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horganshwag

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I plan on building a gaming desktop to replace my 3 year old laptop but its my first time so i need some help. First should i build a desktop? i have watched tutorials and everything seems pretty easy but most tutorials leave out connecting everything together after its put in place and im worried i could buy all the parts and end up clueless. Heres the parts i plan on getting. please make suggestions or tell me if the parts aren't compatible.

optical drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827118067

case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811156078

HDD
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152185

PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371031

GPU/ram
http://www.newegg.co...t=Combo.1036619

CPU/ mobo
http://www.newegg.co...t=Combo.1031286

$1027

Also im aiming for about a $1200 budget, it is not really strict i just set it because i thought anything higher would be overkill.

Edited by horganshwag, 10 August 2012 - 02:25 AM.

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Hi and welcome,

I have two issues with this build, first up - get yourself a decent power supply. The Nvidia graphics card is very power hungry and you want to be using a quality PSU. I would prefer to see something like this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371031

2nd issue would be the hard drive, definitely consider grabbing an SSD for your boot drive as this will make a massive performance difference.

Also we have our own guide here that I wrote up with some assistance (it was a team effort), here is the link: http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/

Let me know what you think of the tutorial and if you have any questions about a particular part.

Cheers
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Hi and welcome,

I have two issues with this build, first up - get yourself a decent power supply. The Nvidia graphics card is very power hungry and you want to be using a quality PSU. I would prefer to see something like this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371031

2nd issue would be the hard drive, definitely consider grabbing an SSD for your boot drive as this will make a massive performance difference.

Also we have our own guide here that I wrote up with some assistance (it was a team effort), here is the link: http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/

Let me know what you think of the tutorial and if you have any questions about a particular part.

Cheers


Thanks for your suggestions, I will probably use the power supply you reccomended but for at least a little while im probably going to pass on an SSD because i dont really mind longer boot times, but I may upgrade in the future. Also I will read your guide in the morning after i get some sleep
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Not just boot times, but much improved responsiveness overall. If you want a performance boost, get an SSD.

Also if you upgrade in the future you're looking at a fresh install and starting again.
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