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How's this build? (Less than $1,200) HALP, I'm new

#1GoreGrossPosted 9/6/2013 11:01:57 PM
Hello there, peoples. Here's a build one of you helped make for me a while back that's been slightly modified to date:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1s1n5

My limit back then was $1,000~. However, I've decided I'd be willing to throw in any necessities or highly recommendable parts I may be missing and have increased my limit to $1,200. I really do not want to go beyond that threshold, however.

Here's what people elsewhere have recommended so far:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zHwY

If any of you could take the time to help me with my very first endeavor to build one of these by further editing my builds and pointing out if I'm missing anything crucial I would really appreciate it. I'll likely be ordering by the end of this month, coming up on my birthday, so I understand that prices will likely fluctuate between now and then, but I'd like help nonetheless.


Thanks in advance.
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#2chris121691Posted 9/6/2013 11:03:28 PM
The 4670 isn't that much more expensive though
#32Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/6/2013 11:06:47 PM
In that 2nd build you have 2x4 GB of RAM and 1x8. You really should only have one of those two.
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#4NicodimusPosted 9/6/2013 11:09:24 PM(edited)
The only glaring part this is missing IMO is a SSD (keep your HDD for storage.) It's such an improvement to the way your PC behaves that I almost consider it a necessity. People often just boil it down to Windows boot speed, but it helps absolutely everything. See if you can find a 120 or 128gb SSD for around $100.

Also, you want the 1X8gb stick, and not the 2X4gb kit.

Otherwise, looks nice to me.
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#5GoreGross(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 11:12:35 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
In that 2nd build you have 2x4 GB of RAM and 1x8. You really should only have one of those two.


Oh, crap. That'll shave a nice bit off the price. :d

A fellow on ppp recommended the 2x4gb RAM for dual channel, which I only have a very basic understanding of. I think I'll keep that. Thanks
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#6GoreGross(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 11:14:20 PM
chris121691 posted...
The 4670 isn't that much more expensive though


Hm? What do you mean? I believe what you're talking about is already in the most current build
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#72Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/6/2013 11:17:21 PM
Also you can find cheaper RAM than that

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1bk28x

for an example.
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#8GoreGross(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 11:18:47 PM
Sorry, but could you guys explain why I should stick with the 1x8 rather than 2x4?
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#92Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/6/2013 11:21:32 PM
GoreGross posted...
Sorry, but could you guys explain why I should stick with the 1x8 rather than 2x4?


You shouldn't. If it was considerably cheaper I would but you can find even cheaper 2x4. Your motherboard has room for 4 sticks and if you add another 2x4 later you'll have 16 GB which will be enough to last until new RAM comes out that's only compatible with new motherboards.
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#10NicodimusPosted 9/6/2013 11:23:24 PM
GoreGross posted...
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
In that 2nd build you have 2x4 GB of RAM and 1x8. You really should only have one of those two.


Oh, crap. That'll shave a nice bit off the price. :d

A fellow on ppp recommended the 2x4gb RAM for dual channel, which I only have a very basic understanding of. I think I'll keep that. Thanks


If you're going to stay with 8gb for a long time, 2 x 4gb is slightly better. I was thinking of the future, when the logical upgrade to your RAM would be going from 8 to 16, and how it would be simpler to pop in a second 8gb stick, and you'd still have 2 RAM slots open for further expansion than if you went 4 X 4gb.
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