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So my friend is trying to build a new PC

#1squidgy617Posted 9/14/2013 12:10:52 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DItb

This is the build we've got going so far I guess. This was very quickly slapped together so yeah.

Anyway, he has an optical drive he should be able to salvage, he says he already has a way to get the OS, and he already has a case. I wasn't able to find the exact case but its extremely similar to this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vo800m1w2n Something like that should be fine for this build, right?

Anyway, I'm just wondering what improvements you guys think I should make. Anything that's overkill or underwhelming or anything like that.

Thanks in advance.
#2HighOnPhazonPosted 9/14/2013 12:37:25 PM
Looks good. He should enjoy that build
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#3WerdnAndreWPosted 9/14/2013 12:40:01 PM
That is one expensive power supply.
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#4HugaboogaPosted 9/14/2013 12:54:16 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
That is one expensive power supply.


Indeed it is, but it looks good for future proofing his system.

If its his first time building the PC, just make sure to double check for anything obvious that would mess up the build, such as the length of the case. From the looks of the case you thought it was, the video card should be able to fit length wise. But I would double check the case to make sure it is long enough.

Also you might want to tell him to get a CPU cooler if he ever plans to overclock that CPU. You don't even have to get an excessive one, just get one good enough so he can clock the CPU to around 4.2 GHZ.

Such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
#5HydroCannabinolPosted 9/14/2013 1:09:18 PM
Hugabooga posted...
WerdnAndreW posted...
That is one expensive power supply.


Indeed it is, but it looks good for future proofing his system.

If its his first time building the PC, just make sure to double check for anything obvious that would mess up the build, such as the length of the case. From the looks of the case you thought it was, the video card should be able to fit length wise. But I would double check the case to make sure it is long enough.

Also you might want to tell him to get a CPU cooler if he ever plans to overclock that CPU. You don't even have to get an excessive one, just get one good enough so he can clock the CPU to around 4.2 GHZ.

Such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


I would have to disagree. A 200 hundred dollar 850w PSU? Really ??

He can get a 100 dollar 650w PSU and still be future-proofed for half the price.
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#6Rama_IIIPosted 9/14/2013 1:14:11 PM(edited)
That is definitely too much for a power supply. You can get equal quality stuff (rebranded sometimes) for much cheaper. Also, 850W is a bit much unless he plans on putting more into it than he already has.

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#8Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 9/14/2013 1:15:12 PM
If you are spending $1500 on a pc you better be getting an i7. Hell he should try getting a 6 core i7. Instead of wasting $100 on an uneeded psu you can be really future proofed with an i7
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#9Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 9/14/2013 1:16:37 PM
16GB is of RAM is kind of overkill too unless you are doing something that really requires that much. I run with the page disabled on just 8GB of RAM
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#10mrCubePosted 9/14/2013 1:20:27 PM
Yeah I would drop the PSU and get a cheaper one, and use the money saved for a Core i7
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