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post #1 of 32
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Thanks to Answ3r for the help, though still not complete.

cpu: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115070 320$
mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128478 $185
GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814125372 $251
mem: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231313 x 2 100$
psu: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139021 115$
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233 $60
hdd: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822136533 $100
burner: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827106335 $26
monitor: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...16824009257CVF 150$
Webcam: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16826105217 25$
Cards: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820134753 20$
Audio: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...16836150041CVF 30$
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835103065 40$
Keyboard:http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...16823126100CVF 120$

320 + 185 + 251 + 100 + 115 + 60 + 100 + 26 + 150 + 25 + 20 + 30 + 40 + 120

1542$
+ tax
+ some shipping

0$ to spare on fans, heat shrinks, shipping if I missed calculating it, etc. :[





I was wondering if:

1. I messed up somewhere.
2. If it's a "good" build.
3. It sadly NEEDS a mid-tower case for space issues, hence low profile gfx due to space...I think that's right, unless you can fit a normal sized card in there and keep a good air-intake and output to keep it cool..even the cpu cooler fan / sink is small.
4. 1500$ budget for everything incl/ speakers/monitor/ etc
5. Already have a mouse (@6speed)
Edited by Derpes - 5/19/11 at 10:54am
post #2 of 32
You forgot a mouse
 
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post #3 of 32
You don't really need a Z68 board unless you are buying an sdd. And that graphics card is really not powerful for any sort of gaming. Save some money on the mobo and splurge on the graphics card.

Edit: just saw your psu choice. You definatley don't need an 850 watt.
Edited by ii Wingman - 5/19/11 at 8:50am
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post #4 of 32
You can fit much more graphics into that case. You could even go with a HAF 912 and fit up to a 12" card. Also, as Wing said, you don't really need a Z68 unless you are going with an SSD.
post #5 of 32
You have a $200 psu for a $60 gpu? Take a hundred off that psu and get a better gpu. At least a 460 or something.
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I'd select a cheaper PSU, mobo, HDD and use the money to buy a better case and graphics card. Maybe Lancool PC-K56 and Sapphire Vapor-X HD5770.
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post #7 of 32
Alternate PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product

Alternate Mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-478-_-Product

Alternate GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127565

You don't really need a sound card all that much either, especially when its forcing you to skimp out on more important features.

EDIT: Also, you can get a decent mechanical keyboard for 80, which will be superior to the rubber dome you have picked out. Xarmor U9, you can find it with MX Cherry Browns. Additionally, if you plan to do any sort of OCing, then you will want at least a CM Hyper 212+.
Edited by answ3r - 5/19/11 at 9:23am
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post #9 of 32
Yeah, definitely a cheaper PSU, MOBO, and HDD. And spend more on the GPU. If you like that case then get it; I'm sure that case can easily accommodate a 10-11" cards like the HD 6850/70 or a GTX 460/560/Ti
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post #10 of 32
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This is why I love OCN.

Leave your build, come back, see a bunch of useful, helpful, non-troll replies.

Yeah I thought the card was a bit low-budget, and I thought I'd buy a 850w psu to accommodate any future additions. I was thinking of getting an SDD, but yeah, it seems like it's just not really "for" a 'budget' build.

I'll take your ideas and edit my initial post in a minute.

(PS: Thanks for the replies, very helpful once again!)
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