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The motherboard is mATX.
Well, the Source supports mATX, so if you want that case I would say go for it.
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I'm looking into getting a new case for my PC. The current one is the one HP shipped it with which is small, has poor cooling, and nothing in the way of cable management. my current cable solution is stuffing them in the 3.5" drive bay which is hardly a good solution.
I am looking at getting an NZXT Source 210 Window. My budget is about $50 and I'd like one with a window if possible.
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Gosh, that is awful, how much are you paying for that? I doubt that will run Minecraft...
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For people who care, there is a noticeable difference even with a sound card and a decent set of headphones.
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While waiting for my motherboard to arrive I have decided that I have some money to burn so I will get some slightly performance boosting hardware for my computer that isn't really needed.
I am currently looking at 2 things. First, I think I will get an SSD. I currently use a 64GB Crucial for the OS (which is full) and a green (bleurgh) WD drive that is insanely slow. I am looking at something either 128GB or 256GB (or anything inbetween) for storing games on (I just want the first 15 seconds of my game). Which one would you recommend? My budget for this is about 300$.
And the second thing is a sound card. I need something to improve the quality of my Sennheiser PC 360's past the basic on board soundcard. The budget for this is 200$.
Note: Electronics prices in Norway are way over those of the US, but just recommend what fits in my requirements.
Edit: I'm also getting some Thermal Paste. What would you recommend (something that is not Arctic Silver 5, it's not available)?
....No. PSU is unreliabel IIRC. Weaker processor.
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So it would be better to buy one from online? or can i do something to get better connection?
Piledrivers came out a couple months ago. They're far better than Bulldozers. The i5 is still the best gaming, but the Piledrivers beat the i3.
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Anyone mind putting together a 1200$ USD build?
I was thinking of a 7850-7870 for it, and it's gonna be for gaming mostly. I'd have 1 out of those 2 video cards and a i5 2500k or a 3570K. The only thinkg I know apart from those 2 is the 2500k is 32 nm and the 3570K has 22nm and I think something to do with a bigger bandwith for PCIe3.
It needs a monitor (20-21" will do fine.) an OS, a keyboard and mouse (these somewhat cheap, since it's easy to upgrade these. The mouse and keyboard is what I'm talking about.) Plus the OS is gonna be Win7. It won't need a SSD but I will preferably love one. Note, this is not gonna be for me. This might be for a friend who will HOPEFULLY send me the parts so I can construct it, and ship to him. He was thinking of getting a Asus 1200$ laptop, but I told him you should get a custom made one. Hopefully he agrees and understands.
This is the build I was thinking about... But I feel as if it is not good enough since it has to have a good budget but tight things to work with here. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rTyo
All of it WILL be from newegg, but if I need to get a video card like the 7870 or a 7950 from NCIX I'll see what I can do about it.
I can always go AMD, but I don't want it to be outdated so fast, since the AMD processors go by quick! Please, don't start a flame war. Be reasonable.
You definitely will want to go to the standard fan. It'll be sufficient. The 7850 will be much better. I'd say if you can, drop the 3570 to a 3470, or maybe even an i3/FX-4300. Depends on the configurations.
Regardless, CyberPower's PCs tend to be of poor quality. Building your own computer would be a great bonding time for you and your father, requiring at most a few hours. There's plenty of tutorials, and it really is simple to do. You'll get the best bang for you buck, and have reliable parts. The PSU and HDD on the prebuilt you've chosen probably won't be of great quality at all, and will likely fail soon.
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The computer would be 705$ for all the spec i posted and my dad doesnt wanna build one and so far this is best pc thats near 700$. You say that since i am not overclocking i can get standard fan? If i chose 7850 instead of 770 the pirce rises to around 800 and thats going to standard fan which saves 58$ .. i might be able to get the 7850.
Quote from BlackJack10
I think that overhead will be filled by the Cathodes and stuff.
If I need a better power supply because of the extras I will be adding, let me know.