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#1 Saelin

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

So I was going to get a laptop, but I just decided to build a desktop instead. I don't know too too much about computers, so here's what I've picked out so far:

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti - $249.99

MSI P67A-C43 B3 Mobo & Intel Core i5-2500K Bundle B69-5272 - $340.00

PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply - $ 149.00

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $ 99.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 - $94.99

I'm just going to put my current HD in the computer.

What do you guys think about this so far? Any suggestions?

Thank you.

Edited by Saelin, 25 January 2012 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:04 PM

First off, what's it for?

And you're also missing some stuff.

CPU fan/heat sink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $30*

ODD (Optical Disk Drive):http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $20*

And the operating system.

You also need a thermal paste (to apply to the CPU).

Hopefully you already have a moniter?

You also need a set of speakers and a sound card. An SSD would also improve boot time*. They're expensive though.

Here is a website for putting just the OS on an SSD.


*The above said items are just recommendations.

Also, shouldn't this be in building and upgrading computers?

Edited by Mr.Ninja, 25 January 2012 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

Ah sorry about that.

It's for gaming btw.


Yeah I have a monitor. I have an old computer, I'm just building my first one. Thanks for the reply.

Edited by Saelin, 25 January 2012 - 09:41 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

A aftermarket cooler is not needed as the cpu comes with a stock cooler which is fine. Thermal paste is already with the stock cooler. A sound card is not necessary for gaming unless it is for music production. A SSD would improve boot time but if the games would have to go on a separate drive unless you purchase a large SSD which is priced really high. You should change the power supply to something like this because 910W is not necessary even for dual graphics card configuration and the power supply is modular which keeps it neat. For the graphics card, something like this is better in value because it's faster then the 560TI and it's cheaper.

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