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Building a computer. Please review my specs, I don't know if they'll work together

By StaticEndo
Aug 5, 2011
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  1. Hello, and if you are reading this, i need your help.

    okay, so, i'm sort of a noob with computers. I know more than the average person, my knowledge level is currently sitting at "have a vague idea of how to build a computer".
    I have been doing a little research, since i want to build my own computer,
    and these are the specs i chose:

    Thermaltake Armor A90 Case
    Cost: $90

    Intel Core i5 2500
    Cost: $205

    Graphics Card:
    ASUS GeForce GT430 1GB Low Profile
    Cost: $80

    ASUS VH238H 23in Widescreen LED Monitor
    Cost: $175

    G.Skill ECO F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO (2x2GB) DDR3
    Cost: $55

    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
    Cost: $60

    Corsair Force Series 115GB SSD
    Cost: $200

    Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3 B3 Motherboard
    Cost: $140

    Optical drive:
    ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVDRW Drive
    Cost: $25

    Power Supply:
    Gigabyte Odin 720W
    Cost: $95

    CPU Cooler:
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
    Cost: $33

    TOTAL: $1150

    I'm from Australia so i cant use newegg (which blows, because newegg is awesome), so im using a website called
    its where i found all the specs.

    SO anyway, please if you have a minute, just scan over the specs and give me a heads up on
    1. if everything is compatible (it all fits and works together)
    2. I'm not being ripped off
    3. on a scale of 1 (average everyday pc thats a few years old) to 10 ($15,000 custom built computer with insane specs) please rate these!

    My price range is at most $1,500

    Much appreciated!
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,357   +116

    What is your intended usage for this computer?

    It looks OK, but the GPU is weak if your considering the build for gaming.
  3. StaticEndo

    StaticEndo TS Member Topic Starter

    Intended use for computer

    well i want it to be a good all-rounder, perhaps leaning a little more into the 'gaming computer' category.

    i want it to handle games like crysis without too much difficulty.

    would the HIS Radeon HD6870 IceQ X 1GB (at $200 AUD) be better?

    also could you tell me if all the specs i chose would work if i put them together?

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