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#1 User is offline   TheBigBoii 

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Hello, I was hoping to build a computer which will be used for casual gaming, and to do everyday tasks. I would like to know if all the components are compatible with each other and if they seem to be good, performance wise. Please leave in a suggestion on modification i could add on to my build. Thank you in advance. Oh and I have a fixed budget of 600$, I'm not able to spend more on it. Thanks in advance.

Here are the pieces to my computer:
Case : http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811147023 , 35$
Mobo : http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813130637 , 90$
CPU : http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16819103727 , 90$
GPU : http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16814161379 , 95$
PSU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817182199, 50$
RAM : http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820145345 , 37$
HDD : http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822136769 , 70$
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16827135204 , 20$
TOTAL (with shipping) : 540$

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

Building your own pays off better when you are building a high end system, like mine.
I bet you can buy a PC off the shelf for less that to meet your modest needs.
Check and see.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Everything on that list will work fine - but you have an odd choice in components.
If you don't mind a bit of constructive criticism, keep on reading.
The power supply, replace it with the Corsair CX 430
The motherboard and CPU are best replaced with This MSI Z77 and an Intel i3 2120. While not a quad core, it does much more work per clock, and will handle most games far better.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

Well this is actually for a project I chose to do for school. I chose to assemble a computer with pieces that I picked and not buy a computer which is already put together. I do plan on upgrading this in the future
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

Ok good, ok fine.
Power supply should be 450 watts so when its time to upgrade you can use same power supply.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

The Corsair 430 is fine. It provides more than enough power for that system - considering the total build cost, there is no need to waste money on the power supply. I would not recommend getting a Rosewill though.

Quality power is far more important than the claimed output power.

This post has been edited by waldojim: 10 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" -- Isaac Asimov

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

View PostTheBigBoii, on 10 November 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

Well this is actually for a project I chose to do for school.  I chose to assemble a computer with pieces that I picked and not buy a computer which is already put together.  I do plan on upgrading this in the future

Dang... I wish my school offered something like that. (I built my own machine a few years ago.)
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