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First build, I need advice on components


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#1 Faernon

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:03 PM

Um hello you guys I am currently going through the process of building a computer, before I buy all the Specs for my PC I wanted to check with a, if you wish to say professional. Hah this is my first time and I was not sure If I had to have a specific type of part. For example, If I went with a certain motherboard, would I have to get a certain type of Hard Drive or CPU processor?



Um hello you guys I am currently going through the process of building a computer, before I buy all the Specs for my PC I wanted to check with a, if you wish to say professional. Hah this is my first time and I was not sure If I had to have a specific type of part. For example, If I went with a certain motherboard, would I have to get a certain type of Hard Drive or CPU processor?



Sorry bout the second one, the PC lagged a bit



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:57 AM

Hi Faernon,

I would suggest, as a first step, to access the motherboard's manufacturer's website and check on the capabilities of the board. This will give you a very good indication of the components (CPU, RAM in particular) that are compatible with it.

 

As far as a harddrive is concerned, you are not limited to a specific make, size or model by the board manufacturer, it is a matter of personal preference.

 

Do you have any specific components in mind? if so, please post them here so that the "professionals" can assist you further

Good Luck!

Kev'

 

EDIT: please give us an idea of your budget for the build if you can.


Edited by Kevin384, 11 June 2013 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:38 AM

Hello Fernon, welcome to BC!  The very first step you want to take can actually be quite difficult: decide what do you want to do with your computer. For example, if you are an avid online gamer, that is where you want to investigate. FPS (Frames Per Second) performance is going to be your watchword, and internet connection speeds.  If you really want to get into video editing, you will have to have a powerhouse unit that will be more expensive, and huge data storage will be the order of the day. If you only want to do normal web surfing, watch some streaming videos, word processing and spreadsheets, you can get away with a less expensive unit. In fact, you probably can by a lower quality unit retail for less than it would cost you to build.

HERE are some good building suggestions if you are interested.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:12 PM

Hello you guys and thank you for responding, I did have my components I wanted to use saved on a page but something happened and it deleted them, but I will re-find them and paste them on the page



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:13 PM

And I am focusing on a gaming computer but I want it to be cheaper than the averages... 

Hah



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:38 PM

http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx

This is the link including the new Items I have chosen, I am disappointed they are not the same as the others I had, some of them are, maybe 1 or 2 are the ones I actually wanted.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

Whups,
This is what I found when I followed your link,none.gif highlighted in red:
 
 
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NEWEGG PROMISE Satisfaction
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We only share your personal information with third parties working on our behalf to complete your order, such as UPS and FedEx.

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If you can, rather list each component separately with its own link - just a suggestion!!

 

Kev'

 

EDIT: In my estimation, "Gaming" and "Cheaper" don't go together, depending of course on which games you intend to play. Many of today's games are CPU and GPU intensive, so a mediocre rig will not be worth the price in the long run.

My philosophy has always been to go for the gold, and build a rig that is comparitively "future-proof" as it will probably be less costly over a longer period.


Edited by Kevin384, 12 June 2013 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:05 PM

I dont know why, it keeps doing that to me



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

And I'll take your advice about the gaming and cheap thing



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:28 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146070

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233080

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113282

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131887

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121442

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132053

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812107193

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122133

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815166001

Oh and by cheap I meant I didn't want it to be thousands of dollars..... I wasn't meaning like $300 lol I wish they could sell for that!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:16 PM

Hi,

OK I get the trend of your ideas.

I do have some concerns, though:

 

1) your motherboard and CPU choice are incompatible in that you have chosen a AMD CPU for a Intel CPU socketed motherboard - the LGA (Landing Grid Array) of any AMD processor is not compatible with the LGA of the Intel processor socket on the board. You will need to look at one of the Intel processors with the 1155 LGA to use this board, or you will need to  choose a board that has a compatible socket for a AMD processor.

 

Another point: The chipset on the board is an earlier "75 series" chipset. I would suggest you rather look at the newer 77 Series chipset boards.

 

Incidentally, should you stay with this board, do not choose any of the 4th Generation Intel processors, as they need a 1150 LGA socket (Haswell architecture [i3, i5,17 4xxx]), rather than the LGA 1155 socket of the 2nd or 3rd Generation Intel CPU's (Sandy-/Ivy-Bridge architecture [i3,i5,i7 2xxx/3xxx]) - LGA 1155 is the socket on your chosen board.

 

2) the HDD  that you have chosen is fair, but I would suggest that you rather invest in a HDD that has a 6Gb/s transfer rate, it will be more efficient for your purposes.

 

3) I do not understand your need for the Netgear LAN adapter, as the motherboard is already capable of the speed available on the adapter (10/100/1000 Mb/s).

 

4) I note that you wish to use 8Gb of RAM. Please be aware that you will need to use a 64-bit operating system to take full advantage of this, as a 32-bit OS will only recognise a MAXIMUM of 4Gb, and will use part of this 4GB for its own needs, which in turn reduces the amount of RAM available to the system (probably in the region of 3.2Gb will actually be usable).

 

Other than these concerns, I feel that you have chosen well!

 

Regards,

Kev'



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

What is your price point and use case for this PC?  Below is an idea I'm working on for another BC member.  It's a mid-range gaming PC, I'm not sure if this is what you are going for.  Certain items can be reduced in power to save money, like the CPU and GPU.

 

Prices are in USD.

 

Case:  Antec Three Hundred - A simple case.  $59

 

Motherboard:  ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 - This is a simple AM3+ motherboard, if you are planning on using multiple graphics cards, I would suggest a 990FX-based board.  $99

 

CPU:  AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz - It's not the top-of-the-line CPU from AMD, but it is close.  $159

 

PSU:  CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W - This is sufficient for the build, if you are going to be using multiple GPU's, you may want a 750W unit.  $69

 

SSD:  Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB 2.5" 240GB - I'm surprised how cheap these things are becoming.  $169

 

RAM:  Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 8GB is all you really need and this is one stick, so you can upgrade later if you choose to.  $59

 

GPU:  XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB - This is an excellent mainstream GPU with a very good game bundle.  $249

 

ODD:  LITE-ON DVD Burner iHAS124-04 - A basic drive.  $18

 

OS:  Windows 8 OEM - You need this.  $99

 

Grand Total:  $987

 


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