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Recommended buys for computer components.

CPUEdit

AMDEdit

Model Cores Price Clock Speed Link Notes
X4 955/965 4 $110 Solid performance for budget rigs



MotherboardEdit

AMDEdit

Brand Model CPU Socket Form Factor Price
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ ATX


IntelEdit

Brand Model CPU Socket Form Factor Price
ASRock P67 extreme4 LGA 1155 ATX $160
MSI P67A-GDxx
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $125


Graphics Card/GPUEdit

nVidiaEdit

GeForce GTX 560 TiEdit

-EVGA 1567

  • EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR
  • MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC


GeForce GTX 460Edit

-EVGA 1373


ATIEdit

AMD Radeon HD 6950Edit

-Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD


AMD Radeon HD 6870Edit

RAMEdit

Brand Model
G.skill Ripjaws
Corsair Vengeance
Kingston


StorageEdit

HDDEdit

Brand Model Price Capacity Speed Link
Samsung Spinpoint F3 $50-60 1TB 7200 RPM Newegg
Western Digital Caviar Black $85 1TB 7200 RPM Newegg


SSDEdit

Brand Model Price Capacity Link
Crucial M4 $180-220 128GB


Power Supply/PSUEdit

Brand Model
Corsair TX Series
Seasonic X Series
PC Power & Cooling
Antec BP550

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CoolingEdit

CPU CoolersEdit

Brand Model Price Compatible CPU Sockets Link
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $30 Intel i5 2500k, Intel i7 2600k
Noctua C14/D14 $75-85 LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AM2, AM2+ and AM3
Xigmatech Gaia $30 Intel i5 2500k, Intel i7 2600k
Corsair H series $5-100


FansEdit

LiquidEdit

CasesEdit

PricesEdit

$ less than $50
$$ $50 to $100
$$$ $100 to $150
$$$$ $150 to $200
$$$$$ $200+

Full ATXEdit

Brand Model Price
Cooler Master HAF 932 $$$$
NZXT Phantom $$

Mid ATXEdit

Brand Model Price
Cooler Master HAF 922 $$$$
Fractal Design Define R3 $$$
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced $$$
Corsair 600 T $$$


mATXEdit

Mini-ITXEdit

DisplaysEdit

Brand Model Link
ASUS VE247H Newegg


Wireless AdapterEdit

Sound CardEdit

Optical DriveEdit

AccessoriesEdit

MouseEdit

Brand Model
Logitech G500
Logitech G400


KeyboardEdit

Brand Model
Das Keyboard Model S
IBM Model M


SpeakersEdit

Headphones/EarphonesEdit