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Building A Computer

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Yes, time to update. I have had an HP laptop since 2011. Going for the real deal this time. I have most parts picked out, however I am up for suggestions if there are parts of equal or almost equal quality at cheaper prices. The case I am getting I will be putting in an extended atx motherboard, however I am having trouble with figuring out which ones would have what I need as this is one of the more technical steps. I also have not yet picked out a wifi card, does it even matter the brand? It does not seem like something that would impact performance much. Also, thoughts on what I already have picked out would be appreciated as this is going to be my first time building a computer. From what I know, after I figure out everything else I will then decide on my power supply. I am also having a hard time figuring out what hard drive I would get, and does the brand of RAM matter? I want 16gb of RAM and 1TB harddrive.

Parts I have chosen so far:

Case - http://www.corsair.com/en-us/graphite-series-760t-arctic-white-full-tower-windowed-case

I7 core

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487088

Sound Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

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The case looks nice. Graphics card is the previous generation but will still do everything you'd want and save some $$. The sound card probably isn't necessary - the motherboard will have one. Sound quality is more dependent on the actual headphones and supporting drivers. You'd probably get more bang for you buck by taking that $100 and putting it towards a nice pair of headphones. Wifi card brand isn't important no, I'd go with the cheapest one that has a good rating. If it breaks whatever you can replace it easily and cheaply. I would definitely get a solid state drive of 256gb or higher for your operating system and all applications. You can get another 2tb disk drive if you need more space for music/movies/etc. I would just go with 32gb of RAM.. it's come down a lot in price. Like $170 for 32gb and then you don't have to worry about upgrading for probably ever. 

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Even 16gb ram would be a great choice.  It looks like RS runs on the CPU pretty heavily anyway.

 

Since this was posted July 10th, is the computer done now?  Finished product pictures?

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If you're running NXT then RS is more GPU heavy. If running Java then it is CPU heavy

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