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#1 wentyz08

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

Hi guys,
I am planning on building my first PC and i am looking for some advice and your opinions on the parts that i have picked out so far. As of right now i have a 1Tb sea-gate hard drive(only about a year old) that i plan on using. with the parts that i have pick out i am at about $700 and don't want to go to much higher so that i can still afford a monitor. Please be completely honest about these parts so that i can make a quality computer.

Processor
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073

Video Card
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI V3 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125412&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GV-N460OC-1GI%20V3%20GeForce%20GTX%20460%20%28Fermi%29

Motherboard
-ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265&Tpk=-ASRock%20P67%20EXTREME4%20GEN3%20LGA%201155%20Intel%20P67%20SATA

Case
-Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

Power Supply
-Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200&Tpk=Rosewill%20Green%20Series%20RG630-S12%20630W

As for memory i was thinking
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

and as far as an Optical drive, I'm not to concerned about that and picking one out shouldn't be that hard.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:44 AM

Good build, but I would recommend and Antec 900 or Antec 1200 case over the smaller Antec 300, and I would recommend a Corsair PSU the 650CMPU-TX.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

i was wondering your thoughts on the video card. i have had someone mention the 560 or the 6850/6870 over the 460 that i have selected.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

It all depends on your budget and what you can afford now.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

You're also going to need more components to complete the system, the OS, optical drive, and hard drive. You may be able to save some cash going with an AMD CPU and motherboard.

Suggested CPU's:

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz - This isn't quite as powerful as a 2500. $149
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz - About as powerful as a 2500. $199
AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz - A good budget CPU for gaming. $124

Suggested motherboards:

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 - A solid motherboard for people who don't use SLI or Crossfire. $89
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX - An enthusiast motherboard that is geared for gamers. $184

As for the 6850 and 6870, it does depend what you do. If you are gaming, the 6870 is a great choice. If you aren't gaming, or playing basic Flash games, consider an APU-based system.

Edited by DJBPace07, 09 February 2012 - 07:43 PM.

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