/TD]
[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Black 24xDVDRW OEM [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Intel Core i7 2600K [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $325.00[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: right"] [/TD]
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[TD="width: 10%, align: center"] [/TD]
[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance Motherboard [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $185.00[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: right"] [/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Corsair CMV16GX3M2A1333C9 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR3 [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $115.00[/TD]
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[/TD]
[TD="width: 10%, align: left"]
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="width: 10%, align: center"] [/TD]
[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $105.00[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: right"] [/TD]
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[/TD]
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[TD="width: 10%, align: center"] [/TD]
[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU Cooler [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $39.00[/TD]
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[/TD]
[TD="width: 10%, align: left"]
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="width: 10%, align: center"] [/TD]
[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Logitech G400 Optical Gaming Mouse [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $35.00[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: right"] [/TD]
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[TD="width: 10%, align: center"] [/TD]
[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Antec EarthWatts 650W Green [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $93.00[/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk 1GB [/TD]
[TD="width: 20%, align: left"] In stock[/TD]
[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $259.00[/TD]
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[TD="width: 40%, align: left"] Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM [/TD]
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[TD="width: 5%, align: left"] $99.00[/TD]
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Alright thanks for your feedback guys. Here's the revised build. I made some changes to the power supply, the graphics card and also opted for the OEM Windows.. the reason I didn't go for OEM Windows first of all was the whole 'Registered Software Builder' thing - do you actually have to register for it?
Still open to more suggestions on any way I can better this build.
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I would drop the Fatal1ty crap and use the extra money to get a 3570k instead.
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unless you dont plan on putting any programs on the hdd, i wouldnt get the slower green version.
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A 120Gig hard drive is decent size, so I'd expect not too. I have everything on my laptops, Office Pro, including Visio, and 2 decent size games.

Still have 30Gigs
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Green drives still chug over 50MB/s. For bigger barely used programs they are fine, and storage.
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