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What's up OCN? I have done all my gaming on a laptop so far, and with Christmas coming up, I'm hoping to finally get enough cash to buy and build my first rig. One because I want a powerful rig for gaming, but also I really just have always wanted to build my own

Now comes the hard part, I am so out of the loop with hardware, I'm not sure how to even start. I have thrown together a few things on newegg real quick during my CS lecture today (I7, 470, etc.). I guess before I start ordering things, I want to ask for suggestions as to what else I need, or definitely better deals/better hardware than what I threw in my cart.





Again, this was quickly thrown together, Just an idea of the price/ hardware I'm looking for. Just looking for something that will be good component-wise for the time being, and will last a while.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!


Edit: forgot my DVD drive. I will probably just get a basic CD/DVD burner, but depending on cash-flow, a blu-ray would be nice!!
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post #2 of 9
First of all you have a socket 1366 mobo and 1156 cpu.
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Aximous View Post
First of all you have a socket 1366 mobo and 1156 cpu.
Great! Well maybe I should've just said this: I am completely new with hardware, so for <=$1200..used for mostly gaming..What would you guys suggest?

Sorry, Maybe just ignore my quick list I threw together??
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post #4 of 9
I'd go for something like this, it's a bit over 1,2k but there's a 10% discount for the vgas

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post #5 of 9
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+rep Thanks man, I really like that build.
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post #6 of 9
Glad I could help, thanks for the rep.
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post #7 of 9
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Just wanted to say a big thanks to Aximous. I got all the parts he suggested to me, except only one 460 (for now). It's all built, my first time attempting anything like this, and I have to say, I couldn't be happier with this machine

Thanks again for the suggestions. Here's some quick picks:



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post #8 of 9
...everything even looks nice when its all put together! Nice rig man!
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post #9 of 9
Awesome build. A lot of times you'll see a build log on here but never see the end result. Great build. Good job!
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