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Hi, I need to build a new computer. I just need to know about the following components, since I'm not sure what is exactly the best buy today for the following parts (i did 2 years ago when I built my PC).

I'm more than willing to buy parts used/ebay/OCN trading. I've had only good experiences buying parts used, particularly ebay. I think ebay is just as safe as anywhere else (pay after delivery means you only pay after you've had the item for 2 weeks and clearly see it works, seller doesnt get money until after positive feedback is left, ebay+paypal screwing over sellers in support of buyers, etc).

It does seem to me though, that some components, like RAM, might as well be bought new since used price isn't any lower, or HDD due to it's sensitive nature, maybe even PSU too. I'm just trying to get what works for a good price, if you don't want to recommend Ebay, that's fine with me, and if you link me an ebay listing, that's perfectly okay too.

I'd much rather pay for something at 50% used, what determines the price I'll pay is if the item works, basically (or has a good chance of working, I don't mind buying slightly damaged stuff either). Especially given most computer components warranties are covered under serial number, so you can still have a covered warranty with a product you bought off ebay.

Case
My NZXT Gamma is an awesome case. I'd be perfectly okay buying this case again, or, I could get another one. Doesn't matter. Size doesn't matter. Looks doesn't matter, although I am aware that case importance is largely looks since it's such a non-critical component. I know people either love or hate the look of the NZXT Gamma, but I always have felt it was a cool looking case.

The problem with lots of case round-ups/reviews is they factor in the fans (ie this case cools better! even though it comes with 2 fans by default and costs $10 more, etc). Case fans suck anyways usually, and I have tons of yate loons and spare fans so I'd throw out the stock fan anyways. I suppose apples to apples case cooling performance is what's most important, or cable routing...

I don't know, maybe I could just buy a $20 case. My point being, is that 2 years ago, I know that the NZXT Gamma and Rosewill Challenger were considered the best cases for under $50. What's the best cases today under $50. I could also just use a cardboard box....

PSU
Overclocking, non-sli. Will be using a 460/Fermi card though. 400w is more than enough for such a build, even with a phenom x4 + 460. Just a high quality 400-500w PSU that's cheaper. Obviously I'm aware quality is very important here.

I suppose the most 12v amperage I can buy for under $50. It looks like on newegg, that Corsair CX430 is recommended, but the quality of that seems questionable to me.

RAM
Looking for 2x2GB DDR3

I guess the best would just be 1.5v, CL9, cheapest possible, right? Obviously, $1 more for much higher quality is fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148505
Crucial Ballistix 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT2G3D1608DT1TX0
CL8 1.5v... 2x is like $15 (each is 7.99) free ship. CL8 so even better.

HDD
Truly, 80GB is more than enough for me. I tend to only play 1 game at a time, which for now and the next maybe 5-10 years is starcraft 2. Starcraft 2, W7, and a browser and few programs, and after 2 years of usage, and I've only used up to 40GB of my 160GB HDD.

2 years ago I bought a Caviar Blue 160GB with 7200RPM, SATA (dont recall what transfer rate) refurbished for like $20 off newegg. It's been fine, I'm not really sure what to look for now though. 100GB would be more than enough space for me, basically just whatever is cheapest and best.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148896
$34. Seems to be the cheapest 7200RPM, SATA HDD on newegg. Refurbished.

Thanks.
Edited by Belial - 12/17/12 at 2:40pm
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The NZXT gamma is the best cheap case, IMO.

The Antec Neo Eco is the cheapest 400-500 watt series of decent power supplies I have found.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029

Here's a hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136591

Go with a caviar black instead if you can.

With the RAM, you might want to spend the extra $3 and go with a 4GB stick:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231634

You can expand more in the future with this.
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I cant find much on caviar blacks new in the size range I'm looking for, but apparently on ebay caviar blacks go for very cheap. Why would I want caviar black, ie 32mb cache, instead of 8mb/blue? Also, what makes the HDD you picked for $5 more, better than the seagate I picked out? If it's capacity, let me remind you that after 2 years I still haven't even used more than 40GB of my HDD.

I didnt bother to look at non-bronze 80% PSUs. I see 12v 30 a on the neo eco, and 32 on the CX430. Which, after $10 rebate, is $5 cheaper. I do think I read a review somewhere saying it's not actually 80% bronze truly, but it's still got 2 more amps on the 12v rail.

No thank you I dont want a single 4gb stick, I'd prefer 2 x 2. 2 sticks performs better than 1, and 4gb of RAM is all I need. I do not need 8GB of RAM. If I needed 8GB of RAM, I could buy 2 x more sticks or just sell the ram off and buy 8gb for the $10 it'll be in a year from now. That RAM you picked is much worse performing than the one I picked out, it's 3 cas latency slower, it would be like picking a much slower stick on the offchance i need more ram in the future. If I need 8GB, I'll let you know, but I don't at the moment.

Thanks for your feedback.
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For a PSU take a look at this list http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
All the PSU´s there are GOOD units no crap in there just find the cheapest or the one you like

This is 400 to 500 watts units

Antec EarthWatts EA-430D Green
Antec EarthWatts EA-430 Green
Antec EarthWatts EA-450 Platinum
Antec HCG & HCG M 400W
Antec NeoEco 400 & 400C
Antec NeoEco 450 & 450C
BeQuiet! Efficient Power F1 400W
BeQuiet! Pure Power CM L8 430W
BeQuiet! Straight Power E9 400W
BeQuiet! Straight Power E9 450W
BeQuiet! Straight Power CM E9 480W
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 450W
Corsair CX 430W
Cougar CMXv2 450W
Cougar SE 400 & SE 460
Cougar SX PCGH Edition 460W

Enermax Triathlor 450W
FSP Aurum 400W
FSP Aurum Xilenser 400W
FSP Raider 450W
Jou Jye BitWin 430W
Nexus Value 430W
PCP&C Silencer MKIII 400W
Rosewill Capstone & Capstone Modular 450W
Rosewill Fortress 450W
Seasonic S12II Bronze 430W
Seasonic G-450
Seasonic Platinum 400 & Platinum 460
Seasonic X 400 & X 460
SilverPower SP-S460FL

Silverstone SFX Series ST45SF-G
SPI Magna Platinum 400W
Super Flower Golden Green Pro 400W & 450W
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for HDD;

Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm works great for my games/apps/downloads HD

500GB Seagate Barracuda 64.99
     
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Originally Posted by Belial View Post

I cant find much on caviar blacks new in the size range I'm looking for, but apparently on ebay caviar blacks go for very cheap. Why would I want caviar black, ie 32mb cache, instead of 8mb/blue? Also, what makes the HDD you picked for $5 more, better than the seagate I picked out? If it's capacity, let me remind you that after 2 years I still haven't even used more than 40GB of my HDD.
I didnt bother to look at non-bronze 80% PSUs. I see 12v 30 a on the neo eco, and 32 on the CX430. Which, after $10 rebate, is $5 cheaper. I do think I read a review somewhere saying it's not actually 80% bronze truly, but it's still got 2 more amps on the 12v rail.
No thank you I dont want a single 4gb stick, I'd prefer 2 x 2. 2 sticks performs better than 1, and 4gb of RAM is all I need. I do not need 8GB of RAM. If I needed 8GB of RAM, I could buy 2 x more sticks or just sell the ram off and buy 8gb for the $10 it'll be in a year from now. That RAM you picked is much worse performing than the one I picked out, it's 3 cas latency slower, it would be like picking a much slower stick on the offchance i need more ram in the future. If I need 8GB, I'll let you know, but I don't at the moment.
Thanks for your feedback.
Caviar blacks perform better than blues; I think they perform better than barracudas.

The efficiency on the Neo Eco is rated at 80%+, which is inferior to 80+ bronze, but those ratings don't actually mean anything; just go with anything on the list of recommended power supplies. Also, the energy savings from a 400W power supply that is 3% more efficient will not be very significant.

I forgot about dual channel vs single channel memory. 2 sticks would be better than 1.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 12/17/12 at 5:13pm
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Im aware that 32mb cache > 8mb but the question is how does that translate into real-world performance. Would it impact video gaming? I only have used 40GB of HDD in 2 years with my computer, so I'm not exactly moving large files often.

I'm also going to check out ebay for HDDs. They seem crazy cheap on ebay, I'm seeing caviar blacks for $10.

I guess I'll be going with the 2x corsairs, nzxt gamma, and corsair cx430 psu for now.
Edited by Belial - 12/17/12 at 5:37pm
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With the RAM, you might want to spend the extra $3 and go with a 4GB stick:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231634
You can expand more in the future with this.


Wha.... 2x2GB DDR3-1600 to 1x4GB generic DDR3 for MORE COST is a serious downgrade, even if you're looking to expand in the future. 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kits can be had at $30 shipped and that price is not likely to change for awhile, it might even get lower. The $5 extra you pay for worse performance and then $17 on top nearly outbalances the deal you get with the 2x2 kit and then just replacing it later on. $8 premium, and you keep the overclocking flexibility of DDR3-1600 throughout. Not bad.

 

I do not recommend this route.

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I'm having a difficult time finding an am3 motherboard, new or used, with decent VRMs for under $60. Im thinking of going phenom build here.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-291&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=4&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29#scrollFullInfo

I think I'll go with this motherboard for Phenom x4 build:
ASRock 770iCafe AM3+ AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

hard to find a regular atx board that's low price and better than 3+1 phase. Heatsinks don't really mater I think, you can buy enzotechs and heatsinks on most motherboard VRMs are total **** anyways. enzotechs kinda suck too, not really sure why there's no real vrm heatsinks out there when it gets so hot.
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Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
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Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
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