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Old 03-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to build a computer. my last one died. it was an old weak intel core duo from 07. i want to build this time instead of buying, and i want to build my dream computer. it doesnt have to be extremely overpowered however, what i want is below. i was wondering what you guys thought, if there was anything wrong, or something not compatible. thanks in advnce! and any recommendtions would be great! thanks![TABLE="width: 3"]
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HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with EyefinityItem #: N82E16814161384Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy[h=3]Protect Your Investment (expand for options)[/h]
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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound CardItem #: N82E16829102012Return Policy: Standard Return Policy[h=3]Protect Your Investment (expand for options)[/h]
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Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active ...Item #: N82E16817371051Return Policy: Standard Return Policy[h=3]Protect Your Investment (expand for options)[/h]
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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel MotherboardItem #: N82E16813157271Return Policy: Standard Return Policy[h=3]Protect Your Investment (expand for options)[/h]
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...Item #: N82E16819115072Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy[h=3]Protect Your Investment (expand for options)[/h]
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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If you want the speediest build, grab any ssd. There are models for under a buck a Gig.

A 120Gig SSD with a standard drive will be the best/quickest option.

The onboard sound will be just as good as that $30 card, so I wouldnt bother with it.

Other than that, it's not bad.
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If you are thinking of playing high end games with high or ultra settings, I would recommend going higher than a 6850.
But if not, then it looks like a good build, maybe slap an SSD like patonb said.
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the onboard sound is probably good; there is no need for the additional sound card. The case you have has PLENTY of fans, I would use that money to buy as much video card as you can.

if you REALLY need a wireless card, get one with pcie interface:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-N250PCe (RNWD-11005) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps 2T2R 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WPA, WPA2

a better video card:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

im not sure if the asrock motherboards are the best choice. for about the same price you can get Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS which i have been very happy with.

if you are going to get a z68, you should get an ssd
how about this one:
Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

you probably dont need 1.5 tb of hard drive, get this 500 gb:
Newegg.com - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

that might be bit overbudget...
if you arent going to be gaming, then you can get away with a lot cheaper stuff and amd alternatives.
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the onboard sound is probably good; there is no need for the additional sound card. The case you have has PLENTY of fans, I would use that money to buy as much video card as you can.

if you REALLY need a wireless card, get one with pcie interface:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-N250PCe (RNWD-11005) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps 2T2R 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WPA, WPA2

a better video card:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

im not sure if the asrock motherboards are the best choice. for about the same price you can get Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS which i have been very happy with.

if you are going to get a z68, you should get an ssd
how about this one:
Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

you probably dont need 1.5 tb of hard drive, get this 500 gb:
Newegg.com - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

that might be bit overbudget...
if you arent going to be gaming, then you can get away with a lot cheaper stuff and amd alternatives.
Thank you SOO much for that. actually it saves money. i think i can safely say that everyone says: dont get sound card, smaller hard drive, ssd, and better vid card. i agree, but i dont think i need the better vid card, i dont need ultra settings, and i dont play really high-end games, so i think ill stick with the 6850. thanks !
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