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Building my own computer

I want to try a home build(building my own computer), I'm looking for advice on parts(motherboard/GPU(graphics card)/Type & amount of memory. I will be using a i5-760 2.8GHz CPU. A few things, I won't be overclocking it & I will be using one GPU.


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Any advice given (even if and i5-760 is a good choice) is highly dependent on what you are going to use the computer for.

There's a world of difference between a high-end game computer for the latest and hottest games and a computer that you only use to browse internet, send and receive a few mails everyday, and write some documents with MS Word 2003. Those are uncomparable.

You might need a computer of the first category. Or - like me - you might only need one of the last.


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To Kees,
This is not strictly a high end game playing computer, I need it to be balanced, for many different tasks(maybe some games). I have a home-based business, this system will be used to run thar business too. Kind of a Business/personal system, my budget is about 1K for case/cpu/mobo(motherboard)/gpu(graphics card)/psu(power supply).

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Few things

As stated, it depends what you want out of it. What are you going to use it for? If you are building around this processor, you may want a build that you won't have to worry about upgrading for a long time. Your processor Depends how much money you would like to spend as well.

A quick list of what I would "possibly" throw together for you, and remember, "this is just my opinion" And I'm trying to stay MID power with this.


Graphics Card:

Power Supply:


Fan and Heatsink:

Hard Drive:

Cases: << mine Wink << both my son's towers, one red, one blue

I love NZXT cases, very solid, heavy, had mine for 4 years, still looks awesome. You can go to the NZXT site as well and see many more cases. There are more than NZXT of course so search for what you like best.

DVD\CD media? Where to start? :

Also, Keyboard and Mice I won't bother, there are too many. I use Razor Lycosa and Death Adder, but I do some gaming as well.

OS: Win7?

Monitor: will leave that one as well. I have a Hanns-G 22" flat panel, been great so far.

This is more or less a quick throw together and maybe it can help you research what you like. Read reviews, ratings, prices, and let me note, Newegg changes deals all the time, hit it just right and keep watching and you can get some really good bargains.

Good luck and have fun!

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