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any thoughts on this build?

#1phantasyPosted 7/5/2012 10:27:12 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/btHg

this is gonna be my first build. could use any advice or thoughts. I would like to go with an i5 but price is a big factor. I know Im missing a mechanical hdd but a friend have one laying around.
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#2bigjontownPosted 7/5/2012 11:45:44 PM
Good except ewww on that AMD processor.
Also you could go with less wattage on your PSU, and get one that's 80 Plus certified.
#3phantasy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/6/2012 6:23:52 AM
ya i read amd is really not the best choice but it all comes down to cost. i'll try to figure out something. whats a good budget price board for an i5 anyways?
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#4MouthBreather82Posted 7/6/2012 6:25:34 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
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#5ShubPosted 7/6/2012 6:35:43 AM
From: bigjontown | #002
Also you could go with less wattage on your PSU, and get one that's 80 Plus certified.


The Antec EA-650 is 80 Plus certified -- not that that's a mark of quality.
I agree though, get a lower wattage unit.

Here's a suggested setup: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/busD
This will perform better and it costs about the same. Please do yourself a favor and forget about the Radeon 6750/6770. They're rebadged 5750/5770 cards and no one should be buying those when you can get a 7750 for just over $100.
You can easily save $40+ by getting a cheaper motherboard, too. The idea behind getting the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 is so you can easily upgrade to a Core i5-3570K at some point and be able to overclock it. If you don't care to have the option of overclocking, then get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b75pro3 instead, for example, and when you want to upgrade your CPU, get an i5-3450. And if you get the cheaper motherboard, you have more money to invest in a better video card. Any card you could get within that budget will work fine on the PSU I included.
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#6phantasy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/6/2012 6:54:53 AM
cool thanks, ill look into those, this will be my first build so i was lacking a bit of know how.
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