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tommydude

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I have never built a computer before but I am now interested. I'm looking to spend something around $500. This will hook straight up to my tv and act mainly as a gaming console for games like BF3.

Here is a Build I found. I noticed the psu looked rather junky and could be improved. Perhaps there are other improvements to be made

Edited by tommydude, 24 September 2012 - 07:16 PM.

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iammykyl

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Hi tommydude, Posted Image

Did you choose the build because of the small form factor? Or because of the price?
SFF for a gaming rig is always a compromise, prone to overheating without good airflow, then they become noisy, very limited upgrade path.

Below is a much, much better build for you to consider, with a great upgrade path.

Notes.

Your build and suggested. do not include an OS.
There may be taxes (state, depending where you live), even Amazon are being forced to introduce them.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iutR

Edit parts list link.

Edited by iammykyl, 25 September 2012 - 05:45 AM.

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phillpower2

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If I may chime in with some input guys.

I agree with iammyky and you would be better off with the list of components provided, I would however suggest an alternative PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139027 less expensive + it has a power cord supplied unlike the Antec, the cash saved could be put towards a better 256-bit add on video card.
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iammykyl

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Thanks Phillpower2, great find.

I have edited the link in Post #2.
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iammykyl

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Hi.

How is your selection of parts going? An update would be appreciated.
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