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Old 12-09-2012, 01:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What do I need to build a new pc from scratch?

Alright guys, my name says it all. I read through most of the other threads and see the advice you guys have given. The only problem I;m running into is the price range. Basically I' looking to spend in total to build my new pc and get my wife a tablet for $1000. So any suggestions on a tablet would be great too. Mainly that would be used for going online and playing some games and reading books. Nothing fancy.

What I'm looking to do is build a desktop from the ground up. I have monitors and the other stuff, I just need some help on what else to get and where you suggest I get it. I looked at some barebone kits on Tigerdirect, but have not had good experience with them in the past.

As far as what I'll use it for, it's mainly going online, downloading movies music etc., Playing some games (nothing hardcore), occasional movie, office work and streaming into my xbox and playstation.

So my question in starting from the case and going from there what do I need? Do I go with intel? AMD? what type of motherboard? Graphics card? etc...

I'm not completely computer illiterate, but looking at all the choices that are out there today I'm clueless on what to get???

I know this is a lot to ask, but even a point in the right direction or some general advice would be great.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do I need to build a new pc from scratch?

You need:
CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Video Card, Power Supply, Hard Drive, DVD Burner, and an Operating System (Windows).

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock B75M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

PSU:
Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

HDD:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GZ-F3HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

DVD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - CD / DVD Burners

$691 and will do whatever you want besides hardcore game.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do I need to build a new pc from scratch?

Thanks for the quick reply. What could I upgrade on if I take out Win7 $99.99 and the HDD $79.99. I just bought a new HDD (looks like the same one a month ago) and have a copy Win 7 Premium.

So basically an extra $180 to spend.

Thanks again

Do you think this is the way to go for a new pc or buy one pre-built?
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: What do I need to build a new pc from scratch?

if you have an extra $180, bump the processor up to a 3570K, get 8 gigs of ram instead of 4 and get a 650ti... also, id bump the case up to a corsair 200R.

building your own computer will ALWAYS.... like, seriously, EVERY TIME be better than buying a prebuilt computer... EVERY TIME.
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Default Re: What do I need to build a new pc from scratch?

I would get an i5 3330 (no overclocking on this board), and an SSD instead. Samsung 830 128GB. 8GB of RAM is already in my build.
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