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User Info: andrew128900

andrew128900
3 years ago#1
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dtyD

This is what I have so far. I'm having trouble picking out a video card. I'm looking to spend about $150-200, but could probably go a little higher if it would be a massive step up in performance. I mainly intent to use this computer for League and steam games, so it doesn't have to be ridiculous.

If anybody could recommend a nice mouse/keyboard for around 100 total that'd be awesome too.

Thanks a lot guys
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User Info: EciDemon

EciDemon
3 years ago#2
you can save a bit of money on the PSU, you do not need 750W, go for something in the 500W range. Preferably an 80+ (so you know you get something built with decent components)

Then take that saving and add to the GPU budget :)
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User Info: gsf4lyfe

gsf4lyfe
3 years ago#3
Here's something I put together based off that processor you had selected (the i5 3330)

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

Very powerful for less than $800, should max almost any current game.
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User Info: andrew128900

andrew128900
3 years ago#4
Is cooling for the cpu not necessary?
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User Info: Ch3wy

Ch3wy
3 years ago#5
andrew128900 posted...
Is cooling for the cpu not necessary?


Aftermarket cooling is completely unnecessary if you're not overclocking. The processors come with their own heatsink and fan, any cooling you're buying just replaces that.
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gsf4lyfe
3 years ago#6
Ch3wy posted...
andrew128900 posted...
Is cooling for the cpu not necessary?


Aftermarket cooling is completely unnecessary if you're not overclocking. The processors come with their own heatsink and fan, any cooling you're buying just replaces that.


This, and that CPU has a locked multiplier and the chipset doesn't support overclocking so you won't be anyway. The stock Intel heatsink is fine. If you find the noise bothering you, you can get an aftermarket cooler which would probably cause your CPU to run a little cooler/quieter, but it's hardly necessary.
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User Info: andrew128900

andrew128900
3 years ago#7
Thanks so much everyone!

So as far as the cpu goes then, is the i5 considered a god value in its price range? Or would something else be better?

How worth it is it to shell out more for an i7?
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