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Old 12-14-2011, 10:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Alright guys, I need a little help with my build.

Originally Posted by Shananigans View Post
no more than $700 without the video card. Kinda tight, but i'm hoping it's manageable.
And i don't think i'll need a copy of Windows, i have an installation CD laying around somewhere
$700 w/o a GPU isn't hard at all! However the Windows situation is iffy.
If you bought a full retail version of Windows its fine, though it can only be on 1 machine at a time.
But if it is an OEM license (came with a pre-built computer perhaps) then its tied to the motherboard it was originally installed on.

DIY Kit: $639 - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
ODD: $21 Sony Optiarc 24x DVD/CD Burner

Total = $660 w/o Windows (before rebates/shipping/etc)

Or, if you want more flexibility of choice:

CPU + MB: $370 i5 2500K + Asus P8Z68-V
HDD: $130 1TB Hitachi Deskstar
ODD: $21 Sony Optiarc 24x DVD/CD Burner
RAM: $30 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600/CAS9
PSU: $70 OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
Case: $50 NZXT Source 210 Elite

Total = $671 (-$20 rebate = $651)

Yeah the RAM is out of stock currently, but would expect it to be back soon considering how popular it is.
And the case is personal preference, the case in the DIY kit would also work.

Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey guys, so I'm building a computer with the Christmas money i got this year, and my budget is around $1000. I've never built a computer before and I'm a total gamer, so this would be a great opportunity for me. Here's what i have for my build, is it all compatibile? Also, eel free to make any recommendations for changes such as better performance for a lower cost kind of things.

Motherboard: - GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

Video Card: - EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

PSU: - Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply

Hard Drive: - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OS: - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Optical Drive: - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

Thanks, guys!

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is my build compatible?

@ Shananigans, just because you've changed your mind on some of the components in your new build that doesn't mean you have to start a new thread on the subject. I merged all of your threads on this subject/topic together, one thread per topic.

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