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My first computer build

by Tylergiles / June 16, 2015 5:53 AM PDT
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Are you testing us, hehe?
by Oldartq / June 16, 2015 9:13 AM PDT

The cpu and motherboard don't match. Did I see the PSU on the list?

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im confused
by Tylergiles / June 18, 2015 5:46 PM PDT

ive never built my own before. I apologize if it's basic knowledge. But how do you know if they are going to match or not. I pretty much just picked what seemed like decent parts and put them up. If you know a good build for under $1500 it would be greatly appreciated.

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In that case
by James Denison / June 18, 2015 6:05 PM PDT
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Use a system building webpage that will make sure all the parts go together. If it's in the cart, it should note any discrepancies, but I've not done newegg for that in awhile. Many sites though do check to be sure it all works together.

Newegg has one such page, but not as complete as I was suggesting.

Many other places to test hardware matchups.

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For first time builders you never pick and choose.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2015 6:07 PM PDT
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Oh sorry, let me explain.
by Oldartq / June 19, 2015 1:06 AM PDT
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The first thing you do with a motherboard is to see what component will go in there like what kind of connectors it have. In this case it is socket 2011 for the cpu and the cpu you have chosen is for socket 1150. Now the decision is to decide which to keep. So take look at the other replied first then decide. For $1500, you should be able to build a pretty nice one.

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This build would be far better.
by techno_original / June 18, 2015 8:01 PM PDT

Here is a far better build:
This build I have actually made for more than 15 customers in the last month and they are completely awed by its performance.
Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid

MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

WD Green 2TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5-inch, SATA 6

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE

Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower

EVGA SuperNOVA 750B1 750W ATX12V Power Supply

Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)

Corsair CO-9050012-WW 37.9 CFM 120mm
Total: $1326.36

This Machine runs just about any of today's games or programs on maximum settings.

Please note, I included amazon links for your assistance in purchasing these parts and getting the correct order. You also get complete free shipping and warranty on all the parts.

Good luck with your gaming.

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