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Michael Fleenor

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Hello,
I was starting to attempt to build a PC but i am stuck and cant decide if this would be a good mid range gaming PC. The parts i am looking at now are:

case http://www.newegg.co....82E16811119227
motherboard http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131651
video card http://www.newegg.co....82E16814102934
Power Supply http://www.newegg.co....82E16817709025
RAM http://www.newegg.co....82E16820231308
Hard Drive http://www.newegg.co....82E16822145532
Processor http://www.amazon.co....=11K67MFI8HGKW

Thanks for any kind of help

Edited by Michael Fleenor, 30 November 2011 - 01:43 PM.

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Digerati

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Hi Michael and :welcome:

You need to use the insert link button because none of your links work. Or you can use url bbcode format. I fixed your motherboard link to show how that works.

Note I don't see an OS listed. Note OEM licenses are tied to the "original equipment" and cannot legally be transfered to new (or upgraded) computers. If planning on using an existing license and the installation disk says OEM, Academic, Upgrade or "For distribution only with a new PC", you cannot legally use it on this new computer.

I also don't see a DVD drive. You need that to install Windows.
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Michael Fleenor

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ive changed the build a little but hopefully the links work this time. The OS ill be using is Windows 7 64-bit, and the drive ill be using is from an old computer that i tore apart

case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119227

motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131651

video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121426

power supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817152028

processor http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103808

RAM http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231308

Hard Drive http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136096

Thanks for the help

Edited by Michael Fleenor, 30 November 2011 - 01:56 PM.

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Okay, the links work now. Thanks. Note you can verify the motherboard supports your CPU and RAM by looking at the QVLs - qualified vendors lists - on your motherboard's specs page. You must buy a CPU from the list but there are too many RAM makers and model for ASUS to test them all - so you must buy RAM with the same specs.

the drive ill be using is from an old computer that i tore apart

Did you mean DVD drive here? If you are transferring a hard drive from another computer and that HD has Windows installed, it is most likely that is not legal. And besides, Windows configured for an old motherboard/system has a good chance of choking when it suddenly encounters a bunch of new hardware devices it is not configured for. If you have a new Windows disk, or a full "Retail" version (it does not say those things I posted above) and you are installing Windows fresh, then no problem.

Note that hard drive you listed is pretty much an antique. Your motherboard supports 6 SATA 3.0 drives which is a much faster interface and most newer SATA drives typically come with 32mb or more buffer.

You are also trying to cut corners and cost with that power supply. You don't dump generic gas from the local Tobacco Hut down your new sports car and expect it to run fine. Even if you did, a car engine can miss a beat and keep running. Not so with high-speed digital electronics. Raidmax does not have a good reputation for quality PSUs. I recommend Corsair or Antec and any PSU you get should be 80 Plus Certified.
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Michael Fleenor

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so if i switch out the hard drive for http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136075, and the power supply for http://www.newegg.co...82E16817139028.

i did mean that the drive i was taking out was a dvd drive from an old computer. Also the OS will be a full retail version of Windows 7 64 bit.
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Well, that's a smaller drive, but being SATA, is a better drive. As for PSUs, you surely don't need a $200 one, but there are cheaper Corsairs there and all are 80-Plus certified which means they have a good or better efficiency rating across a wide range of loads.
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The reason for the smaller drive is that prices just went way up for the hard drives and i have a 1TB external hard drive for anything i cant store on the 160gb. Im currently looking to a $70 Corsairs 600w Power Supply, the more i researched about power supplies the more i learned that corsairs are the best.

Thanks again
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