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Bulding my first computer ~ review my specs?

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  1. Pretty average ~ not going to do so well with any computing at all

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  2. Pretty decent ~ will do well with some games, internet, and videos

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  3. Pretty good ~ not the best computer out there, but a nice build with little gaming/video difficulty

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By StaticEndo
Sep 18, 2011
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  1. Hey everyone!
    if you know me, you'll know ive posted about 5 or 6 different "review my specs" posts up but i swear THIS IS MY LAST!!! :)

    so here it is; my final specs build

    please tell me if you think it needs anything or if you find something you think is better but cheaper.
    much appreciated :)
    also you might notice for the OS i wrote windows 8 not windows 7, thats because im saving up/waiting until win8 comes out so ill buy that and get all my parts because the aim of my game is to build a windows 8 computer
    Im going to order in all the parts from www.pccasegear.com
    yes i would rather use newegg or tigerdirect but I live in Australia so they arent available to me. which is OK because pccasegear suits my needs fine.

    WHAT I WANT TO USE THE COMPUTER FOR:

    I want this computer to be a solid all-rounder, decent for gaming and watching videos and stuff, nice sound, and just a pretty fast computer.
    I'm not aiming for this to be some freaking multiple-crysis-running insanity machine, by the way.

    ok so here is the list:

    PARTS:

    Power Supply: Gigabyte Odin 585W ($62.00)
    CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 {3.3 GHz and Quad Core} ($189.00)
    Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB DirectCU ($152.00)
    Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 Motherboard B3x ($95.00)
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS ($55.00)
    RAM: G.Skill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT (2x4GB) DDR3 ($49.00)
    Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVDRW Drive ($25.00)
    Card Reader: Shintaro Internal Card Reader 3.5" ($21.00)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Home Premium Retail Pack ($239.00)

    PERIPHERALS:

    Case: NZXT Lexa S Mid Tower ($79.00)
    Monitor: LG E2060T-PN 20in Widescreen LED Monitor ($109.00)
    Mouse: Gigabyte ECO600 Wireless Laser Mouse ($34.00)
    Keyboard: Cherry Infinity USB Keyboard ($35.00)
    Speakers: Logitech LS21 2.1 Speaker ($26.00)

    SUBTOTAL: $1,170.00


    So go ahead and post a comment, tell me what you think, and thanks for reading.

    Check out my Youtube channell :)
    http://www.youtube.com/user/StaticEndo?feature=mhee
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,429   +143

    Try a samsung spinpoint f3.
     
  3. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 567   +25

    how much can you stretch your budget because i use pccasegear for my computer and for example you may want dual crossfire graphics to play crisis 2 with good fps (60+)

    HIS Radeon HD6850 1GB for $169
    HIS Radeon HD6870 IceQ X 1GB for $189
    HIS Radeon HD6950 1GB IceQ for $229
    HIS Radeon HD6970 2GB for $355
     
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

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