Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

First time build. advice?

Last response: in Components
Share
August 20, 2013 7:38:03 PM

How are you all doing? I decided a while back that i wanted to build my computer rather then buy one, now the main reason i'm doing so is for the building experience it's self. I have put togeather some parts and would like to get your feed back on my selected parts. Note my budget is extreamly tight and i have already bought the PSU, RAM, and case.

CPU: AMD A8-5600k
MOBO:MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x2gb
PSU: corsair cx500w 80+ bronze
CASE: cooler master HAF 912.
HDD: WD caviar blue 500gb.

Agian, i already bought the PSU,CASE and RAM. With all discounts and MIRs i got the price down to about $320. I would love some input from you guys on my general use/light gaming rig, as well as any first time building advice as well. Thanks for reading and have a great day :) 

More about : time build advice

August 20, 2013 7:41:43 PM

What is your budget for the remaining parts ?
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 7:45:28 PM

Whats ur budget???
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

August 20, 2013 8:08:44 PM

Then you made a good choice, can't really get much more for that money.
Share
August 20, 2013 8:19:05 PM

thats a great built but can be better


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $212.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 23:18 EDT-0400)
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 8:20:23 PM

Sn1992 said:
thats a great built but can be better


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $212.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 23:18 EDT-0400)


Of course, if we get above the budget, it is easy to do better.
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 8:21:50 PM

its 12$ above only
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 8:21:54 PM

I kind of figured that, really appriciate the feedback though. What is the most powerful GPU you think i could run with this PSU? as i do plan on upgrading in a few months and would like to start shopping around for deals. Might upgrade the CPU but it seems like it will handle any game i throw at it moderatley well. As far as the budget for said GPU...just give me the best the PSU can handle :D 
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 8:27:28 PM

HD 7970 or GTX 760. But of course, this CPU would bottleneck you, with those cards.
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 8:33:47 PM

Yeah, i wanted to wait and see what steam roller would ring to the table, but my old PC died and i need it for school. so i decided to get the cheap APU and then upgrade when steam roller comes out. would need a new board but thats fine. Hate to be that guy, but anyone know how many fan headers are on the board i listed? or the board that sn listed? i'm too lazy to do my own reasearch :p 
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 8:40:54 PM

You're misleading me right now... case fans are only connected to the PSU, aren't they ? Only the CPU cooler is actually connected to the motherboard, correct me if I'm wrong.
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 8:45:14 PM

I'm fairly sure you can connect them via the old molex 4 pin connector to the PSU or with a 3 pin header to the mother board. i'm rather new to the PC building space so i could be wrong.
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 9:11:28 PM

Firstly if u wanna upgrade to steam roller look into a am3+ cpu
Fm2 mobo has to be changed
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 9:23:32 PM

I would, but an AM3+ system doesen't fit in my budget right now. I also heard AMD is going to drop AM3+. just rumours and speculation though.
m
0
l
!