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Dr Strangetech & the electronic backside kicking machine


Prime minister Johns

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I have decided that my laptop simply will not cut it for gaming anymore and since I have been pulling extra shifts at work for the last couple of months I have some money floating around and I have bitten the bullet in a manner of speaking and I am building myself a desktop system again.

Here are the parts I am planning on buying:

CPU = Intel i5 2500 (3.3 GHz quad core)

Motherboard = GigaByte Z68XP-UD3

Memory= 8GB Patriot Viper-Xtreme Div.2

HDD = Seagate SATA 3 2TB (General storage)

SSD HDD = Patriot SATA3 PYRO 60GB (solid state drive for windows install, swap file & a few game installs)

Video = Gigabyte GTX550Ti

PSU = Coolermaster GX Power 750W

Case = Coolermaster NV-692A-KWN2 Nvidia Editon Adanced II

Optical = LG Bluray combo

Monitor = 20' BenQ monitor

So tell me what you think, is this a decent selection of parts for a budget gaming computer.

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One thing that has always confused me. When you say you're going to build a computer, do you mean you're ordering all those parts and building yourself, or that another company is going to put those parts together for you?

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One thing that has always confused me. When you say you're going to build a computer, do you mean you're ordering all those parts and building yourself, or that another company is going to put those parts together for you?

You can do the latter (places like CyberPower) but most of the time when people say they are building a computer, its the former. You can get the components off of Newegg or TigerDirect and put them together yourself and its almost always cheaper than buying a prebuilt desktop.

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One thing that has always confused me. When you say you're going to build a computer, do you mean you're ordering all those parts and building yourself, or that another company is going to put those parts together for you?

The physical putting together is the easy part. If you happen to know how a screwdriver works and have a general idea that certain sized parts can only fit in certain sized holes, you'll do fine. The hard part is picking each component for performance, cost, and compatibility with each other, the latter being the hardest part.

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I put the parts together myself, I can save quite a bit that way rather than just grabbing a prebuilt system.

It took me about 1 1/2 hours to put this lot together, but I work slow and read the manual a lot when I am doing this kind of thing since mistakes can be expensive.

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