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post #21 of 42
550w is fine. But if you can get a good one. Bronze rated.
post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by OverClocker55 View Post

550w is fine. But if you can get a good one. Bronze rated.
The Seasonic I picked out is Gold Rated.
post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by JRuxGaming View Post

The Seasonic I picked out is Gold Rated.
Even better!
post #24 of 42
Thread Starter 
What about a Solid State Drive (ssd)? Would you guys recommend that or is that not necessary?
post #25 of 42
For the extra performance, yes. I recommend Sean's guide for picking out a great SSD.
This was on my thread I made for recommendations:
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Wait a week or two, there are sales on top end drives like every few days lol. I'll link you sales as they come.
If you need one this moment this would be a better buy: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?is=REG&Q=&A=details&O=productlist&sku=857319
post #26 of 42
If you are planning on going the AMD route on a GPU, I would suggest the 7870 or higher. If you are planning on spending $300+ on a GPU, you may be able to find a 7950 on sale. The 7770 is a waste of money for this system and the GTX 660 ti is a beast, but I believe for the same price you can jump into the 7900 series for AMD cards. The PSU you chose is a solid one. I just put a 650w Seasonic Gold Rated PSU in my rig and it's amazing.

Also, newegg's youtube channel has a three part video on how to build a computer. It is very helpful and straight forward and what I used to learn how to build a computer; my sig rig. You will find it surprisingly easy to build a computer as well as rewarding because YOU built the computer that you are using. It also gives you a familiarity with the rig so that if anything goes wrong you will be able to trouble shoot easier.

Good luck!
onlyHAFsane
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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onlyHAFsane
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FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by coh2build View Post

This build seems do able. I also need a WIFI hookup, is there a certain one OCN would recommend?
Hey guys just wanted to give everyone an update. It seems that i will be going with this build with an added SSD drive...OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). I am looking to start buying all the hardware and what not aroudn christmas. Im going to be checking newegg everyday to see if anything goes onsale. If anyone else finds any of the hardware on sale somewhere else PLEASE let me know so i can buy it!

Thanks alot and I will let everyone know how the build goes when I start procuring the parts smile.gif
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by JRuxGaming View Post

Let's try this:
Build
CPU $140
AMD FX-6300 Vishera
Motherboard $119
MSI 990FXA-GD65V2
Ram $70 (Get 2)
Samsung "Wonder" Ram 16GB
HDD $70
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
GPU $230 (or $290 Ti)
EVGA Superclocked GTX 660
Case $50
COOLER MASTER Elite 431
Power Supply $70
Seasonic G Series 550W
Mouse and Keyboard $18
Logitech MK120 Mouse+Keyboard
Optical Drive $16
LITE-ON DVD Burner
Operating System
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM $100
Total=$883
**Note: Most prices are rounded to nearest $1

This is the build plus SSD...
post #29 of 42
You don't want Windows 8, imho. I just installed it on a rig I built for some friends, had to flash the BIOS, hunt down proper drivers for EVERYTHING, and they still cannot play their free copy of Far Cry 3, which was a download, because the download is not compatible. I spent more time trying to get Windows 8 to work than I did actually building their computer. Since Windows 8 is still an infant OS I would suggest sticking with a 64 bit Windows 7, it has worked flawlessly for me for the past couple of years and everything works on Windows 7.
onlyHAFsane
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by boxwunder13 View Post

You don't want Windows 8, imho. I just installed it on a rig I built for some friends, had to flash the BIOS, hunt down proper drivers for EVERYTHING, and they still cannot play their free copy of Far Cry 3, which was a download, because the download is not compatible. I spent more time trying to get Windows 8 to work than I did actually building their computer. Since Windows 8 is still an infant OS I would suggest sticking with a 64 bit Windows 7, it has worked flawlessly for me for the past couple of years and everything works on Windows 7.
I haven't had any problems with Far Cry 3, and it is a downloaded copy through UPlay as well (separate from steam). Plus, I believe coh2build already decided on Windows 7 anyways.
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