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My first build.

post #1 of 16
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So I'm pretty much at a lost right now.

I've been reading up all day and was looking at building a i5-2500k and then saw a combo for the new ivy bridge i5-3750k http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.979637.

So my question is.. is this good for my first time build? I can afford it and I don't really have a budget. I just want a gaming PC that will last me for awhile. And I know saying "will last me for awhile" is bad because I know I will have to upgrade eventually.

and if i were to get the combo is there anything else I should add on too it?

I already plan on adding an SSD, but what about a cooling system?

again, I am not too educated in computers.

All help is appreciated, thanks in advance.


EDIT: Basically am i getting the best bang for my buck or is there a better build you can suggest for me.
post #2 of 16
Just gonna post a short build for ya for price/performance.

Intel Core i5 2500K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 +
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
8GB of Corsair Vengeance (try getting the Blue 1600MHz version)
1TB Hard Drive (WD is best for reliability, but you can choose)
128GB SSD (Crucial or Samsung or Plextor are favored here)
Whatever case pickles your fancy that supports ATX boards (my recommendation here is the NZXT Switch 810)
A decent 650W+ PSU (Post it here before buying, the worst part to skimp on is a PSU.)
post #3 of 16
Is that a good combo? Not for the price. A few hundred too much for a mid-range system.

If you'd like some help, be a bit more specific with your aims:

What do you want your computer be able to do (be specific with programs/games named), and what monitor(s) do you have/want to game on? Are you willing to overclock? What peripherals do you need? Are there any parts you will be reusing from an old build? Do you need windows? What is your budget? Is that number a target or hard maximum? Are you buying from the United States or another country? Is there a Microcenter convenient to you?
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Just gonna post a short build for ya for price/performance.
Intel Core i5 2500K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 +
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
8GB of Corsair Vengeance (try getting the Blue 1600MHz version)
1TB Hard Drive (WD is best for reliability, but you can choose)
128GB SSD (Crucial or Samsung or Plextor are favored here)
Whatever case pickles your fancy that supports ATX boards (my recommendation here is the NZXT Switch 810)
A decent 650W+ PSU (Post it here before buying, the worst part to skimp on is a PSU.)

Thank you very much! What do you think about the one in the link? Or is that overkill?
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Is that a good combo? Not for the price.
What monitors do you have, what do you want your computer be able to do (be specific with programs/games named), and what monitor(s) do you have/want to game on?

Right now I have a 23 inch Acer Monitor (Acer S202HL (1600x900@60Hz)), but I do plan on buying another and going dual. I plan on gaming, making videos with Sony Vegas, ect. maybe some photoshop or animation.

and I want it to last a little bit and not have to upgrade it in a month.
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Right now I have a 23 inch Acer Monitor (Acer S202HL (1600x900@60Hz)), but I do plan on buying another and going dual. I plan on gaming, making videos with Sony Vegas, ect. maybe some photoshop or animation.
and I want it to last a little bit and not have to upgrade it in a month.

scratch that its 20'
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Is that a good combo? Not for the price. A few hundred too much for a mid-range system.
If you'd like some help, be a bit more specific with your aims:
What do you want your computer be able to do (be specific with programs/games named), and what monitor(s) do you have/want to game on? Are you willing to overclock? What peripherals do you need? Are there any parts you will be reusing from an old build? Do you need windows? What is your budget? Is that number a target or hard maximum? Are you buying from the United States or another country? Is there a Microcenter convenient to you?

I'm from the US.
This build is from scratch, im sick and tired of this laptop.
I'm more than willing to learn to overclock.
I don't really have a budget, I just want the best bang for my buck in the mid-range gaming pc.
There is a Microcenter about 3 hours from me (i just googled that, ive never heard of the store.
I do need windows.
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Edit: Ok, I'll put together what I'd consider mid-range. A microcenter 3 hours away isn't worth it for the savings, so I'll ignore that.
    
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post #9 of 16
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So what I read is: you have a crappy monitor, and want to game on a better one. Your setup would thus be one good monitor (for gaming) and your old monitor (sitting to the side for browsing, whatever). You still need to answer the rest of the questions, particularly budget (including for the new monitor), if you would like advice on parts for building your own computer (the only reasonable way to get a high-end gaming computer in the United States without paying a premium of a few hundred dollars at least (low end it's easier to find decent deals).

No I like my monitor. smile.gif
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Edit: Ok, I'll put together what I'd consider mid-range. A microcenter 3 hours away isn't worth it for the savings, so I'll ignore that.

k, sounds good, i will be pricing out the build suggested above you.
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