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

http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/46-pcbuildupg/1091-cheap-bastard-april-build


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=N82E16811147153

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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More about build 550 budget
  1. swap raidmax with corsair / XFX psu

    and fx 4300 to fx 6300 for $30
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233529 ?? wont get $15 coupon with this tho...is it a lot better?
    is it worth it for $30 more?
    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286 ??
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. Better board , better card , 1 tb storage , better PSU . CPU cooler to keep CPU cool , The stock FX coolers are junk.
  6. what about the case? Can I use http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-challengeru3 or is the one you posted better?
  7. Either case will do , but i like the Zalman.
  8. Alright! Great! thanks for the info!
  9. Your welcome.
  10. 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.
  11. Best answer
    Looks good.

    Enermax is good.

    Raidmax PSU's are junk.
  12. Aweomse! Thanks for all the info! Going to order this baby up! Can I give you rep or something? Fairly new to this site.
  13. One more thing! Are all the cables I will need included with the hardware? And should i use any kind of thermal compound?
  14. MX4

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038
  15. So cables should all be included? And I was asking if I should get it or not? Is it necessary?
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Already ordered! Should be here tomorrow! So I am sure i will be asking how to put it all together! haha
  19. Talk to you soon.
  20. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Talk to you soon.


    haha. thanks for all the help!
  21. Enjoy your build , glad to help.
  22. 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.
  23. 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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