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Old 06-11-12, 12:41 PM
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(Semi-budget build) Is there room for improvement?

Hello!

I am building a new computer and I wonder if there is any room left for improvement.

Here are the parts that I have chosen as of now:

Memory (costs $110): Corsair Vengeance Red 16GB, 2x8GB, @1600Mhz, CL10
Motherboard (costs $170): ASRock Extreme 4
CPU (costs $290): 3570K
VGA (costs $375): 7950
Monitor (costs $245): ASUS ML239H

Total: $1190
My budget: I wanted it to be under $1000, to be honest. But I also want long-term quality and high quality...

I have a couple years old SATA 320GB HDD, an old but relatively good sound card, an average 600W PSU that I bought recently for maybe $30, an old PC case, a few 80-120mm fans, an old Ethernet card and an old CD-ROM and a DVD-ROM. Those parts, I THINK can be used in the new system without a big hit for performance. I also have a monitor, but I want to move onto the 1080p era, at last.

I am willing to OC as far as stock cooling goes and as far as staying on the safe side goes.

So... Can this build be improved?

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Old 06-11-12, 12:59 PM
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Looks good , only what brand PSU is that ?
also welcome mate !

Greetings , Ray...
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Old 06-11-12, 01:17 PM
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Looks good , only what brand PSU is that ?
also welcome mate !

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I think it's Fortron.

Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 06-11-12, 04:33 PM
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welcome to oc3d,
i think i can speak for almost everyone on here. if you are spending that much $$ on a new rig, always buy a decent psu. corsair/seasonic etc. never buy ocz, etc etc. dont skimp on a psu, cos one day you may get hit with a bill to replace all of your gear due to psu failure. i know its tempting to re-use what you got, but is the risk worth it? the choice is yours.
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Old 06-11-12, 04:44 PM
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Yup I agree. Great set up but just make sure the PSU you use is made by someone reliable like Corsair or seasonic (not necessarily the final brand, but the manufacturer).

Have a look in places like these:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/power-...iew-32187.html

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm
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Old 07-11-12, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the advices. I am planning on upgrading my PSU in 2-3 months to make sure my parts will stay alright. This one is really new so it shouldn't cause any problems until then.
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Old 07-11-12, 05:35 PM
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It's not how new it is that matters, Never buy a crappy unbranded psu, At least get a CX600 for about $70

Edit : Also I dont have a clue where you are looking to buy these, 3570k for $290 and a 7950 for $376 :O On newegg the 3570k is $300 and the Windforce 7950 only $300
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Old 07-11-12, 05:47 PM
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Just had a look on newegg and you can get better hardware than what you currently had and a new Corsair CX600 for only $990


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Old 07-11-12, 06:33 PM
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Thanks but I'm not from the US. Prices here are higher.

Anyway, I'll try to get a new PSU in a month then.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 07-11-12, 08:19 PM
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Where are you from then?
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