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October 20, 2013 7:22:05 AM

so, I am building my first computer ever (praying I don't break anything) and need advice on the parts I am buying.

I don't know much the way of hardware terms, so forgive my confusion I may have at any point in time. My goals for the computer are for general use (browsing the net, watching HD videos, etc...), gaming use (if it can play latest games for the next 4~5 years that would be great), recording use (recording games at high quality), and design use (I am trying to learn game design, so using things like Maya and whatnot).

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Currently I am looking at the following purchases for the initial build:

Motherboard + processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video Card: Radeon HD 6670 2GB

Hard Drive: 1+TB

RAM: 4GB

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Is there anything else I should buy, or need to know? I don't have to much money and I am still a teen, so no job.

Thanks for all your input and thoughts!
October 20, 2013 7:36:23 AM

hmm that GPU won't last you long... I'd reccomend you a really nice one but you said you don't have much money, Try adding an SSD to your hard drive + that 1TB. The CPU and the mobo is fabulous but that GPU will hold you back soo much.

Try getting this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... only if your using a mid-tower case
should serve you well.
a GPU.. this one seems nice for only $20 more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
but do inform us of what case your using and whats your price-range for a gpu
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October 20, 2013 9:00:22 AM

BlankInsanity said:
hmm that GPU won't last you long... I'd reccomend you a really nice one but you said you don't have much money, Try adding an SSD to your hard drive + that 1TB. The CPU and the mobo is fabulous but that GPU will hold you back soo much.

Try getting this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... only if your using a mid-tower case
should serve you well.
a GPU.. this one seems nice for only $20 more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
but do inform us of what case your using and whats your price-range for a gpu


I can handle putting a bit more on the GPU (can I correctly assume that is the video card? ya, total greenhorn here) as I am not foreseeing me getting everything untill after X-mas or mid-late next year. I am trying to get a plan out on what I should aim for right now, hoping some of it has a price cut by the time I buy it.

as for the case, I am not sure what I will use, I was thinking of seeing if one of my friends had any spare cases (he normally has alot as his dad works for company computer security or something like that). Any suggestions, though, I will be open to.

as for my price range on the GPU, I want to say no more than $100 USD, but if I have a good reason, I will go over that.
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October 20, 2013 10:24:13 AM

Anyways if you are building a new computer, so what is your overall budget. We might recommend something better.
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October 20, 2013 11:55:57 AM

hmm if you want a really good case that'll lost you long, not to mention the amount of awards its won. I'd reccomend the Corsiar 600T, its what Im getting and the amount of things you can do with this case is just fabulous.

As for the GPU you dont wannt GDRR3 you want GDDR5. Ill list a few
Sapphire Radeon 7770 Ghz Edition: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI GTX 650: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Best ones I could find atm
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October 20, 2013 2:30:13 PM

Well.. you are spending way too much on the CPU side. Get the FX 6300 and a cheaper 970 chipset board and put the money in getting a 7950 instead.

Or, just tell me what is your budget. I am sure that I would be able to plan a much well balanced build than the one you did.
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