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1st Time Build on a Budget. Need All the Help I Can Get!

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October 19, 2013 11:18:03 AM

This will be my 1st attempt at building a gaming computer. A lot of this is new to me so I really appreciate any advise you can give me. I would like to stay around $700 but can go a little higher if need be. I am building this system for my 7 year old son who loves Minecraft. He is young so I wanted a system that I can easily upgrade as he starts playing more demanding games. I chose a higher watt PSU so I can upgrade in the future. I am not sure on this processor vs the 6300. I really was considering the i5 Haswell. If there is a i5 system configuration for a few hundred more dollars that will out perform this set up I am open to it. I am also going to need to connect to Wifi. I am not sure if this system will connect or if I need to add another component or a different mother board. I also wanted to make sure these parts are compatible with each other. I thank you all for the advise.


Processor: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core $134.98

Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ $79.99

RAM: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $73.98

Graphics Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB $109.99

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.99

Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower $59.99

Power Supply: Cooler Master 650W ATX12V $39.99

Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98

DVD Burner: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98


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October 19, 2013 11:37:31 AM

I would go with these instead. This graphics card will have better performance and is newer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This processor should do well http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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