Building a PC, confused about some components

rewindlabs

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HAHAHA!

You are thinking of buying a 36$ case with a power supply.....enjoy watching the pc smoke and go up in flames....

Buy the power supply separate from the case....and a better brand than rosewill or the other brand you had up...

And you should go for a stronger processor and a 4770 or pair of 4770's depending on your exact budget....what is your monitors resolution? if it is in the 16xx/1xxx range than one 4770 to start out with won't hurt you too bad...if its below that resolution than a 4870 was a huge waste in the first place and one 4770 will be more than enough to max out most any title...

Its not the best idea to pair a 70$ gpu with a 200$ graphics card :sarcastic: you money would be better spent on a cpu that will last longer against games to be released....

You should cut some corners if you have to such as choosing a 320gb hdd to start out with and definitely going for a 4770...when you get the extra cash just grab another 4770 and then you would have a powerful somewhat future proof cpu and gpus that beat the 4870...

eh what is your budget?
 

baskinghobo

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Could someone please answer about which motherboard and case i should get. I'm a noob so i don't know much about them. And i didn't just choose these components from the ground. I have being doing hard research and 4870 will beat 4770 in quality and performance but obviously not in price. And the reason i am spending so much on GPU but not in CPU is because i am building a gaming PC. I got most of my components from MaximumPC - http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/build_a_500_pc_play_crysis_40fps
 
^ Well it was a nice try...
But do give us the maximum you want to spend and the resolution of the monitor that you will be using...we can try and get a better balanced gaming setup for your need...
 
One of the motherboards you had listed is an AMD board. It's not compatible with the CPU you picked. Don't get the Gigabyte 790x with an intel (E52000/5300) CPU. A P43/P45 motherboard is fine. Google for any reviews about a particular board you have in mind. Both of the case/PSU options you listed are pretty poor choices. I wouldn't put a Logisys power supply in any computer i own or build, for any reason at any time. The 500w Rosewill is an old model PSU and is very weak in the 12v end of things. I wouldn't use it either. You can go ahead and get a cheap case, but always get a quality power supply. A decent $45 case with free shipping (save about $15-$20) on shipping a case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147124

power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

 

rewindlabs

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I figured i should just give up on recommending a more future proof system and going with amds newer parts....intel is an option...i feel so violated mentally by the ropes of fanboyism now...

Gkay niceeeee rig....that just racks a nice headshot on his intel system...

Edit:i suggest you find a way to afford it...
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119106 $44.99
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan - Retail

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OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.190816 Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $112.98
GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207006 $29.99 ($19.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130468 $129.99 ($119.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Cryostasis game with registration at manufacturer website

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CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail

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Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171 $24.99 Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $527.90 | $487.90 w/mail in rebates
 

rewindlabs

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If it was me i would combine gkay and why_me's build...a 720 and a 250 gts...what more can you ask for...after rebates that would bring your system into budget...