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(Solved) - Geek Rite of Passage (Building a computer for the first time)

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  • Started 2 years ago by RioP123
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RioP123
Posts: 4

Hey guys!

I'm fairly new to computer techware, and I wanted to complete the rite of passage by building my first computer. I love playing video games, running multiple programs and tasks, and being able to take advantage of memory capacity. I plan to use my computer for gaming, graphic software tools (like the Adobe suite), and future coding for technical writing programs. I'm hoping to do this all of this while keeping speed and reliability huge factors.

I'm an avid learner, so I did a bit of research beforehand and decided on the following components, based on that criteria:

Motherboard: $137.99
MSI P67A-C43 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard
ATX
Socket H2 (LGA1155)
Intel P67 Express
DDR3 2133MHz (O.C.)
SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Gigabit LAN
1 x PCI-Express x16
USB 3.0

CPU/Processor: $139.97
Intel Core i3-2100 BX80623I32100
Processor - Dual Core
3MB L3 Smart Cache
512KB L2 Cache
3.10 GHz
Socket H2 (LGA1155)
65W
Fan
Retail

Memory: $51.99
VisionTek 900424 Performance Desktop Memory Kit8GB (2x 4GB)
PC3-10600
DDR3-1333MHz
240-pin DIMM
CL9
1.5V
Non ECC
Unbuffered

Hard Drive: $115.99
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2
2.5"
128GB
SATA III MLC
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Video Card: $154.97
Galaxy 56NGH6HS3KXZ GeForce GTX 560 Video Card
1GB
GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.0 (x16)
2x Dual-Link DVI-I
1x Mini-HDMI
DirectX 11
Dual-Slot
SLI Ready

Optical Drive: $91.99
LG WH12LS39K Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 12x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
SATA
12x
Super Multi
3D Playback
M-DISC Support
OEM

Full Tower Case $149.97
Thermaltake VN300M1W2N Chaser MK-I Full Tower Gaming Case
ATX
Micro ATX
4x Ext 5.25"
6x Int 3.5"
2x 200mm Fans
1x 140mm Fan
2x USB 3.0 Ports
2x USB 2.0 Ports
1x eSATA Port
Color Shift Fans

Grand Total: $842.87

I know that on terms of practicality, the combination of these components might not make sense, but I'm a growing enthusiast and I hoping to learn a thing or two:

- Can this build work?
- Are there things I might have to consider (like additional cooling system components, alternatives motherboard/processor options, compatibility issues, etc.)?
- Additional advice?

I'm hoping to budget around $1000-1200 for the system altogether.

Hopefully you guys can give me a hand! Thanks again!

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

RioP123,

Welcome to HTG.

Need to do a bit more research as the motherboard is out dated with an Intel Generation 2 chipset.

Current intel chipset platforms are 75/77.

Please post a link to vendor website where you will purchase component parts.

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

It is better if you would just post links to the items, although you have gone to a lot of trouble to give complete specs.

Posted 2 years ago
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RioP123
Posts: 4

Thanks for the reply guys! I used TigerDirect and looked up customer ratings on most of the things to get a general idea of what I wanted. Here are the links:

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....CatId=6978
Processor: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....No=7295297
Memory: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....No=1239997
Hard Drive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....CatId=5300
Video Card: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....No=1104263
Optical Drive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....No=2060894
Full Tower Case: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....pNo=419876

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

How about this bundle ?? It's within your budget.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....8;csid=_61

Posted 2 years ago
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RioP123
Posts: 4

Definitely works! Plus, it's got a similar feel to the components I've had listed.

Are there any other things that you suggest I consider? Cooling systems, additional components, etc. ?

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Need Air Cooler for good over clocking.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/appl.....=&Nav=|m:1974|c:493|&Sort=3&Recs=10

Let me cross reference these to see if they fit.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

I use these to get that CPU from 35 to 52 and keep the temp under 110C TjMAX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835118054

However Tigerdirect.ca doesn't carry them.

Let me match specs tomorrow.

Posted 2 years ago
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RioP123
Posts: 4

Great! Thanks again, Rick.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Here is the Cooler at newegg.ca :) :) http://www.newegg.ca/

Pure Copper (Black-Pearl Nickel Plated)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/P.....6835118054

If you get this component fitted on properly, then you have mastered Geek Rite of Passage. (LOL)
Tis TUFF so be ready with plenty of patience and strong will to succeed.

Rick P.

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