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Building my own computer! Finally!


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#1 nesto1000

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:22 PM

Well my dad has finally approved of me building my own computer!
I told him that newegg is one of the cheapest if not the cheapest site to buy the parts at...
I want you guys to revise my build to see if it will all work once I'm finished building it...

Here are the parts...

Motherboard:
BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

CPU:
AMD Athlon II X2 250

Memory/RAM:
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666)

PSU:
Antec earthwatts EA500 500W

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM

CD/DVD Drive:
LITE-ON Black 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner

Case:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Peripherals:
Logitech 967973-0403
Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap

That's pretty much all of the parts that I'm going to use...
As you can see I'm building the computer from scratch, and I would like to have peoples feedback and reviews on whether or not this build will work. Now keep in mind that this is my first build, so I'm not trying to get "best" hardware because my budget is around $500 (excluding the OS). As for the OS, a friend of mine bought a 3-pack of Windows 7 64-bit, and he's going to sell me 1 license for $90 which I will pay him over time :thumbsup: .

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:39 PM

What will this computer be used for?
Gaming (what games?), video editing, audio editing, basic web browsing, ...........?

With that information, we'll be better able to help you select suitable components, for you needs.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:50 PM

What will this computer be used for?
Gaming (what games?), video editing, audio editing, basic web browsing, ...........?

With that information, we'll be better able to help you select suitable components, for you needs.

Currently, I will be doing light-duty image and video editing, nothing too special, but for the most part web-browsing and HD video viewing (720p .mkv video) for my anime.
Nothing too special...
I'm not really a gamer, but if I do turn into a gamer later on, I would plan on buying a new 5750 most likely along with a new PSU. But that isn't in the near future, maybe in a year or so...
also I have my 360 for gaming, so I don't really need to waste much for gaming performance right now...

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:55 PM

here is a build i have posted on another thread that will do everything u need it to do for around ure price range.....would just post to other thread, but it has a monitor and OS included in price...so here it is:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA dvd/cd drive and burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA case....free shipping saves about $15

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-359-_-Product 750gb HDD WD caviar green (i have it in my pc and works great)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA motherboard...onboard vid and ddr3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA 4gb ddr3 ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA amd athlon IIx2 250

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA 500w psu


the total is $461.93 without shipping

$473.80 about (depending on where u live) with shipping


including your keyboard and anti-static wristband it is still under your budget with $482.41 without shipping and about $497.19 with shipping

hope this helps!!!!

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 01:43 PM

Since you are going with a mid-tower case nesto1000, I would stay away from that micro-ATX board you have listed in your first post, for a couple of reasons:
1. Less efficient cooling
2. Less future expandability options
3. Less room to work with, when installing components

Also, not a big fan of Biostar. :thumbsup:
Used one on a friends comp, that he insisted on, and had nothing but problems.
Had to end up replacing it.
I like to use GIGABYTE, ASUS, or ASRock.
Have had 0 problems with these manufacturers, so far.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:03 PM

Since you are going with a mid-tower case nesto1000, I would stay away from that micro-ATX board you have listed in your first post, for a couple of reasons:
1. Less efficient cooling
2. Less future expandability options
3. Less room to work with, when installing components

Also, not a big fan of Biostar. :thumbsup:
Used one on a friends comp, that he insisted on, and had nothing but problems.
Had to end up replacing it.
I like to use GIGABYTE, ASUS, or ASRock.
Have had 0 problems with these manufacturers, so far.


This one was my original one...
ASRock A785GM-LE/128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
but then when I was going to buy it, it was out of stock so I had to find an alternative....
n i found the biostar n it included ddr3
so i decided to go with it...

N im not really concerned about the temperature, or expandability options because I will eventually make a completely new computer
and beside if I do upgrade it, it only going to be the graphics card which it has a pci express 2.0 x16 for so im good.
I'm not really concerned with all of the problems that regular enthusiasts have because this is going to be my test build, so im not as concerned...

Oh and Blaze413, the setup above comes to $510 with the $10 mir

Edited by nesto1000, 10 April 2010 - 10:20 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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