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Mezzo

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Since I'm going to be running into some money from my service award for Orchestra, I believe that in a budget of 600$, I could probably build my own computer.

I did do some research into it and looked up the parts and this is what I've come across:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131381
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125244
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103471
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145256
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148397
http://www.newegg.co...6-059-_-Product
http://www.newegg.co...1-046-_-Product

I did do some research of my own, but I'm still not completely sure if any or all of these parts will be compatible with one another.

If you could point out any problems with any parts or recommend parts that'll be more worth the money, I would gladly appreciate any help given in such a manner.

Again, thanks for any help with this.

Edited by Mezzo, 26 November 2009 - 10:11 PM.

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Should all work together just fine. I'm surprised to see an adjustable cage and cable management in a tower for such a low price too. Rough price total seems to be about $535. If you'd like to overclock a good bit, and don't mind having push to almost an exact $600, an Asetek liquid-cooler can e had new for just under $60. Keep in mind though, your current config includes no monitor, keyboard, mouse, or printer, so if you need those, you may want to rethink the build. Another thing to look at is maximumpc.com. They built a $500 gaming system that plays Crysis (on medium settings, mind you) at 40fps. Plus, there's a "Dream Machine 2009" article with a build that they came up with for just under $700, if you don't mind holding out for that sort of thing.

Edited by The Craven, 26 November 2009 - 10:52 PM.

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I can't seem to reply to just your post so I don't know if you'll get this.

I can actually get the case and the power supply for a lot cheaper (25$ for the case, 20$ for the PSU) if I can manage to at least get the case at CompUSA's Black Friday sale, so I think that'll be a plus.

I'm not exactly looking into overclocking this setup, seeing as this is just my first build, and I want to make sure that nothing really goes wrong with it as well as this setup lasting me a good while.

As for the monitor and stuff, I have mostly everything. I already have a good monitor (if not, my HDTV nearby will suffice plenty, that thing has a bunch of computer inputs). If I need a keyboard and mouse, I'll just scrape up some cheap ones from my university's store for a good price, and those should last me some time 'til I get something better. Also already have a USB printer as well, so it's no problem there.

But all in all, I would just like to have a decent system that'll last me for some time. That's all I'm really looking for in this setup is longevity. Also to make sure that it won't screw up the first time around.
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Well, as far as first builds go, everything seems in order for yours. If you want to make sure the system will last for a long time, you may want to add Arctic Silver thermal paste to your list. That brand seems to be the consensus choice from what I've seen. In fact, I'm rebuilding an old Celeron D system to sell, for, if I'm lucky, $200. To make sure that it doesn't fry I even put the stuff on it.
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Well, I hope you're right. I'd hate to have spent that kind of money on this stuff only for it to end up being a piece of crap. :)

Thanks for the help.
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I'd hate to have spent that kind of money on this stuff only for it to end up being a piece of crap. :).

I have plenty of those. It's not such a bad thing, they make great paper weights or targets, and if you're really creative, you could make them into a chest of drawers (new project time...).
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Yeah, but I'm paranoid about what I'm spending cash on in the first place. :)
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