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Shazbam

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Hey everyone, I'm building my first computer and just wanted help making sure I have enough power, room , no compatibility issues and of course any suggestions for improvement / reduce cost are most welcome!

Case: http://www.newegg.ca...ht-_-11-129-021

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813131735

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16819103996

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231314

HDD: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822145473

Graphics card: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814125417

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139021

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Hope I didn't forget any info.


Few of my main questions are:

1. Is the PSU enough power?

2. Graphics card - I keep reading to check the 12v rail amperage but cannot seem to find that info anywhere, so this kinda goes with question 1.

3. I don't believe my motherboard has built-in wifi, can you buy a motherboard with this, or the network card itself? (I looked around didn't seem to find any so if anyone has more info on this.)


Well I believe I put all the info and questions I was concerned with, hope to hear some helpful replies / suggestions!

Thanks in advance for the help!

Edited by Shazbam, 20 July 2012 - 03:16 PM.

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:welcome: Shazbam

Some pointers for you below in bold, I hope you find them helpful;

Hey everyone, I'm building my first computer and just wanted help making sure I have enough power, room , no compatibility issues and of course any suggestions for improvement / reduce cost are most welcome!

Case: http://www.newegg.ca...ht-_-11-129-021
Great case.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813131735
Rather costly and I would get a less expensive one and put the cash saved towards a better video card.

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16819103996
Good CPU and price.

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231314
Good brand but can I just make sure your OS is the 64-bit version.

HDD: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822145473 Have you read the feedback tab at Newegg!
A less expensive option http://us.ncix.com/p...te&promoid=1261

Graphics card: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814125417
Needs improving as it is the one weak component on the list, see benchmark where it is placed at #62 http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+7750

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139021
Good brand, plenty of power and 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
What type of disk is it please.

Hope I didn't forget any info.
You have not included an optical disk such as a DVD burner/drive, you will need one to install Windows.


Few of my main questions are:

1. Is the PSU enough power? Plenty.

2. Graphics card - I keep reading to check the 12v rail amperage but cannot seem to find that info anywhere, so this kinda goes with question 1. This is important and one of the main reasons that you should not select a PSU until all other hardware is chosen and confirmed as available, AMD actually recommend what PSUs to use with their cards, for the HD7750 see http://support.amd.c...es/listing.aspx

3. I don't believe my motherboard has built-in wifi, can you buy a motherboard with this, or the network card itself? (I looked around didn't seem to find any so if anyone has more info on this.)

These type of MB are uncommon and expensive, example http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128549 stick with a wireless adapter such as http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833315091 or a card like the example @ http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833166021

Well I believe I put all the info and questions I was concerned with, hope to hear some helpful replies / suggestions!

Thanks in advance for the help!


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Shazbam

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Hey thanks for the reply, much appreciated!

I changed my motherboard for a cheaper one as suggested:

http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813131736

My OS will be 64 bit and I didn't include an optical drive because I already have one.

Thanks for pointing out the feedback on the HDD, I switched to the one you recommended.

Graphics cards are a nightmare, I can't seem to find a decent one around the $150 mark, still looking though, any suggestions on that? (there are so many!)



Thanks for the answers! bookmarked that site for the recommended PSUs. I didn't know those wireless adapters were so cheap! I will add one of those in, thanks a ton for your help!
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phillpower2

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You are welcome :thumbsup:

Good choice for the alternative MB + the beauty of a 5yr warranty.

OS and HDD :thumbsup:

Video card suggestion http://www.newegg.co...ID=3962334&SID= the nearest to this was the HD 6870 @ $169.99, see benchmark http://www.videocard...h_end_gpus.html

For getting the best prices I use pcpartpicker http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/ - you can change the search tab to the US (top right hand corner of page) amongst other countries, it will then allow you enter and save your build picking the best prices and only allow you so select parts that are compatible, simply enter your choice of MB or CPU first and so on.
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Alright, I'll try that out, thanks again for all the help, info and links! :) I will look around for that video card then go ahead and build it!!!

Have a good one!
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:thumbsup:

Let us know how it goes or if we can answer any questions.
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