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Hey. My friend wants to buy a new pc to replace his laptop. budget is around $1500. main uses will be for gaming and school work.
i put together this build just then. what do you think. he WILL NOT be overclocking his cpu so no need for a aftermarket cooler.
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post #2 of 17
Get rid of that WD black and get F3.. saves $30. And your SSD really only need to be 60GB. Put extra savings in a GTX 570.
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post #3 of 17
An after market cooler like the Cooler Master 212+ is so cheap as to be worth throwing in and even if he never overclocks his cpu temps will be much lower and his computer will be quieter.
Don't under estimate how nice a quiet computer can be. My customer always love how quiet the computer I make them are.
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I believe you have chosen triple channel ram which isn't supported. Change to a dual channel kit!
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thanks guys. can you suggest me some ram then?
    
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post #6 of 17
No complaint's about the cpu or mobo, however 1155 is dual channel RAM, any 1.5v CL9 kit would do the trick.

As for the HDD, get a cheaper sata 2 drive, wd black and f3's are pretty good. As tryceo said, 60gb wil be enough for a boot drive and a couple games.

Even though you said he won't be overclocking, it is really easy overclocking these sandy's to around 4.5ghz, a budget after market cooler like 212+ would be a great investment. just something to think about, other than that good build
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No complaint's about the cpu or mobo, however 1155 is dual channel RAM, any 1.5v CL9 kit would do the trick.

As for the HDD, get a cheaper sata 2 drive, wd black and f3's are pretty good. As tryceo said, 60gb wil be enough for a boot drive and a couple games.

Even though you said he won't be overclocking, it is really easy overclocking these sandy's to around 4.5ghz, a budget after market cooler like 212+ would be a great investment. just something to think about, other than that good build
This. Or even just use the automatic OC if he really doesn't want to, it's always better than stock You chose a K series CPU, so take full use of it
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alright thanks. changing things now. could someone suggest a good ram. im not to sure which ones are good compared to others
    
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post #9 of 17
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1517

or

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1517

For RAM. Personally id dtich the antec case and go with a HAF 932 or HAF X...for room and cable management.
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