Help Revise on the Parts I'm Buying to build computer.

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  1. Justin121994
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    Well this is my first time building my computer. It's really expensive and wondering if this is worth the price. Should I swap anything for something cheaper or leave it as it is? This is for gaming/school/programming. Any help would be appreciated. I really can't spend much. Should I get a cheaper cpu? Is six cores really worth it. Is my gpu good?

    Sorry for it not being formated THAT good, but is this an ok computer?
     
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    there really isn't anything else to improve in my opinion .
    it comes to a total of $900 and all the parts are great brands .
     
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    The only things I'd personally change would be the motherboard to an Asus P8P67 Deluxe and CPU to an i5 2500K.
    Sure there may be 2 less cores, but at least it'll last a long time, run more efficiently and overall will be more powerful.
    Other than that, pretty nice build.
     
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    you have a much too big psu and a too slow graphics card

    use a x4 955 and as a gfx card a 6950 or a 560

    a ram with a lower cl would be better and the case is overkill, in my oppinion
     
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    Clearly you have little idea about how power supply units work. Having a larger amount of power available than is used increases their lifespan by several times.
    Plus it allows for components to be upgraded at a later date without having to worry about replacing PSU.

    As for the graphics card, you do have a point there - it isn't the best on the market atm, but it's not nearly as bad as you make it sound. A 6850 is still more than powerful enough to run even the most demanding of games with ease.
    Oh and great job with recommending an even worse CPU.
     
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    hmmm, maybe he doesn't have infinitive money and saves money that way for a better gfx card?
     
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    He has not said anything about budget limitations in the first post, and the GPU he has picked out is perfectly fine anyway. It's harder to replace a CPU/mobo than it is to replace a GPU, should he ever feel the need to upgrade.
     
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    I think that whoever wrote this isn't thinking straight, as a higher clockspeed on RAM naturally leads to better performance - which is why we have DDR(1-3) memory in the first place.
     
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    B3-stepping for Intel series 6 motherboards (i.e. Sandy Bridge) is not out yet - it's expected in March/April. That doesn't mean a thing since the system only has 2 SATA drives so it will never have a problem with B2-stepping Intel motherboards. Even if Justin wanted an extra SATA drive later, there's only a 20-30% chance of symptoms appearing in 1-3 years from purchase anyway.
     
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    Right, I misread his post (rather, read too deeply while trying to understand it).

    Thanks for clarifying :v
     
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    Yeah thats what I was thinking. I'm only 16 though, I have no extra cash to throw, but it's nice to know I can upgrade once I get a job and more money.
     
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    And about the Sandy Bridge, I was leaning over on that until I read all about the problems. I wasn't sure If waiting for it was worth it or just buying my current choice. I wasn't really sure on my board and my friend was trying to convince me to buy an ASUS board. Oh sorry for replying late I've been busy with school/sports, so I didn't have time to log in and see the replies.
     
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    You will never encounter any problems with a Sandy Bridge motherboard if you're only going to be using 1 DVD drive and 1 HDD. It's only when you start using 3 SATA drives that you have a small-but-significant chance (20-30%) of experiencing problems 1-3 years down the line. Solution - just use your DVD in the SATAII ports - the DVD drive isn't important, and if you really need (by some unlucky chance) it you can get a PCI-E SATA controller to plug it into for $10.

    Anyway, from the parts you've selected, it's not a bad choice. It will be fine playing any game for a couple years to come and 6 cores = good at multi-tasking/multi-threaded tasks. A Core i5-2500K would be ~80% more powerful then a PhenomII X6 1090T BE, even before overclocking, but if you're worried about the problems with the motherboards then that's your choice to make.
     

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