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Windows 7: Building a computer, will this work?

27 Jan 2012   #1
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Building a computer, will this work?

Building my first PC. Anything else, cheaper price and directions are all helpful.
CPU- Intel Core i3-http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processor-3-06GHz-LGA1156-BX80616I3540/dp/B0031M9QZ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327702970&sr=8-1 115.99


RAM- 8 GB Amazon.com: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9: Electronics 49.99

Hard Drive-500 GB Amazon.com: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3500413AS: Electronics 95.95

Motherboard-http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Socket-Motherboard-Retail-BOXDH55TC/dp/B002ZD6NBA/ref=pd_bxgy_pc_text_c 89.99

Tower XION XON-160P ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - MicroATX, 500W PSU, Blue LED, USB, 5x 120mm Fan Ports at TigerDirect.com 49.99

Monitor Samsung S19A10N 19 Class Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1366 x 768, 16:9, 700:1 Native, 60Hz, 5ms, VGA at TigerDirect.com 79.99

Power Supply- I don't know, all I will be doing is light web browsing, document editing, iTunes, etc.
Everything else, I don't know. I will have, mouse + keyboard. Thanks for any help!


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27 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any chance you could put a little formatting into this message and some spacing between your items? I wouldn't mind offering some suggestions, but the above looks just like a jumble of letters.
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27 Jan 2012   #3
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Any chance you could put a little formatting into this message and some spacing between your items? I wouldn't mind offering some suggestions, but the above looks just like a jumble of letters.
Just edited!
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27 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ Thanks Mate.

The Intel motherboards are always a solid choice. Your case seems to come with a power supply. I usually say to get a name brand solid power supply as it's the heart and sole of your computer. Anything from Corsair, Antec, Seasonic and you cannot go wrong.

For light computer use, 4GB of RAM should be more than enough.

Might also suggest the Antec 300 case. It's currently $45 at NewEgg. It's not as flashy, and doesn't have a power supply...but it's build solid, it's quiet and it has a dust screen in the front which really helps to keep your computer clean. I've got 3 of these cases at work and I love them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042
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27 Jan 2012   #5
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

^ Cool! As soon as TAX RETURNS come in, I will get away from my crappy eMachines and crappy Sony Vaio!
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27 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

You might consider a system based on an I3-2100:

Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

It's not superior to an I3-540, but the 2100 is a second generation part.

It would require a Socket 1155 motherboard.

If you wish to use onboard graphics, you'd need one with an H67 or Z68 chipset. The H67 is the budget choice, but there are Z68 boards less expensive than the Intel H55 board that you suggested:

Newegg.com - ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

I hope that I haven't muddied things too much.
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