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Need some advice for my build i believe its pretty solid except for i havent really decided what to do for a gpu any suggestions?

CPU- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
Mobo- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0384988
RAM- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0359910
Case- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0283272
Optical Drive- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0322335
PSU- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0367316
Cool Fan- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315397
HDD- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0347227 orrrrrr
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0385098

This is what ive come up with so far tell me what you guys think... give me any suggestions....
Also can someone help me with a GPU some of you guys already did but i kinda want to pick it up tomorrow at micro center most the stuff i have linked are at Microcenter i live near the boston cambridge
what would be a good GPU for me?
should i do one or two?
If you guys think i should wait for a better one on newegg or something then let me know please smile.gif
post #2 of 33
Is this spam?
Generally posts that end in *.gif are....Why is that *.gif there??
a)wd green is 5400 rpm..get a WD blue or black
b)RAM is meh ..get this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094

PSU...eh..My OCZ RMA didn't go very well.. I had to fight :sozo.gif ..but it should be OK

1 larger GPU is better
Edited by Schmuckley - 5/14/12 at 10:40pm
 
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post #3 of 33
I would choose a better psu such as a XFX psu that is a seasonic rebadge. How much more can you spend for the GPU?
post #4 of 33

Are you using the HDD listed as a boot drive? If so, I would recommend against using a Green drive as a boot drive. Try a WD Caviar Blue or something similar. And to echo tr4656, how much are you willing to spend on a GPU?

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post #5 of 33
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Sorry im not trying to spam just trying to look for advice...
and tr4656 i can spend up to 200 to 300 for a gpu and can you link me a psu

btw im trying to hopefully pick this all up at microcenter in boston ma tomorrow but if you think i should do newegg ill do that as well....
post #6 of 33
I would change out the Caviar Green for this one: Seagate Barracuda 500gb. Should be a bit quicker as your os drive (using the 1.5tb drive for storage).

For psu, the ZS series by OCZ are actually pretty good. At $60 after mir, that is a good deal.

Case: Skip the mir and go with this: Xigmatec Asgard. Better cable management and good airflow.

Gpu: From microcenter, this is the best deal going: Zotac 560ti $195 after $25 mir. If it was my $$, I would get the XFX 6870 from Newegg for $150 after mir - similar performance to 560ti for less $$.
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post #7 of 33

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i can spend up to 200 to 300 for a gpu

 

I would recommend an MSI or ASUS 7850. Great performance for the money (usually around $250).

 

Also keep in mind that Microcenter will often price match products with Newegg, so if you don't want to wait for things to ship, that's always an option you should consider.

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post #8 of 33
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I would recommend an MSI or ASUS 7850. Great performance for the money (usually around $250).

Also keep in mind that Microcenter will often price match products with Newegg, so if you don't want to wait for things to ship, that's always an option you should consider.

So you think i should get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663 because this was on my list for gpu (just didnt want to wait)
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That looks good..I wouldn't recommend an Asus videocard..or XFX ..Asus=has a thin pcb
XFX=the "Dell" of videocards
 
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post #10 of 33

Quote:
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So you think i should get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663 because this was on my list for gpu (just didnt want to wait)

 

That's an excellent GPU. I would definitely recommend it.

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