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i3 2100
gigabyte h61-m (comes in a bundle with the i3)
g.skill ripjaws 2x2gb
wdc blue 1tb 32mb
haf 912
asus 24x dvd
antec neo eco 450w (we get a 450 here)
asus gtx 460 (768)


total is about $510 + 13% tax = $580 here (canada)
how is this build?

also, is the neo eco and the gtx 460 compatible? (i think the 460 need 2x 6pin pci-e right, but does it come with a moelx to 6pin connector?)
Edited by reyo - 4/30/11 at 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by reyo View Post
i3 2100
gigabyte h61-m
g.skill ripjaws 2x2gb
wdc blue 1tb 32mb
haf 912
asus 24x dvd
antec neo eco 450w (we get a 450 here)
asus gtx 460 (768)


total is about $510 + 13% tax = $580 here (canada)
how is this build?

also, is the neo eco and the gtx 460 compatible? (i think the 460 need 2x 6pin pci-e right, but does it come with a moelx to 6pin connector?)
Yes the 560 does come with a molex adapter.
Two other things you should consider

1 - change te hard drive to a black edition... It is a bit more expensive, but it is much faster than the blue. I think everyone will agree the blue is now a dead product line.

2 - you should seriously reconsider the 912. The case, don't get me wrong, is an exceptional case, BUT it is severely limited in terms of space. It WILL be a nightmare using that to install all your parts - especially it this is your first build. You should consider either a haf 922, which is considerably bigger, or a 932, which is the biggest of them all. These cases will allow for impressive amounts of air to pass without sacrificing the quietness. They also allow much more in terms of expandability. For example, a 922 or 932 will allow for custom water cooling loops, or even a big air cooler such as the thermalright archon. If you cannot afford the 932, I would also suggest the cooler master storm scout - which is also another gray case.

I would also consider a 1gb version of 460, especially if you plan on gaming at high resolutions. It'll help when you play any game at resolutions above 720p. It costs a bit more, but it's totally worth it. Not to mention you'll have future-proofed yourself a bit when newer games come out.

And finally, I would consider a corsair power supply - something to the order of 500w. A corsair tx or hx series is a reputable brand without sacrificing any quality.
Other than that, everything else looks fine.
Edited by shinigamibob - 4/30/11 at 3:32pm
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Yes the 560 does come with a molex adapter.
Two other things you should consider

1 - change te hard drive to a black edition... It is a bit more expensive, but it is much faster than the blue. I think everyone will agree the blue is now a dead product line.

2 - you should seriously reconsider the 912. The case, don't get me wrong, is an exceptional case, BUT it is severely limited in terms of space. It WILL be a nightmare using that to install all your parts - especially it this is your first build. You should consider either a haf 922, which is considerably bigger, or a 932, which is the biggest of them all. These cases will allow for impressive amounts of air to pass without sacrificing the quietness. They also allow much more in terms of expandability. For example, a 922 or 932 will allow for custom water cooling loops, or even a big air cooler such as the thermalright archon. If you cannot afford the 932, I would also suggest the cooler master storm scout - which is also another gray case.

Other than that, everything else looks fine.
i was considering black 500gb but the benchmark for this blue is even better than the black 1tb cuz apparently the blue 1tb is also 32mb cache and support sata 6gbs (not that it matters) just like the black and it's on sale for a very good price so that's why

i rli can't afford any more, $600 is the maximum cutoff, so the extra $20 i might get a hyper 212+ on sale for $20 right now

i don't have many parts and it's a matx board so i think it shud be fine
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I updated the post above yours a few minutes ago - you might want to check that.

Also, if you cannot afford any more, and no hard feelings, I really think you should wait a bit until you CAN afford at least the case. It'll serve you much better in the future. A storm scout in Canada costs about $80-90, and maybe add about $50-80 to cover the better gpu and power supply.

Unless, you need this machine ASAP in which case, i guess it should work fine. But if you can wait a little, I think you will be much happier with the changes.



In the long run, waiting a few weeks or months is worth it over jumping the gun now and regretting it later on. I had to learn that the hard way.
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That antec is a seasonic, he doesn't need an overpriced corsair which will probably have the same or worse internals.
    
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That antec is a seasonic, he doesn't need an overpriced corsair which will probably have the same or worse internals.
Fair enough. I didn't look up the specs on the antec. If it is a Seasonic, then there is absolutely no problems there.
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from one budget builder to another, your best bet is to buy used parts or new unused parts from members at discounted prices. your dollar can go along way if your patient and flexible.
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from one budget builder to another, your best bet is to buy used parts or new unused parts from members at discounted prices. your dollar can go along way if your patient and flexible.
^^ This. We should have a good deal of members selling stuff here on OCN... just shop around.
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nice am doing a very similar build for my wifey computer, i just picked up this weekend probably the am sale as you

Gigabyte h67m-b3
i3-2100
g.skill ripjaws 2x4gb (am returning it and getting the Corsair XMS3 Classic 2x4GB instead)
Western Digital 750 black

hopefully picking up tomorrow

Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler
D-Link DWA-556

am throwing this all in my old case which is an Antec
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=031094

am goin to replace and add a few fans to it
1 x Enermax T.B.SILENCE UCTB12
2 x Thermaltake Blue-Eye AF0035

as for a video card i hope my old one will work in it
    
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Someone is gonna have to point it out sometime, but change that WDC Blue 1TB to a Samsung Spinpoint F3. If you're in Canada you can also check out NCIX.
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