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You might want to change the Antec PSU for a reputable brand - something like Corsair or Seasonic. I personally have the Corsair AX750, but in general, any Corsair or Seasonic PSU is generally highly regarded here on OCN. Furthermore, you should seriously consider getting a bigger case than the 912. Its not a bad case, but it is just too small to be of any help when you do upgrades later on. I recommend at least the 922, if not the 932 or Haf X. Obviously these cost more, but trust me, you will not regret that one. Other than that, the rest of you system seems good.
Antec is of same quality of Corsair and Seasonic, in some cases even perform better.
    
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case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066
mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157195
GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150505
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AS5- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
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I may attempt to overclock if I wasn't satisfied with the performance, although I have no experience.
I will most likely buy a new rig after 3 years, right now I'm on a low budget since I won't be working full time until next year (uni student atm)
Right now I'm running on 6GB of ram on my HP DV7 laptop, and according to the performance gadget, I hardly utilize it as I rarely run programs in the background.

This is a unrelated but: my laptop has a i7 720QM processor, and it is beginning to spike when playing SC2 on LOW settings (I used to play on medium lag free), should I attempt to get help from someone or is this normal? Whenever I alt tab to check the gadget the processor is always at 100% when gaming and the fans roaring.
I think SC 2 should be able to use all 4 cores. Plus SC 2 is pretty cpu intensive when there's a lot of action on screen. That's normal
    
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I think SC 2 should be able to use all 4 cores. Plus SC 2 is pretty cpu intensive when there's a lot of action on screen. That's normal
I have played SC2 on a 2.6ghz athlon X2, with only 2gb of ram. That was at max settings. that game doesn't take that good of a computer to max out.

I honestly don't understand why people are suggesting a single part, when you can clearly see the OP is new to building computers. You need to give him full parts lists, and explain to him what works, and what doesn't.

not just that he could do better with at 2600k. I kept the build inside and under the budget for a very nice rig. So unless you can do the same, just keep those comments to yourself, unless the OP is willing to increase his cost, which I don't think he needs since he doesn't need the rig for that much.
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I have played SC2 on a 2.6ghz athlon X2, with only 2gb of ram. That was at max settings. that game doesn't take that good of a computer to max out.

I honestly don't understand why people are suggesting a single part, when you can clearly see the OP is new to building computers. You need to give him full parts lists, and explain to him what works, and what doesn't.

not just that he could do better with at 2600k. I kept the build inside and under the budget for a very nice rig. So unless you can do the same, just keep those comments to yourself, unless the OP is willing to increase his cost, which I don't think he needs since he doesn't need the rig for that much.
Totally this!!! +REP sir.

OP the video card we were suggesting you swap out was this.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-355-_-Product

While it seems expensive it will be a long while before it is outdated.

A bit of info on video cards, if you see the AMD logo imprinted (in white) just above the pins on the video card board, then you know it is a "reference" card. Don't worry too much about that at the moment just some extra info.
Edited by ajmidd12 - 4/11/11 at 8:39pm
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Totally this!!! +REP sir.

OP the video card we were suggesting you swap out was this.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-355-_-Product

While it seems expensive it will be a long while before it is outdated.
It has actually become a pet peeve of mine, because of people on this forum.

Many people play mainstream games like SC2 and WoW and somehow think they need the fastest computer in the world to be able to play them at max settings. But in reality. Wow and SC2 both will run on pretty low keyed systems. Not that the games are bad or anything, they just are very well written and don't have insane graphics.

To be honest, blizzard did a nice job on keeping the system requirments down for SC2.

My biggest pet peeve of all time has to be when people go, "OMG MY COMPUTER IS AMAZING!!! It plays WoW at max settings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" LOL.
post #27 of 40
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It has actually become a pet peeve of mine, because of people on this forum.

Many people play mainstream games like SC2 and WoW and somehow think they need the fastest computer in the world to be able to play them at max settings. But in reality. Wow and SC2 both will run on pretty low keyed systems. Not that the games are bad or anything, they just are very well written and don't have insane graphics.

To be honest, blizzard did a nice job on keeping the system requirments down for SC2.

My biggest pet peeve of all time has to be when people go, "OMG MY COMPUTER IS AMAZING!!! It plays WoW at max settings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" LOL.
MY biggest pet peeve here (more recently as of late) is all the Intel guys coming into the AMD forums and pushing Sandy Bridge down our throats.

If any original poster wanted to spend $1000+ then suggest it otherwise there is a reason they are looking at AMD. Besides who doesn't like to save money? I love it how people like to push "OMGZ THE BEST HIGHEST FASTEST SYSTEM FOR ONLY $200 MORE" on someone who has already set their budget.
post #28 of 40
Canadian customer guys
your Newegg.com suggestions don't apply sadly
You might want to shop at NCIX in Canada for custom PC parts rather than Newegg... they have price match and other great perks that make them at advantage to Canadians

6850 vs 6950 is massive gap
Go with the Phenom II + 6950. The GPU will make more of a difference than the CPU for gaming.

Lol $34 shipped for a DVD drive, that is twice what you can/need to pay at NCIX
LOL HYPER 212 AT NEWEGG that is a terrible choice buddy as NCIX usually has Hyper 212+ or similar (i.e. A50/A70) on sale for $19.99 or so and I believe free shipping making it less than half the cost... never buy Hyper 212+ on Newegg, even in the US a.k.a. ripoff central
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/11/11 at 8:45pm
post #29 of 40
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Canadian customer guys
your Newegg.com suggestions don't apply sadly
You might want to shop at NCIX in Canada for custom PC parts rather than Newegg... they have price match and other great perks that make them at advantage to Canadians
Crap I didn't notice, good eye.

Hell with our exchange rate the way it is now, I would gladly purchase from Newegg.com

xd_1771, I like you! You so smart
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Originally Posted by shinigamibob View Post
You might want to change the Antec PSU for a reputable brand - something like Corsair or Seasonic. I personally have the Corsair AX750, but in general, any Corsair or Seasonic PSU is generally highly regarded here on OCN. Furthermore, you should seriously consider getting a bigger case than the 912. Its not a bad case, but it is just too small to be of any help when you do upgrades later on. I recommend at least the 922, if not the 932 or Haf X. Obviously these cost more, but trust me, you will not regret that one. Other than that, the rest of you system seems good.
I understand, could you be kind enough to link those for me? Had difficulty finding them on newegg.ca
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