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Old 09-01-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Help me build a pc

does this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186214


pair with this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

also, is that processor a big upgrade from my current one?

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Old 09-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: Help me build a pc

You've been at this for like months have you not?

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Old 09-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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Re: Help me build a pc

should be sweet...just make sure you get the correct RAM (DDR3-1066/1333).

why micro ATX though?

EDIT: also, you may miss out on some features with H61...i haven't looked into it much, though

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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Re: Help me build a pc

Really just get an i7 with at least 8 gig RAM and you're good. Two hard drives at least. Any SSD drives are nice but think about how much you really need that much speed.

I've had this same PC for over 4 years and have not had any trouble with any music software I have used.

i7 860 2.80GHz 8 GB RAM, basic graphics card. Echo sound interface.

Are you really going to be using anything more than software? Like an analog mixing board with 16+ in and outs?

Most basic PCs rated for efficient gaming will do fine for In The Box music.

If you don't know how to match components, make it easier on yourself and use a site that is commons with DIY builds.

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:32 PM   #5
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Though looking around I don't know what brands are best for custom builds anymore. I bought a Systemax back four years ago from Tiger Direct. They don't seem to have the same extensive options for that brand I remember. Or in building your own for that matter.

At the time I got mine for around $1200. Four years ago.

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Old 09-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #6
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Re: Help me build a pc

@Raiden

To answer your question: Yes they do pair together, as they are both LGA 1155 chipsets. If you are looking to match an intel processor with any kind of motherboard always look for the LGA#.

That i5-2500K is a fairly substantial upgrade over the 650. You're moving from a dual-core to a quad-core chip (effectively doubling your processing power) That chip is a pretty solid chip, btw. Sure you can max out your rig with an i7, but if you are trying to stay within a particular budget that is an excellent chip to go with. Hope this helps. PM me if you need any further advice or have questions.

Are you building this for gaming or production? Also, be wary of those low-end Foxconn boards. They may be the most ubiquitous boards in the world, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are quality. I'd urge you to look at Gigabyte if you are looking for a new MOBO. ASUS also makes some pretty decent boards, but you've got a 50/50 chance of getting a functional board right off the bat....

@phonetics H61 focuses on chipset performance over graphics. It'll have integrated DVI, but just powerful enough to run 1080p streaming video. Games won't play very well without a dedicated graphics card.

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Old 09-01-2013, 11:54 PM   #7
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Re: Help me build a pc

If you read the specs:
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:56 PM   #8
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Re: Help me build a pc

you can filter out results on newegg to show you what's compatible.

I went for ATX on my computer. mATX is a smaller form, so keep in mind you'll be putting this together by hand, and smaller means smaller, tighter spaces to deal with.

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:26 AM   #9
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Re: Help me build a pc

wtf is atx?

and im using it for gaming AND production. i have a new 500 watt psu a Radeon hd 7750 that i jsut got, and 8GB Ram. just want a new CPU and my processor is pretty old.

if there is a better motherboard for not much more money then ill probably get that. and i7 is a wee bit expensive for me as the cheapest one is like 200 dollars.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:46 AM   #10
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Re: Help me build a pc

ATX is a form factor. It's the size of the computer. An ATX is like the normal desktop you usually see, like a large briefcase size. micro ATX is smaller.

Notice the pen at the bottom right.

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Old 10-01-2013, 05:37 AM   #11
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oh. i need a standard atx then dont i?

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Old 10-01-2013, 05:45 AM   #12
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Re: Help me build a pc

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oh. i need a standard atx then dont i?

depends how big your case is...

try here, there's heaps of information and it helped me when i built my own.

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i have an hp pavilion elite case.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:41 AM   #14
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Re: Help me build a pc

Going to be that guy again - man I do this a lot.... Why is it that you need a new computer? Is there something that yours can not currently do that you are attempting to do? Going from one i5 to a better i5 just seems a bit why botherish to me. If you got lots of spare cash then whatever, have at 'er.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:02 AM   #15
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i want to run WoW at full settings. while rendering video and uploading shit to youtube. + i want my porn torrenting in the background.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #16
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A better graphics card might be a better solution (for some of that). Aside from graphics, a better network adapter and internet connection would be a better outlet for your spending. You already have an i5!! Why get a different i5? It's like selling your new 2012 computer to get a new 2012 computer. an i5 is already pretty good.

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@I/O Well, he'd be moving from a dual-core to a quad-core i5, which is a big upgrade especially if he's going to be multi-tasking. Not to mention he'd be getting a Sandy Bridge-gen processor so he'd get better power efficiency. Especially if he's using FL Studio still. The new multi-threading support (as of version 9 IIRC) is better utilized by that. Just my two cents though, so take with a grain of salt

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is that worth paying $200 for? Enhanced power efficiency and two more cores? I say focus on other areas. It don't think it'll be THAT drastic of a change. The quad core is SLIGHTLY faster. I'm wondering how much benefit the extra two cores will make.

imo I'd sooner buy a better graphics card and a network adapter.

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@I/O You may be right on that GPU, I keep forgetting things like Nvidia's new architecture (CUDA?) that drastically increases graphics processing, and for whatever reason I was think that version of the i5 had 4 cores and 8 threads, but that's the 3400 series... so yeah...

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i just GOT a new GPU.
AMD Radeon HD 7750

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