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Attempting to build a computer; Compatibility help and any help in gen


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Hey all, I am (attempting) to build a computer from scratch. Below will be a link of the components I have (thus far). I'm straight up a noob at doing this and would like help determining whether or not my computer components will work together. As well, if you have any suggestions for reducing the price on it without compromising (TOO MUCH) on performance.

Thanks in advance (if anybody at all even happens upon this post).

http://secure.newegg...spx?Submit=view
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When I click on your link, if forwards me to newegg shopping cart and is empty.
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Oh, I apoligize, here's links to each individual component.

CASE: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129042

HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136758

MOTHERBOARD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157280

POWER SUPPLY: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341018

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819106010

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820226096

VIDEO CARD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814195112

SSD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227794

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There are a few extra questions I have.
1: Is the Power supply overkill? It looked like a good deal for the price, but is 700W too much?
2: Compared to the CPU I listed would an i7 be a better choice?

Thanks.
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:welcome: Xysos

What will the computer mainly used for work, gaming, video editing etc?

Good choice of case.

The HDD is too expensive for the spec + it is also refurbished.

The PSU is an ok brand and a good price.

The listed Ram will not work with the MB as it is triple channel and the MB only accepts dual channel.

For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.

We can advise on the video card when we know the intended use.

The SSD should be increased to at least 120 - 128GB http://us.ncix.com/p...gy&promoid=1015

If you tell us your maximum budget we can put you a list of suitable parts together for you to consider,
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I am going to be using this for gaming. Preferably a maximum budget of $650.00 USD. It doesn't have to be AMAZING but I would like it to be able to run high performance games on (at LEAST) medium settings. Along with the RAM, while waiting for a reply I changed the RAM to http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820104173 . As for the SSD I am only going to have the OS, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, and Diablo 3. Which should all fit into 60 GB. Could you suggest a CPU/Mobo combination?
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MB http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

CPU http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

The 60GB SSD will fill up with Windows updates in no time so do not put anything else on it.

The video card also needs swapping as it is not suitable.
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Could you suggest a video card that would work with my gaming needs? And does the RAM I swapped to work with the rest of the components?
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As well, does this SSD work in place of the 60GB one? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820104173
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Could you suggest a video card that would work with my gaming needs? And does the RAM I swapped to work with the rest of the components?

Best I can do on a budget http://www.newegg.co...ID=3962334&SID=

Your SSD link goes to the Ram.

Compatible Ram from the MBs QVL http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820104173
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Thanks. Lastly, would you suggest buying any extra fans for my CPU or any componenets? Don't want my new toy to burn out.

EDIT: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227791 ; there is the SSD I mislinked above.

Edited by Xysos, 07 July 2012 - 05:48 PM.

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No your cooling will be fine with that case.
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Could you look at these three SSDs and tell me which is the best/pricewise.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227791

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820211569

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820171545
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Based on the feedback for the drive the SanDisk http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
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