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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:53 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:53 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:39 AM
Where is the list you mentioned, we'll take a look? For a gaming PC, to get decent performance, you don't need a super high-end CPU and graphics card, more mid-range parts can still give you 60 fps without spending tons of cash. With computer technology, there's a sort of "Sweet spot" where performance and value are quite good.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:15 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:30 PM
You missing RAM and Windows 7 disc OEM or retail
Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233170 59.00
Windows 7 Home OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 89
The previous poster is right, AMD and Intel CPU's and motherboards don't mix. Here are some ideas...
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 - This offers most of what your MSI board does, but with AMD in mind. If you see yourself using Crossfire or SLI, consider a 990FX based motherboard as it has higher PCI-E X16 bandwidth. $94
CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz - This is roughly equal to Intel's 2500k processor in terms of performance. Alternatively, the AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz offers a good blend of performance and value too. $169
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB - This is roughly equal to the GTX 560, it is a bit more energy efficient though. $239
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 - For a single graphics card, this is more than enough. For multiple cards, I would get a 750W or greater unit. $89
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - I use this RAM in my current AMD build. $46
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB - I believe this is the same drive you chose. $119
ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - A basic drive, I've used this in two of my other builds. $18
CPU Cooler: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 - Traditionally, I tell people not to get aftermarket cooling unless they overclock, but, given the higher performance, and thus heat generation and power consumption of this processor, combined with its use case, I do suggest this, if only to keep the noise down. I have an FX-8150 and a similar cooler, the stock fan is loud but this is much better, and cooler. $29
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM - You need this. Alternatively, you can use the Windows 8 RP until it is launched in a few months and buy it then. Note, however, there is no in-place upgrade if you do this. $99
(Optional) ASUS VS229H-P Black 21.5" - Although this is a little smaller than what you've chosen, it's an IPS monitor which gives a better image. $163
(Optional) ASUS Xonar DS - The motherboard has on-board sound which is good for most people, but, if you're wanting a few more options, a dedicated audio card can help. Remember, with audio, the quality is only as good as it's weakest part, whether that is the music file, card, or headphones/speakers. $41
Grand Total (Including Optional Components): $1,164
Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:42 AM
Edited by coxchris, 27 June 2012 - 09:48 AM.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:50 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:41 AM
To expand further on your questions...
Many people buy PSU's based on what their GPU needs. The Radeon 7800 series requires a 500W power supply, so 650W is more than enough. The Radeon 7900 series also requires about the same. As GPU models go up, so does power efficiency.
Most cases, unless you get a special slimline case, typically are standardized, so, unless the case has an unusual design, that Xigmatek cool should fit. Look at the reviews for that case and compare their coolers, if they are listed. A 120mm fan can cool better and be more quiet than a smaller fan.
If you are a pro-sumer, you may want a better sound card for more options. I rather enjoy my Asus Xonar D2X, but they no longer make that. I would get the ASUS 90-YAA0E0-0UAN00Z 7.1 Xonar Essence or the HT | OMEGA CLARO II 7.1.
All of those flat panel monitors are LCD, but, there are differences with the backlight, LED and CCFL. LED's are more energy efficient and usually have better contrast over CCFL. The VW246H Glossy Black 24" is a TN-based monitor, and the VS229H-P Black 21.5" is an IPS monitor. This refers to the LCD technology itself, not the backlight. TN monitors are fairly inexpensive to produce, but have a narrow viewing angle. IPS is more expensive, but has a larger viewing angle and better color accuracy.
I have this the newer version of this case if you want to look if you are concern about cooling This is a HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912 -59.00 High Air Flow is what is stands for great air flow. This is optional case
Edited by PsvyXloneAeon, 28 June 2012 - 12:44 AM.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:26 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:46 PM
I have 922 but not cheap at the moment It has it drawbacks but its your call.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:19 AM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:17 PM
It only minor draw backs
Alot of Fans 3 preinstall fants
CPU Aftermarket Cooler hole
Big on size
But overall is a good case 912 is a little bit smaller
I bought this 922 case when it was on sale http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026FCI2U/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00 in 2011 right now its http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 119.99+14.99 shiping
Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:29 PM
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