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April 13, 2013 2:52:08 PM

im a complete noob when it comes to building pc and i want to build my first gaming pc. i have been browsing the forums and i think i got a build but i feel like i could build a better pc for the same price or a build thats just as good for cheaper. i only say this because i ran into Pc cases on other builds that i can no longer find that turned out to be free with a rebate or a better graphics card.
so i ask this community for a little help with this build. this is what i have so far.

1x Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$59.99
1x Rosewill LINE ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,one USB 3.0,come with Three Fans,Support up to 7 Fans

$49.99
combo case and hardrive


MSI Power Edition N650TI PE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

$149.99 with a $20 mail in rebate

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B $69.99


AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4300WMHKBOX

MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-$13.00 cpu mobo Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$226.98

LOGISYS Computer PS480D2 480W ATX12V Power Supply free with -$10.00 Instant
-$14.99 Saving, im pretty sure its with a combo kind of just added it self to the check out.

LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM $17.99

ENCORE ENLWI-NX2 32bit PCI Wireless 1T2R Adapter $22.48



i looked all these items up on newegg.com for a grand total of $650.17 and about $605.17 with rebates if they havent expired.

thanks for the help and reading my post.
a b 4 Gaming
April 13, 2013 5:35:21 PM

There are some pretty harsh weaknesses in that build . The power supply particularly is suitable for keeping a door open but not for running a pc

Try this instead . use the PCpartpicker site to find best prices

FX 6300 $130
Mb with a 970 series chipset $85
2 x4 gig of RAM 1600 MHz , 1.5 volt $45
radeon 7850 1 gig $160
hard drive $60
500 watt psu . 80+ bronze rated [ but not coolermaster they lie ] $50
Case Antec ONE gamer , corsair 200R ,HAF 912 $55
dvd drive $17

Games better . And more powerful everywhere else too
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April 13, 2013 7:21:31 PM

Outlander_04 said:
There are some pretty harsh weaknesses in that build . The power supply particularly is suitable for keeping a door open but not for running a pc

Try this instead . use the PCpartpicker site to find best prices

FX 6300 $130
Mb with a 970 series chipset $85
2 x4 gig of RAM 1600 MHz , 1.5 volt $45
radeon 7850 1 gig $160
hard drive $60
500 watt psu . 80+ bronze rated [ but not coolermaster they lie ] $50
Case Antec ONE gamer , corsair 200R ,HAF 912 $55
dvd drive $17

Games better . And more powerful everywhere else too


tis the reason why i came here. im glad to take in all option.

Mb with a 970 series chipset???? GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 ATX AMD Motherboard something like that .
also is that just any $60 hard drive, any $45 ram and graphic card?
sorry total noob here
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2013 12:06:56 PM

I would look for
1600 MHz RAM with timings of 9-9-9-24 or LOWER . It should be rated 1.5 volts or less.
You can read through these forums and see good deals that some have found , or you can use pcpartpicker.com .
I didnt recommend a specific brand because most use the exact same chips but the price will vary from brand to brand

For a hard drive look at the Western Digital 500 gig blue , or equivalent Seagate

Yes that mb has the 970 chipset . IMO the best budget board is the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 , but Gigabyte , Asrock and others make perfectly good alternatives
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a c 275 4 Gaming
April 14, 2013 1:45:27 PM

Something like this is better:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $639.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-14 16:45 EDT-0400)
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April 14, 2013 2:16:18 PM

one thing i forgot to ask about was the OS. windows cost a couple hundred. is there a way i could get one for cheap?
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a c 275 4 Gaming
April 14, 2013 2:20:14 PM

You could use a free os like linux or ubuntu.
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April 14, 2013 2:27:15 PM

realchaos said:
You could use a free os like linux or ubuntu.


honestly never heard of ubuntu and i only heard of the name linux so i have no idea about these. looks like ill have to do research on them. thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2013 10:00:15 PM

Windows 8 should cost you $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or you can buy an oem win 7 disk for a little less .
Either way use a 64 bit version . Thats important .

I went with 8 for my most recent computer . The license is better for a home user and you can add a start button with a free program called classicshell . Then uninstall the programs on the metro screen and it will behave just like Win 7 but boot faster and have some nice added features
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