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2 years ago#1
I have a budget of $1000 i need an OS and already have a mouse/keyboard and monitor. I was able to get this build together but it still could use some tweaking. I have been looking for some deals, so depending on what i see i will probably change some stuff around accordingly. The psu(it says modular on newegg but says semi-modular on pcpartpicker) and asus mobo deal only last for another 5 hours and was not sure if they would be worth getting now or waiting for something else. Also i was going to go with HAF 932 case because of the daily deal price and rebate but i might just go with a nzxt phantom 410 or another mid tower case since some of them seem to be almost as spacious.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29XDB

I left out the motherboard because i was not sure which one to go for the ram i figured i would just grab any 8gb ram i could find for a good price.

These were the two motherboards i was looking at but i have a question about the Asus board. It says it has PCI Express 3.0 x16: 2(x16 or dual x8) but i was a bit confused on what that actually meant(does it have 2?)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128591
2 years ago#2
For motherboards, when they say x16 or dual x8, that just means the bandwidth available to usually a graphics card, but it can be for anything else that needs a pci-e slot. Dual x8 would mean that if you were going for SLi or Xfire, both of those cards would be running at x8 as apposed to x16 for just a single card.
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2 years ago#3
VIP86 posted...
For motherboards, when they say x16 or dual x8, that just means the bandwidth available to usually a graphics card, but it can be for anything else that needs a pci-e slot. Dual x8 would mean that if you were going for SLi or Xfire, both of those cards would be running at x8 as apposed to x16 for just a single card.


Ok thanks for clearing that up for me. Is there a big difference between running dual x16 or x8 or is minimal enough where it does not even matter?
2 years ago#4
How is team volcan ram, I am seeing a bunch of it on sale. Also is there any good psu on sale atm. I am seeing mostly non-modular ones and some smaller brands that I am not sure about.
2 years ago#5
I am been looking at deals and on and off today and i am having a trouble trying to pick out a motherboard/psu and ram. I need some help finalizing my build and getting it in the price range of a $1000. I can go over it a tiny bit but i really can't have it hitting anywhere near $1100. Because of this i thought about going with amd but i don't really know anything about their cards. I like the look of the nzxt phantom 410 but if there is something better out there i can pick something else out.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aupu


Found these semi-modular psu. The 750w i have in my list is semi modular but i am going to go with a different one i think. The cables are no longer sleeved and apparently are a little stiff and harder to work with now. I might end up getting a second card for sli when the build starts to show its age and i want to get a dual monitor setup eventually(will take a while since i would have to buy two monitors since i am using a tv to play on). I will also be doing some OC as well but i could always upgrade the psu at a later point and save some money on a cheaper psu. Wanted to get a corsair but not sure if i will be able to fit it into my price range.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2543335

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188



Was contemplating going with this Asus mobo because it has a $30 rebate but the one in my list is a bit cheaper and a little bit nicer. Was trying to find a gigabyte mobo in my price range but i could not find one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981

Any help would be appreciated but i realize its thanksgiving(i am busy too) so ill be checking back every once in a while. sorry in advance if it takes me a while to respond tried to get everything i could think of into this post.
2 years ago#6
Found this corsair 600w psu but i am not sure if that will be enough

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048


otherwise there is a 750w version but it causes me to go over my budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048

anyone have a suggestion?
2 years ago#7
There is a 5% coupon that i just found in an email from newegg i got 40 mins to figure this but i probaly wont have the time to do it. I am going to need to be changing my build around to keep it around $900-$950.
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