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Wallpaper
+303|4950|The pool
Budget: $600 (or a bit over if it gets me something significantly better)

My mobo just fried and likely, a bunch of other parts. I was already in need of an upgrade (though I had wanted to wait longer...) so I'm just going to replace most of my very aged system. I need to get it up and running as fast as possible for work.

I've been out of the upgrade loop for a while, so I'm not sure if these are good/affordable picks. Rig will be used for lots of Photoshop and a decent amount of gaming

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb (there's a combo deal with a Seagate of similar stats, are they still semi-unreliable?)

TT Black Widow 850w (thinking at least 750w for future proofing)

Gigabyte socket 1155

Intel i5-2400 3.1ghz

G.Skill 8gb

Still need: CPU Cooler

EDIT: Ill buy a GPU later, I just need a running system now. Anyone know of any better bang for your buck items?

Last edited by Wallpaper (2012-08-23 23:58:15)

RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,711|5693|Oxferd Ohire
I have a Seagate and no problems v0v.
You didn't leave much budget space for a GPU so don't see why the future proofing of the psu. That and the i5 model.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
Wallpaper
+303|4950|The pool
Those can both be adjusted, and I can go over by 100ish bucks. don't want to get stuck and another un-upgradeable system. Any other suggested CPUs (and coolers) and PSUs that are cheaper but not too shitty?

EDIT: I guess I don't need a GPU for now, I can just get that later. I really need a running system within the next week.

Last edited by Wallpaper (2012-08-23 23:59:27)

Beduin
Compensation of Reactive Power in the grid
+510|4706|شمال
i cant find a decent review of that psu. however, i found this which fulfills the requirements and a bit cheaper. jonnyguru gave it a 9, thats pretty good!

e.: this cpu cooler will do the job

Last edited by Beduin (2012-08-24 00:32:24)

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Little BaBy JESUS
m8
+394|5104|'straya
Well if you are going to grab a GPU later I'd grab these now so you actually have a PSU with plenty of headroom and a CPU and motherboard that will overclock (unlike the i5 2400).

Samsung 1TB F3 - although Seagate Barracudas a fine if you can get one for cheaper)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6822152185

XFX 850w PSU - as beduin posted, it's a decent PSU and identical to the Corsair TX850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6817207011

G. Skill 8GB - good low latency RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6820231440

ASRock Z77 Pro3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6813157297

Intel i5 3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6819116504

Cooler Master Hyper 212 cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6835103065

Total: $600

My $0.02 anyway.
Beduin
Compensation of Reactive Power in the grid
+510|4706|شمال

Little BaBy JESUS wrote:

Well if you are going to grab a GPU later I'd grab these now so you actually have a PSU with plenty of headroom and a CPU and motherboard that will overclock (unlike the i5 2400).

Samsung 1TB F3 - although Seagate Barracudas a fine if you can get one for cheaper)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6822152185

XFX 850w PSU - as beduin posted, it's a decent PSU and identical to the Corsair TX850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6817207011

G. Skill 8GB - good low latency RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6820231440

ASRock Z77 Pro3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6813157297

Intel i5 3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6819116504

Cooler Master Hyper 212 cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6835103065

Total: $600

My $0.02 anyway.
10/10...will rate again
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Good luck with the build wally

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