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      07-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #9
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Thanks to the previous poster, im on there as well! same username, fyi

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http://www.overclockers.com/forums/

also check out tomshardware.com
I came across tomshardware as i was searching, if HF doesnt help me out, ill check out those two.

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same as last response, thanks tho

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If you post what you're looking for in a build and what your budget is, we can help you out.

Okay! Im a software guy, not a hardware guy, so i have no idea about these parts, but i picked them out of MaximumPC and a few other PC magazines... Here is what im trying to do....


A windows 7 gaming computer, with a budget around 1500$. I need everything, including monitor/keyboard. My theory is that if it can handle games with the high intensities like Far Cry 3, then it can handle MSWord and Photoshop/DreamWeaver lol So here is what i have compiled so far:

MONITOR-

Asus PA238Q $ 300

CASE-

NZXT PHANTOM- 130 or Corsair CARBIDE 500R 140$

COOLER-

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO- $ 35

CPU-

INTEL CORE I5-2500K 3.3GHZ $ 220

MOTHERBOARD-

Gigabytega-z68xp-ud3 $ 155

RAM-

Corsair Vengeance 8GB- 2 sticks x 4gb each- $50

VIDEOCARD-

Xfx Radeon HD 6950- $ 250

SOUND CARD-

Sound Blaster x-fi titanium fatality series- $120

OPTICALDRIVE-

ASUS 24XDVD RW DRW-24B1ST- $ 20

HARD DRIVE-
Seagate Barracude 3TB $200 - solid state for massive storing
OCZ Agility 3120GB $160 - for high transfer rates, do i really need both of these?

POWER SUPPLY-

Corsair TX750M $125

OS-
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM- $ 100

KEYBOARD-

Microsoft Sidewinder X4- $50


OPTIONAL:
Corsair Vengeance 1500 - $ 95




The only problem is that im not sure if any of these components are compatible with eachother, if they are out of date (some are), if there are better options for less money, and im also spending too much.

Right now, with those specs, im also 350$ or more out of my budget..



So!
Help me slim the cost down, upgrade some of the more important aspects and help me save money on the stuff i dont need. Ya know, spec it out for me




I appreciate it all.

Eric
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