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I'm building my own computer and i need help!


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I'm trying to build a gaming computer so i can play games like BF3 world of warcraft call of duty and skyrim and other games like that on high setting and so far this is what i have come up with.
case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811322047
motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138353
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231490
hard drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533
video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102984
operating system: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116992
i don't know what power supply i should use i was thinking this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341053
if you think i should change some thing tell me plz. I'm not on a budget so if you think i should add something just tell me.
i don't know what op drive i should use so if you know of a good one do tell me it would be very appreciated i prefer one that is blue-ray and a regular DVD-ROM. and again if i got something wrong plz tell me and if the upgrade is ungodly expensive do not suggest plz.
and one last note i already bought the case.
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and if you know of a good computer screen i would love to see it because mine is starting to get fuzzy and stuff
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I suggest this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jQpi it is very close to your build. The 3570k is a newer ivy bridge cpu and is 100mhz faster then the 2500k 3.4 and the 2500k is 3.3 and is only 10 bucks more so worth it in my opinion. If you just switch the 2500k to the 3570k and change your mobo to a z75 or z77 ivy bridge compitible one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155 and maybe add an ssd drive 120 gig or so for your os i think you will be more then pleased with your system.

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

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

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820167121

The ssd will allow faster loading windows and the faster cpu and the more modern mobo it will be one mean gaming system. Although you can do fine with 8 gigs of ram in a gaming rig 32 gigs is a bit over kill to be honest i doubt you would even use 16 in gaming to be honest.
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ok thanks for the info on the cpu ill change that and i will get the motherboard to but i already bought the one motherboard is there a way to send that back or do i have to resell it
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155

It is a z77 so it is an ivy bridge mobo so compatible lol. So it will work if you still want to use it.

Edited by Zolton33, 09 October 2012 - 03:40 PM.

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so would i be better off keeping the motherboard i have or getting the other one and would that be a good video card for the games i what to play and is the psu over kill for what i got and i would like to upgrade some stuff in the future thats why i was going with the 1000w psu
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The gpu is fine. And the mobo should work fine for you. And no the psu should do you well if you ever need to upgrade your gpu or if you ever plan to maybe crossfire in the near future. You could probably get by with 650 or so but if you can afford the bit higher psu now then it would be a good investment. I would definitely invest in a ssd drive for your os trust me it is money well spent. It will launch programs so much faster you will wonder what you ever did withoutit.
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ok ill get an ssd what size should i get and what is the difference between the ivy bridge and the sandy bridge cpus and do you know of any good computer screens.what are some good psu names to look for also do you know of any good op drives that would be good with this

Edited by hgdjf12, 09 October 2012 - 04:04 PM.

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120 gigs should be fine the trick to using ssd drives is to try to keep what is on them as low as possible and only keep important programs and such on them. The differences between the ivy and sandy are quite a bit but the main are the power usage the integrated graphics and the higher performance of the ivy over the sandy. PSU i would find one that suits your needs in size and price and read up on it. Some brands are better then others. Antec makes some good ones. And by screen are you talking about a monitor? And http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= that is a decent optical drive.
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ok thanks for the help if i have any more questions ill ask later ill put a pic on here after im done with the build and yes i ment the monitor

Edited by hgdjf12, 09 October 2012 - 04:54 PM.

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Hi hgdjf12.


Please post your final selection of parts before purchasing them, this will enable us to do a compatibility check.
What is your budget?
What brand/model monitor are you using now? what size are you considering buying?





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ok will post the final list before i buy the budget can differ so i estimate round $1600 but that is just rough estimate. the screen i have now is a dell i don't know what type of dell but it is taking a crap on me because it is starting to get fuzzy and is randomly auto adjusting with out me doing it and it is a small screen anyways. i was planning on getting a bigger one and is there anything special about having 3 or more screens and what is a good screen for gaming
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ok this is the parts so far
case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811322047
motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138353
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157293
witch motherboard should i get cant decide i like the asrock more than the biostar but i already bought the biostar but i can resell it so thats not a problem
cpu: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504
ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231490
video card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102984
operating system: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116992
HHD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533
SSD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820239045
optic drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135247
optic drive 2: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135224
cooler: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065
and i got a bigger cooler because my room is hotter than normal.
ok i don't know what monitor to get so suggestions will be great i might get more HDDS i don't know yet
the price with the rebates and stuff like that for it if i get the asrock motherboard will be:$1,327.17
and with the biostar it will be:$1,302.17
i got some promo codes so i will be lower and i think im going with the asrock motherboard but still not sure.
and i still don't know what power supply to get i want one that's 750w so i can use for future builds or add stuff to this one and would it be better to have a modular one or no
and now i think im going to get three of these monitors:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236288
would i have to get more video cards or not and if i do can i crossfire a PCI-E gen3 x16 video card with a PCI-E gen2 x16 video cards

Edited by hgdjf12, 10 October 2012 - 02:14 PM.

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Case. I know it is a personal choice but should meet some criteria, does it have air filters? good controllable air flow? rigid construction? How many have the site/s sold. Always read the feedback looking for a common problem. I would not buy a case with 80mm fans as they are always very noisy. You can do better, consider.
> http://www.newegg.co...5E11-129-087-TS

GPU. Good, If you take the saving on the RAM, (lower down) consider upgrading for much better performance, > http://www.newegg.co...82E16814102983 Compare, > http://uk.hardware.i...--7870-round-up

Mobo. Biostar are reasonable, but considered the cheapee brand. I much prefer the Asrock, Can you return or exchange the Biostar?

CPU. Good.

RAM. No, you are wasting your $. 8GB is considered the sweet spot for a gamer, 16GB if you are going to do heavy video/photo work. Any of these, I favour the Aires Series. > http://www.newegg.co...5E20-231-445-TS

HDD. Good.

SSD. OK, prefer this, better performance. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227791

Optical drive? You would only need 1.

Cooler. No. You do not need it, the stock one is more than capable of keeping the CPU within it's thermal footprint. I would build first, and if you really need better, ad later, You should be aware that over clocking and or using an after market cooler will void the warranty on a retail boxed CPU where a heat sink and cooler are supplied,
Do you want more details?

Monitors first. Good choice for the type of panel but if you are to game over three, you have to watch the size of the side bezel. If they are too wide, the impinge on the scene. Lets come back to them later.

Both video cards being considered will game over three monitors..

PSU. still not able go select yet.

Go to this site, > http://pcpartpicker....parts/partlist/ Register, select your country, top right, select your part, post a link back in your next reply.

Edited by iammykyl, 10 October 2012 - 10:57 PM.

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Case. I know it is a personal choice but should meet some criteria, does it have air filters? good controllable air flow? rigid construction? How many have the site/s sold. Always read the feedback looking for a common problem. I would not buy a case with 80mm fans as they are always very noisy. You can do better, consider.
> http://www.newegg.co...5E11-129-087-TS


yea i read the reviews it did have problem with the fans so before i bought it i knew i was going to buy new fans the noisy aspect of it i don't really care about noise it don't bother me so that's fine and yes it does have air filters and i love the look it has and to go with the fans part do you know of any red led fans that's are good and will fit on the case.



GPU. Good, If you take the saving on the RAM, (lower down) consider upgrading for much better performance, > http://www.newegg.co...82E16814102983 Compare, > http://uk.hardware.i...--7870-round-up



yea i like both of them so im stuck i like the way the 7850 looks alot but the 7870 is better and you didn't answer the one question about if i can crossfire a video card in a PCI express 3.0 with a video card in a PCI express 2.0 i still don't understand that and will the image be good on 3 monitors or will it be better with just one and can i get two of the cheaper ones then crossfire them to make the image better

Mobo. Biostar are reasonable, but considered the cheapee brand. I much prefer the Asrock, Can you return or exchange the Biostar?



ok im going with the asrock



CPU. Good.

awesome!!!


RAM. No, you are wasting your $. 8GB is considered the sweet spot for a gamer, 16GB if you are going to do heavy video/photo work. Any of these, I favour the Aires Series. > http://www.newegg.co...5E20-231-445-TS


im going to stay with the 32g because i like to have it there for future builds and if i try to render stuff i will be fast.




HDD. Good.

ok thats good to know.


SSD. OK, prefer this, better performance. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227791


ok im going to get the one you suggested so it looks alot faster and durable then the one i picked out.




Optical drive? You would only need 1.


i have the space and its just a blu ray drive and a cd dvd rom drive thats two drives and there cheap so yeah.

Cooler. No. You do not need it, the stock one is more than capable of keeping the CPU within it's thermal footprint. I would build first, and if you really need better, ad later, You should be aware that over clocking and or using an after market cooler will void the warranty on a retail boxed CPU where a heat sink and cooler are supplied,
Do you want more details?

yea you can get a warranty for the after market cooler and for over clocking but i dont think i need to overclock so i wont get the cooler in less i have to later on.


Monitors first. Good choice for the type of panel but if you are to game over three, you have to watch the size of the side bezel. If they are too wide, the impinge on the scene. Lets come back to them later.

ok ill find a screen with a smaller bezel and post it here.


Both video cards being considered will game over three monitors..

ok but will the image be better if i cross fire the two cheaper ones.


PSU. still not able go select yet.

ok.


Go to this site, > http://pcpartpicker....parts/partlist/ Register, select your country, top right, select your part, post a link back in your next reply.



ok heres the link did you want the link to my account or to and item that im getting http://pcpartpicker....12/preferences/
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