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July 17, 2013 11:01:33 AM

This is my first Pc build, and im trying to stay in a medium(ish) budget. I would like it to handle what ever I throw at it, while staying in the budget.
Here is all the hardware and prices:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hF1a
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hF1a/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hF1a/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($150.40 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 2200BNHMWDTX1 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($23.50 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $813.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 13:57 EDT-0400)

I have researched and couldn't find any compatibility issues, but im very new to this so I may have missed something. I do not really plan on overclocking, I may in the future though. Also, is there anywhere I went overboard or anything that can be replaced for something more sensible? Thanks :) 
July 17, 2013 11:16:23 AM

c1charge said:
This is my first Pc build, and im trying to stay in a medium(ish) budget. I would like it to handle what ever throw at it, while staying in the budget.
Here is all the hardware and prices:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hF1a
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hF1a/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hF1a/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($150.40 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 2200BNHMWDTX1 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($23.50 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $813.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 13:57 EDT-0400)

I have researched and couldn't find any compatibility issues, but im very new to this so I may have missed something. I do not really plan on overclocking, I may in the future though. Also, is there anywhere I went overboard or anything that can be replaced for something more sensible? Thanks :) 


Everything looks fine. Only suggestions would be:
If this is for gaming I would recommend a power supply like this one- SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W, it would give you headroom for upgrades/oc or even adding a second graphics card.

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July 17, 2013 11:19:24 AM

Pretty good though. If u don't mind power consumption u could get a HD 6970 (last-gen flagship which performs better than HD 7870 @$160 in newegg.com)

And get the Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 Standard (May performs faster but has some issues with older games) may save u some $30 too. There is no need to use a Pro version for gaming.
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July 17, 2013 11:31:24 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/thasan1/saved/1wGi a better performing build for about the same amount of cash.

CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $117.99
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $90.66
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $62.13
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $66.61
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB $254.98
Case Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower $59.50
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V $65.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
total:$822.82
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July 17, 2013 12:06:05 PM

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Everything looks fine. Only suggestions would be:
If this is for gaming I would recommend a power supply like this one- SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W, it would give you headroom for upgrades/oc or even adding a second graphics card.


Newegg is out of that model, would the model on this page work just as well? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its a SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W. Pcpartpicker is saying my estimated wattage is 484, so i would like to imagine 620 is enough, but it might not be enough if i want to add on one day :/ 

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July 17, 2013 12:48:14 PM

c1charge said:
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Everything looks fine. Only suggestions would be:
If this is for gaming I would recommend a power supply like this one- SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W, it would give you headroom for upgrades/oc or even adding a second graphics card.


Newegg is out of that model, would the model on this page work just as well? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its a SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W. Pcpartpicker is saying my estimated wattage is 484, so i would like to imagine 620 is enough, but it might not be enough if i want to add on one day :/ 



Yeah that would work, it just sucks to have to add the cost of a new PS if you want to upgrade (been there)- as long as you don't go too crazy, a big power supply is the way to go.
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July 17, 2013 8:29:09 PM

Thanks everyone for your input, this is my updated build:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 2200BNHMWDTX1 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($23.50 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.48 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: SAPPHIRE 100311-3L Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit ($159.99)
Total: $828.43
Once again, thank you all :) 
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