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Building tower help please.

filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
edited November 2016 in Hardware
I'm about to place the order.  First time building a pc and this is what I have so far.  I would appreciate any help with compatability or anything I might have missed like power cable or something.

GFX- GTX 1050
Already have gtx 1050

CPU-  Athlon x4-845
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N83Z86709

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128763

RAM  2x4 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156035

Power  430W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438015

HDD  7200rpm, 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5AD3T02857

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353056&ignorebbr=1

WIFI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166047&cm_re=wifi-_-33-166-047-_-Product

Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823233010&cm_re=keyboard-_-23-233-010-_-Product

Total price right now is $271

I don't want to go over 300$ if I can help it and if anyone knows anything I can grab for that price and just slap the GFX into then I would appreciate it.

Thank you..


Are you onto something or just on something?
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,135
    If you're looking for a severe budget system, you've mostly got the right idea, at least other than buying a GTX 1050 first.  I'd stay away from a white label hard drive, however, as that's way too big of a risk for your system drive.  Once you add shipping, it costs all of $2 more to get a new 7200 RPM drive of the same capacity from a brand name:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAEE43U4941
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA67S3G46464

    You don't have an operating system or an optical drive listed.  Optical drives aren't the only way to install an OS anymore, and you might be planning on salvaging one from another system, but make sure you have some way to install a legal OS.
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    edited November 2016
    Quizzical said:
    If you're looking for a severe budget system, you've mostly got the right idea, at least other than buying a GTX 1050 first.  I'd stay away from a white label hard drive, however, as that's way too big of a risk for your system drive.  Once you add shipping, it costs all of $2 more to get a new 7200 RPM drive of the same capacity from a brand name:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAEE43U4941
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA67S3G46464

    You don't have an operating system or an optical drive listed.  Optical drives aren't the only way to install an OS anymore, and you might be planning on salvaging one from another system, but make sure you have some way to install a legal OS.
    Thanks man.  Hopefully I can cancell the hdd order and get one of those you suggested.  You can use usb to install windows its cool.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Oh crap I just noticed that the dual slot video card will get in the way of my PCIEx1 for the WIFI.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    filmoret said:
    Oh crap I just noticed that the dual slot video card will get in the way of my PCIEx1 for the WIFI.

    I hate when they layout boards like that.
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    Wi-fi: 
    You could solve your space issue by using a USB network adaptor. Something like:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315091  at $8 or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704275 at $20

    Depending whether you have an a/b/g/n router or an ac / wave 2 ac router.

    (This http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315162  out of stock.) 


    Memory

    There are pros and cons of using 1x8Gb but cost wise would be c. $8 cheaper. (Downside is you don't get dual channel throughput which might result in some cpu latency. Upsides: cheaper upgrade path - wouldn't be matched but probably would get dual channel. Option of DDR3 or DDR4; DDR4 essentially the same performance but lower voltage resulting in c.15W less draw which might be a factor.

     
  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,254
    You could also solve your network problems by going with a mobo that has wifi built in. They run about $10-$20 more than your mobo and wireless nic solution while also providing wireless-ac over N-150.
  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,061
    edited November 2016
    I've been a big fan of external WiFi. Seems like every time I've tried internal, I end up with interference issues which are very frustrating (usually works fine, but will just drop the connection randomly is the most common, poor signal is another).

    I usually recommend what is called a WiFi Bridge - it lets you use your onboard ethernet, and you just configure the bridge to connect to the WiFi and pass everything through. Benefit of a bridge is that you can put a switch/hub on it, and connect any number of devices through it. Bridge also does not require it's own drivers for each computer - as far as your computer (or devices) know, it is just connected through regular ethernet.

    At least with USB adapter, you can position outside the case, and on a USB cord, move it around without moving the entire computer, to get the best signal. 

    Another option may be Powerline Ethernet - it's more robust than wifi, but it does have some limitations.
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,135
    Actually, let's back up a bit.  Is there some reason why you have to use WiFi in the first place and can't just use ethernet?  Sometimes there is, but if the computer is going to be 5 or 10 feet away from the router, just run a $2 ethernet cable and be done with it.  Ethernet is better than WiFi in every way you can think of (bandwidth, latency, ping, packet loss, cost), except for having a connection without needing to run a physical cord.
  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,254
    You can extend a wireless antenna away from your system to prevent interference, it's just a bit more involved than a bridge. Bridges typically also cost more.
  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,061
    Cleffy said:
    You can extend a wireless antenna away from your system to prevent interference, it's just a bit more involved than a bridge. Bridges typically also cost more.
    True, a bridge runs about $30-60, depending on which one you get, so that can be more expensive than a WiFi adapter.

    The benefit is that the one single bridge can connect a lot of devices, and no driver required. If you do WiFi adapters, you need a separate one for each machine.
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Quizzical said:
    Actually, let's back up a bit.  Is there some reason why you have to use WiFi in the first place and can't just use ethernet?  Sometimes there is, but if the computer is going to be 5 or 10 feet away from the router, just run a $2 ethernet cable and be done with it.  Ethernet is better than WiFi in every way you can think of (bandwidth, latency, ping, packet loss, cost), except for having a connection without needing to run a physical cord.
    Yea the modem is about 20 ft away.  Its across the living room down the hallway into a bedroom. So wifi is my best choice unless i want to run some chord up through the attic and well just don't want to do that.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
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