phillpower2, on 04 July 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:
You are welcome
Just under your maximum budget but everything you need http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bofr
Benchmark for the video card @ http://www.videocard...=Radeon+HD+7850
The most important thing to do before you start building is read and understand fully all of the manuals supplied with your hardware, once you have actually ordered your parts you can download manuals for items such as the MB and read up on it while you wait for it to arrive.
Remember we at GTG are here to help and will walk you through the build step by step if need be, taking your time and being patient is a must.
It is advisable to do a barebones set-up outside of the case first and remember to ground yourself regularly by touching a bare metal part of the case or you could wear an anti static wristband, more about this when you are ready to do a barebones set-up though.
Now...I'm going to ask for a lot here, so if you can't answer everything or don't have the time, that is fine. But first off, again, thank you for the help.
(Not saying any of your choices are wrong, just looking to learn)
1.) you changed the motherboard, why? Is the one you listed better or what?
2.) You changed the memory. It appears they are the same 2x4gb but yours is cheaper by $10. Was that your reasoning?
3.) You changed the hard drive too. They appear to be similar to me. Identical. Or...no wait. The one you listed is the same, it just has 1TB instead of 250GB?
4.) You upgraded the video card it appears. $70 more. Was the one I had "bad" or is yours just better? Also, what makes it better?
5.) Why did you pick this certain case? I would imagine either sockets or air flow?
6.) You added a different power supply. Mine was 350W yours is 600W. Big difference. Will 600W be more than enough? I want to make sure I don't have problems running things.
I think that is everything that was changed. Again, not saying you did wrong by any means, simply looking to learn. Thanks again though
EDIT: I added all of the items into my cart. With shipping it's $881.92. My MAX price is $800, yeah. Could you maybe get it down to $750? Well...Apparently your $750 and mine are differnet since the link you sent was at about $800, but when in the cart it is $880. So shoot for like...$680 maybe? Sorry, didn't know that'd happen.
EDIT 2: Tiny update to it. I took ideas from my original and yours then combined them a bit. I think this is good? It's at $762.24 now with shipping included in that. So a decent deal I think, wish it was cheaper but still working on it and looking around. More input would be appreciated