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New (first) build, am i going wrong is it a good idea?

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January 26, 2014 1:32:43 AM

I'm well versed in computers, but i still like opinions, so lay em on me.

AMD-FX4150 Quad Core 3.8/4.0 GHz

4GB Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3 1600MHz

Thermaltake CL-P0503 Heatsink/Fan

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+

Ultra LSP Series V2 550-Watt Power Supply

Sapphire Radeon HD7770 1GB Ghz Edition

160 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Internal HDD


all but HDD and GPU came in a tiger direct bundle (on a budget here), i think ive done ok for myself, I wanna game, highest powered game im interested in ATM is Skyrim, which the 7770 plays on highest settings good from the research ive done, i eventually want to get a SSD, and of course eventually update the main board due to lack of sata 3 and pci 3, but for now, whats the verdict you guys would give? any advice? Id have gone intel but again im on a budget lol

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January 26, 2014 1:46:55 AM

As for a low-medium rig its a good one for a budget.But i'd like to know what is your budget (and if its in $, R, euro etc') and where can you order from (online? or only local).
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January 26, 2014 9:40:36 AM

charmer said:
As for a low-medium rig its a good one for a budget.But i'd like to know what is your budget (and if its in $, R, euro etc') and where can you order from (online? or only local).


Well at this point ive already put this one together and in the future, it's whatever I can afford at the time, and online is where I have found the best deals local is far more expensive.

I wanna stick with AMD i eventually wanna go 8 cores, but 4 works for now. At any given time Id probly have up to $100 to spend on a part, but that takes into account my normal income and spending. So any advice for things that are relativity inexpensive would be a good start. Like I said I dont need incredibly high end, but id like to be able to put together something pretty high end for as cheap as possible lol.

Oh and it's in $.
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January 26, 2014 4:49:39 PM

So if I got it right, you've chosen 7 parts, witch might mean you'll have around 700$ to spend on the rig but not all at once.
I did ask for the currency and the region that you live in so I'll know if the shops I choose ship to you location, anyway I've build something here that I'd like you do consider:

Here's the best budget parts I will recommend, it's just gonna do the job like a pro :p 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $439.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 19:47 EST-0500)


Now here's an actuall mid-high end build..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($205.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i500 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $697.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 19:17 EST-0500)


Hope you can actually order from there.. Enjoy

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