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Hi guys, after doing much research and reading of this site, newegg and review sites..I've finally decided on some specs for my first build.
However I want to spend no more than 650.

If anyone could please help me finalize my parts so I could build it before school starts that would be good.

I plan on using this computer for everything..making movies in Sony Vegas..extensive Photoshop.. Dreamweaver..and always having a bunch of programs open.

*** CASES: (I can't decide between these three..please help!) ***
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...098-_-Homepage
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147120

CPU:
Intel i5-2500k

Motherboard:
BIOSTAR TP67XE (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

RAM - 8GB G.SKILL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231426

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159082

Heat sink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

*** GPU: I have no idea what to get, honestly. and I really don't want to pay more than 125~ ***
Please recommend a card that could fit in my case..mobo..processor etc.
I would hope that it could run any mmorpg at max settings.. starcraft 2 & diablo 3
I don't care about the ultra super max settings..just as long as it's smooth and decent

hard drive: not sure..too many options out there. looking for one around 40-50$ ..possibly 60


thank you..will rep everyone that helps.
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post #2 of 9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147120 for the case it is steel with more fans and cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131705
I would go with asus good brand.

Also would used the g-skill ram with 1600 speed. Perfect for gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371020 for the powersupply awesome brand and really good quality.


and for gpu... might want to spend more on it.


or go AMD cheaper.
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post #3 of 9
Definitely spend more on a GPU. 125 bucks won't max out many games at all. The 9800gt is the only GPU that comes to mind for that price.
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post #4 of 9
See if you can get a used 460 for around $100. That's my best recommendation for that price range. Either that or something like a 6850 if you can find one for that price.
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post #5 of 9
HD get the 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3. Cheap, fast and reliable. Best option out there for the price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...spinpoint%20f3
Edited by c0ld - 7/27/11 at 5:59pm
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Quote:
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HD get the Samsung Spinpoint F3. Cheap, fast and reliable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...spinpoint%20f3
Great choice. They are faster then the Caviar Blacks and much cheaper.
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post #7 of 9
I would defnitely change that PSU to something like this:

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W


XFX Core Edition PRO650W

EDIT:

Couple searches indicated that most COOLMAX PSU's are total garbage, don't risk it with a system like that.


EDIT2:

I would go for 460's, check out the forsale section and see what you could find.
Edited by munaim1 - 7/27/11 at 6:08pm
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get a used 560 ti or get one brand new http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500190

imo you should spend more on gpu.alot of games nowadays are so gpu intensive.one can play crysis 2(?) on a p4 processor with a great graphics card.

you dont need that large of a power supply.get this one(recommended)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371046
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
I would defnitely change that PSU to something like this:

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W


XFX Core Edition PRO650W

EDIT:

Couple searches indicated that most COOLMAX PSU's are total garbage, don't risk it with a system like that.


EDIT2:

I would go for 460's, check out the forsale section and see what you could find.
Woops I thought this was for an SLI build, 650w is going to be overkill for a mid range single card. lol as iDaryl said, a quality 400w PSU will do the trick, however if your planning SLI then those I recommend above stand strong
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