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So I built a PC on eCollagePC and would love to have it reviewed.

#41CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 8:46:53 PM
I meant to say CPU, not motherboards. You guys are saying the CPU is the bad choice, right?
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#42CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 8:50:34 PM
Sora_Anbu posted...
First click back into Intel custom builds.
I doubt you'll be over clocking so... Whatever motherboard is cheapest with the features you want/need?

Have you ever played with legos? Have you ever screwed a screw into anything? If you've done both of those, you can build a computer.


I've got some nerve damage in my right hand and screwdrivers give me an issue because I can't really get a good grip on them, it's not going to prevent me from doing it, but it's just embarrassing to keep dropping it.
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#43Sora_AnbuPosted 4/14/2014 9:05:50 PM(edited)
CalistoCoon posted...
Sora_Anbu posted...
First click back into Intel custom builds.
I doubt you'll be over clocking so... Whatever motherboard is cheapest with the features you want/need?

Have you ever played with legos? Have you ever screwed a screw into anything? If you've done both of those, you can build a computer.


I've got some nerve damage in my right hand and screwdrivers give me an issue because I can't really get a good grip on them, it's not going to prevent me from doing it, but it's just embarrassing to keep dropping it.


If anything, just get the case, motherboard, psu and cpu from them. That will help with the no need for screwing things. The only things you'd need to screw if you do it yourself is the motherboard into the case (4 to 9 screws depending), then the psu needs 4. Then the fan on the cpu which is 4 clicky things if they still use the same stock fan.

http://www.ecollegepc.com/intel-haswell.html
If you go with the 4670 (non k), a 600 power supply you'll be looking at $435. Then buy your own ram video card and os.... You'll be looking at major savings, they quote the 760 at $330 but you can get a 770 for that price. , then they have 8 gigs of ram at almost $100, pick up at newegg for $75.
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#44Sora_AnbuPosted 4/14/2014 9:18:25 PM
Pulled parts from Newegg without shopping around really, got the suggested build for under 850 not including mail in rebates. A similar build on that site is 900. Mind you with the Newegg build I also had a 4670k, a decent gaming motherboard to overclock with and a bronze certified psu. If I did those upgrades to the site it would bump it to over a grand.
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#45CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 9:42:24 PM(edited)
So I did an Intel build, can I get some feedback on this one?

Intel Core i5-4670 3.4 GHz 6mb Cache Quad-Core
Stock Intel LGA 1150 Heatsink and Fan
Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H
8 GB 4GBx2 PC3 10666 DDR3
1 TB 72000RPM 32MB Cache SATA3 6Gbps
None
24x LG Sata Dual Layer DVD
None
None (Order GeForce GTX 750Ti on Amazon)
None
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
None
Acer 19.5in
Thermaltake V3 Black Editon
430watt Corsair CX430 V2
Onboard Lan
None
Onboard Sound
None
None
None
None
120mm Case Fan
None
None
None
Wires and Cables Ran Behind Case
3 Years Party and Labor warranty
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#46Sora_AnbuPosted 4/14/2014 9:42:17 PM
Get the ram from somewhere else, and aim for 1600 mhz.
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#47CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 9:44:57 PM
Can you explain the 1600 mhz thing to me?
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#48Sora_AnbuPosted 4/14/2014 9:50:47 PM
It's the... Operational speed of the sticks. Most motherboards are stock at 1600, you really can't notice the difference between 1600 and 1866, and price premium for 21... Whatever it is, isn't worth it. Since you're not doing a ssd you might notice a difference.

Also, if you want to play watch dogs get the 770
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#49CalistoCoon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2014 10:06:08 PM
I can't afford a 770 unfortunately, this build is already costing me way too much for what it is, the worst part is knowing that, I'm thinking of maybe giving up on a gaming PC and just getting a PC that can do basic things well. Save me some money and instead just put the extra money into a Next Gen Console.
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#50Sora_AnbuPosted 4/14/2014 10:17:10 PM(edited)
If you can get a 660 then, later on you can sli and they perform quite well. Also, you can get a copy of Windows for 80, which saves you another chunk of change.
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