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Help for buying a PC (I'm 14 years old)

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So I originally had a thread that was about having help for getting a gaming PC. But I decided to make it shorter and more understandable.
I'm trying to bet around $800 to give to my parents so they will agree with me to get me a gaming PC. People might say that I should stick with my XBOX because of my friends, but some of my best friends happen to be on PC. One of those friends has a $3,000 machine, he either got lucky or is spoiled, mainly both. What I want is to find a job that I can get some money from. I live near a golf course and I think they said I'll get paid if I clean golf carts, they also said i had to be 14. My grandparents are well known where I live so I also could work at their old hardware store. Hopefully this will get rid pf the confusion from my last thread. Also this is what I'm aiming to get.

CPU: I5 3570K
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7950 (MSI Twin Frozr)
Case: Corsair 550D
MOBO: MSI Z77 GD65
RAM: Corsair Dominator 16GB
PSU: EVGA Supernova NEX-750
HDrive: Western Digital Blue 1TB
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
It costs less then two of my friends builds and has the ability to play any game in the next 5 or so years.
post #2 of 6
swap the 7950 for a gtx 670 you will get far better fps and also better drivers. i know its 1gb less of ram but nvidia works so well and ati stuff always has problems with drivers. I am constantly fixing my drivers almost every update
other than that good luck
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Originally Posted by Blade 117 View Post

swap the 7950 for a gtx 670 you will get far better fps and also better drivers. i know its 1gb less of ram but nvidia works so well and ati stuff always has problems with drivers. I am constantly fixing my drivers almost every update
other than that good luck
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If this kid is on a budget though he can save ~120$ by sticking with the 7950.

Also you should get low profile RAM, because the CPU cooler you have picked out might stick over the RAM slots on your motherboard.

I would suggest Samsung RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
This is the best.

If you want to get a noninvasive CPU cooler,a lot of people like the Hyper 212.
Edited by SixSixSheep - 12/5/12 at 8:47pm
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Don't know why you'd settle for the Coolermaster V8 when there are better coolers for the money. SixSixSheep recommended the Hyper 212+, which is an excellent choice. Costs like $15 less and gives far superior results. I was able to OC my friend's 2500k to 4.2ghz with just one fan in the "push" config.

Best of luck with your build smile.gif. I built the rig in my sig when I was 14. Now I'm 18, haha.
    
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Also, what would you guys recommend as a good headset? I'm looking at the Logitech G35 but I want to have a large selection just so I can find the best at the price.
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Also, what would you guys recommend as a good headset? I'm looking at the Logitech G35 but I want to have a large selection just so I can find the best at the price.
Buy some headphones and a separate mic. Trust me, it's going to sound way better. Check out this guide for info thumb.gif
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