First build -- review my specs


rate this build :)

  1. pretty average. actually not very good at all- the parts dont match up.

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  2. decent. good for everyday stuff and some medium-high end gaming/videos/music

  3. pretty good. nothing overkill but itll definetely get the job done quickly.

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By StaticEndo ยท 4 replies
Sep 18, 2011
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  1. hello everyone, over the past few months i have grown from a coomputer noob into a super genius.

    just kidding

    i still dont know all the computer things (like programming and stuff) but i do know like 90% of the hardware and what it does:
    basically im confident im ready to build a computer :)

    okay so lets get to it; ive decided to make the build Intel-based (hooray)

    also this is slightly important: IM GOING TO WAIT FOR WINDOWS 8.
    notice in the specs list it says 'windows 8'? yes thats because im saving up now so that when win8 comes out i can order in all the parts, order in windows 8, and build myself a nice windows 8 computer.

    the reason im posting this is because i just want a final opinion from the pro's on how you guys think my system will run...

    anywhoo here are the specs: (find everything at
    and yes i know i'd much rather use newegg or tigerdirect, however i live in Australia so those arent available to me.
    BUT thats okay because Pccasegear suits my needs just fine.

    OK HERE THEY ARE!!! :)

    Case: NZXT Lexa S Mid Tower Case ($79.00)
    Power Supply: Gigabyte Odin 585W ($62.00)
    Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 Motherboard B3 ($95.00)
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS ($55.00)
    Memory/RAM: G.Skill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT (2x4GB) DDR3 ($49.00)
    Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD6770 1GB ($115.00)
    Monitor: LG E2060T-PN 20inch LED Widescreen Monitor ($109.00)
    CPU: Intel Core i3 2120 (dual core @ 3.3 GHz) ($139.00)
    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)


    Speakers: Logitech LS21 2.1 Speaker ($26.00)
    Mouse: Nexus Wireless Silent Mouse SM-7000B ($29.00)
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard ($89.00)

    SUBTOTAL: $1,132.00

    with intel i5 instead of i3: $1,182.00

    Okay so thats it

    NOTE: if i somehow end up with more money im going to get the Intel i5 2400 which costs 50 dollars more, but hey, i get quad core.

    if you have ANY SUGGESTIONS AT ALL please leave a comment <3

    also i would like to know whether these parts would work with windows 8

    cus if they dont then my whole plan crashes and burns.

  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    What exactly are you going to use your PC for? It'll be fine for everyday computing and multimedia but will perform just about average at mid resolutions. If your primary purpose is gaming, then you'll have to look at a better GPU.
  3. StaticEndo

    StaticEndo TS Member Topic Starter

    response to ritwik

    thanks for responding

    well see im building this computer to be an everyday sort of computer, but a little bit better.

    id like it to handle games like COD black ops, without too much trouble
    im not gonna be getting crysis so dont worry about that.

    also in coming years when i get more money, im gonna be swapping out parts for newer, better parts.

    hope that answered your question
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Ritwik 7 is good with builds. I would recommend an i5 quad and a 6850 and you'll be fine. I don't see any problem with working with Windows 8.
  5. StaticEndo

    StaticEndo TS Member Topic Starter

    okay so i redid my whole build, thanks a lot guys :mad:

    just joking im thankful for the advice. stay tuned for my upgraded specs list

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