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Need help with first build! $550 budget! Please help!

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August 16, 2013 6:13:41 AM

http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/46-pcbuildupg/1091...


Gaming Parts ListRADEON HD 7790 1GB
AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core CPU
8GB Kingston HyperX Red 1600MHz
MSI G43 970 AM3+ Board
RAIDMAX 530W PSU
Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM HDD
NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sCer
heres what i am thinking

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681114715...

Could I substitute this case? It has more fans, and with free shipping would be cheaper then the tempest case.

This is the build I am looking at.

Hello everyone! First time builder here.

So heres the story. My boss is allowing me a $500-$600 budget to build a computer for a estimating software that I work with. It has basic requirements. But I figured if I could build a good system that I could use when the boss is away for some league of legends then why not!
So I found the $508 cheap bastards build and it seems pretty good! It is a few months old tho, so I was wondering if there was any different hardware I should substitute?


www.floorcoveringsoft.com/ is the program. Here are the requirements
For Commercial takeoff estimating
Windows 8,7 Professional recommended(I have 7 ultimate)
i5 or i7
Pentium 4 Duo Core or Quad Core processor
4GB or more SDRM

And leaving the optical drive out, I have one from my old comp I am just going to slap in there.

Do not need operating system, mouse, monitor, keyboard.

Thanks all!

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a c 90 U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 6:29:53 AM

swap raidmax with corsair / XFX psu

and fx 4300 to fx 6300 for $30
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a c 812 U Graphics card
August 16, 2013 7:50:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Enermax 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $553.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 10:49 EDT-0400)
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August 16, 2013 7:55:54 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Enermax 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $553.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 10:49 EDT-0400)


This is a better setup? Any reasons why? I don't know much about all the specs.
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August 16, 2013 8:10:43 AM

Better board , better card , 1 tb storage , better PSU . CPU cooler to keep CPU cool , The stock FX coolers are junk.
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August 16, 2013 8:24:41 AM

Either case will do , but i like the Zalman.
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August 16, 2013 8:37:23 AM

Alright! Great! thanks for the info!
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August 16, 2013 9:00:37 AM

Your welcome.
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August 16, 2013 9:29:53 AM

Is the cpu cooler essential?

Is the Enermax a better power supply?

The raidmax is 530 watt for same price.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sF1t
I think this is what I am going with. Seems like a decent comp.
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August 16, 2013 10:58:57 AM

Looks good.

Enermax is good.

Raidmax PSU's are junk.
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August 16, 2013 11:10:01 AM

Aweomse! Thanks for all the info! Going to order this baby up! Can I give you rep or something? Fairly new to this site.
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August 19, 2013 8:04:14 AM

One more thing! Are all the cables I will need included with the hardware? And should i use any kind of thermal compound?
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August 19, 2013 8:55:41 AM

So cables should all be included? And I was asking if I should get it or not? Is it necessary?
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August 19, 2013 8:59:48 AM
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a c 2170 ) Power supply
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a c 812 U Graphics card
August 19, 2013 9:04:04 AM

Logisys Computer makes some of the worst PSU's on the market.

Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

A-TOP Technology
Apevia
APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Aspire(Turbo Case)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower USA
Dynex
EagleTech
FOXCONN
FSP Everest
HEC Orion
Hiper Type-R
Huntkey
I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
In Win
JPAC COMPUTER
Just PC
Kingwin Inc.
Linkworld Electronics
Logisys Computer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
MGE
MSI
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
NZXT
Okia
Powmax
Q-Tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill
SFC
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire Coolers
Star Micro
STARTECH
Thermaltake Purepower NP
Thermaltake Purepower RU
Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
TOPOWER TOP
Ultra X-Connect
Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
Ultra LSP
Wintech
XION
YoungYear
Zebronics
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a b ) Power supply
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a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2013 9:12:36 AM

Changed PSU to Antec.
SR-71 Blackbird said:
Logisys Computer makes some of the worst PSU's on the market.

Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

A-TOP Technology
Apevia
APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Aspire(Turbo Case)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower USA
Dynex
EagleTech
FOXCONN
FSP Everest
HEC Orion
Hiper Type-R
Huntkey
I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
In Win
JPAC COMPUTER
Just PC
Kingwin Inc.
Linkworld Electronics
Logisys Computer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
MGE
MSI
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
NZXT
Okia
Powmax
Q-Tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill
SFC
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire Coolers
Star Micro
STARTECH
Thermaltake Purepower NP
Thermaltake Purepower RU
Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
TOPOWER TOP
Ultra X-Connect
Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
Ultra LSP
Wintech
XION
YoungYear
Zebronics


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August 19, 2013 9:14:55 AM

Already ordered! Should be here tomorrow! So I am sure i will be asking how to put it all together! haha
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August 19, 2013 9:17:23 AM

Talk to you soon.
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August 19, 2013 9:23:38 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Talk to you soon.


haha. thanks for all the help!
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a c 812 U Graphics card
August 19, 2013 9:25:32 AM

Enjoy your build , glad to help.
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August 20, 2013 1:33:45 PM

Ok! so everything is in and hooked up except the case stuff. Fans, and leds, and such.

Anyone have any clue where these things hook up 2? Cant find any place for it all 2 hook up 2.
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August 21, 2013 6:03:50 AM

So everything is hook up and windows 7 installed. Everything seems to work! But I did not get a cd drive because I never use it.

So now just wondering what drivers I should install? Should I get stuff for the video card? Mother board? Any ideas?
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