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Old 02-11-2010, 11:43 PM  
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6GB Triple Channel DDR3-1600mhz
$159

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WD Blue 500GB SATA
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PNY GeForce GT 220 -week i know but its good enough for now
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Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
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CoolerMaster 500W Extreme Power Plus
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Windows 7 Pro X64
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TOTAL: $753 Before Tax

Monitor that I bought for X-mas:
Hannspree 25.1" with HDMI
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$953 w/ Monitor

I think I did pretty good - I plan to upgrade the Graphics card eventually and Overclock at some point - but I'm leaving it stock for now


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Old 01-30-2013, 07:49 AM   #16
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Get a bigger power supply.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #17
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Hey guys, I don't know much how building a computer and I am trying to change that. I want to build it mainly for photoshop and aftereffects. Is this a good start? Does everything match up? Any help will be much appreciated
I'd forget about getting a i3 CPU... I'd go with a i5 at minimum. I'll link you to a good one that matches the socket type of your motherboard.
I'd also suggest looking at another case and dishing out some extra money for a SSD -- you can get a 128GB SSD for just over $100 now. Your operating system and apps (photoshop) will thank you. Still get a sata HDD for storage though.

Here's a good CPU - i5 2500k is a fantastic processor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

I'd also look at getting another heatsink that what is provided --- The Cooler Master 212 Plus is a BEAST and a fantastic value.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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Get a bigger power supply.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:08 AM   #19
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I'd forget about getting a i3 CPU... I'd go with a i5 at minimum. I'll link you to a good one that matches the socket type of your motherboard.
I'd also suggest looking at another case and dishing out some extra money for a SSD -- you can get a 128GB SSD for just over $100 now. Your operating system and apps (photoshop) will thank you. Still get a sata HDD for storage though.

Here's a good CPU - i5 2500k is a fantastic processor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

I'd also look at getting another heatsink that what is provided --- The Cooler Master 212 Plus is a BEAST and a fantastic value.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
What kind of case?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:08 AM   #20
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Get a bigger power supply.
Yep, don't skimp on the PSU.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:10 AM   #21
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What kind of case?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:11 AM   #22
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Yeah, that's a good case. I've put together a build with that case before.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #23
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Yeah, that's a good case. I've put together a build with that case before.
Indeed. I use this case with my main rig. Absolutely love it. Stylish, good features you want with a modern chassis, and a unbeatable value.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #24
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Thank you.......Okay what about the updated list?

Processor--- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K ---225 Newegg

Motherboard---ASRock B75M-DGS LGA1155 SATA 6Gb/s USB3 Micro-ATX – 63---Newegg

Memory--- Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339– 49 Newegg

Video Card--- ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -170 Newegg

Hard Drive--- Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – 82---Newegg

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) – 99 ---Newegg

DVD Burner--- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM – 21---Newegg

Power Supply-- SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC– 80 Newegg

Case--- COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Controller – 50---Newegg

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ 30--Newegg

Monitor-- Asus Vs247 HP – 180- Walmart

Printer-- HP Deskjet 3526 Smartphone and Tablet Wireless All-in-One Printer w/ Bonus 4GB USB Flash Drive Value Bundle –60---Walmart

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate -11—Newegg

Windows 7 – 70--snaggsuff.com

Total $1190.00 plus tax
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wonder how much it would cost to build, or buy, a computer strictly for gaming.

I love MS Flight Simulator, but my laptop just doesn't cut it anymore.
I would love to set up a nice big monitor and get throttole, yoke, electrical mounted etc.
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Looks good -- quality build. You can also get $10 off your newegg order today if you're a new customer. Enter promo code "NEWCUSTOMER" at checkout.
Also, when it comes time to put this thing together - there are plenty of videos online (newegg and youtube) showing you how to assemble (that heatsink will throw you at first).

You might want to add some thermal paste to your shopping cart as well -- apply to your CPU before setting the heatsink.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100014
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Looks good -- quality build. You can also get $10 off your newegg order today if you're a new customer. Enter promo code "NEWCUSTOMER" at checkout.
Also, when it comes time to put this thing together - there are plenty of videos online (newegg and youtube) showing you how to assemble (that heatsink will throw you at first).

You might want to add some thermal paste to your shopping cart as well -- apply to your CPU before setting the heatsink.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100014
You put it directly on the unit?
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Most of the new CPU fans you buy these days have a layer of thermal paste already on the heatsink. But yeah, get thermal paste otherwise. That's a very important step....
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You put it directly on the unit?
you apply the paste to the top of the CPU after you set it in the motherboard. You then set the heatsink on top of the cpu -- the paste sits between CPU and heatsink.

Again, there are PLENTY of videos on youtube and newegg that will help you with this.
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Most of the new CPU fans you buy these days have a layer of thermal paste already on the heatsink. But yeah, get thermal paste otherwise. That's a very important step....
Yeah, a lot of them come with a thin layer of thermal compound already applied.

If you end up having to use your own, BE CAREFUL.

You need to make sure the surface is completely and evenly covered. But you absolutely do not want to use too much.
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