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Chuck38

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#41
Good night! Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
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    Firefox
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    AVG
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    Logitech G230 Headset

XweAponX

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#42
Hey guys!
I noticed that many of you have custom or self-built computers. I would love to build my a computer, but is really as easy as it looks? Also, if you have any motherboard suggestions or video card suggestions, I would like to hear them. (Or read them, since we're on a forum)

P.S This is my 100th post!!
It's EASY! And most computer stores have "Barebones" systems you can buy for cheap, you just add the parts you want. Just remember to wear a ground strap around your wrist when inserting chips and Ram, but sometimes, the places you buy the parts from insert all the chips for you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

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#43
Ground straps are a good suggestion, but something I have never used in my entire IT career.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

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#44
It's easy! If I can do it, anyone (well, almost anyone) can do it. We'll help you out... Here's one I built for myself last spring and I've been tweaking it ever since... I build 4-6 computers a month for family, friends and folks at church and work... I only charge what the hardware and software cost and I never add any $ for labor...
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports

Chuck38

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#45
Yes, I'll make sure to come here if I have any questions, that is if I can't find the answer on Google! ;) But I'm sorry to say that I probably won't be able to start building 'till after summer. :huh: I'm a little low on money...:cry:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

Chuck38

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#46
Okay, guys! It's officially a-go!! Do any of you know of a website where I could check the compatibility of all the parts I'm looking at?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

dukethedj

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#47

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

Chuck38

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#48
Thank you duke! Another question, will I need a video card if I get an Intel i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4600?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

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#49
Thank you duke! Another question, will I need a video card if I get an Intel i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4600?
If you game, I would say yes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Chuck38

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#50
If the only game I play is Minecraft?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

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I've never played it, so I can't say. You can always try it and then add a dedicated card latter on if need be.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Chuck38

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#52
I'll do that. Thank you
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

dukethedj

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#53
With minecraft your fine but don't put everything on max.
I've played Minecraft with 30 fps on and old Core 2 Duo on my Dell Latitude D530 Laptop.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

Chuck38

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#54

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

dukethedj

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Bow, WA

Posts
80
#55
Does not show anything. Sorry :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

Chuck38

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#56

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

dukethedj

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Bow, WA

Posts
80
#57
Good looking build. If you do decide on getting a video card down the road, a nice cheep one like the GTX 750 TI is a great choice. The reference has no power connections so it is power efficient and is quiet and it is a single slot so you can put other cards in there too
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

Chuck38

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#58
Okay, I've been thinking about probably getting a video card next year maybe, I've started looking into more games! :) I'll have a look at the you suggested.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

Chuck38

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#59
Another thing, if you, or anyone else, has any suggestions on a monitor. I've been looking, but there are so many!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

dukethedj

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#60
Really, a monitor is so personal
Pick a monitor like a piece of furniture. If you get a gook monitor, you will be looking at a good image 5 years from now. If you get a lousy monitor, you will still be looking at a lousy image 5 years from now.
The only thing I will say is get a monitor with DVI compatibility.

I did look around and saw that the CPU you picked does not have 1866 speed memory compatibility. The motherboard also does not have compatibility for that, also. The max for both is 1600 mHz. Sorry about that :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom ll X4 840
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    Memory
    Crucial 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC887 (OnBoard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V196WLB, HP w1907
    Screen Resolution
    1440, 900 (60 Hz)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar SE16 (568 GB),
    WD Caviar Blue (500 GB)
    PSU
    Corsiar CX 600
    Case
    Some case from 2001
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Keyboard
    Dell USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Gateway USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Wave Cable
    Browser
    IE11, Safari, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, EMET v4.0
    Other Info
    Rosewell front USB and cardreader,
    HP DVD burner(x2),
    Pinnacle Systems Firewire card

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