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Also, does an IPS monitor still hold its advantages for a strictly gaming/web browsing rig? I'm not looking to do any kind of editing or even movie watching on this PC. Viewing angles won't be an issue, I am looking solely for the best gaming monitor I can get in the mid $100 range.
And thank you for the RAM advice, I almost didn't ask but it's good I did.
Edited by Supercrush on 5/22/2012 6:26 PM PDT
This Guide was extremely helpful, and I picked out a build of my own.
I was wanting some feedback on it and had a couple of questions
First off build:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard
Cosair Vengeance 2x4GB 240 Pin
GeForce GTX 670
Western Digital RE4 500GB 7200 RPM
Case Coolmaster HAF 912
Windows 7 64-bit
first question: Is all this stuff compatible with eachother? I am afraid to try and figure this out myself as I am sure I will miss something or screw it up
2nd question: I am not planning to overclock, do I need a cooling system?
3rd Question: Do you have a recommended power supply model for this set-up?
I know this is alot to ask, but I would really appreciate some feed back
Just finished building my computer with the aid of an experienced friend today and it's been a huge success so far!
Kalganized, thanks so much for your guide. It was immensely helpful in helping me do what I felt was out of reach for me for a while.
I'm glad my guide was helpful to you. Enjoy your new system. ;)
Edit: In the interest of science, I added what can be the absolute, cheapest build available. I can actually choose to go even cheaper, but the build is already at its maximum before going off into deep-end of unplayable settings. I mean, the build is already below $400 -- and that's BEFORE rebates.
Edited by Kalganized on 5/23/2012 12:49 AM PDT
kalg im having massive troubles with my wiring eveyrthing is plugged in right i just cant plug in the power sw reset or h.d.d wires ive read the manaual and am clueless still this is the motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236&Tpk=asrock%20h61m%2fu3s3
The manual explains those case switches go to.
Refer to manual page 26~27
It notes polarity + and -
On the end of the wiring itself (the plug) one of the side will have a down arrow (V) marked on it. That side is the + side
Edited by Kalganized on 5/23/2012 1:53 PM PDT
Yeah, it does. It matters, also the polarity.
Now that you know where it is, read the bottom of the page 26 ~ following descriptions in page 27. It describes what acronyms are. It also indicates + and - side. You should plug in the power plug, led plug etc; in accordance to that + and - side. As mentioned, look at the end of the plug that'll go into the motherboard -- on the side, the + will be marked with a V arrow or some other indicator that it is the + side.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
RESET (Reset Switch):
PLED (System Power LED):
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
in that order it keeps saying fans and stuff but not telling me how to plug this in sorry but i dont see it on 26 or 27
For this site you linked in the laptop section (http://www.xoticpc.com/force-1761-msi-1761-p-3152.html?wconfigure=yes), I was wondering how exactly do the laptops come to you. Is it already put together, or do I have to do it myself? I've never built or bought a computer besides the generic Toshiba I got for school a few years ago, so I don't really know how these sites work.
Finally got my final build I do believe, can you let me know if it all looks good?
CPU: i5-2500k @ $275 (combo with mobo)
Mobo: ASRock H61M/U3S3
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 @ $40
Video Card: GeForce GTX 560 Ti @ $230
Power Supply: Silencer MK III 500W @ $80
Case: Antec 900 @ $100
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB @ $75
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB @ $125
Monitor: ASUS VS229H-P 21.5" IPS LED @ $164
OS: WIndows 7 @ $100
Hyper 212 Plus @ $30
Total: Around $1,250
I want this computer to be able to play WoW and D3 at ultra, and any other non FPS games (like Skyrim, Assassin's Creed 2, etc) at ultra/high as well. I know that Witcher 2 is intense but I'm not worried about playing that on lower settings. I am wondering if it would be a good idea for me to drop to the GTX 560 or stay with the 560 Ti. Is there going to be any noticeable difference between the two playing WoW/Diablo/Skryim or other games that aren't too demanding? And how much more future-proof will the 560 Ti be? I want this build to last me a long time without needing to put more parts in, but it wouldn't be a huge deal for me to buy a new video card down the road at some point if the 560 Ti isn't worth the extra money.
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