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Old 07-01-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hi I am new to computer building and would like an idea of weather or not the parts I picked are good. I want to build a personal computer, which can be found at http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Butter1484/saved/1Rve and a general use computer for other people in my house which can be found here http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Butter1484/saved/1Spb
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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1. I'd go with an Intel based PC as opposed to AMD, as they are far better performing. even a Core i3 will be much faster than a Phenom

2. I'd go with a more modern Graphics card than a 9800GT. That is quite an old card now, and wouldn't be great for performance. A GTX650 would be much faster

3. I really don't see the need for a sound card. The onboard sound should do fine (unless you're into audio editing/production)

4. 16GB of RAM is overkill 8GB is all you need.

I'd go something like this (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cjON) if you want to do some light gaming. It's about $30 more expensive but much faster.

I'd use something similar, except with only the on-board graphics, no second monitor and no SSD, for general use.
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I would like the sound card and that motherboard didn't get the best reviews
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You could tweak it however you like. That motherboard may not have all the features of some others, but it is a reliable no-frills option. You could also use a GZ-Z77X-D3H. It's a little cheaper, but doesn't seem to leave out too many features. From the couple of reviews I read, it's decent value.
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Did you see that I made some changes which can be found here http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Butter1484/saved/1SLx
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Logisys power supplies are complete and utter junk. Drop the RAM back to 8GB and go with a Seasonic S12II 520W PSU.
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I would like higher ram for the video production I will be doing. Also, from the reviews the PSU seemed good.

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I can't find any reviews at all on that PSU. Do you have a link to the review? If they don't load test the PSU, then always disregard the review, because the conclusions will be inaccurate.
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Decided to switch it out for a modular PSU
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Changed PSU again
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