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October 25, 2013 3:29:25 PM

Is this a decent gaming pc build? I am new to building computers and I wanted to know if these parts work well together. Also, if you have any tips for building a computer for the first time, please tell me!

Fractal Design Core 1000 FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case


MSI H87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard


XFX CORE Edition FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...


SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Celeron G1610 Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80637G1610

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M1A1333C9

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive


LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM


Fractal Design Silent Series R2 FD-FAN-SSR2-92 92mm 92mm Fan


Remember, I am a total noob, If you are correcting something I did wrong, please explain it like I'm five.




PS What is the deal with thermal paste and what do I do with it?

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October 25, 2013 3:32:28 PM

you mixed the wrong mb with the cpu. the motherboard has 1150 pins the cpu you picked out has 1155. what your build funds???
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October 25, 2013 3:35:56 PM

smorizio said:
you mixed the wrong mb with the cpu. the motherboard has 1150 pins the cpu you picked out has 1155. what your build funds???


My budget is probably max of $600. What part do you suggest I replace one of them with. Remember, I have no clue what I'm doing.
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October 25, 2013 3:36:31 PM

You shouldn't run a celeron intel. Check some already built homemade pcs maybe
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October 25, 2013 3:39:59 PM

RakOOn said:
You shouldn't run a celeron intel. Check some already built homemade pcs maybe


Any ideas on a part I should replace the celeron intel with?
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October 25, 2013 3:50:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Tbz1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Tbz1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Tbz1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.47 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $626.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-25 18:50 EDT-0400)
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October 25, 2013 3:51:27 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbAA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbAA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbAA/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $696.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-25 18:51 EDT-0400)
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October 25, 2013 3:52:26 PM

the h87 is a locked one gpu mb. the other build uses a unlocked mb that can do two video cards in sli or crossfire if you get more money and want to drop another card in.
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October 25, 2013 3:58:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $550.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-25 18:58 EDT-0400)
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October 25, 2013 4:14:23 PM

wouldnt that video card be better with an asus mb that supports crossfire...What do you want to use the pc for? gaming?
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October 25, 2013 4:15:12 PM

Make sure before you do this build you do some research on how to build the rig properly, makes no sense buying the parts when you're not sure where or how to use em
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October 25, 2013 4:27:34 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $550.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-25 18:58 EDT-0400)


I am new to this so I just want to make sure, is this a decent gaming pc build and does it matter that there is no usb 3? Also, do I have to buy all of these parts individually?
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October 25, 2013 4:45:08 PM

Alex_the_Noob said:
smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $550.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-25 18:58 EDT-0400)


I am new to this so I just want to make sure, is this a decent gaming pc build and does it matter that there is no usb 3? Also, do I have to buy all of these parts individually?


umm yes? you could find all the parts at lets say.. newegg.com and just add them all to your cart. Thats buying them all at once
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October 25, 2013 5:03:11 PM

BlankInsanity said:
Alex_the_Noob said:
smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TbJm/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $550.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-25 18:58 EDT-0400)


I am new to this so I just want to make sure, is this a decent gaming pc build and does it matter that there is no usb 3? Also, do I have to buy all of these parts individually?


umm yes? you could find all the parts at lets say.. newegg.com and just add them all to your cart. Thats buying them all at once


4Ryan6 said:
Alex, Forget the parts list for now there's a lot for you to learn first, then worry about getting the proper Matching parts!

Go through the fist link first.

http://lifehacker.com/5828747/how-to-build-a-computer-from-scratch-the-complete-guide

Then this one.

http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-the-tech-report-guide

After going through those build walk through, then ask questions.


Yes, sir!
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October 25, 2013 5:12:26 PM

Yea you do have to do some research to know what you are doing. You have to be aware of what parts are compatible with each other. What processor fits what socket. How many watts powersupply will you need. You have to know connectors. Be aware of ESD. I just did my first build and I love it... But I did alot of reading before I even attempted to try it.
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October 25, 2013 5:48:54 PM

Vafangool said:
Yea you do have to do some research to know what you are doing. You have to be aware of what parts are compatible with each other. What processor fits what socket. How many watts powersupply will you need. You have to know connectors. Be aware of ESD. I just did my first build and I love it... But I did alot of reading before I even attempted to try it.


Excellent advice!

Congratulations on your first build! Ryan

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October 25, 2013 6:07:46 PM

there also a lot of newegg videos and how to build a pc on youtube.
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October 26, 2013 8:55:23 AM

4Ryan6 said:
Vafangool said:
Yea you do have to do some research to know what you are doing. You have to be aware of what parts are compatible with each other. What processor fits what socket. How many watts powersupply will you need. You have to know connectors. Be aware of ESD. I just did my first build and I love it... But I did alot of reading before I even attempted to try it.


Excellent advice!

Congratulations on your first build! Ryan




thank you very much...
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