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To your "where can I get things cheaper" question: NEWEGG!

I'm price-comparing, tweaking, and adding things you forgot. Here is your list:

CPU: Looks good, Tiger Direct is $20 less expensive: http://bit.ly/kDGUii

MotherBoard: Looks good also, but don't overclock. $10 less at Newegg: http://bit.ly/tECrIk

Hard Drive: It says "not available online" and is really outdated and incompatible anyways. For the best speed and most storage, get this SSD (ssd= solid state drive. no moving parts. crazy fast) http://bit.ly/dBw9gc to install the OS (which you forgot, more later) on (they are more expensive so therefore smaller) and this http://bit.ly/tYOEXA hard drive for your files and everything that won't fit on the SSD.

Ram: These ones are $5 cheaper and better: http://bit.ly/e3Qf4N

DVD Drive: Great! http://bit.ly/scVJsr

Power Supply: Good as well: http://bit.ly/sldBLl

Monitor: You already know I think it is great: http://bit.ly/idfazT

Case: Compatible as well. Same price at both stores, newegg has free shipping: http://bit.ly/hLkRhk

Now, things you forgot.

Operating System: You could put Linux on it for free if you wanted to, but most games are only for windows. Home Premium has all the features you need. http://bit.ly/qOqcE2

Anti-static Wrist Strap: You probably don't want to shock and destroy your new computer. http://bit.ly/1aAknb

Thermal Compound: apply it to the bottom of the cpu fan before installing it.

Finally: There is a good guide on how to build it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=relmfu. After 5 or so minutes of watching (I don't have more time) I can assure you he knows what he is doing.

It will play new games great for the most part. The only problem is (again) graphics. Even though it uses the better kind of integrated, you still may want to buy this to get the best possible. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121426

answered Nov 27 '11 at 00:00

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edited Nov 27 '11 at 00:04

if u can see the comments above will that help? the graphics card u showed me is a little to expensive! so is that one any good?

(Nov 27 '11 at 00:05) sebastianq28 sebastianq28's gravatar image

and to my main question: will it play new games at high? thanks

(Nov 27 '11 at 00:06) sebastianq28 sebastianq28's gravatar image

"Yes, yes it will"

(Nov 27 '11 at 00:07) gppl gppl's gravatar image

The other graphics card is good.

(Nov 27 '11 at 00:08) gppl gppl's gravatar image

Thanks Sooooooooo much lmao. now just search around other sites for the same things cheaper and im set. ooooh and if for some reason i dont get the i7 and get the i5 will it still play games on high lmao

(Nov 27 '11 at 00:10) sebastianq28 sebastianq28's gravatar image

For motherboard get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616 the other graphics-compatible MB is also looking outdated.

(Nov 27 '11 at 00:12) gppl gppl's gravatar image

ok i will but my last an final question. will it make a difference if i get i5 intead of i7?

(Nov 27 '11 at 00:20) sebastianq28 sebastianq28's gravatar image

You shouldn't need thermal paste unless you plan on wiping the stuff that comes on the stock fan off.

(Nov 27 '11 at 02:23) stb109 stb109's gravatar image

i7 will play them better but an i5 will still be really good.

(Nov 27 '11 at 08:41) gppl gppl's gravatar image

@gppl Intel processors come with pre- applied at the bottom of the stock heat sink.

(Nov 27 '11 at 09:50) Tux Penguin Tux%20Penguin's gravatar image
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Looks good. Does the Motherboard use Non-ECC, Unbuffered RAM? Make sure.

answered Nov 26 '11 at 23:22

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Tux Penguin

but will it play new games at high settings?

(Nov 26 '11 at 23:27) sebastianq28 sebastianq28's gravatar image

Yes, looks like a great system. Good Luck!

(Nov 27 '11 at 09:50) Tux Penguin Tux%20Penguin's gravatar image

The Hard Drive you selected is kinda out dated...A Sata one would be faster. Also if you plan on gaming you're going to want a Graphics card rather than integrated graphics in which case you'll want a P67 or a z68 motherboard.

answered Nov 26 '11 at 23:38

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I don't know about high with that graphics card but it should be ok. I have a GTX 460 which can but it costs about $100 more.

(Nov 27 '11 at 02:21) stb109 stb109's gravatar image

The hard drive is incompatible as the Motherboard you have selected no longer supports IDE. Also, whilst on the topic of the motherboard, I suggest you spend a little more and go for an H67 chipset or, if you want to game, a P67 and I dedicated Graphics card.

answered Feb 16 '12 at 04:42

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Tim Fontana

Hard drive: Get a new one: Sata-II / Sata-III.

Power supply: Might work, but i would definitely go for 700+.

Video card: You don't have one, get a 560 Ti. If it's too expensive, downgrade your CPU to an i5-2500k or just get a 550ti minimum.If you want this to run games at high settings, your graphics card is 80%, so it would be really idiotic to safe money on the graphics card.

Case & Mobo: I see you've chosen Micro-ATX. Now, you're system will work fine in Micro-ATX, but i recommend choosing ATX, as it will give you support for things like SLI in the future. Also it will be much easier to overclock in an ATX case, as it has better airflow.

Everything else looks good as far as i can see.

answered Feb 15 '12 at 20:42

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as far as OS even if you want you computer for game Linux will be fine most all software and games today come ready with play on linux and will usually install and run right from the box on your linux box as well as windows or apple ..

for older games there is wine

answered May 28 '12 at 12:56

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Your assembled computer comes out to be too pricey. The approx price turns out to be $983. I suggest that you try purchasing a desktop from one brand and then making some mods on other items like Video Card and SSD. Best suggestion- keep SSD based drive for OS and another HDD for memory space. It works best as it gives you excellent speed and memory space.

answered May 28 '12 at 02:32

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How does a computer build become too pricey? I could build a computer for 4 or 5 thousand without much of a problem finding the parts. Not sure what you mean by too pricey.

With just these two parts I am at $3,000

(May 28 '12 at 09:56) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image
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