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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Hi,
Not sure if this is the rigth thread. Apologies if not.

I am thinking to buy a new computer this black friday and need your help.

I am looking for a small, quiet config and i am trying to keep the price below 800$, max top 1000$ with monitor.
I already have the keyboard, mouse and S.O.

I am going to use it a lot for working and sometimes to play some games. I am not the gamer i was but i would like to enjoy some of the new games.

MBO: Not sure how much i must spend. I only need one that can be overclocked in the future. This is where i need more help.

Processor: Intel for sure. One that could be overclocked in the future is also important.

Hard disk:
One SSD for the SO (128Gb) and one HDD for data. 1Tb should be ok as i have some external usb disks.

RAM: 2x4Gb will be more than enough.

GPU: something not too expensive but enough to play some games. Something that i could replace it after two years if i start to play more often. I do not like to make SLI or similar.

PSU: i think that 650 will be ok thinking also that i would like to use it in the future. Will be better to go for a 750?

Coolers: now i am not going to OC at all. So i prefer to have something silent than other thing. But in the future (1-2 years) i would like to OC it, so maybe is it worth to invest on something i could use later.

Case: Size is important. I know that when i go for OC i will need more space inside but for now i prefer to keep it small and silent.

Monitor: something around 20-26" and cheap.

I am not sure if i am missing something.

Also i would like to know if there is any laptop that could compete with a computer like this investing like 200$ more. I will stay here 2 years, but after that, mobility could be something important. I do not think that laptop exists, but tell me if you know about it.

And about the shopping, i was thinking to buy everything on amazon, but i am not sure if is it possible to find better prices somewhere else online. I live in Orlando, if that helps.

Thank you very much for your help.

Ángel
post #2 of 33

Newegg is a great place to use as well.

 

Regarding the power supply, it really depends on which video card you have.  However, since you will never have more than one video card, a quality-made 550W power supply would be more than enough.  I have to stress "quality-made" because you want to overclock.  Although, it's always critical to avoid low-quality power supplies because everything is depending on it for clean and stable power.

 

I can recommend some from Newegg if you're open to it.

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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
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post #3 of 33
Thread Starter 
Hi, Thanks for the fast reply.

I am open to any suggestion. smile.gif I was thinking on a 650 corsair but not sure if there will be something better/cheaper.

What about the Mob? Any suggestions?
post #4 of 33

You're welcome!

 

I've been out of the loop too long to recommend anything else, but I still feel confident with power supplies.

 

Now, with power supplies, the brand name is about as important as the PSU's outer appearance.  What counts is what's on the inside, and Corsair isn't always the best.  ;)

 

Also, a quality-made 650W power supply would be a good investment if you were planning on having two video cards.  A quality-made 550W power supply would really be more than enough, even if you wanted to have a GTX 680:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_680_sli_review,4.html

 

With one GTX 680 in their system under full load, their power supply pulled 307W from the wall outlet.  Their CPU was idling, so we should add about 150W in order to consider an overclocked Intel CPU under full load (such as an i5-3570K).  So that makes the PSU pulling 457W from the wall outlet, and if it were 85% efficient while pulling 457W from the wall outlet, then that would mean the system is pulling 388W from the PSU.  That means even a quality-made 400W power supply is enough.  What's more, this 388W calculation is if both the video card and the CPU are under maximum load simultaneously.

 

Future upgrades wouldn't be a problem because each new video card released requires less power than its predecessor.  ;)

 

Here's a quality-made, fully modular 550W power supply for $89.99 shipped from Newegg:

 

550W OCZ ZT Series

 

Although, I'm not trying to say that I recommend all OCZ power supplies.  It's just that this unit is safe to recommend.

 

Here are other power supplies that are safe to recommend (but they say that this is not a complete list):

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

;)

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #5 of 33
Here are some laptops that would fit your criteria.

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Gaming-Notebook/lm/R3EC4WID3N8EQS
     
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA... ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB... EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR... CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
AudioOtherOther
Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB Gaming Headset - White CableMod WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip RGB Kit - ... CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Bla... 
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA... ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB... EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR... CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
AudioOtherOther
Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB Gaming Headset - White CableMod WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip RGB Kit - ... CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Bla... 
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sim~build (Click to show) Here's a sim~build around your budget. Hope you like it
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Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
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AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
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AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
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Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
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Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
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AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Team Wolf ZHUQUE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 ... Corsair CS Series CS550M 550W Modular Power Sup... Jonsbo C2 ITX/uATX Case James Donkey112 2000dpi USB Wired Optical Gamin... 
Mouse PadAudio
Perixx DX-3000M Gaming Aluminum Mousepad [Silver] Circle Attitude Multimedia Speaker 2.1 Wireless... 
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post #7 of 33
You should go to a MicroCenter store if you are in the area. They have great bundle deals for cpus and mobos. You can pick up a i7 3770k and a z77 motherboard bundled for about $350. Hope this helps!
post #8 of 33

There aren't any Micro Centers in Florida.

It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #9 of 33
Then in that case, Newegg is the way to go.
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xnuw View Post

sim~build (Click to show) Here's a sim~build around your budget. Hope you like it

Thank you!
So, do you reccomend to go to the i5-3570K or the i7 3770K?
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

You're welcome!

I've been out of the loop too long to recommend anything else, but I still feel confident with power supplies.

Now, with power supplies, the brand name is about as important as the PSU's outer appearance.  What counts is what's on the inside, and Corsair isn't always the best.  wink.gif

Also, a quality-made 650W power supply would be a good investment if you were planning on having two video cards.  A quality-made 550W power supply would really be more than enough, even if you wanted to have a GTX 680:
...

Future upgrades wouldn't be a problem because each new video card released requires less power than its predecessor.  wink.gif

Here's a quality-made, fully modular 550W power supply for $89.99 shipped from Newegg:

550W OCZ ZT Series

Although, I'm not trying to say that I recommend all OCZ power supplies. 
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

PSU:
What about the one xnuw reccomends?

Also i have read very good things about this one:
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

Same price, more W... What do you think?


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Originally Posted by Lshuman View Post

Here are some laptops that would fit your criteria.
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Gaming-Notebook/lm/R3EC4WID3N8EQS

Thanks. I was more thinking on something with a 13" screen and use it connected to a monitor, but the price for something like that is going to be around 1500-1800 and i am not sure it is worth the money.
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