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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    I am currently in the process of building a gaming/work PC, I have most of the parts picked out but i need some advice on the parts and where to buy them from.

    1. Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case $59.54
    2. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack $90.75
    3. ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard $84.99
    4. AMD FX 6100 6-Core Processor, 3.3 6 Socket AM3+ $134.99
    5. Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 $218.00
    6. Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz $50.97
    7. StarTech.com 6-Inch LP4 to 6 Pin PCI Express Video Card Power Cable Adapter $3.11 (can someone tell me a power supply that has 2 x 6 pin PCI-e connectors?)
    I carefully chose those parts to try to future-proof it as much as possible and give room for upgrades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    I am currently in the process of building a gaming/work PC, I have most of the parts picked out but i need some advice on the parts and where to buy them from.

    1. Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case $59.54
    2. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack $90.75
    3. ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard $84.99
    4. AMD FX 6100 6-Core Processor, 3.3 6 Socket AM3+ $134.99
    5. Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 $218.00
    6. Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz $50.97
    7. StarTech.com 6-Inch LP4 to 6 Pin PCI Express Video Card Power Cable Adapter $3.11 (can someone tell me a power supply that has 2 x 6 pin PCI-e connectors?)
    Not bad, although you could get a much better case for almost $40 more, but good if your on a budget.
    Case: http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Nine-Hun...0/ref=pd_ybh_6

    Have the case and power supply already and this power supply is perfect for gaming pc's with the 2x6 pins connectors, etc.
    Power Supply: http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fatal1ty-7.../ref=pd_ybh_20
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    PC Specs - Motherboard: Asus Z77 -A | Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K (Overclocked to 4.2 ghz) | Memory: 16 gigs Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @ 1600mhz | Video Card: Asus Strix GTX 970 (1500mhz O.C) | Monitor: BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24inch 144Hz | Steam ID -> Powpow

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    there is a 2GB 7850 on newegg for $190

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powpow View Post
    Not bad, although you could get a much better case for almost $40 more, but good if your on a budget.
    Case: http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Nine-Hun...0/ref=pd_ybh_6

    Have the case and power supply already and this power supply is perfect for gaming pc's with the 2x6 pins connectors, etc.
    Power Supply: http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fatal1ty-7.../ref=pd_ybh_20
    Thanks for the power supply, been looking for a power supply that supports the two(2) 6 pin PCI-e for the video card.
    AMD Phenom II X4 B45 3.10 GHz , AsRock N68-s UCC , 4GB DDR2 800 MHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT (512 MB), Windows 7 64-bit,

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Jay16 View Post
    there is a 2GB 7850 on newegg for $190
    I am gonna use SSMC Xpres-international to ship, If they support new egg i will take the 7850 for sure.
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    hey i see that everyone here can build their own pc, well i cant hahah

    i need a update to my system in the next coming months & i would look to get something like this

    - i5 processor 3330 hd graphics 2500
    - 120-128mb ssd
    - motherboard supporting up to 16gb ddr3, dont need it to overclock or anything
    - 8g ddr3 1333mhz
    - 500+ wat power supply
    - suitable case
    - dvd drive

    what would it cost to get someone to build this for me???... its about $420-450ish build but with shipping cost + labour how much would i be looking at?

    p.s yes i considered building a pc for the first time in my life but ide pay if i wouldnt have to do the work to source, ship & build + potentially spend 2-3x longer than needed....

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    I would recommend you build your PC. It can be fun even if you have issues. You seem to know exactly what you want already but just pay close attention to power supply especially if you plan on gaming in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exothermic View Post
    hey i see that everyone here can build their own pc, well i cant hahah

    i need a update to my system in the next coming months & i would look to get something like this

    - i5 processor 3330 hd graphics 2500
    - 120-128mb ssd
    - motherboard supporting up to 16gb ddr3, dont need it to overclock or anything
    - 8g ddr3 1333mhz
    - 500+ wat power supply
    - suitable case
    - dvd drive

    what would it cost to get someone to build this for me???... its about $420-450ish build but with shipping cost + labour how much would i be looking at?

    p.s yes i considered building a pc for the first time in my life but ide pay if i wouldnt have to do the work to source, ship & build + potentially spend 2-3x longer than needed....
    Your going to need a lil bit bigger budget if it's a gaming PC that you plan to build. The SSD hardrives alone cost over $100 and the next expensive thing would be the video card. High performance budget cards cost somewhere in the $180-$200 range and the best i5 processor(3570K) for gaming cost about $230.

    You shouldn't go less than a 700+ watt power supply though to be on the safe side.
    Current Android - OnePlus 7T Pro
    PC Specs - Motherboard: Asus Z77 -A | Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K (Overclocked to 4.2 ghz) | Memory: 16 gigs Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @ 1600mhz | Video Card: Asus Strix GTX 970 (1500mhz O.C) | Monitor: BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24inch 144Hz | Steam ID -> Powpow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powpow View Post
    Your going to need a lil bit bigger budget if it's a gaming PC that you plan to build. The SSD hardrives alone cost over $100 and the next expensive thing would be the video card. High performance budget cards cost somewhere in the $180-$200 range and the best i5 processor(3570K) for gaming cost about $230.

    You shouldn't go less than a 700+ watt power supply though to be on the safe side.
    On that budget i think its better u go AMD (phenom II x4) or i3 (hyper threaded) and as Pow said if u going i5 its best u go with the 3570k or the 2500k...might as well u exclude the SSD and get a regular drive also. its not so much about the wattage of the PSU but how Amps are on the 12 volt rail(s)

    The Rig in my sig has a 550w and only 35W total on the 12v rails. it handles my overclocked 140W cpu + OC 6850 + OC RAM and even handled a pair of 6850s i tested in CF. Point of all this is the 550w is sufficient for my setup.

    PS sorting out 2 builds for u...AMD and intel...will post the parts so u have an idea (dont expect wonders with that budget tho

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    intel setup



    AMD SETUP
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    tbh i semi copied the build i typed out from a poker website.... its kind of not really a gaming pc per say, more a online poker build to handle multiple tables on pokerstars + table ninja + radio/music streaming with no lag

    + the only game i play right now is league of legends which runs easily on my pc now and i want to play starcraft 2, kind of waited b4 i bought it due to not wanting it to suck so yea neither of those games are graphic intensive


    p.s flexx could you put those screen shots on image shack or something?, kind of cant read it even if i zoom in

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