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My First Build - Just need your input :D


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Superchimpo If I may echo the words of our colleague iammykyl
As discussed in earlier posts, your PSU is the min recommended 500w and would be best replaced later for a 600w/650w especially if you decide to over-clock.
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yeah its been handling everything i have been throwing at it max settings, so i dont plan on buying anything soon

but when i used system requirements lab to see if i could run battlefield 3, it said i didnt have 1gb of ram
http://www.systemreq...78-c73a671da8e2
but the product page on newegg says i do
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125353

thanks for stickin with me for so long guys :D
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Can you run Speccy for us and post a screenshot of the results please http://www.piriform.com/speccy

To capture and post a screenshot;
Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload...
then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

Screenshot instructions courtesy of happyrock :thumbsup:

Your card does have 1GB of memory (commonly 1024MB) but your system uses some of this so what it may be saying is that you do not have a full 1GB of video memory available.
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here it is

EDIT: i used an old dvd drive and took it out, thats why it says i dont have one.
its not a error where it is not recognizing it. i have one coming in the mail.

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Edited by Superchimpo, 02 January 2012 - 06:49 PM.

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Thanks for the screenshot :thumbsup:
Can you try clicking on the graphics tab to the left to see if it gives you any more info.
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here ya go again :D
everything check out?
also newegg has this pretty tempting deal on a 630w psu for like $50
so i may break down and spend more money to overclock

EDIT: fixing the pics

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Edited by Superchimpo, 04 January 2012 - 12:23 AM.

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The amount of memory your video card has is not showing :confused:

also newegg has this pretty tempting deal on a 630w psu for like $50

Please provide a link so we can see the PSUs specs.
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yeah i looked around and i couldn't seem to find the memory, but its fine.
also im pretty content with my computer right now so i dont need to buy a psu right now.
i did a bit of research about that psu and didnt like it much.
maybe in a years time i will come back here ask ask you guys some questions, but i was close to buying an antec psu.

(if you want to see those...)
http://promotions.ne...912/696x288.jpg

but its not like im trying to run anything better...
all i play is the new star wars game and that runs at about 100 fps.
when the end of this year comes, the prices will probably drop like with everything else.
thanks again guys but i think im done here for a while

unless a friend of mine want me to build a computer for them...
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Antec = quality :thumbsup:
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im back guys :D
so a good friend of mine wants a new computer and came to me for help
so now i come to you for help :P

he has a $1200 budget and wants a gaming computer that will last a long time
should i go with a bundle deal from newegg like this
http://www.newegg.co...-789290-_-Combo
(and buy a video card for this bundle)
or should i hand select all the parts
also could you guys give me a list of parts to go with? would be awesome if you did :D
(if not that could i just get some guidelines on what to pick

thanks in advance

EDIT: i have just been informed that he needs a mouse,keyboard, and monitor
i might have some good deals in the weekly email i get from them,but keep that in mind
cut around $200 off that budget for the mouse,keyboard, and monitor
i have some selected, but if you have some you like please share them with me

EVERYTHING UNDER THIS LINE WILL BE EDITED FREQUENTLY
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Keyboard:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823109191

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009256

Cpu:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115070

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271 (same one i got...im a fanboy now)

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125401

PSU:
http://www.newegg.co..._-17139022-L02A

Case:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146074

Memory:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231428


Let me know what you think because many sales end soon


Edited by Superchimpo, 14 January 2012 - 03:35 PM.

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I am more than happy to put a list together for you :thumbsup:
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hey...i dont mean to rush you, but...

BUMP
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Hi there, I was waiting for you to confirm you wanted a list of suggestions :whistling:

Case http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066
MB http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271
CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
Ram http://www.newegg.co...12800CL9D-8GBRL
SSD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227725
HDD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136891
GPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625
Optical drive http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204
PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020
Monitor http://www.newegg.co...-24009315-L010B

Couple of reminders 1: check the MBs QVL for a compatible CPU and Ram http://www.asrock.co...8 Extreme3 Gen3 2: a new MB means a new OS licence unless your friend has a full retail disk that is not installed on another computer and 3: some TIM http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/ thanks to Digerati for the tutorial :thumbsup:
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Nice build Phillpower2.

You may need an extra SATA cable. Only 2 with the Mobo.
You may need a HDMI adapter, mini to standard.



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There does not appear to be any speakers available on the build.
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