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#1 john_298

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:54 AM

Hi id like to build my first computer. I would like it to be under $700, but would go as far as $900. Any suggestions on parts? I was thinking 2gb gtx 960, 16gb ddr3 ram, 2Tb HDD, some sort of amd FX cpu and I have no idea about mother boards, power supplies or cases. I'd love any suggestions or changes to what I have or additions for things I forgot, this is my first project.

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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:17 AM

Different shops have different selections so you are purchasing those parts from where?



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:32 AM

In the $700 to $900 range, you have several options you can consider.  As a base, let's use the following:

 

CPU:  AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz - This isn't the highest-end FX-8300 CPU, but it is certainly a good value.  $129

 

Case:  Corsair Carbide Series 200R - It's a fairly basic case.  $59

 

OS:  Microsoft Windows 10 Home - Full Version - You need this, it's only marginally more expensive than the OEM version.  $119

 

PSU:  CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W - A modular PSU with enough wattage for most graphics cards.  $68

 

RAM:  Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - I actually use this is my PC, but in a 4x4GB configuration.  16GB isn't really necessary in gaming unless you are streaming, so, to save money, I'm looking at a single 8GB stick.  $31

 

Motherboard:  GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P - This is a solid motherboard running the 970 chipset, so it really isn't designed for multiple GPU's.  $89

 

Base Cost:  $495

 

You'll still need a storage device, graphics card, and, depending on how you get software, an optical drive.

 

For storage, you can get a single Seagate Desktop HDD ST2000DM001 2TB drive.  Or, you can get a Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 1TB for storage with Crucial BX100 2.5" 120GB for the OS and a few games.  The latter option is more expensive, but you will see a performance gain with booting and load times.

 

For the GPU, you can remain with your original idea of going with the GTX 960 using the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-1962-KR 4GB.  Or, you can get the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 for about $100 more.

 

For the optical drive, the ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS is an inexpensive non-Blu-Ray choice. 

 

Taking the base configuration and going with the 2TB drive, a GTX 970, and no optical drive, that costs $895.  If I had to choose, I'd go for this and add on more memory or optical drive later if conditions demand it.


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:05 AM

How's this?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/johnaltosax/saved/gJvBD3

I might downgrade to a 960 4gb because I don't have a good monitor anyways, and I'm not set on the case or mobo.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:07 AM

How's this?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/johnaltosax/saved/gJvBD3

I might downgrade to a 960 4gb because I don't have a good monitor anyways, and I'm not set on the case or mobo.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:55 AM

You need a copy of Windows in that build, which will increase the price by $100, otherwise, it works.  If you want to go Intel, I suggest going with a Skylake-based processor so you may upgrade the CPU later on.  The downside to doing this is cost due to it being a new platform.  If you are interested in Skylake, you will need to swap out the CPU, RAM, and motherboard, I suggest the Intel Core i5-6500 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1151, GIGABYTE GA-Z170XP-SLI (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 (A less expensive alternate would be the GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 which is good if you aren't using more than one GPU), and CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133.


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 12:52 PM

I would strongly suggest staying away from seagate hard drives. I've had nothing but problems with them in my builds. They're hit and miss. It's really not that much more to run a western digital blue. Their support is great and the RMA process is easy breezy if something does go wrong. Also, now that Samsung has released the 750 series SSDs, it really is the best option for solid state drive affordability.

The six core 6300 processor is perfectly fine if you want to save money. You don't need the eight core but If you were gonna go for one I would reccomend the 8350 as it's only like 20 bucks more than the 8320.

Bitfenix has some pretty well manufactured and sleek looking cases for affordable rates. I've always liked their design. And most have USB 3 and USB 2 front panel headers.

Also you could save some cash if you went with 8gigs of ram and just a 1TB hard drive to start.

If you already have a paid version of Windows 7 you can use that and upgrade to 10 for free. Otherwise go with the full version or the oem. Only do the oem if you plan on not needing to use the OS on another PC at some point.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ B&H)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $759.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-27 13:46 EDT-0400

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 08:06 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X23r23

FX 8320E, Adata  240gb ssd , WD 1 TB HDD, XFX R9 390, EVGA 750w power, Corsair case

$800+change after MIR






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